At Aha! our mission is to empower our diverse community by providing comprehensive, multilingual professional training
and to build strong leaders.
We strive to fulfill our client's needs by creating professional lifetime business relationships.
Our community involvement allows us to create positive changes through alliances with our partners and nonprofit organizations.
"I work hard and make business decisions with the best of them but always with compliancy leading the way."- Iliana Sutton, CEO
MEET THE CEO
Mrs. Iliana Sutton
In 1990, Mrs. Sutton initiated a community-based program that provided economical after – school Spanish language classes for Springdale, Huntsville, and Fayetteville school districts. In 2000, she developed and supervised an interpreter program for Springdale School district using high school senior students. In 2001, as the need for bilingual office staff grew in the community, Iliana Sutton developed a computer workplace training course for female minorities.
Mrs. Sutton’s career as language coordinator at Washington Regional Medical Center began in the summer of 1996. She designed, developed and implemented Washington Regional's Language Department, where she supervised language programs and interpreter services to improve communication barriers between Washington Regional patient and healthcare providers.
Her work as a language coordinator has been featured in the 2009 edition of Physician’s Journal. As an exemplary community volunteer, she was awarded the Walmart 2010 Heroes de Corazon Award. She previously served as an Executive Board member and currently serves as the Arkansas State Chapter Chair for the International Medical Interpreters Association as well as serves on the Adult Education Committee for Northwest Community College.
She is the CEO and founder of Aha! Interpreting Solutions, a Bilingual Education and Interpreter training, and service provider for Northwest Arkansas. Her company specializes in Education, Community Outreach, Project Development and Compliance, as well as customized educational and employment language assessments for the tristate area.
Mrs. Sutton has supervised interpreter training and services, as well as language assessment services to various businesses and organizations, to include:
University of Arkansas’ Technology and Small Business Department
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Northwest Technical Institute
Washington Regional Hospital Systems
Circle of Life Hospice
City of Springdale
City of Bentonville
Lowell/ Rogers Chamber of Commerce
Arkansas Children Hospital
United Way, Inc.
The ability she has had to be able to establish a business from the corner of her kitchen and take her ideas, and in 2020 established Aha! as a leading Bilingual Higher Education business shows that she is the true meaning of an entrepreneur,
Mrs. Sutton remains true to her roots and continues to volunteer her services and cultural expertise to numerous community agencies. She remains honest and humble and is a believer that everything happens for a reason and always ready for a new adventure.