Manuel Higginbotham

Manuel Higginbotham, CHI™-Spanish, CMI - Spanish, is a language professional with a passion for advocating on behalf of the Limited English Proficient community. He has leadership experience in VRI, OPI, and hospitals, as well as having owned his own language consulting and training company. More than 40 hospitals across the US have relied on his expertise in developing language access plans and training interpreters. Manuel oversees the Language Access Services Department for the UTMB hospital and clinic system and is based in Galveston. He has provided a 40-hour training program to more than 700 interpreters and provides CEU trainings and courses for national certification for many more. He sits on the Texas Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Health Care Translators and Interpreters and currently serves as the president of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators. His working languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Manuel Higginbotham is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter ™-Spanish and Certified Medical Interpreter - Spanish. In addition to his extensive professional and leadership experience, he is an alumnus of Ohio State University with degrees in Spanish, International Studies and Linguistics.