Meet the Elected Officers

Once elected, these volunteers help lead the ASRT, set direction for the profession and commit a lot of time and energy on behalf of the radiologic science community. Board members, also called national officers, attend multiple meetings throughout the year to discuss potential partnerships and advances in the profession and to stay current on emerging technologies and practice issues.



 
  • Stephanie Johnston

    ASRT PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Stephanie Johnston, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)(BS), FASRT
    Holliday, Texas

    Director
    Breast Center of Texoma

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2007-2008
    • President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2007-2008
    • Delegate, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2005-2006
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2003-2004
    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Secretary-Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    • Chairman, Commission, 2015-2016
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Member, Practice Standards Council, Mammography Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Member, Commission, 2014-2015

 
  • Mike Odgren

    ASRT VICE-PRESIDENT

    Mike Odgren, B.S., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Evergreen, Colorado

    Advanced Practice Radiographer
    Diversified Radiology of Colorado, P.C.

    Lakewood, Colorado

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Document Subcommittee, 2017-2020
    • Chairman, Commission, 2017-2018
    • Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASRT Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    • Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASRT Board of Directors, 2015-2016
    • Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASRT Board of Directors, 2014-2015
    • Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASRT Board of Directors, 2013-2014
    • Chairman of the Board, Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013
    • President-elect, Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I am an advanced practice radiographer (R.R.A. and R.P.A.) and have been an R.T. for 20 years. I believe my previous four years of experience as a member of the ASRT Board has prepared me well to serve the members of the Society as their vice president. I previously served for two years each as vice speaker and speaker of the House of Delegates. My time on the Board taught me the skills necessary to lead effectively. It also refined my ability to think strategically and make long-term goals for the Society. I continue to serve the ASRT as the chairman of the Commission and additionally as the chairman of a committee to investigate eliminating redundancies from our Practice Standards documents.

    I believe the number one issue confronting us is the constant threat of encroachment on our profession by other health care providers (i.e., nurses, PAs, NPs, etc.). We have been seeing, and continue to see, increased attempts to change state licensure laws, disband R.T. licensure boards and introduce exemptions to the rules that would allow non-radiology trained health professionals to perform medical imaging examinations. I would address this by helping to increase awareness of the dangers of allowing untrained individuals to perform imaging studies. I would lobby for stronger protections both for our careers and for our patients’ safety, and I would help increase networking in our profession. There is strength in numbers and, together, we have the power to succeed.

    I believe the primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to ensure the continued success of both our Society and our profession. We have a responsibility to keep our finger on the pulse of the issues that concern our members. The Board of Directors must also set the strategic direction of the Society and, by default, the profession as a whole. It is a big responsibility, but one that I know I am well suited for. The first year I served on the ASRT Board, I helped to develop, refine and, ultimately, approve the ASRT’s current strategic plan. I have the ability to take the long view and have a calm, measured approach on issues that concern our Society and our profession.


 
  • Kristi Moore

    ASRT SECRETARY

    Kristi Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Vaughan, Mississippi

    Radiologic Sciences Department Chair and Associate Professor
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Jackson, Mississippi

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Chairman of the Board, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-Present
    • Alternate Delegate, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017, 2015-2016
    • President, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017, 2015-2016
    • ASRT Affiliate Delegate, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2014, 2014-2013, 2013-2012, 2012-2011
    • Executive Secretary, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-Present
    • Website Administrator, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-Present
    • Editor of The BEAM, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2015
    • Secretary, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2013
    • Delegate, Education Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Education Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2015-2016
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2015

    I worked as a computed tomography technologist for two years prior to beginning my career as an educator 14 years ago at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. I have served as director of the Radiologic Sciences program for four years and chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences for two years. These leadership positions have been wonderful opportunities to gain skills necessary for managing tasks, managing individuals and collaborating with others. I have been an active member of my state affiliate society, the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, for most of my career. My first ASRT appointment was as Education Committee chairman in 2006. I served in that capacity for two years. Since that time, I have served as MSRT secretary for six years, editor of The BEAM for seven years, affiliate delegate for four years, executive secretary for six years, website administrator for six years and president for two years. I was recently elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for the MSRT.

    I believe a top issue facing the radiologic science profession is membership retention in state affiliate societies. As executive secretary for the MSRT, I am constantly reviewing our membership and noting trends. We consistently have a higher proportion of student members compared to technologist members because our students do not always renew their membership after they have become an R.T.(R). Although we have been successful in retaining some, it is nowhere near the majority. Students need to understand the importance of professional membership, while reaping some personal benefits. The ASRT does a great job on the national level; state affiliates could model the ASRT and think outside the box. I would try to identify individual things that are working well for states and combine these ideas into a package that would apply to all states.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to ensure the standards of the imaging and therapy professions are maintained at the highest level. The Society does this through the governance process that gives a voice to its members. My current positions on the MSRT board of directors are as president, executive secretary and website administrator. I have had substantial experience with the duties of secretary in both my career and service activities. This position is one I enjoy. In fact, I will serve as church secretary beginning January 2018. I believe it is extremely important to ensure details of meetings are accurately recorded for historical purposes.



 
  • Danny Gonzales

    ASRT TREASURER

    Daniel Gonzales, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Radiology Manager, Radiology Department
    Lincoln County Medical Center

    Ruidoso, New Mexico

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Chairman of the Board, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013
    • Delegate, Management Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Management Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Member, Committee on Fellows, 2012-2013
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2013
    • Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASRT Board of Directors, 2005-2006

    I have serviced the ASRT and the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists for over 30 years as a member, Board member and delegate. I am currently the chair of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Council for the state of New Mexico. I serve the New Mexico affiliate as the chief managing officer and have for the past four years. I am a five time past president and chairman of the New Mexico affiliate and have served the ASRT House off and on for the past 24 years. I have an associate in radiologic technology, a bachelor’s in business administration and master’s in radiologic administration. I have worked in three different nonprofit organizations from Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Ruidoso, New Mexico. I currently work for the Presbyterian Healthcare Systems.

    Many technologists are still having trouble securing full-time employment. What advice do you have for them? Don’t give up! My advice to incoming technologists is to apply for as many jobs as possible and don’t be disappointed in PRN positions. That is where it starts! Once you get in the door do all you can to develop your knowledge of different specialties. Don’t be afraid to work nights. Go to the operating room when needed to help transport patients. Do anything that will guarantee a place in that facility.

    The prime role of an ASRT Board member is what he or she can bring to the table; allow those with years of experience and knowledge to express their thoughts and expertise. It’s the confidence of the Board and its members that lead. It’s their leadership and dedication to the profession that will lead this organization into the future. Let’s not make this a popularity contest, but allow years of leadership experience, work ethic and overall knowledge work with the membership of this organization. I have 33 years of radiology dedication, 30 years of membership to the ASRT and New Mexico affiliate and 28 years of management and leadership experience. Thank you and I wish all the candidates good luck in their endeavors of becoming an ASRT leader!