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Staff

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Renzo R. Walton

Immigration Services Coordinator

Renzo attended the British Academy of English in Lima, Peru from 1995 to 2002. During that period of time, he also studied the Italian language and completed a twelve-month Microsoft Office workshop at Cibertec Institute in Lima, Peru. Then he attended the Peruvian University of Sciences, studying health sciences in medicine and oral surgery from 2002 until 2008. During his studies, he worked for five summers at employment agencies within the area. Renzo had been managing a local Steamboat business for several years when he started working for Integrated Community as a trained interpreter in October 2015. He became our Resource and Referral Coordinator in January 2016. He has continued to improve his knowledge in his field of expertise by attending a medical terminology class at Colorado Mountain College, obtaining his National Medical Interpretation certification CHI CORE in 2019, and currently also provides services as a medical interpreter at UC Health YVMC.
 
Renzo is the only US Department of Justice accredited representative in our region, working as a specially qualified non-attorney professional representing low-income immigrants, and he is a citizenship trainer. He is one of the founding members of the Latinx Alliance in Northwest Colorado and currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer in the Alliance's Board of Directors.
 
He is a board member of a local youth literacy non-profit Book Trails, Patient Advisory Council (PAC)for Yampa Valley Medical Associates, former planning committee member of Dia de Los Muertos in The Boat CIIC, Active member of Routt County Navigation Network, Steamboat's Spanish Conversation Local Group's host and organizer. Renzo is a passionate immigrant and LGBTQ advocate, and a natural leader, bringing valuable input and ideas from our client’s perspectives. Over the years, he has built trust within our clients and has helped our organization to continue growing. Renzo was a recipient of the "20 under 40" award for his work on behalf of the immigrant population.