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Meet the Elected Chapter Delegates

Chapter delegates, who represent each of the 15 chapters, volunteer their time and 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 medical imaging and radiation therapy profession. Throughout the year, they also act as expert resources on behalf of the profession.

Bone Densitometry

  • Melissa Ellis, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM)(BD), CPHQ

    BONE DENSITOMETRY DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Melissa Ellis, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM)(BD), CPHQ
    South Pittsburg, Tennessee

    Imaging Quality Specialist, Radiology
    Erlanger Health Systems

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2012-2016
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography 2012-2016

    Having been a multi-modality technologist for many years, with 17 of those years involved with bone densitometry, I feel well qualified to represent our profession as a delegate. My experience working on the Practice Standards Council, Commission and as a delegate have given me the skills, tools and understanding necessary to participate in the governance process. I continue to serve our profession on various committees and am currently a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Mammography Exam Analysis Committee. I am employed at a large health system where I perform bone densitometry at two of our imaging locations and serve as the bone densitometry educator and standards setter. This opportunity has increased my interaction with technology, research and numerous professionals, which allows me exposure to networking and career development.

    If given the opportunity to represent the bone densitometry community as delegate, I will work to keep chapter members up to date on issues affecting our area of practice. Our field is advancing at a pace that is challenging to keep up with. Maintaining memberships with the ASRT, Association for Medical Imaging Management and the International Society for Clinical Dosimetry provides tools that enable me to remain current in practice, research and regulatory affairs. I believe the ASRT Communities is the best way to disseminate this information and reach the largest number of chapter members. Further, I would enjoy meeting the members at the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting where colleagues share their ideas and concerns.


  • Sharon Wartenbee, R.T.(R)(BD), CBDT, FASRT

    BONE DENSITOMETRY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Sharon Wartenbee, R.T.(R)(BD), CBDT, FASRT
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Senior Diagnostic and Bone Density Technologist, Radiology
    Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Document Subcommittee, 2017-2020
    • Bone Densitometry, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2015-2021
    • Legislative Contact, South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Legislative Contact, South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Chairman of the Board, South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1992-1993
    • President, South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1990-1991

    I feel that I am qualified to be the Bone Densitometry Chapter delegate because of experience and expertise in the field. I started in the field of bone density in 1999 and became certified with International Society for Clinical Densitometry that same year. I have served on their Board of Directors and was awarded Technologist of the Year in 2010. In 2001, I became registered in bone densitometry with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and have served on the ARRT Bone Density Exam Committee. Serving on the ASRT Practice Standards Committee for Bone Densitometry has been a valuable experience in helping to shape guidelines and the future of our profession. Other experiences include being a co-author for Merrill’s Atlas of Radiograhic Positioning and Procedures, Bontragers and Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice. I am also privileged to serve on the International Society for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists Board of Directors as regional director for the Americas.

    Being an active member of ISCD and the ASRT Practice Standards Council has kept me well informed on the issues that face the bone densitometry community. I would ensure that the Bone Densitometry Chapter members are updated on all information through the Bone Densitometry Community. I would also be available to answer any questions in a timely manner.


  • Cheryl Travelstead, B.S., A.A.S., R.T.(R)(BD)

    BONE DENSITOMETRY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

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

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

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Student Intern, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009
    • Worked in the field of bone densitometry and radiography for over 13 years.
    • College instructor for area Radiography & Health Profession's program for more than 10 years.
    • Bone Density Chapter chairman, 2018-2019.
    • Bone Density Chapter delegate, 2018-2020.
    • Bone Density Chapter alternate delegate, 2020-2021.
    • Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee member, 2020–2021.
    • Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee member, 2020–2021.
    • ARRT Bone Density Registry writer, 2016-2017.

    I have experience educating and encouraging people of all backgrounds and skill levels and will aim to do the same in the position of Bone Density Chapter delegate. My patients are like family and I earnestly want to help them improve their bone health. More importantly, they trust me to help them with this. I trust you will allow me to represent you as your Bone Density Chapter delegate.

    I have been involved in the Bone Densitometry Chapter for several years and have a good understanding of what is involved with this position. I pledge to be an active member of our chapter digest, which is a very important means of educating each other, asking questions and discussing important issues within our modality. This helps keep chapter members up to date and informed. This past year I have had the privilege to serve on two additional committees: Practice Standards Council- Bone Density Subcommittee and Committee on R.T. Advocacy. Membership in these committees has further broadened my understanding of how important the ASRT is to our profession and to our modality, and how important it is to be actively involved with the ASRT. As your chapter delegate, it is my hope to inform, educate and encourage others to become more involved in both our chapter and the ASRT as a whole.


Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology

  • Christopher Steelman, M.S., R.T.(R)(CI), RCIS

    CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Christopher Steelman, M.S., R.T.(R)(CI), RCIS
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Program Director, MSRS Cardiac Specialist Program
    Weber State University

    Ogden, Utah

    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • President-elect, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 9 Subcommittee, 2019
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Chairman, ASRT CI and VI Curriculum Workgroup, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT CI and VI Technology Practice Standards Council, 2015-2019

    Educator, Advocate, Author, Speaker

    Radiologic technologists play an essential role in the cath lab, and we must demand that we’re recognized for our contribution to this life-saving specialty. To do so we must look beyond the ASRT and become involved in our profession and the state, national and international organizations that influence our future. We face unique challenges, and our voices will be heard.

    Educator:

    • Weber State University Cardiac Specialist Program – the first master’s program for cath lab professionals
    • Society of Cardiovascular Science Educators – Founder & President

    Advocate:

    • Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals – Fellow
    • Cath Lab Digest – Editorial Review Board
    • Cardiac Credentialing International – Board of Advisors

    Contributing Author:

    • Invasive Cardiology – A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, 4th edition.
    • The Heart Revealed: The European Society of Radiology
    • Radiology in Global Health: RAD-AID International

    Speaker:

    • ISRRT World Congress
    • ASRT Educational Symposium
    • Fifteen society and state affiliate presentations

    Everyday advocacy. I proudly represent radiologic technologists every single day. Throughout my career, I have represented the cath lab-based radiologic technologist in societies, organizations and publications ensuring our voice is heard. Simply put, I’m not standing outside the room hoping to hear discussions about things that may impact us, I’m in the room.


  • Charles “Chuck” Williams, B.S.R.S., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(CI), RCIS, CCT

    CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Charles “Chuck” Williams, B.S.R.S., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(CI), RCIS, CCT
    Dunwoody, Georgia

    Adjunct Certified Trainer, Training/Certification
    RCSA (ICCCSA)

    Ft. Pierce, Florida

    • Delegate, ASRT Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, Research Team – Portal Hypertension 1974-1979
    • Member, Research Team – Mitral Valve Clipping 2005-2007
    • Member, Cardiovascular Medical Simulation Research Team 2008-2014
    • Instructor, Cardiovascular Studies, University of Miami – Program in Radiologic Technology. 1976-1979
    • Cardiovascular Board Review Courses 1990-present
    • Adjunct Instructor – Registry of Cardiovascular Specialists and Assistants 2010-2020
    • Adjunct Instructor – Cardiovascular Studies by invitation Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
    • Trained as professional item writer with Aug.-Dec. 2011
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 1997-2003
    • Co-developer of ARRT Cardiac Interventional Examination 2001-2003

    Focus on how to function as a manager of an invasive and interventional cardiovascular department.

    • Assist peers with the art of procedural related cost analyses that leads to legitimate reimbursements that aids with financial security of facilities.
    • Assist medical care systems with reducing emotional, mental and physical fatigue of immediate and intermediate patient care professionals.
    • Assist peers with CE accredited CV review workshops that help team members to obtain and/or maintain state licenses and national certifications.
    • Help improve job descriptions and immediate onsite practice standards implemented by employers.
    • Assist with development of software that will assess skill levels of examinees during training and assessment on performing cardiovascular procedures on “virtual patients” with CV medical simulation devices prior to clinical practice.

Computed Tomography

  • Jen Smith, B.S.J., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY DELEGATE/CHAIR

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

    Computed Tomography Technologist, Radiology
    Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

    Wichita, Kansas

    • Secretary, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Treasurer, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Chairman of the Board, Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • 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

    I have been a computed tomography technologist for 10 years now, currently serving our nation's heroes at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. I have been on the board of directors for the Kansas Society of Radiologic Technologists since 2013, serving as area representative, president-elect, president, past president, chair of the board, and secretary-treasurer. I also was elected as a Computed Tomography Chapter delegate and I would love to serve in that role again.

    I think the ASRT Communities is a wonderful way of disseminating information, from policy matters affecting our practice to general information about how other facilities perform exams. It also has been very interesting to see how COVID-19 has affected CT technologists across the country.


  • Brandon Holt, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Brandon Holt, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Kearney, Nebraska

    Director of Radiology Services, Radiology
    Lexington Regional Health Center

    Lexington, Nebraska

    • Legislative Contact, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2016-2019
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2017-2018
    • Legislative Contact, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2011-2012
    • Chair of the Board, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2011

    I have been a registered technologist for almost 20 years. In that time, I have worked in hospital and educational settings and currently serve as the director of radiology services at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington Nebraska. As the director of a smaller community hospital, I appreciate the opportunity to continue to practice as a computed tomography technologist with my administrative role. Being able to still care for patients and keep abreast of the changes in technology is important for me as a technologist and leader. I have also been an active member of several committees for the ASRT and the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists. Supporting advocacy efforts that boost and bolster our profession have been important to me in my growth as a technologist. I have been a committed advocate for the medical imaging profession, and I see many opportunities for us to advance our profession into the future.

    Communication is one of the simplest and most important keys in how we advance our entire profession. Effectively communicating important issues with our colleagues is essential to our continued growth. I see great opportunities in communication through the ASRT Communities as well as email blasts as needed. The ASRT Communities serve as a great avenue for communication and collaboration. I also see great opportunity for growth into more instantaneous social media platforms. In my past service as a volunteer and resource, I have made it a point to make myself available to my colleagues and others who may have questions or need any assistance that I can offer to their cause.


  • Dustin Ward, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

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

    Radiology Supervisor, MRSO, Radiology
    Saint Luke’s North

    Kansas City, Missouri

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • 1st District Representative, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Audio Visual Chair, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2020
    • Senior Board Member, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2019
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016-2017
    • 1st District Representative, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016

    I have been working in computed tomography since 2004. It is my favorite modality and will always feel like home. It is ever changing and for that I am happy we now have structured education requirements in place. I am passionate about patient experience, diversity, health equity and health literacy, and being an advocate for our profession, especially in my state where we still fight for state licensure every year. Being ever ready for a survey is another drive for me as well as work on policies and procedures, standardization of practices and adoption of evidence-based best practices.

    Our profession is all about the sharing of knowledge and the ASRT provides us so many avenues to do just that. I will do my best to utilize all of those resources to their fullest to ensure our chapter members stay informed and up to date with all things related to CT. I will also do all I can to make sure I am listening to what our chapter members have to say and what their top concerns are as I vote for their interests at the annual meetings. Collaboration is my biggest strength and I excel at being the voice for many. This year's global pandemic has shown us new ways of being connected and staying informed. Many of these things have become our new normal and will make collaboration easier in the future.


  • Quest Folck, R.T.(R)(CT)

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Quest Folck, R.T.(R)(CT)
    Columbus, Ohio

    Senior Radiologic Technologist, Radiology
    OhioHealth Westerville

    Westerville, Ohio

    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Committee for Social Media, 2020-present
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Committee on Membership, 2017-2019
    • Participant, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Leadership Academy, 2017

    I have been a computed tomography technologist for 18 years. During this time, I have been a preceptor for new employees and a super-user for new equipment throughout my career. I served on the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologist Leadership Academy, Membership Committee, and currently serve as co-chair for the Social Media Committee for the OSRT. I volunteer for Team Red, White & Blue, which is an organization made up of both civilians and veterans to help keep veterans active in the community. I have passed out information and talked about this organization to the community and currently am training my dog to be a therapy dog for veterans.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, to ensure that chapter members are staying up to date on issues affecting their practice, I will have constant and open communication with the chapter members. I will do this through e-mail, text and phone calls. If there are chapter members who I feel may not understand an issue, I will provide them with more information or explain it differently to help them have a better understanding. If I feel a chapter member is not responding or communicating to the information that has been sent out, I will reach out to that member in any way possible to help them become more involved.


Education

  • Beth Veale, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

    EDUCATION DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Beth Vealé, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
    Wichita Falls, Texas

    Professor of Radiologic Sciences, Radiologic Sciences
    Midwestern State University College of Health Sciences and Human Services

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Foundation Research and Grants Advisory Panel, 2019-2021
    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2016-2019
    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2010-2012

    I have been a registered radiographer for 40 years and spent 30 of those years as a faculty member at Midwestern State University. I am also registered in quality management, a particular important area for me. I have been active in ASRT for many years, including serving on the Editorial Review Board for Radiologic Technology and RGAP. I served as secretary, vice president, president-elect, president, and board chair for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology and I am now on an author's committee to develop recommendations for changes to definitions and terms in digital imaging for the purpose of standardization.

    I truly believe we need better communication to the grass roots. I think we preach to the choir most of the time and I would like to see our chapter reach out to more of the working technologists to find out what they view as most important qualities of new radiographers. I think I need to increase my use of the ASRT Communities and use social media to reach out to the working technologists to let them know how much educators need them as part of excellent educational programs. I would like to see more non-teachers become Education Chapter members so that we can better utilize their expertise. Communication is the only way to accomplish that and I would love to work on that with the chapter members. Perhaps a research project soliciting the views of working technologist would be a great way to do that.


  • Tiffany Roman, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    EDUCATION DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Tiffany Roman, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Allied Health
    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chairman of the Board, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Junior Chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • President, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    For the past eight years I have been teaching in the Radiography and Allied Health Programs at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash. I was the clinical coordinator of the Radiography Program from 2013-2020 and have just been promoted to program director. I am currently serving as radiography delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists senior board chair and was elected to the Association of Educators in Radiologic Science and Imaging in 2020.

    I feel that communication within the ASRT Communities pages and through other organizations and boards, which I currently serve, allows me the unique opportunity to interact and network with many educators allowing me to stay on issues affecting imaging programs in higher education across the United States.


  • James Murrell M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM)

    EDUCATION ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    James Murrell, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM)
    Santa Clarita, California

    Executive Program Director & Campus Director, Radiologic Technology
    Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

    Los Angeles, California

    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2006-2008
    • Member, ASRT B.S.R.S. Curriculum Workgroup, 2006-2008
    • President-elect, ASRT Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2003-2004
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Student Writing Competitions, 2003-2004
    • Vice President, Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2002-2003
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2003
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2002
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Student Writing Competitions, 1998-2000

    As a member of AEIRS, I have actively served the organization since 2000. I have had held several elected positions, from committee member and committee chair to being twice elected president in 2007-2008 and again 2009-2010, and twice serving as chair of the AEIRS Board of Directors. I currently serve as a team chair accreditation site visitor for the JRCERT and have been a site visitor with the JRCERT since 2001. I also serve as a radiography program specialist on Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools site visit teams. In Louisiana, my home state, I served the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists as vice president from 2002-2003, then president-elect from 2003-2004. I have been an active member in the LSRT since 1994. In my adopted state of California, I have been an active member of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists since 2012. I am proud of my work and leadership in nonprofit professional organizations.

    As we all know, we are facing difficult times in the age of the novel coronavirus. As educators, we should be sharing what we have found to be effective methods of protecting our students, faculty and staff without canceling classes. I believe health care education to be the most significant type of education in the face of COVID-19 because the health care industry needs well-trained radiographers as one of the first health care employees to see patients. I would like educators to collaborate more closely on effective teaching methods using distance education, particularly for those educators who may not fully grasp how it can be used. We can share ideas about students’ return to externship experiences, and how we work with clinical affiliates to ensure continuity in education.


  • Colleen Dempsey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)

    EDUCATION ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Colleen Dempsey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Chair and Program Director, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • Delegate, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2020-2021
    • Delegate, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2019-2020
    • President-elect, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator's Institute, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Delegate, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • President, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Legislative Contact, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018

    As an educator at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the past 12 years, I am fortunate to have experience facilitating courses in the undergraduate bachelor of science radiography program and the master of science graduate program. My current teaching responsibilities include courses in imaging principles, radiation physics and instrumentation, radiographic procedures lab, radiography review, and research capstone. Participation in the ASRT Educator Institute and an educational focus of leadership in higher education have prepared and strengthened my abilities to serve as an effective educator. The experience in the lab and classroom with my students continues to develop and broaden my role as an educator. Serving in various roles with the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists provides for experience and involvement with the ASRT that allows me to grow as a professional and to support and encourage my students to build upon a foundation of professionalism and advocacy.

    I am fortunate to serve as chair of a diverse educational department. This offers me the opportunity to stay current in the practice of education across all medical imaging and radiation sciences disciplines. I am committed to reading literature, checking and reading updates for all medical imaging professional, certification, and accreditation organizations; attending conferences and workshops; and sharing knowledge and information related to our profession. I believe that educators across all disciplines sharing information, identifying best practices and keeping an open and forward moving dialogue is key to support our students and educators. I will create a place for this dialogue and knowledge sharing through the ASRT Communities and by attending conferences and meetings to interact and speak with fellow educators.


Magnetic Resonance

  • Jennifer Little, Ed.D., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Jennifer Little, Ed.D., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
    Newhall, California

    Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
    California State University, Northridge

    Northridge, California

    • Alternate Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Vice President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Vice President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Director at Large, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate 2, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Secretary, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2011-2012

    In addition to teaching, I have been a practicing magnetic resonance imaging technologist for over 14 years at both teaching universities and at a smaller community hospital. As a technologist, I have taught many new hires and students as they prepared to take their advanced certification examinations. After practicing x-ray and MRI for seven years, I earned my master’s degree in radiation sciences to better prepare myself for administration and education. I was fortunate enough to be hired as a clinical coordinator for a bachelor’s-level radiology program where we specialize in radiography and advanced imaging such as MRI. I have also been involved with my state society for 10 years holding positions as vice president, secretary/treasurer and alternate delegate for my state's chapter. This would be my first elected position for the ASRT.

    I like to use community discussion boards and anonymous surveys to ask for opinions, and emails to help disseminate information.


  • Lorenza Clausen, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

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

    Senior Special Procedures Technologist, Radiology
    Dignity Health

    Sacramento, California

    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Past President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2016
    • Legislative Contact, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2016
    • President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2014

    I have been a technologist for the past 24 years. I have performed MR for 18 years, been MR registered since 2003 and have served as a MRSO since 2017. I have been a member of the ASRT since my first year as a student technologist. I am a former Magnetic Resonance Chapter delegate and vice chair, and I understand the commitment needed to represent the chapter. Most recently, I was the 2019-2020 chair for the ASRT Committee on Nominations. I served on state affiliate board and committee positions multiple times from 2005 to 2016 including president, legislative chair and affiliate delegate. I have continued to follow and report on state and national legislative activities and advocacy efforts. I have also served on several ASRT committees and in student mentorship positions. I am honored to have been trusted with these responsibilities over the past 15 years. I look forward to doing so again as your MR Chapter delegate.

    The ASRT Communities serve as an important tool for members. A forum that can assist other MR technologists, students and management to promote excellent patient care and safety practices is valuable. It allows us to create and discuss important projects. My goal for this year is to involve chapter members in creating Image Safely, a MR safety campaign. 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Colombini case. This unfortunate event spurred the creation of MR safe practices and standards of care. This campaign, similar to Image Gently and Image Wisely, will bring together interested technologists. As we become more and more accustomed to the Zoom platform for communication, this tool will allow us to meet, discuss and move this project forward. This campaign will educate technologists out in the field, management level technologists, students, providers and the general public.


  • Constance Cancelliere, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Constance Cancelliere, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
    Indiana, Pennsylvania

    MRI/Radiologic Technologist Consultant, MRI/HFE Division of Advanced Systems Integration
    Indiana Regional Medical Center/ Bayer Healthcare

    Indiana, Pennsylvania

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2014-2015

    My experience as a technologist spans 32 years total: seven years of x-ray, seven years of computed tomography and 18 years of magnetic resonance imaging. I am currently actively scanning in the MRI department for Indiana Regional Medical Center. I also currently work in the research and development world of Bayer Healthcare in the Human Factors Engineering Division of Advanced Systems Integration. I am their only radiologic technology consultant. My career is unique as it is able to touch both the clinical world and the research world for rad techs. I also have my master’s degree in health care administration. I am an active member of the Indiana Regional Medical Center ladies' auxiliary. I am the managing employer for Alliance for Nonprofit Resources for my autistic son's waiver through the agency of choice. I am also a supervisor for another health care facility.

    I will communicate! There are thousands of MRI technologists across this country. They each view their professions differently. They each have a voice. It is my job to work for them and listen! I am their voice. I need to hear them, to ask them to speak up and tell me what they need to keep their profession as MRI technologists proud, solid and safe.


Mammography

  • Elizabeth Paterson, B.H.A., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(BD)

    MAMMOGRAPHY DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Elizabeth Paterson, B.H.A., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(BD)
    Pike, New Hampshire

    Director of Radiology, Radiology
    Cottage Hospital

    Woodsville, New Hampshire

    • Secretary, New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Alternate Delegate, New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Secretary, New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Secretary, New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    I have worked in the field of radiology for 11 years and half of my career has been as lead mammographer. I am intimately acquainted with the operations of a mammography department and the requirements to meet federal standards and maintain certification by accrediting bodies. I have been the correspondence secretary of the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists for two years and have worked alongside my colleagues to facilitate legislation requiring licensing for all radiology technologists in the state of New Hampshire. I have co-written several ASRT Directed Reading articles, the most recent of which addressed the topic of breast density. I am also an item writer for the Mammography Chapter of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

    I will actively participate in the ASRT Communities to support my fellow mammographers and keep them apprised of the issues affecting our discipline. This national role will give me a unique opportunity to bring national issues to the state level and tackle these on the ground so to speak.


  • Michelle Sanders, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(M)(BD), CBDT

    MAMMOGRAPHY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

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

    Lead Mammographer, Radiology/Mammography
    West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg

    Dyersburg, Tennessee

    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2019-2020
    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2017
    • 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
    • Mammography Chapter delegate, 2019-2020.
    • Mammography Chapter vice chair, 2018-2019.

    Currently the vice president of the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, where I have sat on the Board of Directors for the last 10 years holding several positions including chairman of the board.

    • Registered in bone densitometry, 2018.
    • Registered in mammography, 1996.
    • Registered in radiography, 1994.

    2020 has thrown some major curve balls our way. Because of this, Zoom has soared into use and has become the new way to stay in contact with co-workers and loved ones alike. I feel it is an excellent way to keep members up to date on a more personal level.


  • Angela Raybuck, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(M)

    MAMMOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Angela Raybuck, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(M)
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Lead QA/QC Mammography Technologist, Mammography
    Cheyenne Radiology Group

    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2020-2021
    • Legislative Contact, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Alternate Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Treasurer, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Legislative Contact, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2011-2012
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2009
    • Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Past President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2006-2007

    As a lead quality assurance/quality control mammography technologist for 22 years, I have been given a lot of opportunities in my career. I have been given the opportunity to serve on several committees at work including quality management, radiation safety and quality control committees. I have been in charge of making agendas and running committee meetings. I am a life member of the Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists and past winner of special awards given by the WSRT for service. I have been a past officer and conference chair. I have also spoke at several WSRT conferences and enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for mammography. I am a graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy, former member of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy and have attended R.T. in D.C. I enjoy teaching new technologists how to perform mammograms.

    The best way to ensure chapter members stay up to date on issues affecting their practice area is to participate in the mammography community. As a chapter delegate, I think it is important to participate in community discussions, to share your knowledge and gain knowledge from other members.


  • Erin Zubia, R.T.(R)(M)(QM)

    MAMMOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

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

    Lead Mammographer, Mammography
    Gila Regional Medical Center

    Silver City, New Mexico

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2018-2019
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018

    I have been working in mammography for the past 40 years. It has changed my career along with my expertise as a lead mammographer. I have trained numerous new mammographers over the past 10 years and have done student leadership at the ASRT House of Delegates since 2016. I have worked on the Mammography Curriculum Workgroup, Commission, Practice Standard Council and Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee. I continue to learn, take classes as well as speak at the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists state convention on mammography. My compassion is for my patients and to teach new mammography every chance I can. I really enjoy talking to my peers about this field to be able to learn different approaches and processes. The 2016 QC book and EQUIP will keep us busy learning. My goal is to keep abreast of changes and advancement in the mammography field.

    I will continue learning new advancement in mammography and continue to grow. I have a good attitude and work closely as a team with my co-workers. The continuing education ASRT offers is great and my goal is to continue presentation for the NMSRT in mammography. I will be an advocate for our specialty – we can make a difference by caring for our patients. We make the difference in our profession and that’s why it’s important to me to stay involved. The ASRT Practice Standards is one area where the interaction with our peers on the ASRT Communities is so important. It helps everyone when we communicate on there.


Management

  • Michael DelVecchio, B.S., R.T.(R), FASRT

    MANAGEMENT DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Michael DelVecchio, B.S., R.T.(R), FASRT
    Brockton, Massachusetts

    Director Radiology Support Services, Department of Radiology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • Member, ASRT Fellow's Program Review Task Force, 2019-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2017-2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2016-2017
    • Chief Sergeant, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1992-1997
    • President, Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1994-1995
    • President, Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1988-1989

    I have been involved in our profession for over 30 years and have served as an officer in my state society, as a delegate and on the ASRT Board of Directors. ASRT appointed me as a trustee to American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and I was also appointed to the American Board of Imaging and Informatics Board of Directors, and I will continue my commitment to our profession. I have been involved in many aspects of our society serving on many committees, task forces and subcommittees all with the purpose to improve the experiences of technologists and recognition of our profession.

    The Management Chapter as leaders and coaches are committed to the development of the technologist. While we are committed to development of modules in all aspects of management, we need to continue to support staff as their assignments and responsibilities change. With COVID -19 our staffs are providing care in a more challenging environment. As leaders, we need to support of staffs and assure they have all the tools they need to succeed.


  • Jerri Doyle, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)

    MANAGEMENT DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

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

    Oncology Services Director, Imaging
    St. James Healthcare

    Butte, Montana

    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2019-2022
    • President-elect, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Past President, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Management Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017

    I have been in the imaging arena for over 30 years working from staff technologist positions to management positions. I was the manager of imaging for 14 years before being offered the oncology director two years ago. I now manage the mammography and oncology (radiation therapy) departments. I have served as a Management Chapter and affiliate delegate. I have held the president or president-elect positions in the Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists. I am currently the Region 2 chair on advocacy and have worked with other Montana state representatives on legislative issues. I love what I do and although I do not have direct patient contact, the director role allows me the opportunity to work with community members on screening and outreach events. I have presented to others at the MSRT annual conference many times.

    I enjoy and want to be a mentor and leader to other imaging professionals. I have an open-door policy at my organization and would bring that mentality to this role. I commit to be active in the ASRT Communities and assist in any way possible. I have many experiences in my 30-plus years that can be helpful to others in their growth in management. I know how to work collaboratively with others and recently have been involved with other Montana society leaders in establishing a relationship with the Montana Independent Health Alliance in coordinating the annual education conference.


  • Adelia Oldenbroek, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(CT)

    MANAGEMENT ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Adelia Oldenbroek, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Radiologic Technologist Licensure Supervisor, Radiation Control
    Arkansas Department of Health

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    • Alternate Delegate, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2020-2021
    • Treasurer, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Treasurer, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Vice President, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2017-2018

    I currently work for the state of Arkansas as the radiologic technologist licensure program supervisor. I was the radiology supervisor for a rural access hospital for seven and a half years. I have held several board positions for the Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists including member at large, vice president and treasurer.

    I think that effective communication is extremely important. I will strive to let the ASRT membership know what the Management Chapter is working on in a timely manner. I think that posting monthly or bimonthly updates on the chapter's Community page will be an efficient way to do this.


  • Gary Greathouse, M.S., R.T.(R)

    MANAGEMENT ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Gary Greathouse, M.S., R.T.(R)
    Canton, Ohio

    Program Director, Radiology
    Lorain County Community College

    Elyria, Ohio

    • Alternate Delegate 2, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • President-elect, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2009-2011

    I have been in the Management Chapter for many years. I have served as steering chairman and vice chairman, and presently I am president-elect of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. I will be installed in April 2021 as president. I have also served in many roles with the OSRT over the past several years. I was voted Technologist of the Year in 2017.

    I look forward to serving the chapter and its members through reaching out to all members to get a feel for what the chapter needs and wants in order to grow and thrive. I will be certain to observe any and all possible changes in the chapter and use the voice of our membership to ensure the changes are for the betterment of our chapter. If elected and given your support, I will strive to make our chapter strong and have its voice heard on issues that would hinder or change our progress. Together, we can build on the foundation that already exists and strengthen our position. I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this important decision.


Military

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

    MILITARY DELEGATE/CHAIR

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

    Superintendent, Diagnostic Imaging
    U.S. Air force

    Las Vegas, Nevada, AA

    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Military Task Force, 2019-2020
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program Mentor, 2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2010-2012

    I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue serving as a Military Chapter delegate to ensure the military interests are upheld within the ASRT as well as all the military services.

    I will commit to monthly town hall sessions on the ASRT Communities. Additionally, I will commit to true engagement with the military services to ensure everyone is kept up to date on the issues and initiatives.


  • Vaughn Eason, M.S., R.T.(R)

    MILITARY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Vaughn Eason, M.S., R.T.(R)
    Brooklyn, New York

    Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Military Entrance Processing Station
    United States Navy

    Nashville, Tennessee

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 9 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Member, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2012-2014
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2011

    I have been in the medical imaging field since 1998 and am active in promoting the profession. My military career has allowed me to serve as a radiologic technologist on ships, in hospitals and in field hospitals in Iraq. I was clinical coordinator for the Navy's Advanced Radiography program, which allowed me to work closely with Army and Air Force radiographers and taught me the value of networking and knowledge sharing to improve our profession. I have actively volunteered with several organizations including Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia, Medical Reserve Corps of Portsmouth, Virginia, Boy Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity. My military volunteer activities include Drug Education for Youth, Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions and Sailors Against Sexual Harassment and Assault.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will use social media to share information with military radiographers. I will also solicit photos and information from military hospitals and units around the globe to highlight the phenomenal work being accomplished by military radiologic technologists, especially during this global pandemic. I will reach out to radiology program managers and instructors at the tri-service training facility in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to identify issues and successes in training and curriculum to increase awareness of training standards in our career field. I will work with ASRT to ensure the successes and challenges experienced by military radiologic technologists are accurately conveyed and addressed.


  • Eddie Perales, B.S., R.T.(R), CNMT

    MILITARY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Eddie Perales, B.S., R.T.(R), CNMT
    Elgin, Oklahoma

    Vice Director of Administration, Administration
    Reynolds Army Health Clinic

    Lawton, Oklahoma

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Military Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Military Task Force, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2017-2019

    As a career medical imaging specialist, I have had the privilege of serving my country in a variety of imaging positions including trauma, orthopedics, operating room, inpatient, PACS, nuclear medicine and also as a radiology program instructor. I have been honored to serve previously as a military delegate to the ASRT and worked diligently with the Society to officially create standardized computed tomography training for military technologists to improve combat readiness and routine peacetime care.

    I host and moderate a social media group for the military medical professionals to share vital information in a respectful forum that has for more than 10 years yielded many positive results. Together with this social media group and guidance from the ASRT, we have shared useful knowledge to streamline processes as we move in and out of locations in support of military operations. I will continue to serve as a conduit between both organizations to ensure our imaging professionals are aware of the unwavering support the ASRT has for our troops and how being a member can improve networking and educational possibilities.


Nuclear Medicine

  • Lucas Gross, M.S., R.T.(N), NMTCB(CT), CNMT, RSO

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE DELEGATE/CHAIR

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

    Radiation Safety Officer, Nuclear Medicine
    The University of Findlay

    Findlay, Ohio

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Advocacy Committee, 2016-2020
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Vice Chair, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Advocacy Committee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Moderator, ASRT Annual Governance Meeting, 2016

    I have served as the vice chair of the Nuclear Medicine Chapter and have previously served as the delegate and alternate delegate. I actively speak at regional conferences for the Central Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Southeastern Michigan Associates and Technical Affiliates. I continue to serve on the Nuclear Medicine Practice Standards Subcommittee and ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Subcommittee. In current practice at my university, I serve as the radiation safety officer, director, instructor and clinical coordinator. I am currently a member of CCSNMI, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, AEIRS, JRCNMT and SNMMI. I enjoy serving on the OSRT Advocacy Committee, the SNMMI-TS PDEF Committee, CoRT, and Therapy Center of Excellence Council. I am working on a Ph.D. in health sciences. I am active in representing the nuclear medicine community in every setting to advocate for the field and would appreciate the opportunity to continue this role.

    I will submit relevant information to the ASRT Communities for the members to see and I will work with the ASRT publications to present information online that can be easily found by the nuclear medicine members. The website, webinars and emails will contain urgent information for the nuclear medicine members. In addition, the ASRT Communities will provide interim updates for casual consumption. I believe this would be the best avenue for presenting the information through different formats regarding the exigency of the information.


  • Rodney Fisher Jr., Ph.D., R.T.(R)(N)(CT)(BD), CNMT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

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

    Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Vice President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019-2020
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2014-2015

    I am a nuclear medicine technologist who currently is an assistant professor of radiologic sciences at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. I have a Ph.D. in health education. I am certified in radiography, nuclear medicine, CT and bone densitometry. Nuclear medicine is my passion and I am committed to working with others to improve our profession. I am currently an ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate and would appreciate the chance to continue serving. I also am on the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology, our accreditation organization. This year I have been working on creating computed tomography standards for nuclear medicine programs with diagnostic CT as part of their curriculum. I am also the current vice president of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists and am working as an advocate for nuclear medicine and medical imaging.

    One of the most important lessons I have taken from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for building communication among ourselves. It is too easy to be isolated in our own worlds and forget there is a larger community out there. As an affiliate officer and a director of the JRCNMT, I am in a position to communicate with our members to current trends and potential areas of concern we may have. I am committed to working with all the members of the chapter and community to ensure everyone is up to date with the latest information. I will also strive to be a voice and advocate for what our community values and needs to safeguard our scope of practice and fight for any unwarranted incursions into our practices.


  • Cybil Nielsen, M.B.A., CNMT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Cybil Nielsen, M.B.A., CNMT
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    NMT Program Director, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
    Indiana University

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2016-2017

    I have been a nuclear medicine technologist for almost 25 years. During that time, I have worked as a staff technologist, radiation safety officer, supervisor, manager, consultant and educator. I have enjoyed serving my profession in various roles. I was a director for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for nine years. I also served as the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologists Section president in 2009-2010. I began serving as a volunteer for the ASRT a few years ago. I have given a few presentations at different affiliates. I also served on the Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee. I currently serve as a chapter delegate for nuclear medicine technology.

    I will use the ASRT Communities to update members on current issues. Some of the issues facing our chapter today include: implementation of USP 825, new theranostics, proposed Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulatory changes and a changing scope of practice to include hybrid imaging technologies.


  • Teresa Taggart, M.S., CNMT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Teresa Taggart, M.S., CNMT
    Parma, Ohio

    Program Director, Health Centers – Nuclear Medicine Technology
    Cuyahoga Community College

    Parma, Ohio

    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Education Committee, 2020

    I am currently the program director for a community college program. I have been involved with nuclear medicine as a scanning technologist, research and presenter of said research, published and coauthored journal articles and now have come full circle with teaching and education. In the last eight years I have had the privilege of introducing approximately 70 brand-new technologists to the field of nuclear medicine and am honored that I can now bring this experience to the House of Delegates, should I be elected. I understand the demands of the health care industry, realize the needs and can envision the future. I want to lay the groundwork with my fellow colleagues so that the future meets the needs of our patients' health care, the health care industry with high standards and ethical procedures and our colleagues with solid and gratifying employment opportunities.

    I believe in unbiased transparency, as I represent a whole entity with various views. Collaboration is in order for our industry to thrive into the future. I have an open-door policy and I look forward to sharing news, as I understand it, to anyone who requests information. I will hold a monthly discussion via the internet to collaborate and receive feedback on relative issues. I will set up a personal social media page in order to have spirited conversations and share ideas, formulate plans and create collaborative successes. I will attend local events to network so that people know I am hearing what they are saying. I look forward to the yearly conferences again, where we can celebrate our year's progression. I honor the trust that the voters will give to me, should I become the next chapter delegate, and anticipate great results when we all work together.


Quality Management

  • Donna Long, M.S.M., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Donna Long, M.S.M., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT
    Plainfield, Indiana

    Director Health Sciences Education, Academic Affairs
    IU Health Methodist Hospital

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Member, ASRT Fellow's Program Review Task Force, 2019-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography, 2016-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2017
    • Chairman Bylaws Committee, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2014-2016
    • Executive Secretary, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 1990-2005
    • Legislative Contact, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2002-2003
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 1987-1988

    I’m the director for health sciences education at IU Health Methodist Hospital. In my current job I utilize many quality management skills for process improvement. My past experience as an affiliate and QM delegate and Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists and ASRT board member have enabled me to better understand the continuing importance of quality management and how it is evolving. I am also serving on the Practice Standards Council. Serving in this role has allowed me to work directly with the Quality Management Practice Standards and to also develop a more thorough understanding of quality management throughout all of the modalities. With a continued focus on health care and safety, especially as we navigate COVID-19 changes, I believe the importance of effective quality management leadership is essential. I believe my experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm are an excellent combination to work on your behalf.

    Collaboration and communication are crucial to ensure that information is disseminated to chapter members. The ASRT Communities is an ideal platform for discussion regarding issues affecting quality management. I believe it is also important to reach out individually whether by email or phone to respond to questions that individuals may have. Sharing of ideas and information is key to helping us all advance our specific areas as the profession continues to evolve and change.


  • Anne Brittain, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Anne Brittain, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT
    Springfield, Virginia

    Director, Quality Improvement and Outcomes
    INOVA Fairfax Hospital

    Falls Church, Virginia

    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2012-2014
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2011-2012
    • Quality Management, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2010-2012
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2003-2004
    • President-elect, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2002-2003

    I have over 30 years of experience in health care and 10 years of experience in quality Improvement, both in radiology specifically and at the hospital/health system level. I am currently the director for quality at a 1,000-bed trauma I academic health center. While I have been in my position, we have attained CMS five-star rating, Leapfrog A, Leapfrog top teaching hospital, IBM Watson top teaching hospital, etc. designations. I have served as ASRT quality management chair, quality management rep for the Practice Standards Council and quality management delegate several years in the past. I have also served in affiliate leadership positions both in radiology organizations and health care quality organizations in multiple states.

    I believe you cannot communicate enough. There are multiple venues for communication with chapter members, these include the ASRT Communities, email groups and written items in the ASRT Scanner. I would use all of them, as appropriate, to communicate with and solicit input from Quality Management Chapter members.


  • James Temme, M.P.A., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    James Temme, M.P.A., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT
    West Des Moines, Iowa

    Radiographer, DMORT
    National Disaster Medical System

    Washington, D.C.

    • Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Chair of the Board, ASRT Board of Directors, 2011-2012
    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2010-2012
    • President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2010-2011
    • Member, ASRT Task Force on Forensic Radiography, 2009-2010
    • Alternate Delegate, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Delegate, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1987-1988

    Preparing me for a position as Quality Management Chapter delegate of the ASRT House of Delegates has included many years of experience as a radiologic technologist and many years of continuous membership with the ASRT. During this time, I have been actively involved in a variety of professional activities at the district, state, national and international levels. As a charter member of the Commission of the House of Delegates and a former member of the ASRT Board of Directors, I have gained valuable insight to help guide our profession. I would consider it an honor and privilege to continue to represent our profession and the ASRT membership as a Quality Management Chapter delegate.

    Working with the ASRT home office, I will keep Quality Management Chapter members informed by utilizing social media, Scanner and our journal.


Radiation Therapy

  • Robin Wegener, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY DELEGATE/CHAIR

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

    Program Director Radiation Therapy, Allied Health
    Delgado Community College

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2015-2017

    I am certified in radiography and radiation therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed in radiation therapy by the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. I have a bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology from Loyola University of New Orleans 1988and a master’s degree in integrated science and technology from Southeastern Louisiana University (2011). I have worked in radiation therapy since 1985 both treating patients and in education. I have worked with Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training in my classroom since 2012 and initiated the Radiation Therapy Virtual Educational Leadership Group starting in 2017. Professionally, I am an active member of the Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative. Recently, I was accepted as a volunteer for the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group Core Curriculum project.

    If elected as chapter delegate, I plan to communicate with chapter members through the ASRT Communities where I routinely respond to posts. I also receive routine emails from the RTTEDUCATE List Server and both MedPhys and MedPhysUSA lists.


  • Nora Uricchio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Nora Uricchio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)
    Wethersfield, Connecticut

    Radiation Therapy Program Coordinator/Director, Health Careers
    Manchester Community College

    Manchester, Connecticut

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2019-2020
    • President, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator's Institute, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • President, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2014

    In my career, I have worked as a staff radiation therapist, lead radiation therapist, clinical coordinator and currently as program director of a radiation therapy program. My experience has allowed me to understand the complexities and the challenges of the health care environment. I currently serve as the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists president. Our active society provides networking opportunities, continuing education and advocacy for the all technologists in our state. I also have the privilege of serving as an affiliate delegate and serve on several ASRT committees including the Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative and the Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, my goal would be to seek out and share information affecting radiation therapists. Using the ASRT Communities, I will reach out to my colleagues and look for opportunities to collaborate on projects that will enhance our profession. As radiation therapists, it is essential for us to be team members to care for the patients and provide input to the ongoing continuous quality improvement and safety. My current involvement with the Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative allows me to work with various stakeholders including vendors, regulators and all involved in radiation therapy. Information shared at these meetings will allow me to have first-hand knowledge of safety initiatives and standards proposed that would affect our practice.


  • Doralene Deokielal, B.S., R.T.(R)(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Doralene Deokielal, B.S., R.T.(R)(T)
    Grand Junction, Colorado

    Radiation Therapist/Clinical Resource Specialist, Radiation Oncology
    St Mary's Hospital

    Grand Junction, Colorado

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Delegate, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • President, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014

    I have held many positions on the Board of Directors for the Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists such as secretary, president-elect, president, chairperson and co-chair for many committees. I have lobbied for the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill, written articles for ASRT Scanner, attended the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and attended the ASRT Leadership Academy. I am a patient advocate for the American Cancer Society, puppeteer for children at the local library and belay for adaptive rock-climbing athletes with mobility or cognitive challenges.

    As a member of the ASRT, serving on the ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, the Region 3 Subcommittee and member of the Colorado Stakeholder Radiation Committee, I have resources to keep me up to date on issues affecting medical imaging and radiation therapy. If elected, I will communicate via all forms of communication to update members on issues affecting their practices. I will offer guidance on the process that we need to take in order to protect/take care of the issue affecting their practice. I will also ask for assistance from the amazing professional network that the ASRT provides to ensure that the issues are addressed in a timely manner. I will also ask that the members be involved in the communities to share concerns and communicate with the network of our profession. If I need to reach out to each person individually, I definitely will.


  • Carol Scherbak, M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Carol Scherbak, M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)
    Versailles, Kentucky

    Assistant Professor, Radiation Therapy
    Bellarmine University

    Louisville, Kentucky

    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2012-2013
    • Chair, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists Bylaws Revision Committee, 2011
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2003

    I have served in many different capacities that prepared me to be a delegate on the state and national level. I have worked on multiple committees within the ASRT such as the Radiation Therapy Practice Standards Committee and the Curriculum Committee, which gives me insight as to how the national office functions with professionals and state affiliates. I spent many years in state government representing radiation therapists, writing laws and evaluating current laws with other professions and how they would impact the medical imaging and radiation therapy community. Being a program director for an educational program allows me to interact with frontline radiation therapists in a variety of settings and institutions. All of these experiences allow me to be cognizant of the concerns of therapists, our stakeholders and the changing times we currently live in.

    Effective communication has always been an important factor in any professional environment. In our field, with the changing technology, it is even more important to stay abreast of current issues, changes in technology and practice. I am delighted to see how our community page is being utilized by a wide range of professionals in radiation therapy to offer opinions, advice and facts. The ASRT Communities is a great resource for keeping professionals up to date. I also think a campaign to get even more involvement with the Radiation Therapy Community would be advisable.


Radiography

  • Allison Stokes, B.S., R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Allison Stokes, B.S., R.T.(R)
    Dublin, Ohio

    Radiography Clinical Coordinator; Program Manager, Division of Radiologic Sciences and Therapy
    The Ohio State University

    Columbus, Ohio

    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Board of Directors, 2020-2023
    • Apprentice, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting Committee, 2020-2021
    • Vendor Liaison, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Marketing & Sales Committee, 2020-2021
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Membership Committee, 2020
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting Committee, 2017-2020
    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Quiz Bowl Committee, 2017-2020

    I have seven years of clinical practice at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in addition to another seven years of experience as the radiography clinical coordinator of the radiography program at Ohio State University. I have been active in my ASRT state affiliate, the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, in a multitude of roles throughout the years. Currently, I serve on the OSRT’s Board of Directors. In addition, I am in my third year on the Annual Meeting Committee. This year, I am serving as the apprentice and learning how to properly plan a meeting in order to serve as annual meeting chair in a couple of years. I am also the current vendor liaison within the Marketing and Sales Committee. I have several years of service on the Quiz Bowl Committee. I hope to increase my activity within the ASRT through serving as a Radiography Chapter delegate.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I would strive to disseminate information to the chapter members in an efficient and timely manner. As we all are currently using and learning new technologies due to the pandemic, I would strive to use new social media platforms and/or technologies to reach a vast number of members to better serve the ASRT. I will develop relationships with members throughout the state of Ohio through my involvement with the OSRT. It remains my top priority to represent the ASRT, the ORST, medical imaging professionals and myself in a positive manner while cultivating relationships, dedicating time to advancing the profession and focusing on patients and the care they receive from medical imaging professionals throughout the United States.


  • Sharon Miller, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(M)(CT)

    RADIOGRAPHY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Sharon Miller, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(M)(CT)
    Ashville, Pennsylvania

    Clinical Coordinator/Associate Professor, Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences
    Mount Aloysius College

    Cresson, Pennsylvania

    • Delegate, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Chairman of the Board, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • President-elect, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2014-2016

    I have been a registered technologist for many years. I have experienced many changes in the field. I was instrumental in getting the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists activated again. The Pennsylvania society is now thriving and headed for state licensure. I have served on the PSRT board since 2006 and am currently the chairman of the board. I have served as an ASRT Radiography Chapter delegate as well as an affiliate delegate. I have also served on committees in the PSRT and the ASRT. I feel my leadership experience and my professional experience bring great value to the organization and the future of medical imaging.

    I would like to become more active in the ASRT Communities. I would also like to work toward R.T.s being recognized as essential workers. I believe this needs to happen by working with other allied health care workers.


  • Heather Schmuck, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Heather Schmuck, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)
    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    Clinical Coordinator & Clinical Associate Professor, Radiologic & Imaging Sciences
    University of Southern Indiana

    Evansville, Indiana

    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2020
    • Senior Board Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019
    • Immediate Past President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
    • Vice President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2015-2016
    • Secretary, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014

    I have practiced solely in the radiography discipline for 19 years. I have held numerous positions including staff technologist, charge technologist and clinical educator. My passion for lifelong learning led me to a faculty role at the university level. I still continue to practice in order to bring real-life application back to my classroom to educate the future of the profession. My practice includes primarily education, but I also perform diagnostic radiography, trauma, mobile radiography and fluoroscopy. I have served previously as the Radiography Chapter delegate and have held leadership positions with the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists. I have also served as an item writer for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and as a member of the ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel. I have provided numerous in-services at multiple facilities on the topics of digital imaging, procedures and radiation safety. I regularly engage in research and scholarships to elevate the profession.

    I believe good communication is key within each of the respective chapters when issues arise that affect the specific modality of the chapter. If elected as chapter delegate, I would do my best to communicate through numerous ventures including the use of the ASRT Communities for relevant, focused posts of issues that may be impacting those practicing in radiography. Being able to glean ideas and support from our colleagues is one of our greatest strengths in this profession. I truly feel that chapter delegates are situated in a prime position not only to stay on top of current events and issues, but also to be able to provide that communication back to the members who may not be aware of issues that could be impacting them. As a leader in the radiography community, chapter delegates should promote discussion and engagement of the chapter members.


  • Randy Prouty, B.S., R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Randy Prouty, B.S., R.T.(R)
    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    Diagnostic Supervisor, Imaging Services
    Regional West Medical Center

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Advisory Board Member, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2014
    • Delegate, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Chair of the Board, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013
    • Member, ASRT Task Force on CR/DR, 2011-2012
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2006

    I have been active in both the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists and the ASRT for many years. I feel very strongly that all technologists should be involved in helping to shape our profession. I have seen many changes in radiography over my 30-plus years as a radiographer. Although many changes have led to greater efficiency, some of the changes have led to technologists cutting corners and forgetting the basics of radiation protection. As a Radiography Chapter delegate, I want to promote the best practices in radiography and help radiographers adhere to the highest standards.

    With the ASRT Communities, it is now very easy to start conversations among radiographers to bring to light new advances or to reinforce best practices. The ASRT is a great way to network with radiographers from across the country. In this unprecedented era of the pandemic it will be imperative to share ideas for protecting both ourselves and the patients who trust us with their care. Using the collective wisdom of so many talented and intelligent radiographers, we can forge a path through these uncharted waters.


Registered Radiologist Assistant

  • Elizabeth Eslich, M.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT DELEGATE/CHAIR

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

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Foundation Radiology Group

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant, 2020-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2018-2019

    I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina radiologist assistant program. I have been a practicing registered radiologist assistant for 13 years. I work at a small community hospital south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I preform a wide variety of procedures across the department. I have mentored RA students and participated in the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program. I have volunteered with ASRT and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for many years. I have four years of experience as a Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter delegate, including one year as RA Chapter chairman. I also volunteer with RAD-AID as technologist program manager. I received the first Jonathon Mazal International Outreach Grant and traveled to Liberia with RAD-AID in 2019. I have been involved with trying to pass Pennsylvania state licensure and RA licensure, traveled to legislative offices in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and have made countless phone calls to support lobbying efforts. I will continue to actively participate in passing legislation.

    I would communicate with members on the ASRT Communities, social media and email.


  • Cindy Petree, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

    Cindy Petree, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Radiology of Indiana

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Senior Board Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2019-2020
    • Chairman of the Board, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2019
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • President-elect, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2016-2017

    I have served in many positions within the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, including vice president, president-elect, president, chairman of the board and senior board member. I am currently serving as member at large of the Society of Radiology Physician Extenders. I have been both Registered Radiologist Assistant and state chapter delegate for ASRT. I have served on committees with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, including practice analysis and essay grading.

    Posting and responding on the ASRT Communities is a good way to keep chapter members informed. Being a member of other radiologic science Facebook pages also keeps us in the know about issues in the profession.


  • William Bryan, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(VI)

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    William Bryan, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(VI)
    Columbia, Missouri

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    University of Missouri

    Columbia, Missouri

    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2020-2023
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology, 2020-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018

    I first became a member of the ASRT during my time in radiography school; however, I was not an active member. I just read the journal for my continuing education while working as a diagnostic and interventional radiology technologist. I have been active in the ASRT for the last four years since enrolling in radiologist assistant school and becoming an RA. Since my decision to become more active, I have served on the Committee on R.T. Advocacy, been a mentor for the Student Leadership Development Program and had the honor of being in last year's Leadership Academy class. Should I be elected as delegate, I would be an advocate for the RA as I believe the role of the RA will only grow as more states pass legislation, the push for the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act continues and more RAs publish research.

    I believe that the ASRT Communities are a vital tool to reach members of the chapter. ASRT communities are, in my opinion, meant to be a forum of information for members of similar practices to discuss and share ideas regarding the profession. Additional forms of communication to chapter members could potentially include direct emails, surveys and perhaps Zoom-type meetings.


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

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

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

    Radiologist Assistant, Radiology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Baltimore, Maryland

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2016

    I received my RPA certification in 2005, after graduating from Weber State University. I received my RRA certification in 2007.During the time I have been an ASRT member I have served on the Grass Roots Committee (2012-preent) and on committees on RT Advocacy in Ohio, Missouri and currently in Maryland. I have lobbied for both the CARE and MARCA bills and have spoken to Affiliates in North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri and Maryland, and to the legislative representatives from those states.

    If elected RA Chapter Delegate, I will take every opportunity to keep the RA Chapter members up to date on legislative and current activities that might impact us. I will continue lobbying for RPA/RA recognition at both the national and state levels.


Sonography

  • Candice Moore, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT), RDMS

    SONOGRAPHY DELEGATE/CHAIR

    Candice Moore, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT), RDMS
    Wendell, Idaho

    Sonographer/Imaging Informatics Administrator, Diagnostic Imaging
    North Canyon Medical Center

    Gooding, Idaho

    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2017-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Delegate, Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2017-2018
    • Chairman, Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc. Conference Committee, 2015-2016
    • Chairman of the Board, Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2014-2015
    • President, Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2013-2014
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012

    I’ve been a radiologic technologist for over 20 years with certifications in radiography, mammography and computed tomography. I am also a registered sonographer through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I work at a critical access hospital performing multi-modality exams and Imaging Informatics. I am also a clinical instructor for the College of Southern Idaho Radiologic Technology Program as well as PIMA Medical Institute Radiography-Bridge Program. I am a member of the Rad-Bridge Advisory Board. I volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists for over 15 years and have held several leadership positions. I served as affiliate delegate from 2011 to 2017 where I participated in the Sonography Chapter meetings. I was also elected Sonography Chapter delegate for 2018-19 and 2020-21. I’ve learned so much during my term as Sonography Chapter delegate. I would love the opportunity to continue to be involved and to serve the sonography community.

    It is important to communicate to the Sonography Chapter members any pertinent information that will affect them. Social media is an excellent and effective tool to get information out to a large group quickly. ASRT has set up a wonderful medium of communication through the ASRT Communities. If elected, I would continue to post info in the Sonography Community that I think fellow sonographers would be interested in knowing. Also, as changes are being made with the practice standards documents, it will be important to communicate with the Sonography Chapter about these changes as well as get input from other sonographers in the field.


  • Tammy McSperitt, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(CT), RDMS

    SONOGRAPHY DELEGATE/VICE CHAIR

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

    Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services, Radiology
    Plains Regional Medical Center

    Clovis, New Mexico

    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Chairman of the Board, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2018-2019
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017

    I have been actively involved in the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists having served on the board as chairman, president and president-elect from 2005-2020. I have also served as the membership coordinator in tandem with my board positions for several years and now serve as the executive secretary. I was honored with life membership by the NMSRT in 2013. I've served as the ASRT Sonography delegate since 2016 as well as participating in multiple ASRT committees and task forces.

    There are so many avenues these days to keep chapter members up to date and connected regarding issues. To have the most effective participation, you must know your audience and tailor the communication to fit the majority. The ASRT Communities is a great resource to connect with fellow members and allow feedback and discussion of the issues. It also allows members from other chapters to share their experiences and offer ideas and solutions. COVID-19 has forced us to explore our communication options in 2020 and several platforms have emerged for remote meetings. Remote meetings could be scheduled as issues arise that may need more immediate dialogue.


  • Dawn McNeil, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M) RDMS, RVT, CRA, FASRT

    SONOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 1

    Dawn McNeil, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M) RDMS, RVT, CRA, FASRT
    Ocala, Florida

    Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
    Rasmussen College

    Ocala, Florida

    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Delegate, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2016-2017
    • Delegate, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2015-2016

    I have been a registered radiologic technologist since 1988 and a registered sonographer since 1992. In my career I have worked in a variety of clinical settings in radiography, mammography, and sonography. I am currently a college Associate Professor and program Director. I stay up to date with my certifications through continual continuing education in current material that keeps me informed about the clinical arena. I also have students in clinical settings where I get to visit, observe, and participate in their clinical education. I have served several terms as the Sonography chapter delegate for the ASRT House of Delegates. I have served on the ASRT Board of Directors, as well as the affiliate societies in MS and KY. I have presented at many different affiliate meetings and have always been a member of the state affiliate where I live, keeping my original first membership in the MS society.

    I believe it is important to be part of both societies representing sonography, and I am very active with the SDMS as well as the ASRT. I will remain involved in the ASRT communities to share important information about current events and possible changes in our field. Serving on the Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee this year has helped to better understand the challenges and needs of sonographers in the field of radiologic technology. Having an association with students brings a huge advantage about what is lacking clinically, and I am determined to bring attention to issues that affect sonography practice.


  • Cecilia Del Rio, A.A.S., R.T.(R), RDMS

    SONOGRAPHY ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2

    Cecilia Del Rio, A.A.S., R.T.(R), RDMS
    Kuna, Idaho

    Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Radiology
    Saint Alphonsus Hospital

    Boise, Idaho

    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chairman of the Board, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Senior Board Member, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Board Member, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2013
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2011-2012
    • President, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2011
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2009-2010
    • Delegate, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2010
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2009

    I have been a member of the ASRT for 15 years and served in different capacities at the state level and on several ASRT committees. I enjoy seeing the evolution of our profession. My experience is mostly in ultrasound and I want to be a voice for my colleagues.

    Communication is key. Using the ASRT forum as an open way to inform and receive feedback. Also, by contacting the organizations that represent our profession.