Phoenix Language Services was founded and continues to operate under the principles of perseverance, quality, and teamwork. The knowledge, passion, and dedication of our team to provide the finest in language access services is what sets us apart.
J. Nicole Martin Lawton, Esq., MPH
President and CEO
J. Nicole Martin Lawton, Esq., MPH is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Language Services, Inc.
Nicole is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and state of New Jersey, with years of experience in health care law. Nicole practiced health law as a partner at a Philadelphia-headquartered law firm that ranks among the top 100 firms in the country.
Nicole uses her years of experience in health care law in her position with Phoenix, which since 1993 provides professional interpreters and translators to clients in an array of sectors, including the healthcare, legal, corporate, and social services industries, as well as the government.
Under Nicole’s direction, Phoenix has earned its minority and woman-owned business certifications (WBE, MBE, WOSB, SDB, SB). Further, Phoenix has expanded its strategic alliances to enhance the breadth of the remote interpreting services Phoenix offers for its clients, as well as continuing to develop and bring to production Phoenix’s Interpreter Management System® software.
Nicole is a proud mom to her two young girls, and she is on the Board of Trustees for The Rock School for Dance Education.
Abbey Madden, RN
Gerardo Lazaro, Ph.D., CHI™
Gerardo is a former employee of Phoenix for over ten years. He is a nationally certified interpreter (since 2012), a trainer, and now a contracted CMIT® Instructor. On behalf of Phoenix and the National Institute For Coordinated Health Care, Gerardo co-created the Core Medical Interpreter Training® program and has spent his professional career working diligently to ensure quality based language access through a public health lens.