About US

Volatia Language Network bridges language gaps in every community of the United States by making language solutions available to everyone, everywhere, anytime.

We invest in state-of-the-art technology, proprietary solutions and strategic partnerships to deliver support in multiple modes across nearly 300 languages. We simplify language access management for our clients, who can quickly tap into one of the largest networks of tested and trained interpreters and translators in the world.

We work with clients of all sizes throughout the United States and serve a variety of industries. We specialize in these sectors:

Health Care Government Education


Our mission is to provide language interpretation and translation services in the most efficient and cost effective manner.


Our vision is to bridge language gaps in every community of the United States by making language solutions available to everyone, everywhere, anytime.


The ability to communicate with others is a fundamental human right and the basis of our freedom of speech. Language barriers limit access to essential services and create disparities in healthcare, legal settings, public safety matters, social services, business functions and more.

Volatia exists because we believe that everyone should have equal access to public information, the opportunity to self-express and the right to be heard.


As an integrated network of linguists, we support more than 280 languages in three modes: onsite, over-the-phone, and through video remote solutions, 24/7/365. Through our innovations and strategic partnerships, we are on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing industry. Our clients enjoy a combination of the latest technology and a network of thousands of professional interpreters and translators who are fully tested and trained to ensure reliability, confidentiality, and ease of access. Our services are available throughout the United States of America.

Core Values

People: E pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One

Passion: To our mission, to our clients, to one another, and to the fulfilment of our vision.

Leadership: We are creating tomorrow today.

Synergy: Together, we achieve more

The passion, dedication and commitment of our team to one another, our clients, solutions and mission guarantee our success. We are particularly passionate about creating a people-centric culture that encourages growth of our team members, improves productivity and enhances our ability to innovate and respond to challenges.

We thrive on providing solutions that meet and exceed the needs of our clients and are driven to provide an exceptional experience for every individual we serve. Entrepreneurs at heart, we strive for perfection and aspire to lead the way in everything we do. With a strong leadership model, we listen to the needs of our clients and rely on the synergy of our people to develop language solutions that are second to none.

Key Contacts

Baraka | CEO Baraka Kasongo

Baraka is a transformational leader who has achieved a tremendous record of success in various aspects of his life. He demonstrates an exceptional ability to lead, innovate, and pioneer new paths through his collaborative nature. His passion for bridging language and cultural barriers is fueled by his experience of being a refugee in five different countries for a period of seven years. Baraka founded VOLATIA to be the means through which he can mitigate linguistic and cultural disparities that exist in every community throughout the United States and around the world. He serves on numerous boards that focus on creating and fostering diversity and inclusion at every point of contact.

Baraka holds a bachelor of science degree in Management & Leadership from Bluefield College, an associate of applied science in Emergency Management from Frederick Community College, and is certified as a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma practitioner through Virginia Tech.

Clark Worthy
General Counsel │Legal

In addition to serving as our corporate counsel, Clark is also a partner and practicing attorney at Gentry Locke Attorneys. He has over 20 years of experience and has been named a “Legal Eagle” and one of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Lynda McNutt Foster
Director │
Business Development

Lynda is an accomplished practical author, brain-focused trainer, coach, and mentor. She has served in executive roles in several organizations and has over 30 years of experience as entrepreneur. Lynda is the author of two e-books: 4 Keys to More Effective Leadership Behaviors and Time Mastery: 7 Simple Steps to Richer Outcomes. She is the featured weekly guest on Virginia at Work on WFXR on Sunday evenings with Bill Wadell and on Good Day Virginia each Monday morning. Lynda was introduced to VOLATIA during a leadership consulting session offered by her company, Cortex Leadership Consulting. Her passion to bridge and increase awareness of the linguistic and cultural disparities was born. Lynda joined VOLATIA as an active investor and currently leads our business development division. Lynda describes herself as "a slow runner, day hiker, enthusiastic zipliner, terrible bowler, and pathetic speller."

Becky Tweedy
Director │ Marketing

Becky is an extremely talented professional with a great measure of humility and servant leadership attributes. She has worked in key executive leadership positions in several growth-oriented organizations, helping them reach toward their full potential. Throughout her career, Becky has developed a combination of skills, and particularly enjoys company branding/marketing and organizational planning. Her passion to fulfill our mission stems from her initial introduction to Volatia through Baraka, where she learned of the amazing cross-cultural achievements that were being met in communities locally and beyond. Becky immediately joined VOLATIA's team and currently leads our marketing initiatives as an integral member of the business development group.

Elizabeth Hord
Relationship Manager │
Customer Service

Elizabeth is an energetic professional with an inherent love for working with people. Her attention to detail, collaborative approach to challenges, and pure enthusiasm guarantee a positive client experience. Elizabeth's passion for the language industry resulted from her experience of being hospitalized while traveling abroad and seeing first-hand the breakdown of service delivery due to language and cultural barriers. Her energy and support is often referred to by her peers as the "connecting link" to most successful initiatives throughout the organization. In her roles as a Client Relationship Manager, Elizabeth's primary objective is to ensure that every client experience is in line with our mission and fulfills our vision. She thus interacts with every division within VOLATIA with a focus on continual improvements of our services and products

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology with a concentration in Anthropology from Roanoke College.

Ruth Kasongo
Relationship Manager | HR

Ruth is an outgoing result-driven professional who works diligently to find common ground while achieving desired outcomes. Ruth's passion for her work derives from her experience and those of her family members as refugees. In her tenure, she has lead the recruitment and retention of a motivated, goal-centric team of linguists. As the Interpreter Relationship Manager, Ruth leads many initiatives in human resources with a focus on making constant incremental improvements in her realm of responsibility. She is also a key member of our company quality assurance team that defines, measures, analyzes, and improves processes and workflows

Chris West
Sr. Analyst │ Marketing

Chris is one of the greatest marketing minds with respect to his understanding and deployment of effective end-user engagement strategies. He joined our team with more than 13 years of experience in the media industry and currently leads our media content developments, online engagements, and overall advertisement campaigns.

Taryn Anderson
Sr. Analyst │
Business Development

Taryn is a proven business leader whose determination steers her success. With over 10 years of experience in healthcare, Taryn serves as the primary healthcare analyst in our business development division. Taryn holds a bachelor of science in Communications & Public Relations from Radford University.