Meet the Chapter Candidates

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.

 
 
 
 
 
  • Jennifer Franco 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Jennifer Franco, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Durham, North Carolina

    MRI Technologist, University of North Carolina Hospitals MRI
    UNC Health Care

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    • Scientific Paper Committee Chair, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018
    • Social Media Committee Member, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018
    • Student Selected, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2016

    I graduated from the University of North Carolina’s Bachelor of Medical Imaging Program in 2016. I attended the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program in 2016 and was chosen as the first-ever SLDP Alumni of the Year. I have worked as a technologist for UNC Hospitals MRI for over two years and have worked on magnetic resonance imaging and PET-MR machines in UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center for one year. I am chair of the NCSRT Scientific Paper Committee and serve RAD-AID International as a country report editor. I have written four articles for ASRT’s Radiologic Technology journal (one professional review column and three Directed Readings), of which three have been published and one is in the editing process. I am working on an ASRT Directed Reading for MRI Safety.

    I will encourage other chapter members to utilize the ASRT website, specifically the Magnetic Resonance Chapter Community, to stay informed on current MR issues and information.


  • Amanda Garlock, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)  

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Amanda Garlock, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Marysville, Washington

    Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor of Quality, Training & Safety
    Everett Centers for Diagnostic Imaging

    Everett, Washington

    • Chairman of the Board, ASRT Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • ASRT Board Liaison, Hybrid Imaging White Paper Workgroup, 2018-2019
    • ASRT Board Liaison, Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017-2017
    • President-elect, ASRT Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2015-2016
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2014-2015
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, Washington Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013

    I have literally spent my entire radiologic science career serving as a volunteer for the ASRT in various capacities. I have seen the changes and growth in the ASRT House of Delegates as well as the profession as a whole. I am eager to put the skills that I have learned over the past six years as a member of the ASRT Board of Directors to use by serving the Magnetic Resonance Chapter as a delegate.

    Communication is absolutely crucial to keeping members apprised of what is happening within the practice area. Use of the Magnetic Resonance Community to disseminate information to the members of the chapter is the main resource that I would use to help members stay current. I have also built up a strong network of email contacts to help share crucial information.


  • Christine Gialousis 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

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

    CT/MRI Educational Coordinator, Imaging Institute
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Euclid, Ohio

    • Affiliate Leadership Academy Graduate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018
    • Social Media Committee Chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2020
    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Chairman and Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2009-2011
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2010-2011

    I have been an MRI technologist since 1990. Working as a specials tech which included CT, MRI and radiography when needed. I developed the ability to be flexible and knowledgeable in many aspects of the profession. I have had the opportunity to work at a community hospital, a level-1 trauma center, a mobile MRI company and a FHC. Each facility has added a layer of professional information that has allowed me to see many aspects of each problem or issue. It has been a blessing to work at each facility because it has made me a very confident and competent imaging professional! I currently sit on the board of directors for the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists and have had the honor of being a delegate for the MR Chapter and my state society. I would be honored to serve the ASRT and its membership in that capacity again.

    As the chairperson of the OSRT Social Media Committee, I am confronted with the overwhelming amount of information available at our fingertips. The power of social media continues to grow. I believe that we need to remain connected to our members and to MRI technologists as we move into a new technological era. But we also need to accomplish this in a professional manner. The ASRT Communities are fantastic, but we can also use Facebook groups to add to these conversations and link the Facebook groups to the ASRT Communities and the ASRT website. We should use our students to lead the charge with our guidance to maintain consistency and professionalism. Facebook is not the only social media outlet available, and with everyone so connected to their smart devices we need to use this technology to our advantage! We should add our messages to the information ocean!


  • Hannah Harnden 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Hannah Harnden, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
    Severance, Colorado

    MRI Technologist, Imaging
    UC Health-Medical Center of the Rockies

    Loveland, Colorado

    • MRI Student Delegate, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Member, ASRT Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Student Leadership Development Alumni Committee, 2015-2016
    • Student Selected, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2013-2013

    I graduated from my radiologic technology program in 2013 and I attended ASRT’s national conference as an ASRT Student Leadership Development Program participant for Nebraska. Since 2013, I have served as an SLDP Alumni Committee member for three terms. In addition to serving as a volunteer to ASRT, I also served as an MRI student delegate for the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists from 2013-2014. Over the years, I have helped at soup kitchens and have actively participated on hospital committees in Wyoming and Colorado. Following my MRI boards in 2014, I worked in clinic and hospital settings in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. This wide range of facilities has given me experience in various environments with outpatients and inpatients, smooth practices and processes for MRI safety and screening patients, superb patient care, ways to help patients through difficult or stressful circumstances, and achieving the best images possible for each patient.

    For me, communication is the key to success. We are in an ever-expanding field with new advances, technology and a constant flow of patients. I am particularly passionate about patient education, MRI safety and the overall patient experience. I would like to maintain open communication with chapter members about changes in the profession as well as upcoming opportunities and challenges. The ASRT Communities offer a great way to communicate, and I would also use ASRT publications and send email to reach out. As technologists, we are in this together. We are all part of a big team. Open communication and flow of information will keep us on track, informed so we can achieve the best for magnetic resonance imaging, now and in the years to come.


  • Rex Miller 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Rex Miller, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Lansing, Michigan

    Radiology Service Manager, Diagnostic Imaging College of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    • Delegate, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2020
    • Delegate, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018
    • President, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2005-2006
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Document Review Subcommittee, 2017-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2012-2014
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2012-2014
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2005-2009

    Entering my thirty-fourth year as an MRI technologist, I have seen many changes. Most have been technological changes, but there has also been tremendous growth in the number of technologists working in MRI. As a result of my longevity in the field, I believe I bring a set of skills and experiences that would be of benefit to the MR Chapter. I have held many leadership and committee positions within the ASRT and the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists. We face many challenges today. Education, MR and contrast safety, and fusion imaging continue to be points of discussion. Our chapter leaders have been working on a white paper, which I am confident will help move the chapter and the profession forward. It is with appreciation for ASRT and the practice of MRI that I wish to continue serving the ASRT, my affiliate and the members of the magnetic resonance community.

    I am a firm believer in communication. The ASRT Communities pages are an excellent resource to share information, solicit feedback or just provide a line of communication among technologists. As a member of several community chapters, I often find useful information on timely topics, and use it as a resource for work-related issues. We are the professions experts in our modalities, but, we don't know everything. That is why I often rely on your input through the ASRT Communities.


  • Kimberly Onstott 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

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

    Assistant Professor Radiologic Sciences, Radiology
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Computed Tomography Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018

    I have been a radiographer since 1999 and have held clinical positions as a multi-modality technologist specializing in MRI and CT from 2004-2013. In 2013, I became an educator for Midwestern State University where I teach MRI, CT and radiology. I developed and currently coordinate the CT program. I am highly committed to educating health care providers and radiographers about MRI. I have delivered several presentations and I continue to deliver yearly guest lectures for students entering the clinical environment. I am active in research and am currently researching and developing MRI virtual simulations for my doctorate in educational technology from Boise State University. I am an alternate delegate for the Magnetic Resonance Chapter for the ASRT, an alternate delegate for the Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee and I am the chair of the Royal Domingo Essay Competition Committee for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology.

    I strongly believe that professional growth is key to enhancing professional practice and ensuring the quality of health care for our patients. I believe this is a lifelong process and my focus is to encourage members to continuously update their knowledge by presenting at and attending conferences, by participating in professional forums, and by furthering their education. I believe the ASRT Communities have been a great asset to the MRI community. If elected I would strive to increase awareness of the ASRT Communities as a way to collaborate on important concerns and research in our field.


  • Bart Pierce 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Bartram Pierce, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), MRSO, FASRT
    Albany, Oregon

    MRI Safety Officer, Radiology-MRI
    The Corvallis Clinic PC

    Corvallis, Oregon

    • Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2014-2015
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2013-2014

    I was honored to have served on the first American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Magnetic Resonance Imaging Standards Setting Committee in 1995 and have been involved in all aspects of magnetic resonance imaging from education as an adjunct professor teaching MRI physics to serving on the ASRT Practice Standards Council and the ARRT MRI Exam Committee. I understand the governance structure, how the ASRT functions and its relationship to external organization having served in the House of Delegate as an affiliate delegate and a Magnetic Resonance Chapter delegate, as well as ASRT Bylaws Committee chairman. In addition, I bring a vast amount of clinical experience to the table having worked as a MRI technologist for 30 years. I also bring a unique perspective as a registered magnetic resonance safety officer.

    It is important that we develop a passion among working technologists to stay abreast of current trends. The need for current information about MRI safety and contrast issues is vital to keeping our patients safe and secure. The publication of ASRT’s recent white paper on MRI Safety, Radiologic Technologist Best Practices for MR Safety, is the first step in assisting the MRI technologists in these very critical issues. Communication is the key. Continued use of the ASRT Communities is critical. I would work to get more technologists involved in the posting of current issues.


  • Kristin Seitz 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Kristin Seitz, B.S.M.I., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO
    Dublin, Ohio

    MRI/CT Technologist, Imaging Department
    Ohio Health Westerville Medical Campus

    Westerville, Ohio

    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2020
    • Health Policy Committee Chair, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Vice Chairman and Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018

    I feel fortunate to have been chosen to serve as a Magnetic Resonance Chapter Delegate and Vice Chair over the past two years. Doing so has allowed me to participate in updating the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and participate in drafting the ASRT white paper, Radiologic Technologist Best Practices for MR Safety. Meeting and working with technologists from all over the United States confirmed that we are all dealing with the same issues and concerns: How can we provide the best possible care for our patients and keep them safe given the resources that we have? Obtaining my magnetic resonance safety officer credentials and completing my bachelor’s degree have provided me with new insight and drive to work toward improving patient care and the MR workflow.

    Keeping MR Chapter members up-to-date is one of the most important things we can do as representatives. The ASRT Communities are a fantastic resource for sharing information and asking questions. We have had some lively discussions there and tied for second place for Most Active Chapter at this year’s ASRT House of Delegates Meeting. A friend recently told me that we are all teachers. Once we have gained knowledge, it is our duty to share it with our peers. This is most evident in changes we have seen in MRI such as more powerful scanners resulting in patients being exposed to more radiofrequency waves and higher magnetic fields; newer, faster imaging techniques; new research into the consequences of our intravenous contrast agents; even new and exciting ways to obtain our education. All of this information can be overwhelming, but it is our duty to stay current and share our knowledge.


  • Stacy Whittington 

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    M. Stacy Whittington, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(MR)
    Sandston, Virginia

    Associate Professor and Coordinator of Advance Medical, Health and Life Sciences
    Piedmont Virginia Community College

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    • Delegate, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2020
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Policy & Procedures Chair, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President-elect, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Chair, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Chair-elect, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2012
    • Delegate, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I work for Piedmont Virginia Community College as an associate professor and coordinator of advanced medical imaging certificate programs in MRI, mammography, CT and online course development. I have over 19 years of experience working in JRCERT accredited programs. I began teaching in 1999 at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. In 2001, I accepted a full-time clinical coordinator position for a hospital-based program. During my 16 years there, I created policies, coordinated clinical schedules and assessed equability for 16 clinical sites. In 2005, I began teaching courses in magnetic resonance imaging physics and protocols. I served as a JRCERT site visitor for radiography from January 2006 to October 2014 and was reappointed in October 2018. In October 2014, I left my teaching position to pursue my magnetic resonance imaging certification, which I obtained in 2015 and practiced for over three years before returning to education.

    It is very important that MRI technologists stay up-to-date in our field, especially when it comes to safety and to changes in health care and reimbursements. The ASRT Communities are some of the best tools available to MRI technologists. Regardless of the modality in which a technologist is registered, the ASRT Communities allow any ASRT member to ask important questions and receive responses from their peers. It is an excellent platform for MRI technologists to acquire information that they may otherwise not have access to. If elected as chapter delegate, I will encourage MRI technologists to become more active in the ASRT Communities by posting questions related to current and trending issues in MRI.