Meet the Elected Delegates

Chapter delegates also volunteer their time. The delegates for each of the 15 chapters provide a direct voice to the ASRT on behalf of their specialty areas. Every year, these representatives gather at the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting to review motions, attend chapter meetings and participate in discussions that shape the ASRT and the radiologic technology profession. Throughout the year, they also act as expert resources on behalf of the profession.



 
  • Cheryl Travelstead

    Bone Densitometry Chairman

    Cheryl Travelstead, B.S., R.T.(R)(BD)
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Radiology Supervisor, Radiology
    First Colonial Family Practice & Urgent Care Center

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Student Intern, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009
    • Bachelor's degree from Lehigh University
    • Associate degree in radiography from Tidewater Community College
    • Practicing in the field of bone density and radiography since 2009
    • Responsible for building a bone density program from the ground up. In the years that I have been involved, our bone density patient numbers have increased 10 fold.
    • I earned my credentials in bone density in 2015.
    • Item Writer for the bone density and bone density equipment operator exams
    • Adjunct instructor for the Tidewater Community College Radiography Program since 2010.
    • Have held various leadership positions in the churches that I have attended.
    • Have been a leader on two mission trips to a Russian orphanage.
    • Part of a team that opened a thrift store to benefit abused women.
    • I have been on many fundraising teams for both educational and ministry purposes, helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars.

    First and foremost, I will make sure that I stay up to date on current issues affecting bone density. As I mentioned earlier, this field has been making advances in both the equipment and the understanding of this disease in a most rapid manner. If I am not up to date, then how can I possibly help others to stay up to date? Then, it will be important to look at how chapter members are currently being kept up to date on issues. With this information, we can evaluate what is working well and what is not. We can look at ways to both enhance what is working well and how to improve or revamp what is not working.


  • Lynn Howley

    Bone Densitometry Vice Chairman

    Lynn Howley, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(BD), CBDT
    Boggstown, Indiana

    Radiologic Technologist, Imaging
    Franciscan Health Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Treasurer, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2008-2013
    • President-elect, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Attendee, R.T. in D.C., 2010-2012
    • Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologist Inc. Conference Committee, 2008-2014
    • Alternate Delegate, Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2013-2015
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2013-2015
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2012

    I have been an active bone densitometry technologist for more than 14 years at Franciscan Health-Indianapolis. I have been employed there also for a little over 25 years, starting as a transporter while in college and stayed on to become a staff technologist. I helped write and establish qualification guidelines utilized at my facility for other technologists who perform bone densitometry. I also update our patient screening forms. I facilitate the precision studies. I have been involved with the Indiana affiliate serving many positions on the board and the annual conference. I am the 2017-2018 president-elect. I have attended three R.T. in D.C. events and am a 2012 ASRT Leadership Academy graduate. I also served as Bone Density Chapter chairman for two years and a delegate for four years. I have also been very active in Epsilon Sigma Alpha for almost 25 years, serving many offices and as president in 2007-2008.

    I would promote the ASRT Communities. It is a wonderful tool for sharing information from scanning to current legislative topics. I encourage technologists to join and ask questions. We can learn so much from each other. I also advocate for continuing education in the bone density field. There are more and more CE’s out there and this will increase with the implementation of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Continuing Qualifications Requirements program. I also encourage technologists performing dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to become certified or registered. This is such a specialized field and a lot of errors in follow-up scan fall to poor precision errors and improperly scanned patients. I hear all the time that there needs to be licensure laws to ensure that radiographers are properly trained and skilled. I feel the same should happen with bone density. I know I want the individual doing my exam to be fully trained and knowledgeable in the field.


 
  • Karen Leek

    Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional Chairman

    Karen Leek, B.S., R.T.(R)(CV)
    Verona, Kentucky

    Clinical Coordinator, Department of Allied Health
    Northern Kentucky University

    Highland Heights, Kentucky

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Chapter, 2014-2016
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • CI and VI Technology, Practice Standards Council, 2011-2015
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2011-2015

    In 2018, I will be a radiographer with a total of 40 years of professional experience. Initially, I completed a hospital-based program in 1978 and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1993. Approximately 30 years of my clinical experience includes front line, "hands on" patient care experience in cardiac and vascular interventional imaging. In 2005, I accepted a position as clinical coordinator and lecturer in a radiography program, while continuing to work as needed as a special procedures\interventional radiographer in vascular interventional imaging.

    Communication is a challenge in our profession. The ASRT Communities is the best option for communicating with cardiovascular technologists. Frequent postings with updates, new technologies and sharing of experiences is one way to communicate. Another option may be to post CV information in the Radiography Community on a limited basis. There are many technologists working in cardiac and vascular interventional labs who are not CI or VI certified and may not be connected to the ASRT CI & VI community.


  • Chris Steelman

    Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional Vice Chairman

    Christopher Steelman, M.S., R.T.(R)(CI), RCIS
    New Haven, Connecticut

    Program Director, School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
    The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute

    Hartford, Connecticut

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • CI and VI Technology, Practice Standards Council, 2015-2019
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program Mentor, 2017
    • Chairman and Delegate, Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Chapter, 2015-2017
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Vice Chairman, Practice Standards Council, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2015-2016

    Everyday advocacy. Whether on an ARRT committee, my work with American College of Cardiology, on the editorial board of Cath Lab Digest or the board of Cardiac Credentialing International, I proudly represent radiologic technologists every single day. I understand the challenges we face, and am proud to be your voice in these organizations. With experience in over a dozen cath labs I have unparalleled insight that I share in conference lectures and publications in the United States and abroad. I am an educator, and serve on the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists as the regional coordinator of Professional Practice for The Americas and as a trustee of the World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation. I truly believe those who have dedicated their careers to saving lives and limbs are very special people. I humbly ask for the opportunity to represent you as a Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Chapter delegate.

    In addition to having earned my “Rad Contributor” engagement ribbons as an ASRT Communities contributor, I am currently the founder and administrator of two of the largest social media sites dedicated to sharing news and knowledge to the cardiovascular and vascular interventional community. Each provide a valuable information stream that enables rapid dissemination of information. As a former Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Chapter chair, I initiated two internet accessible surveys and effectively used the ASRT database to reach out to our chapter members via email. I will continue to use these techniques to share information and facilitate representation that is more responsive.


  • Richard Merschen

    Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional Alternate #1

    Richard Merschen, Ed.S., R.T.(R)(CV), RCIS
    Haddon Township, New Jersey

    Senior Cardiovascular Technologist, Pennsylvania Hospital
    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Haddon Township, New Jersey

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2015-present

    I have worked in interventional radiography and cardiology since 1988 and am an expert level care provider in all aspects of invasive medicine. I am an educator in our health system and Jefferson College of Health Professions. I have dedicated my life to teaching and developing our profession. I am an expert in radiation safety principles and have instituted many changes that enhance staff and patient safety. I am an editor for Cath Lab Digest and Radiologic Technology. I have published 15 articles on topics for cath lab staff and radiologic technologists and have edited many articles. I regularly recruit authors and consider research and publishing to be essential for the development of our profession. I am a tireless advocate for technologist professionalism and have designed committees that recognize and reward professionalism. As a chapter delegate, I will work to enhance scholarship, professional opportunities and pride in our discipline.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will communicate regularly with chapter members and encourage radiologic technologists to earn their advanced credentials. I want to increase membership in the Cardiovascular Chapter and build up our professional image. I will actively recruit authors to build a knowledge base for our field and will work to provide more continuing education opportunities for our members. I will publish regularly in the field and will lead by example when encouraging R.T.s to advance their profession. I also plan to be very active at national conferences and would like a dynamic cardiac interventional presence at these venues to promote awareness of our profession. The Cardiac-Interventional Chapter has opportunities to grow. It is our task as leaders to identify and seize these opportunities. As a staff technologist and educator, I have a unique perspective in how to change our culture and advance our profession.


  • Stuart Bostic

    Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional Alternate #2

    Stuart Bostic Jr., M.B.A., R.T.(R)(VI)
    Grovetown, Georgia

    Sr. Radiographer, Interventional Radiology
    Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Ft. Gordon, Georgia

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2017
    • Chairman of the Board, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2011-2012
    • Delegate, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2009-2010
    • President, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2009-2010
    • Alternate Delegate, Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2016
    • Alternate Delegate, Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Member, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2012-2013
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2012

    I graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, where I was first introduced to interventional radiology, and it has been a passion of mine since I saw my first procedure. I worked my first 11 years in interventional at the Medical College of Georgia, which is a level I trauma center, and this afforded me an opportunity to participate in a variety of procedures. Seven years ago, I left the Medical College of Georgia to come over to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Center to serve in the same capacity. During my time as an radiographer, I have served on the local and state level, as vice-president, president, chairman of the board, state delegate, and ASRT alternate delegate.

    If elected to this position, I would like to maintain an open rapport with the ARRT so I can keep the membership aware of the ongoing changes within the modality, so they can be alerted to any changes that may affect their credentials. I would also like to keep the membership updated on any continued education opportunities because interventional CEs are often hard to come by. I also intend to post current articles about new and exciting developments in the interventional world.


 
  • Jen Smith

    Computed Tomography Chairman

    Jen Smith, B.S.J., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)
    Wichita, Kansas

    CT Technologist, Radiology
    Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

    Wichita, Kansas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Central Area Representative, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2015
    • Past President, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President-elect, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Editor's Contact, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2017
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2016

    I have been a registered computed tomography technologist for seven years now and have worked at four different facilities, so I have a lot of experience to share with others. Before becoming a radiologic technologist, I was a journalist, so communication is definitely my strong suit. I excel at sharing information clearly and concisely. For the past two years, I have served as a delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates for my affiliate, and I think this experience will help me greatly as a Computed Tomography Chapter delegate. I also serve in a leadership capacity in the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists – after a year each as president-elect and president, I am now the immediate past president and in April will become chairwoman of the board of directors.

    I think the ASRT Communities are a fantastic way for technologists and students to stay on top of changes in our profession, and as a chapter delegate, I would continue to utilize this tool. I have been quite involved in the CT Chapter discussions and learned a lot from other technologists on there. It has been a great resource for new tips and techniques, discussions of our practices and advocacy, as well as sometimes just a good place to share funny stories. Another possibility to keep technologists up to date might be an email blast for some critical “breaking” news. The ASRT has helped my affiliate with email blasts by distributing an email to all ASRT members in Kansas (because sadly, not many of them are also KSRT members). Perhaps a blast to all members with the CT designation or who are part of the CT Chapter could be sent.


  • Christina Williamson

    Computed Tomography Vice Chairman

    Christina Williamson, R.T.(R)(CT)
    Pontiac, Michigan

    CT Technologist, Radiology
    William Beaumont Hospital

    Troy, Michigan

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Executive Secretary, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Treasurer, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Executive Secretary, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Executive Secretary, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Vice President, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Assistant Executive Secretary, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2014
    • Appointee, American Association of Physicists in Medicine Work Group, 2017-2019
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2013-2014

    I am currently serving on the board of directors for the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists as the executive secretary/treasurer. I have previously served as an affiliate delegate, vice president and assistant executive secretary. I am currently employed at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan, where I perform routine and emergent diagnostic computed tomography exams on inpatients, outpatients and emergency room patients. I am also a designated 3D technologist. I am a volunteer with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine workgroup as well as being on the board of directors with Greyheart Greyhound Rescue where I also serve as the webmaster.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will do my best to improve communication with the chapter members. Communicating and networking within the field are extremely important to all of our success. The use of the new ASRT Communities pages are also a great way to stay in touch with the chapter members. I will also do my very best to be of assistance where and when I am able, to both my fellow chapter delegates, as well as the rest of the ASRT membership.


  • Roger Wilson

    Computed Tomography Alternate #1

    Roger Wilson, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Kountze, Texas

    Senior Health Professor, School of Health Professions Educator
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Houston, Texas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Education Committee Member, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018

    Graduate of bachelor’s of science in diagnostic imaging, credentials to include R.T. and CT and currently obtaining a master’s in radiological sciences with educational emphasis. A member of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists and a committee member on Education Committee. Also, I am a clinical educator for radiology and CT at MD Anderson. Furthermore, I am active on the front lines of emergency medicine, by applying my knowledge and skills at Ben Taub General Hospital, which is a level I trauma center. I have given several presentations concerning trauma CT to various audiences.

    As an educator I have adopted that knowledge must be provided in a manner that is efficient, effective and relevant. Furthermore, the adaptation of newer technology will be necessary to achieve the greatest outcome and enhance the learning experience. I will utilize this philosophy and technology to inform the members of my chapter of the issues that may affect them or the industry in which they serve.


  • Dustin Ward

    Computed Tomography Alternate #2

    Dustin Ward, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Supervisor, Radiology
    Saint Luke’s North

    Kansas City, Missouri

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Alternate Delegate 2, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2019
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • President-elect, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2017
    • 1st District MSRT Representative, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2016-2017

    In my department, I oversee computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging protocol development and optimization, with a commitment to CT dose reduction and Increased MRI safety, and implementing best practices. I oversee all MRI and CT interns coming through our department. I also serve on my hospital’s quality council, employee engagement, patient experience, plan of care, and survey readiness teams. And for my health system, I am a member of the radiology evidence-based practice team, imaging council and diversity and inclusion council. Giving our profession a voice at the table is of the utmost importance to me. I am the current president of my state affiliate and have been heavily involved there and in my local district for the past eight years.

    I take in as much information as I can on new technology and techniques in medical imaging. I would look forward to the amount of collaboration and knowledge sharing that can come from this opportunity. The ASRT Communities have become the best way to facilitate this sort of information sharing real time and allows for keeping up to date and in touch between meetings.


 
  • Daniel DeMaio

    Education Chairman

    Daniel DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)
    West Simsbury, Connecticut

    Director, Radiography Program
    University of Hartford

    West Hartford, Connecticut

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Chairman, Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Computed Tomography, Practice Standards Council, 2013-2017
    • Delegate, Computed Tomography Chapter, 2014-2016
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council, 2015-2016

    I have been a radiologic technologist since 1990. Throughout my career, I have served many administrative roles and held clinical positions in radiography, bone densitometry, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, which is my primary area of clinical expertise. First and foremost, I am deeply proud to consider myself a teacher. I began my career as an educator during the very first days following graduation from my x-ray program. Today, I am the director of the radiography program at the University of Hartford and am honored to be serving as chair of our Department of Health Sciences and Nursing. I am fiercely committed to service in our profession at both the state and national levels. I have served two terms as president of the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists and have held a number of volunteer positions with the ASRT including my much-valued time on the Practice Standards Council.

    From prior experience as an ASRT delegate for the Connecticut affiliate from 2014-2016, I have learned that helping to make sure that chapter members stay informed is a top priority. It is no secret that changes in our profession occur often and at times, very rapidly! As an Education Chapter delegate, I will use the ASRT Communities as an effective means to communicate with chapter members to elicit feedback on how the chapter might best serve medical imaging educators. I’ll start and engage in thoughtful, web-based conversations on best practices in the classroom and in the clinical environment. I’ll assist our chapter members in finding the tools and resources they need to improve their teaching and advance their professional careers. I will also assist in making sure that our chapter meetings at the annual ASRT House of Delegates meeting are well organized and structured with valuable information that members can bring home to their classrooms.


  • Donna Caldwell

    Education Vice Chairman

    Donna Caldwell, Ed.S., R.T.(R)(CV)
    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Cardiovascular Interventional Program, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
    Arkansas State University

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Legislative Contact, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Chairman of the Board, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2011
    • Delegate, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2011
    • President, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010
    • Delegate, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Member, Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2011-2012
    • Member, Student Intern Selection Committee, 2008-2009
    • Member, Committee on Nominations, 2006-2007
    • Member, Reference Committee on Education, 2005-2006
    • Delegate, Education Chapter, 1998-2000

    I have been a radiologic technologist since 1983 and an educator since 1993. I have served the ASRT and ArSRT in many capacities over the past years. I have previously served as Arkansas affiliate delegate and Education Chapter delegate for the ASRT House of Delegates. It is an honor to have been nominated by Sandra Hayden to serve as Education Chapter delegate again. I am the national executive secretary for the Lambda Nu National Honor Society for Medical Imaging, which keeps me in contact with educators across the United States. I look forward to representing all educators in the ASRT House of Delegates, as I believe I have the leadership skills and qualifications to serve as Education Chapter delegate.

    The ASRT Communities are a valuable tool for all imaging professionals to stay in contact, ask questions and learn helpful information about our profession and professional issues. As a chapter delegate, I think it is important to stay plugged in to the ASRT Communities as well as the ArSRT, my affiliate society. I will keep the educators and technologists in Arkansas informed of professional issues, and I will be available to hear and discuss any issues my colleagues may have. As an ArSRT life member I am a proven leader in the affiliate society and I am well qualified to serve as Education Chapter delegate.


  • Joy Cook

    Education Alternate #1

    Joy Cook, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
    Newburgh, Indiana

    Clinical Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
    University of Southern Indiana

    Evansville, Indiana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Senior Board Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • President-elect, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2012-2013
    • Member, Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, Committee on Bylaws, 2016-2017
    • Member, House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2016-2017
    • Chairman and Delegate, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2016-2017

    I have been a radiologic technologist for 22 years with 18 of those as a magnetic resonance imaging technologist. I have taught MRI, computed tomography and radiology for the past 13 years. I keep abreast of changing technology, imaging and safety issues through targeted activities and participating in various communities. I have held office as the president, president-elect, vice-president, past president and senior board member of my state affiliate society as well as many other leadership positions within committees. As a current member of the ASRT Practice Standards Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee and MR Chapter delegate, I have participated in the review and revision of the current Practice Standards for the discipline. I have excellent advocacy skills and a large voice to speak out for issues concerning the profession. I have made numerous presentations to health care professionals on education and MR-related issues affecting the radiology profession both regionally and internationally.

    Fostering a community of sharing information, ideas and best practices are highly important to grow as educators in the field of radiology. I also believe it is important to assist in the development of succession planning as qualified educators that hold the necessary degrees and qualifications to teach are becoming more difficult to find, recruit and fill open education positions. I would be honored to represent and advocate for the issues concerning education and educators. I am motivated for the challenge and look forward to representing educators and practice of teaching.


  • Heather Moore

    Education Alternate #2

    Heather Moore, M.Ed., R.T.(R)
    Loveland, Ohio

    Program Director, Allied Health
    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Senior Chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010
    • Alternate Delegate, Education Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Education Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Education Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2012
    • Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2011-2012
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2010-2011

    I have been a radiologic technologist for 27 years and an educator for the past 13 years. I have been involved in my profession at the state and national levels for many years as a committee volunteer, committee chairperson, and in elected board and delegate positions. My experience with nonprofit organizations includes both my state society and foundation boards. I love the synergy that happens in the state and national professional organizations and plan to stay involved for many years to come!

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will stay current on local and national issues and utilize the communication tools available via the ASRT to make sure the chapter members are aware of the issues that affect them and the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession in general.


 
  • Ashley Perkins

    Magnetic Resonance Chairman

    Ashley Perkins, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Bargersville, Indiana

    Clinical Radiology Educator, Education
    Franciscan Health

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2012-2013
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2011-2012
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2008-2009
    • Alternate Delegate, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Chairman, Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee, 2016-2017
    • Member, Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2015-2016
    • Chairman, Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member, Committee on Nominations, 2014-2015

    I have been privileged to work as a radiologic technologist since passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ exam in 2006. I began working in magnetic resonance imaging in 2007 and obtained my post-primary certification in 2008. I continued to work as an MRI technologist until I transitioned into my current role, clinical radiology educator in 2013. As clinical radiology educator, I have a wide variety of job responsibilities including working with radiologic science students. I also design and facilitate education for staff along with sharing radiology education to other areas of Franciscan Health. I have also been an active professional for many years. I have served at every level with the Indiana affiliate and achieved the highest honor when I was elected president in 2008. I have worked with the ASRT on various levels including serving as a member of the Nominations Committee and most recently as chairman of the Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee.

    If elected to serve as a chapter delegate, I would use various forms of communication to aid in dispersing information to chapter members. I believe that it is necessary to have multiple sources for transmitting the information to our chapter members. There is no one-size-fits-all way that members like to receive information, so it would be important for me to offer choices. My first resource would be the ASRT Communities page. I enjoy and appreciate this platform when timely information must be communicated since information can be posted and viewed almost simultaneously. It is also an ideal resource for collaboration. My second resource would be to create a distribution list for those who like information sent directly to their email. Finally, I would like to see the resurrection of an online newsletter. I believe these three pieces allow for cohesive transmission of information that affects our practice.


  • Lorenza Clausen

    Magnetic Resonance Vice Chairman

    Lorenza Clausen, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO
    Sacramento, California

    Senior Special Procedures Technologist, Radiology
    Dignity Health

    Folsom, California

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Legislative Contact, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2016
    • Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2014
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2015-2016

    I have been a practicing technologist for the past 21 years, 15 years in magnetic resonance imaging. I have been registered in MR with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 2003. I have been active in local and state affiliates on committees and as a board officer and director. I was fortunate to serve as president of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists for four years. As a strong advocate for safety and technologist standards, I attended seven R.T. in D.C. advocacy events, mentored students at ASRT House of Delegates meetings and participated in various committees and as an affiliate delegate. As an alternate MR delegate, I was able to participate in two MR Practice Standards revisions. A proud moment this year came with my certification as a magnetic resonance safety officer.

    Social media plays a large role in communicating news and events among ourselves, but one cannot always trust what is posted is accurate. One of the best tools that the ASRT implemented is the Communities and that should be targeted for news and events, as well as questions and concerns that we can all learn from. More participation and growth in real time needs to occur. Compile together members from the various professional groups out there. Without overloading email inboxes with repeat or redundant information, united informational blasts could be sent to all. Elicit ideas and concerns from the membership, prior to the revision of the Practice Standards. It would be good to know how the general membership feels. In this way, the membership can participate in the final revision that is eventually put to the House of Delegates the following year.


  • Kimberly Onstott

    Magnetic Resonance Alternate #1

    Kimberly Onstott, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)
    Burkburnett, Texas

    Assistant Professor Radiologic Sciences, Radiology
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Computed Tomography Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018

    I have been registered in magnetic resonance imaging since 2008 and I have been in the field of radiology since 1998. I have experience in diagnostic radiology, computed tomography, bone density and MRI. I have been teaching radiology courses, which include MRI, at the university level since 2013. I am serving as the chair of the Royal Domingo Essay Competition Committee for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology and I am serving on the CT Curriculum Workgroup for the ASRT.

    I strongly believe that professional growth is a lifelong process. A strong focus to encourage members to continuously update their knowledge through conferences, forums and continuing education is essential. In addition, encouraging members to disseminate knowledge through presentations and publications will provide opportunities to enhance professional practice and to ensure the quality of health care to our patients.


  • Christine Lousis

    Magnetic Resonance Alternate #2

    Christine Gialousis, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)
    Berlin Center, Ohio

    CT/MRI Educational Coordinator, Imaging Institute
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Euclid, Ohio

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2020
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2009-2011
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2010-2011

    I began my magnetic resonance imaging career in 1990. I have been lucky to work in many different types of MRI facilities and each taught me something new about my chosen career. Most recently, I had the good fortune to work with many MRI professionals on the Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee where we shared ideas openly and made significant updates to a dated standard. I am proud of our work and hope to continue this work as a delegate in 2018. This is the second time I have worked on the Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, having served in 2010 -2011. I believe my work at the Cleveland Clinic gives me insight into the things that are new in the field and helps me develop innovative ways to provide clinical scanning experience to the students in MRI.

    The ASRT Communities were a great addition to the ASRT. I would continue to provide information via the ASRT Communities portal, but I would also work on a social media presence that was professional and connected to the younger members to keep them engaged and active in the ASRT.


 
  • Erin Zubia

    Mammography Chairman

    Erin Zubia, R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
    Silver City, New Mexico

    Lead Mammographer, Mammography
    Gila Regional Medical Center

    Silver City, New Mexico

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Mammography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, Mammography Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, Commission, 2016-2017
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program Mentor, 2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Mammography Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Chairman and Delegate, Mammography Chapter, 2014-2015

    My expertise has been working in mammography for 35 years and seeing all the changes. Mammography has been my love and passion. I’ve enjoyed being your mammography delegate – talking and sharing with other mammographers and hearing their experiences and feedback. The opportunity to serve on the Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee and Mammography Workgroup was a great experience. The other specialties are stereotactic, needle localizations, breast biopsies and I’m learning tomosynthesis. My strengths are quality control and quality assurance, patient care and training new mammographers. My greatest impact is patient care where I make sure my patients have the best care with a great experience when they come for their breast imaging. I feel it’s important to continue learning, so I speak on mammography at our New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists’ meetings to keep our peers knowledgeable. I want to make a difference in our profession and I would be honored to serve as your mammography delegate.

    I want to continue to interact with my other mammographers and write articles to help us learn and grow. With ASRT’s continuing education and my presentation at the NMSRT meeting for mammography, this will help us grow as a team. I want to continue to work with the ASRT on the Mammography Curriculum Workgroup and keep updated on the Practice Standards for mammography. The new 2016 QC book and the EQUIP will keep us busy as a team in the facility with many questions coming up the next couple of years. My goal is to keep abreast of all these.


  • Michelle Sanders

    Mammography Vice Chairman

    Michelle Sanders, A.A.S. R.T.(R)(M)
    Newbern, Tennessee

    Clinical Instructor/Mammographer, Radiology/Mammography
    Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional

    Dyersburg, Tennessee

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • Senior Board Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2014-2015
    • Board Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • Board Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2012-2013
    • Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2012-2013
    • Chairman of the Board, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2011-2012
    • President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2010-2011
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2017-2017

    I have been a mammographer for 21 years. I am currently the clinical instructor at our facility and am responsible for educating our students on a daily basis. While performing mammograms, I take the opportunity to educate our patients on the importance of self-exams and getting yearly physicals in a timely manner.

    While serving on the board of the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists for the past eight years, this issue has been one of great interest to us. We have actually taken a poll regarding the best way to keep members informed and the vote was almost unanimous: The best option was via email. While completing the ASRT Leadership Academy in the spring of 2017, this also rang true.


  • Nicole Douglas

    Mammography Alternate #1

    Nicole Douglas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)
    Willoughby, Ohio

    Imaging Specialist, Imaging Institute - Mammography
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Beachwood, Ohio

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Participant, Inaugural Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Leadership Academy, 2017-2017
    • Education Committee Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018

    I am also working with the University of Cincinnati and Blue Ash College to design and implement a similar mammography technical certificate program. I have spoken at the ASRT Educational Symposium on the topic of mammography and at two Siemens Innovations Conferences. I recently received my master’s of education in health professions education and am planning a full day seminar for Cleveland Clinic mammographers worth 5 continuing education credits. In addition to this project, I am in the process of designing an online orientation program for all Cleveland Clinic mammographers.

    I plan to stay up to date with issues affecting the practice of mammography as I try to do currently. If I am elected as a delegate, I will spend more time getting involved with the mammography forum on the ASRT website. I have thought about creating a Directed Reading for CE credits and I would like to speak at the Symposium again if possible.


  • MaryJo Perry

    Mammography Alternate #2

    Mary Jo Perry, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)
    Massapequa, New York

    Tenured Associate Professor/Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Sciences
    St. John's University

    Queens, New York

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Mammography Chapter, 2004-2005

    In the course my career, I have held numerous board positions at the local, state and national level with the ASRT and affiliates. In addition to these roles, I have had a long association with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology as a team chair, traveling nationally to evaluate radiologic technology programs. Serving as president in Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of the State of New York and the Nassau Suffolk Society of Radiologic Technologists in New York has helped me to develop the necessary leadership skills and the ability to analyze and act on issues regarding the profession.

    As a delegate for the Mammography Chapter, I would continue the important work being done at local, state and national levels, and encourage the efforts being made by our professional organizations to support health care issues and emphasize the importance of qualified mammography radiologic technologists working in the field. Communications and networking are imperative for the success of any organization. Social media and conversations via Skype and WebEx formats have become the fastest means of contacting affiliate members. Email has matured as an effective means of routine communication. However, the tools of social media such as blogs, tweeting and Instagram have come to the fore as effective methods to distribute information to affiliates. It would be one of the first items of my agenda to set up communication sites incorporating aspects of social media. In particular, blogging has proved to be quite effective having the stability of a website but not the immediacy of Twitter. Though not everyone’s chosen method of communication, it can reach a vast majority of members within a short time period to ensure that they understand the issues presented and participate in developing strategies to approach governing agencies and key players.


 
  • Jerri Doyle

    Management Chairman

    Jerri Doyle, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Butte, Montana

    Manager of Imaging Services, Imaging Department
    St. James Healthcare

    Butte, Montana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Committee on Nominations, 2013-2014
    • Member, House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2012-2013
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2013
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2011-2012
    • President, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • President, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2015
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Management Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2016

    President or president-elect in the Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists since 2011. Several times MSRT committee chair for the annual educational conference. Instrumental in planning and developing a process for the MSRT to select Student Leadership Development Program attendees to attend the annual ASRT governance meeting. Five time affiliate delegate to the ASRT governance meeting. Previous attendee of the Leadership Development Program and committee member on nominations and minutes approver. Member of local community organizations such as Montana Tech Alumni Association (current member) and worked with the Boy Scouts of America as well as several high school committees. As a member of the Montana Tech Alumni Association, I have resided in the position of graduate banquet chair (current year included). In the work environment, lead committees and workgroups to improve patient care. Presenter at several MSRT educational conferences on topics such as technologist safety (ergonomics), lean processes and imaging quality.

    I will make sure to be available to and respond to any questions brought to my attention. I will develop a plan for me to access the community page several times per week. I want to learn from my colleagues as well as provide insight into issues and concerns that I have experienced. Health care is always evolving. The one thing we can expect is constant change and I want to be open to new information and assist wherever I can.


  • Susan Castanette

    Management Vice Chairman

    Susan Castanette, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(BD)
    Hillsboro, Oregon

    Lead Radiologic Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging Department
    Tuality Healthcare

    Hillsboro, Oregon

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Board of Directors Additional Officers and Board Members, Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors Additional Officers and Board Members, Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012
    • Chairman and Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2011-2012
    • Delegate, Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012
    • President, Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009
    • Member, Commission, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Management Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Member, Committee on Bylaws, 2015-2016
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2012-2013

    Serving in the ASRT House of Delegates has been a highlight of my profession. Meeting with others from around the country provides an opportunity to share knowledge, concerns and success stories. Through my experience as Oregon affiliate delegate, Radiography Chapter and Management Chapter delegate, I understand the workings of the House. It's exciting to see the topics brought to the forefront of our profession and to hear the thoughtful and important discussions held. We have affected change that has a positive effect on the imaging and radiation therapy profession, leading to positive outcomes for our patients.

    As a Bylaws Committee member and current Commission member, I've gained experience in governance and a broader view of the scope of our profession. It's both a privilege and responsibility to be a delegate. I welcome all aspects of the role and would be thrilled to serve if elected.

    The ASRT community page for Management and QM chapters is a great way for members to ask questions, get involved in discussions, share resources and voice opinions. Every year I see more, which is exciting! In addition to the community, our chapter has authored several articles for the Scanner magazine. I am currently serving on the Editorial Advisory Panel for the Scanner, so I'm seeing a lot of reviews and learning more about what our members want in the publication. Of course, any ASRT member can also contact the delegates directly as we are your resource and the link between you and the ASRT staff and governance officers.


 
  • Leigh Beevers

    Medical Dosimetry Chairman

    Leigh Beevers, B.S., R.T.(T), CMD
    Bloomington, Indiana

    Certified Medical Dosimetrist, Cancer Radiation Center
    IU Health

    Bloomington, Indiana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Medical Dosimetry, Practice Standards Council, 2014-2018
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2014-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2012-2014
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2012-2014
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2011-2012
    • Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2010-2011
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2010-2011

    I joined the ASRT 24 years ago as a radiation therapy student and it's been an important part of my life. After working as a therapist for about 10 years, I had the opportunity to continue my education. I currently work as a certified medical dosimetrist at a community hospital in Indiana, where I have lived for the past 16 years. I'm proud to have served the ASRT in several different roles over the past 10 years or so. I’ve served as Medical Dosimetry Chapter delegate and I’ve also been a member of the Practice Standards Council where currently I’m the chairman of the Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee. I've also had the pleasure of working with the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists to help organize regional meetings for continued education for radiation therapy and medical dosimetry professionals.

    If elected, I would set a personal goal to provide continuous, consistent effort to increase awareness of the ASRT Communities. There is so much information on these community pages that is being shared and I feel it’s being underutilized by our members. Those who do use it seem to return frequently and collaborate more. My goal would be to visit the Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry Community more frequently, contribute more by asking relevant questions, respond to more discussions and add content relevant to the field. By increasing the awareness of the Communities and encouraging members to participate, I think this would enhance engagement and keep folks up to date on important issues affecting our field.


  • Stacy Anderson

    Medical Dosimetry Vice Chairman

    Stacy L. Anderson, M.S., R.T.(T), CMD
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Member, Committee on Nominations, 2016-2017
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Delegate, Medical Dosimetry Chapter, 2012-2014
    • Medical Dosimetry, Practice Standards Council, 2010-2014
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee, 2010-2014

    It's hard to believe that I've been in the field for 32 years! I worked as a radiation therapist and medical dosimetrist. However, I have spent the majority of my career as an educator. I have the opportunity to stay current with technological changes through our clinical affiliates. I began my professional service as a member of the Oklahoma’s radiation therapist society and affiliate society. I have held all the board position in ORTS and served as a board member of the Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists. I've also been active within the ASRT through various councils and committees. These opportunities to serve our profession have been extremely important to me. The biggest challenge to the chapter remains representation within the ASRT. I will focus on maintaining the active status of the chapter through recruitment and mentoring of individuals with the credentials required to become a delegate. Thanks for your support.

    I believe the ASRT has provided a great instrument for communicating with members of the various chapters. It is in this venue I plan to keep communication open between the medical dosimetry delegates and the membership.


 
  • Geisha Patton

    Military Chairman

    Geisha Patton, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Henderson, Nevada

    Superintendent, Diagnostic Imaging
    U.S. Air Force

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Chairman and Delegate, Military Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Military Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Military Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Military Chapter, 2010-2012

    As an experienced Military Chapter delegate, I am passionate about advocating for special military interests among my counterparts within the ASRT organization. I've been a member of ASRT for several years, and I have experience working with select ASRT committee leads to ensure the integrity of the military training platform as well as advocating for our position to offer national certification to our military members.

    If elected, I intend to continue utilizing our social media platforms as well as our service leads down at the Medical Education Training Campus to spread the work to our members about relevant imaging issues affecting their practice areas.


  • Dennis Roseta

    Military Vice Chairman

    Dennis Roseta, B.A., R.T.(R)(CT)(QM)(BD)
    San Diego, California

    Radiology Leading Chief Petty Officer,
    United States Navy

    San Diego, California

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Alternate Delegate, Military Chapter, 2016-2017

    I am registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography, computed tomography, quality management and bone densitometry. I have 19 dedicated years of service in the United States Navy, with 17 years of radiology experience. In 2007, I was awarded as the first ever Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology National Instructor of the Year for PIMA Medical Institute, Seattle, Washington. I hold Community College of the Air Force instructor level I and II qualifications and am a master training specialist. I hold three warfare qualifications in the Navy: Surface Warfare, Aviation Warfare, and Fleet Marine Force. I have five years of experience working in PACS using GE Centricity 2.0 and 2.1, AGFA and Fuji Synapse along with Powerscribe 4.7.

    The new Joint Commission requirements for computed tomography have a lot of military treatment facilities confused about the standards and expectations. I would also like to explore the prospect of a degree program for Medical Education Training Campus Radiology Program and research how far away we are in achieving that. Is it even achievable? My main focus, however, revolves around brand new service members who are thrust into the radiology field, either by choice or by force. The quality of radiographers is lacking, and there should be steps we can take as professional radiographers, leaders, and educators to change the current culture. If there are no current changes, then at least the issues can be addressed.


  • Chris Ryals

    Military Alternate #1

    Christopher Ryals, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
    North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Section Chief Advance Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging
    United States Air Force

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • N/A

    As a Military Chapter delegate, I will take all necessary steps to ensure that chapter members stay up to date on any and all issues affecting our practice. I personally know and understand the challenges faced by our military members when it comes to the changes and issues that can be beneficial and or catastrophic to our armed forces members trying to maintain our civilian certifications and accurately and appropriately meet all guidelines and requirements set for us. The only way to be prepared for this is to get out in front of the information by staying up to date on past, present and future topics and changes coming do the pipeline and then accurately relaying that information to our members a fashion we can all comprehend.

    I have 18 years of service to the United States Air Force and all 18 years have been served in the radiology career field at several levels to include radiology/magnetic resonance imaging technologist to section manager and currently department manager. I work directly with career field leaders across the Air Force planning and deciding how to approach challenges affecting our career field as well as how to constantly improve our career field for all future technologist coming into not only the military, but this Air Force specialty. I have participated in several meetings, conferences and continuous process improvement teams within the military. I see this as an opportunity to reach further and gain a better understanding of how outside civilian agencies and employers view us as their military counterparts.


 
  • Barb Hente

    Nuclear Medicine Chairman

    Barbara Hente, B.A., R.T.(N), CNMT, FASRT
    Granite City, Illinois

    Senior Staff Technologist, Nuclear Medicine
    BarNor Services

    Granite City, Illinois

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 1997-1998
    • Delegate, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 1986-1990
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 1987-1988
    • Member, Committee on Fellows, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program Mentor, 2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Chairman, Committee on Fellows, 2012-2013

    I work as a per diem nuclear medicine technologist in the St. Louis, Missouri, geographical area. I have worked in 29 different facilities since 1990. I have been an active member of both ASRT and the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists since my graduation from nuclear medicine technology school in 1982. I have served on several ASRT committees and most committees in the MoSRT. I am a charter member of the MidWest Gateway Parliamentarians Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri, chartered by the American Institute of Parliamentarians. I have served on volunteer committees in my church and in my hometown.

    I would seek to use the ASRT email opportunities to send information to all Nuclear Medicine Chapter members. There are numerous areas (practice standards, elections, House of Delegates updates, etc.) that I think should be directed to the chapter members for their information and input. We have such a low voter turnout that I think we should have more information about our nuclear medicine members who are taking time to seek office. Beyond just nuclear medicine specific information, there are numerous items about the ASRT that we should also make sure our chapter members are aware topics like our CEO who is nationally involved in association activities and our outstanding museum. We need to share as much information as we can. There are committees that need new members, and some of those should have nuclear medicine involvement.


  • Lucas Gross

    Nuclear Medicine Vice Chairman

    Lucas Gross, M.S., R.T.(N), NMTCB CT, CNMT
    Findlay, Ohio

    Instructor, Nuclear Medicine
    The University of Findlay

    Findlay, Ohio

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Technology & Innovations Committee, 2016-present
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Health Care Policy, 2016-present
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Logo Task Force, 2016-present
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Moderator, Annual Governance Meeting, 2016

    After graduating, I began working in the field at a large academic teaching facility. My primary responsibility was clinical, but I took additional responsibility to help develop and implement improvements in diagnostic protocols, enhance image quality and reduce the patient’s radiation dose. I initiated an internal website for our department that helped to centralize, standardize and provide access to our imaging protocols. I presented lectures on nuclear medicine to cardiology fellows and offered job shadowing to radiology residents, which they found useful in understanding the techniques and procedures. My professional outreach extends beyond the clinic through presentations at continuing education events. I recently changed roles in nuclear medicine becoming an instructor at a nuclear medicine technologist program. I am a current member of the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists and Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. I am currently a member of the OSRT Technology and Innovations Committee. I have begun working on a Ph.D. in health sciences.

    One of the challenges facing the chapter is the proliferation of hybrid fusion modalities, such as PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MRI and optical imaging may soon join in. Pathways must be developed and implemented through relevant boards that would prepare technologists for cross training in relevant modalities of hybrid cameras. I would like to work through ASRT committees to organize this process in order to facilitate career development for technologists who would be prepared to provide quality service to the patients. This requires immediate attention before the third party payers and general public begins to scrutinize this area of imaging, which may possibly lead to reimbursement cuts and job losses. I would like to represent the nuclear medicine stakeholders and ensure that high-quality care and standards of care are maintained.


  • Rodney Fisher

    Nuclear Medicine Alternate #1

    Rodney Fisher Jr., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(N)(CT)(BD), CNMT
    Wichita Falls, Texas

    Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2014-2015
    • Alternate Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Chairman and Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Chairman and Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2016
    • Moderator, Annual Governance Meeting, 2016

    I have served as a delegate and alternate delegate for the last four years. From July 2015 until June 2017 I served as the chapter chair. During my term, we had a complete revision of the Nuclear Medicine Practice Standards. After the review process, there were concerns the chapter had with the revisions as the Commission had released them. At the 2017 House of Delegates, I led my fellow delegates in introducing several motions to address these concerns. Working with other chapters, we were able to work out language that all the delegates found acceptable. The House then passed the motions I presented. I am currently serving on the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section Practice Standards Committee. This gives me a unique opportunity to work with both organizations in developing a consensus on what nuclear medicine and molecular imaging will mean over the next few years.

    By serving both the ASRT and the SNMMI-TS, I can help bridge the gap between the two organizations and through the ASRT Communities, let the chapter know what issues are being discussed and what is being proposed. I will then be able to be an advocate for the chapter as their representative and report what was done, and what we might still need to accomplish.


  • Gary Lunger

    Nuclear Medicine Alternate #2

    Gary Lunger, M.S.R.I.S, R.T.(R)(N)
    Asbury Park, New Jersey

    Deputy Director, Radiotherapy Specialists, Sales and Marketing
    Bayer HealthCare

    Whippany, New Jersey

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Alternate Delegate 2, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2012-2013
    • Member, Image Wisely Workgroup, 2012-2013
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2011-2012
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2011-2012
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2011-2012
    • Alternate Delegate, Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2010-2011

    I have had the pleasure of working in medical imaging for almost 30 years. I have held positions in management, education, clinical development, medical affairs, sales, marketing and training. In 2007 completed a master’s of science degree in radiologic and imaging sciences. In 2011, I completed the ASRT Leadership Academy online program. I am on the board of directors for the Council on Radiopharmaceuticals and Radionuclides (2009-present). I have recently completed my first term with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology for the 2015-2017 term. I am an active participant and volunteer on different committees with the ASRT and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

    I would continue to educate my colleagues within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community at local, regional and national SNMMI meetings. I would also work with young professionals coming into our profession and assist with their development within the nuclear medicine/molecular imaging community and the importance of active participation with the ASRT.


 
  • Julie Gill

    Quality Management Chairman

    Julie Gill, Ph.D, R.T.(R)(QM)
    Ashville, Ohio

    Chairperson and Professor, Allied Health Department
    University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Co-chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting Committee, 2017
    • Co-chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Leadership Academy Task Force, 2016
    • Co-chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Strategic Planning Committee, 2014
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2019
    • Recording Secretary, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Chairman, Committee on Nominations, 2015-2016
    • Chairman of the Board, ASRT Board of Directors, 2014-2015
    • President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2013-2014
    • Mentor, Student Leadership Development Program, 2014
    • President-elect, ASRT Board of Directors, 2012-2013

    I have been in an educational management position for most of the past 25 years. I have also been very active in the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, the ASRT and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. Through experience, my management skills have developed and I value every team member with which I work. All team members have strengths that can be leveraged for the good of the team and I try to work with team members to benefit all colleagues. I fully understand the need and value of compliance with policies and regulations and I strive to make sure that those who I work with do the same. We work hard and that work ethic has led to success.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I would use the chapter community page to provide information and to ask for feedback and input from chapter members. As chapter members ask questions, then I would make every effort to find the answers and post them promptly. In an effort to learn from each other, I would encourage chapter members to post questions and issues on the community page so that we can interact with each other regularly. There is vast experience among chapter members and we have so much to learn from each other!


  • Starla Mason

    Quality Management Vice Chairman

    Starla Mason, M.S., R.T.(R)(QM)
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Program Director/Instructor, Radiography
    Laramie County Community College

    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2000-2001
    • Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1999-2001
    • President-elect, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1999-2000
    • Secretary, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1997-1998
    • Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology Representative, Leadership Academy for Educators, 2013-2013
    • Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2004-2006
    • Member, Task Force on Bylaws Implementation Plan, 2005-2006
    • Chairman and Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2002-2004
    • Member, Task Force on Affiliate Issues, 2001-2003
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2000

    I am honored to be nominated to serve as a delegate for the Quality Management Chapter. In addition to serving as a radiography program director and instructing and authoring equipment and quality assurance courses and labs, I have served as a Radiography Chapter delegate and Radiography Chapter chair and also as a Wyoming delegate in the ASRT House of Delegates. I have gained additional leadership experience as president and immediate past president/conference chair of the Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists and most recently as president and board chair of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology. In addition, I am a proud graduate of ASRT’s Leadership Academy and ASRT’s Leadership Academy for Educators.

    Because QM had its roots in film and processing, the conversion to digital imaging has created challenges for our profession, including the recent American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ decision to discontinue the QM registry. I believe this has been caused by a loss of role identity and perhaps even the responsibility of QA in our departments because we have increasingly shifted these duties to the vendors of our equipment. Whether this is simply due to convenience or a knowledge gap created by the implementation of digital imaging, we, as technologists, must play the leading role in medical imaging QA. If we do not make the effort to promote our own practice parameters, other professional and regulatory bodies will. If elected, I will use the ASRT’s Communities platform and other means to help create a contemporary framework of responsibilities that encompasses digital imaging and promotes compliance, ALARA and the philosophy of QA.


  • Donita Shipman

    Quality Management Alternate #1

    Donita Shipman, R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT
    Mora, Missouri

    Clinical Applications Specialist, Education
    Philips Healthcare NA

    Pleasanton, California

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Treasurer, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2016
    • Treasurer, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • Treasurer, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • Quality Management, Practice Standards Council, 2016-2020
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Quality Management Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2013-2015
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Quality Management Chapter, 2013-2015
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2013-2014

    I have been actively involved with the ASRT as well as my affiliate in Missouri for the past 25 years. I served on my affiliate board for all of those years and also served in the House of Delegates for many of those years. I believe that serving is a calling that I have and the profession of radiology has given so much to me that I need to give back. I have worked in this profession for 35 years and have seen many changes, but the great professionals I come in contact with and the patients that depend on us remain constant. Even though as a quality manager, I may not deal directly with patients, but I have a great influence on the ability of the staff to have a positive impact on the patients.

    I feel that the implementation of the ASRT Communities has increased our ability to keep current issues in front of our peers. Things are ever changing, and usually very quickly, so these Communities allow us to keep up with those things. They allow us to reach our peers, wherever they are, and get real time help with our issues. It also allows us to get timely information to our peers. The publications are great for educational materials, but the Communities are better for real-time communication. I always encourage my peers to use this media and I will continue to use it to communicate.


 
  • Marissa Mangrum

    Radiation Therapy Chairman

    Marissa Mangrum, M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)
    Choctaw, Oklahoma

    Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Board Member, Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-present
    • Alternate Delegate, Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017 - 2018
    • Radiation Therapy, Practice Standards Council, 2015-2019
    • Member, Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2017
    • Member, Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2013-2016
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Chairman and Delegate, Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Radiation Therapy, Practice Standards Council, 2011-2015
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2011-2015

    I have been registered as a therapist for the last 15 years. I have held many positions during my career including staff therapist, simulation therapist, clinical coordinator and program director for a radiation therapy program. I have found every position that I have held in the field to be rewarding and important to the radiation therapy profession. I have served on various committees and have held positions at the department, college, state and national level. Currently, I am on the ASRT Radiation Therapy Practice Standards Council and the ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Committee. I am also involved on the state level with a committee to work on licensure for Oklahoma.

    If elected as a Radiation Therapy Chapter delegate, I will use all modes of communication to reach chapter members. Using the ASRT Communities is a great way to converse with others about practice issues. I would also love to meet with members face to face at the ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference and the Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting to hear issues and concerns. At both meetings there is a Radiation Therapy Chapter meeting and hearing the voices of fellow therapists and their concerns is a great way to keep the conversation going about what matters in our field. Also, being on the Curriculum Committee and Practice Standards Council allows me to see issues that affect all aspects of therapy.


  • Cheryl Turner

    Radiation Therapy Vice Chairman

    Cheryl Turner, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(T)
    Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Chief Learning Officer, Radiation Therapy/Proton Therapy
    ZDi Solutions, LLC

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2017-2019
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
    • Member, LXMO Curriculum Workgroup, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy for Educators, 2014

    As a radiation therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the clinic and as an educator, I am professionally invested in the practice of radiation therapy and in the well-being of radiation therapists. I have work-related experience in large research clinical settings and in small, everyone do-everything facilities. My role as an educator allowed me access to various clinical experiences. I served locally in conjunction with radiological science and government leaders as we lobbied for licensure passage in our state and worked with area hospitals to create a community of support for radiation therapists by developing free continuing educational offerings. Nationally, I have been involved with Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, Leadership Academy, Leadership Academy for Educators and the LMXO Curriculum Workgroup. I have presented on a variety of topics at national and local conferences, including original research on the topic or workplace stressors and coping.

    I strongly support the use of social media to further the sharing of information and gain feedback on important issues. The growth of forums allows radiation therapists to hold a voice in local, national, and global discussions impacting the profession. While not replacing the compassion of face-to-face meetings, which are vitally important to maintaining true relationships, growth will be maximized by reaching people where they are, which is in their own spaces. Impactful follow-up through personal contact will provide time for robust connection. The sharing of information, seeking of input and valuing of ideas will be best met through a thorough combination of electronic and personal communication.


  • Robin Wegener

    Radiation Therapy Alternate #1

    Robin Wegener, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)
    Madisonville, Louisiana

    Program Director Radiation Therapy, Allied Health
    Delgado Community College

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2017-2019
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2015-2017

    I have practiced in the field of radiation therapy for 32 years and believe my qualifications are aligned with the Radiation Therapy Chapter. As program director, I have an in-depth knowledge of radiation therapy equipment and procedures. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 100 - Report #283 discusses the application of risk analysis methods to radiation therapy quality management. Again, I believe simulation-based education should be used in all radiation therapy classrooms. I have previously served in various offices of the New Orleans Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Radiation Therapists Society of Louisiana. I have spoken to local, national and international radiologic technology groups and have developed relationships with many educators, medical dosimetrists and physicists, radiologic technologists and vendors. I served as ASRT radiation therapy delegate for the 2015-2017 term. At Delgado, I also chair the Special Needs and Health Services Committee where I coordinate student events, which promote healthy living.

    I am active in the ASRT Radiation Therapy & Medical Dosimetry Communities and share information with other program faculty through the program directors list coordinated by Ohio State University. Again, I would like to see collaboration among all radiation oncology team educators. To this end, I have volunteered for RO-SSI whose current projects include error messaging, quality assurance, training and usability. My ultimate goal is to help all radiation therapy programs obtain a linear accelerator simulator for their classrooms. Replicating clinical scenarios in the classroom offers incident learning at the earliest level of education for all team members. This presents a foundation for critical thinking in which every team member can benefit. This same scenario-based learning can also be used by radiation therapists to meet American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Continuing Qualifications Requirements compliance standards.


  • Edwin Wallace Jr

    Radiation Therapy Alternate #2

    Edwin Wallace Jr., B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(T)
    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Clinical Coordinator, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
    Arkansas State University

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Secretary, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Treasurer, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Member-at-Large, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2016
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Member-at-Large, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2015-2016

    I have served as the clinical coordinator in the Radiation Therapy Program at Arkansas State University for the past five years. I have also been a practicing radiation therapist for St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro. I am actively involved in the Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists serving in several positions and on several committees. I have represented my home state as an alternate delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates Meeting for the past three years. I have the support of my employer and my state to represent all of my fellow radiation therapists. I look forward to representing all radiation therapists in the House of Delegates.

    I think that the ASRT Communities is a great resource for ASRT members and is one of the most valuable tools that the ASRT provides in order to disseminate information, collect feedback and keep members up to date. However, I feel that the service isn't used to its fullest potential. I would like to work to ensure that ASRT members who are unaware of the benefits of this service become more active to not only learn about the issues, but voice their concerns as well. One of my proven strengths is to improve open and honest communication between an organization's leaders and its members. Over the past two years, I have been instrumental in improving this process in the Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists.


 
  • Diane Mayo

    Radiography Chairman

    Diane Mayo, R.T.(R)(CT), FASRT
    Florence, Mississippi

    Quality Assurance Coordinator, Diagnostic Imaging
    St. Dominic Hospital

    Jackson, Mississippi

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Legislative Committee Chair, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013
    • Rules/Bylaws Committee Chair, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012
    • President, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1996-1998
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2014
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2012-2014

    I have been a registered radiologic technologist for 42 years. I worked at the same hospital that I went to school at so I’ve been here for 44 years working in many capacities during this time. I became a member of my affiliate society upon becoming an R.T. and have served on the board either in an elective or appointed position every year since. I have been a member of the ASRT since 1976 and have served the ASRT members in numerous capacities to include five years on the Board of Directors including president and chairman of the Board. I'm a charter member of the Advocacy Committee for the CARE bill and even though we are no longer actively working on this I serve as the legislative co-chair for my affiliate.

    Use the communities page to communicate with the Radiography Chapter members. Radiography is just about everyone's beginning and we need to remember our roots no matter what else we may be doing. Stay in communication with the ASRT and to try to keep abreast of anything in the news, government and industries affecting our profession.


  • Johnathan Harvada

    Radiography Vice Chairman

    Jonathan Havrda, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(CT)(BD), CRA
    Orford, New Hampshire

    Director of Radiology and Laboratory Services, Radiology and Laboratory
    Cottage Hospital

    Woodsville, New Hampshire

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2016-present
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Radiography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy for Educators, 2014

    My current position is as director of radiology at a critical access hospital in rural New England. In the past, I have been a staff technologist in radiography/computed tomography/bone densitometry, PACS administrator and radiography education for about 10 years. As a graduate of ASRT’s 2015 Leadership Academy, I was able to attend the Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and became interested by the process. The education I received in the Leadership Academy was valuable and I hope to use this knowledge as a delegate in the Radiography Chapter. I have additional volunteer experience as a member of the ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, item writer for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ bone densitometry examination and member of the ARRT Bone Densitometry Practice Analysis Committee. I also have published in Radiologic Technology on topics including farm injuries, rural trauma, and c-spine trauma.

    An important role of a chapter delegate is motivating our members to become involved and to help radiographers achieve their goals. Providing education, resources, and knowledge to radiographers and presenting opportunities for growth can help technologists feel involved and empower our members. Making all state affiliates exceptional organizations would be a primary goal. Some state affiliates are able to provide excellent resources and others need help to grow. Helping the affiliates and creating opportunity for new members and additional resources is vital to empowering technologists. Volunteering within the profession was a great experience and gave me a real connection to the field. Helping others gain this connection would be beneficial to all ASRT members. A connection would lead to involvement, and once involved it would be easy for each Radiography Chapter member to stay up to date and help provide answers and ideas to any issue affecting our practice area.


  • Martin Pesce

    Radiography Alternate #1

    Martin Pesce, B.S., R.T.(R)
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    Clinical Development Manager, Global X-Ray Solutions
    Carestream Health, Inc.

    Rochester, New York

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Participant, R.T. in D.C., 2011-2011
    • Chairman of the Board, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018
    • President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President-elect, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Vice President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012
    • Vice President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2011
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2014-2014

    I have been a radiologic technologist for nearly 30 years and an ASRT member for almost as long, practicing in both large and small hospitals in a variety of positions. More recently, I have been working for Kodak/Carestream Health as an applications specialist and now as the worldwide clinical development manager. In this position, I am responsible for supplying customer requirements and clinical input into the development of new products designed to make our jobs and our lives more productive. I have served on the board of the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists for many years as sergeant-at-arms, vice president, president-elect, president and now chairman. I have also served as the Pennsylvania delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates meeting for the past four years and was nominated to run for vice speaker of the House at the last meeting.

    I feel that it is important for all members to be informed about what is happening within our profession and take an active role in its future. To do so, we need to have open an honest feedback from everyone. The ASRT Communities pages are a good example of this type of communication in action. I encourage everyone to get engaged, ask the tough questions and receive feedback from your peers who may already be working on a solution. Sharing and solving our issues together makes us a stronger, more powerful voice when representing the radiologic technologist community.


  • Mackey_Billy_18W

    Radiography Alternate #2

    Billy Mackey, A.A.S., R.T.(R)
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Radiologic Technologist, Medical Imaging
    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Vice President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologist, 2017-2017
    • Past President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2011
    • Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010
    • President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010
    • Vice President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2009
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
    • Chairman, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2013-2016
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2013-2015
    • Chairman and Delegate, Radiography Chapter, 2014-2015

    I have been a registered radiographer for 10 years. I recently attended the ASRT Leadership Academy. I have held the positions of vice president, president and past president of the Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists. I have been a sergeant-at arms member for the WSRT as well as the ASRT House of Delegates. I have also served as vice chairman and chairman for the Radiography Chapter and Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee.

    As chapter delegate, I would ensure all members would follow issues within the ASRT Radiography Chapter Community page. I am also a Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee member, which helps me stay updated on the most current legislative issues.


 
  • Elizabeth Elisch

    Registered Radiologist Assistant Chairman

    Elizabeth Eslich, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)
    Irwin, Pennsylvania

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Foundation Radiology Group

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Member, Commission, 2014-2015

    I am a graduate of the UNC RA program and I am currently working as a registered radiologist assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have worked as an RA for over 10 years. I have trained two RA students. I volunteered on many committees with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, currently serving on the RRA Exam Committee and RRA Essay Grading Committee. I am also involved the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologist on the legislative committee. R.T. licensure was introduced in 2017 in Pennsylvania and we worked to get it passed.

    My main focus is legislation. RRAs need to be recognized! I have been actively involved in getting letters to congressmen, coordinating meetings with congressmen and trips to D.C. in order to make this happen. I plan to keep fighting this until RRAs are recognized.


  • Thomas Carrington

    Registered Radiologist Assistant Vice Chairman

    Thomas Carrington, B.S., R.R.A., R.P.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Union City, Tennessee

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Independent Radiology Associates, PLC

    Dyersburg, Tennessee

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Chairman and Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2014-2015
    • Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2015-2015
    • Alternate Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2014-2015

    I've been involved in the evolution of the radiologist assistant since in school at Weber State University from 2002-2004. Fellow radiologist assistants and myself were successful in passage of the Tennessee radiologist assistant legislation and licensing into law in 2005. I served as Society of Radiology Physician Extenders president 2008-2009. I’ve been serving on the Society of Radiology Physician Extenders Conference Committee since 2006.

    As a practicing radiologist assistant, this profession faces a major challenge in the recognition as a legitimate mid-level health care provider of radiology procedures through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There is an ongoing grassroots and lobbying effort at the federal level with the U.S. House of Representatives. This collaboration is joined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ASRT, Society of Radiology Physician Extenders and American College of Radiology. I have witnessed this profession evolve from a concept to a viable tool in radiology departments and radiologist practices. There have been many detours and contingencies along this road of acceptance. My goal, if elected as Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter delegate, is to continue being a positive advocate for the radiologist assistant profession at the local, state and federal levels while supporting and promoting the grassroots effort for passage of radiologist assistant federal legislation. We must all support health care organizations that educate and promote the role of mid-level radiology extenders.


  • Shellie Pike

    Registered Radiologist Assistant Alternate #1

    Shellie Pike, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Registered Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Radiology Consultants of Iowa

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Member, Practice Standards Council Document Subcommittee, 2017-2020
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2014-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2015-2017

    I have been involved with the ASRT since the inception of the Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter. I have served as an RRA delegate in the past and am happy to represent the RRA profession on the Practice Standards Council. In addition to serving with the ASRT, I have held many other volunteer positions, which have aided in the development of my leadership skills. I currently serve as a representative on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ RRA Examination Committee. Additionally, I have recently completed my final term as the Iowa PTA president at which time I was responsible for assisting 125 units with running their non-profit organizations.

    As RRA Chapter delegate, through the use of the Communities and collaboration with ASRT and Society of Radiology Physician Extenders, I will ensure that the RRA Chapter members are kept abreast of the constant changes in legislative initiatives affecting our profession. Additionally, I will continue to be available as a point of contact for those members who need assistance with getting the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act recognized and meeting with members of congress.


  • Jason Lee

    Registered Radiologist Assistant Alternate #2

    Jason Lee, B.S., R.R.A., R.P.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Columbia, Maryland

    Radiologic Technologist/CT Technologist, Radiology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Baltimore, Maryland

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2016
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2015-2016

    I received my post-bach certificate as a radiologist practitioner assistant through the Certification Board of Radiologist Practitioner Assistants and also obtained my bachelor’s of science in radiology from Weber State University in 2005. Two years later, I earned registered radiologist assistant licensure. After serving on the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists board of directors and Health Policy Committee several years ago, I moved to Missouri where I served on the Missouri Society Radiologic Technologist Legislative Activities Committee. Earlier this year, I moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where I have once again pursued lobbying for the RA bill. Over my tenure as a radiologic technologist/radiologist assistant, I have lobbied for both the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill and Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act, and have had the opportunity to speak with numerous local (North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Maryland) and national state representatives and senators.

    As a Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter delegate, I will continue to promote the radiologist physician extender specialty on the local, state and national level. I also plan to stay up to date on state and national laws and promise to keep the RRA Chapter informed of progress as well as any news regarding the radiologist physician extender specialty.


 
  • Tammy McSperitt

    Sonography Chairman

    Tammy McSperitt, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)CT), RDMS
    Portales, New Mexico

    Practice Administrator/Director of Radiology/Patient Access/HIM, Diagnostic Imaging
    Plains Regional Medical Center

    Clovis, New Mexico

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Legislative Contact, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Vice President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, Sonography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, Committee on Bylaws, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Sonography Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, Task Force on Professional Development Skills Assessment, 2008-2009
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2008-2008

    I have been in the imaging field for 23 years now and have loved every challenge and opportunity I've been given. I have been an active member of our state affiliate, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, for more than 15 years and have served on the board in some capacity for the majority of those years. I'm currently the director of radiology and been with my current employer for 21 years.

    As a sonographer for 22 years, I know the training, expertise and dedication this modality demands. We've experienced a shortage of qualified, competent sonographers and as a chapter delegate, I pledge to work alongside my fellow chapter members and the ASRT to put our modality in the spotlight. I will work hard to recruit and encourage growth in our field. We have a great opportunity to educate prospective sonographers in the need of being competently trained and becoming true advocates for our patients. I will provide communication and work with my colleagues to ensure the sonography curriculum is kept current, practice standards are met and patients get the best care possible. Thank you for your time and support.


  • Diana Mishler

    Sonography Vice Chairman

    Diana Mishler, M.B.A.-H.M., R.T.(R)(S), RDMS
    Kokomo, Indiana

    Sr. Clinical Sales Specialist, Ultrasound
    Siemens

    Malvern, Pennsylvania

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Sonography, Practice Standards Council, 2016-2020
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2016-2020
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Sonography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, Sonography Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Sonography, Practice Standards Council, 2012-2016
    • Chairman, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2012-2016
    • Attendee, Leadership Academy, 2016-2016

    I have had the privilege of serving as a sonography delegate in the past. It is a role I have thoroughly enjoyed as I feel it is important to be a voice for our profession in whatever capacity I can. I have also served as the sonography representative on the Practice Standards Council, including serving as vice chair and chair. I have been in the medical field for 28 years and I continue to remain in awe at the advancements in health care, especially imaging, over this period of time. I have also practiced in many areas of sonography, which allows me to fully represent a wide spectrum of sonographers. I was an educator and program coordinator for eight years. I was an applications specialist for Siemens for a year, and have now returned to my roots of daily imaging practice.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will use social media as well as the community pages to update chapter members about issues affecting sonographers and the sonography practice. In addition, throughout the span of my career, I have met, educated, or worked with many sonographers in various settings. I plan to continue to use that network to relay information as well as gather information regarding the everyday issues facing the different areas of sonography.


  • Dawn McNeil

    Sonography Alternate #1

    Dawn McNeil, M.S.M., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT, RDMS, RVT, CRA,
    Stafford, Texas

    Vice President of Professional Education, Ultrasound
    Advanced Health Education Center

    Houston, Texas

    ASRT Communities Profile

    • Delegate, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2017
    • Secretary, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • Delegate, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • President, Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists 2002-2003
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2016-2018
    • Delegate, Sonography Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Member, Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Member, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2015-2015
    • Chairman of the Board, ASRT Board of Directors, 2012-2013
    • ASRT Representative, Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012-2012

    I started my ultrasound training right out of radiology school and have been working in that modality for almost 30 years now. I am registered in abdomen, OB-GYN, breast and vascular. I have worked in a variety of facility settings and positions to travel with my husband for his career. I have been a technologist, a manager, an educator and a program director. I have served as a Sonography Chapter delegate in the past and have served on all five positions of the ASRT Board of Directors. I have been active in all affiliate societies where I have lived over the years, serving as needed. I also volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the wives of the Military Officers of America Association. I am dedicated to advancing our profession and believe in volunteerism to its fullest.

    If elected, I will work to bring all sonographers the important information we all need to make sound choices in the profession. Specifically, chapter members will receive information through our Communities page. I believe it is important to remember we are all affected by the changes in our practice and discussing these changes is crucial. As a member of many professional societies, I stay current with the issues affecting all of us and our everyday work practices. I am willing to share and facilitate any of these new, exciting changes. I will also work diligently to keep current with any legislative changes that may occur and affect our practice.