Meet the Chapter Delegate Candidates

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

  • Karen Prouty, R.T.(R)(BD)

    BONE DENSITOMETRY

    Karen Prouty, R.T.(R)(BD)
    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    Chief Technologist/Bone Densitometry
    First Colonial Family Practice & Urgent Care Center

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2016
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2015-2016

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Treasurer, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022

    I have been a registered radiologic technologist since October 1983. We got our DXA machine in 2001. I was certified by The International Society of Clinical Densitometry in 2002 and became registered in bone densitometry with the ARRT in 2004. I attended the ISCD update in November 2019. I am a member of the ISCD and ASRT, and a life member of the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologist. My other volunteer work includes serving my church as an elder; I have also served as a deacon.

    The Bone Densitometry Chapter is a small chapter. We have trouble recruiting members to run as delegates for ASRT. I believe that the best way to connect with the chapter members is through the ASRT Communities, specifically our Bone Densitometry Community. The ASRT has been so helpful keeping our delegates informed, and it is important that we disseminate the information sent to us quickly by posting it in our Community. I feel that our Community is a safe space to ask questions and share information. Everyone is respectful and every question or idea is answered in a respectful tone.


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

    BONE DENSITOMETRY

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

    Chief Technologist/Bone Densitometry
    First Colonial Family Practice & Urgent Care Center

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 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

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Student Intern, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009

    I’ve worked in the bone densitometry and radiography professions for more than 14 years, and I’ve been a college instructor for the Radiography and Health Profession program for more than 11 years. I have experience educating and encouraging people of all backgrounds and skill levels and will aim to do the same as the Bone Densitometry 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 Densitometry 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 Bone Densitometry Community in the ASRT Communities. This Community is a very important means of educating each other, asking questions and discussing important issues in our modality, and it helps keep chapter members up to date and informed. In recent years I have had the privilege to serve on various committees. Involvement in these committees has further broadened my understanding of how important 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 ASRT as a whole.


Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology

  • Stuart Bostic, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(VI)

    CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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

    Clinical Application Specialist
    Phillips North America

    Highland Heights, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2020-2022
    • Alternate Delegate 2, CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2016
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT CI and VI Technology Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Member, Practice Standards Council CI and VI Technology Subcommittee, 2012-2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Chair of the Board, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I have been in the radiology profession for 29 years, and in VI for 22 of those years. I have been president, vice president and chair of the GSRT board. I served as president of my local affiliate three terms and have hosted two annual meetings for the GSRT. Most recently I served as an alternate delegate for the CI/VI Chapter, but now I am serving as the vice-chair for the CI/VI Chapter of the ASRT. I also volunteer to mentor young men with Kappa League, which is an organization designed to expose young men to various educational and job opportunities.

    Last year, as vice-chair of the CI/VI Chapter, I promoted a monthly round table Zoom call with the members. I expect this to continue this year. It allows the members to stay engaged with chapter leadership, ask questions, receive feedback and voice their concerns.


  • Laurie Coburn, Ed.D., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)

    CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

    Laurie Coburn, Ed.D., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)
    Brigham City, Utah

    Assistant Professor
    Weber State University

    Ogden, Utah

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2021-2024
    • Member, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Curriculum Revision Workgroup, 2020-2021

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Chair of the Board, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020
    • President, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • President-Elect, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    I have been fortunate to work, learn, and grow in a profession that I love. Shortly after my initial position as a radiographer, I worked in a variety of roles including interventional radiology technologist, cardiac catheterization lab technologist, RPA, and interventional radiology coordinator. During this time, I was able to expand the services provided in interventional radiology. I developed a clinic to evaluate patients before and after their interventional radiology procedures. This clinic helped staff deliver better patient care and follow-up. After working in these clinical roles for 29 years, I accepted an assistant professor position to teach radiologic sciences. I have served on the USRT board and have also accepted many speaking opportunities at various radiologic conferences both locally and nationally. I enjoy writing, and research and am a member of the ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board.

    If elected as a delegate in Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology, I will keep apprised of current issues in our profession. I am able to attend several conferences and monthly meetings relative to our scope of practice. Because of this, I am able to deliver information to chapter members in several ways. I often speak at affiliate meetings regarding topics and current issues in Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Technology. As a professor, I keep students and clinical instructors up to date on current topics that subsequently get passed along to other imaging technologists. I also am able to use social media to help keep technologists informed of current events and issues affecting our practice.


  • Jennifer Mashburn, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(VI)

    CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL AND VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

    Jennifer Mashburn, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(VI)
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Lead Interventional Radiologic Technologist
    Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

    Atlanta, Georgia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiography Chapter 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Participant ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
    • Member, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Secretary, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I am fairly new to the vascular interventional specialty. I started training at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in January 2019 while also maintaining a PRN status with Medley in diagnostic radiology. In the last few years, I have learned interventional radiology procedures (e.g., TIPSS, Y-90, lines, drains), vascular interventional procedures (e.g., FEVAR, AAA), and neuro-interventional procedures, including strokes. I studied, worked hard and was able to pass the VI registry on my first attempt. I am now a lead interventional radiologic technologist. I have been an advocate for my profession since I was a student. I was an intern with the GSRT and an ASRT Student Leadership Development Program participant. I have served on the GSRT board and as president of the Atlanta Society of Radiologic Technologists for 2020-2021. I now want to advocate for technologists in the CI and VI Technology Chapter.

    If elected as a CI/VI delegate, I want to continue the momentum created by previous chapter delegates. I thoroughly enjoyed and found great value in the chapter Zoom calls that were started in 2020. It was wonderful to connect with other CI/VI technologists this way. I also would be active in the Communities and engage with technologists to get a feel for what their needs are. My goal if elected as delegate is to listen more than I speak. Practicing technologists in the chapter are our greatest resource for information on threats that exist to our profession. When I do speak, I want to advocate for the talented and skilled technologists who practice in our chapter. Our voices as technologists are strongest when we raise them together.


Computed Tomography

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

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

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

    Radiology Supervisor
    Saint Luke's North Hospital

    Kansas City, Missouri

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Computed Tomography Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Vice President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Senior Board Member, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2019
    • 1st District MSRT Representative, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016

    I have been a radiographer since 2004 and even while learning other modalities have always continued to work in CT. With the amount of CTs performed each year, keeping our patients safe must be a constant focus. This year I had the pleasure of serving on the subcommittee to review/revise the CT Practice Standards and I am very proud of the work done there. We had a large focus on remote scanning and ensuring competent technologists are present to provide precise positioning and patient care and monitoring that cannot be done remotely. While this technology certainly has value, there is potential for it to be abused or used in ways other than intended. We must be diligent to protect our patients and our practice as more advances like this continue to come. It would be my honor to represent you all as a CT delegate for this term.

    ASRT Communities continues to be the best way to connect with technologists in our field in my opinion. I would continue to stay active there and respond to messages. The CT Chapter Community is in need of more robust participation, and I would also do my best to bring relevant topics to that Community for discussion. Also, I would try to boost public review and commentary on the Practice Standards revisions that our subcommittee has recommended to the PSC once they are approved and out there for that process.


  • Kendall Youngman, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

    Kendall Youngman, R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Assistant Professor
    Arkansas State University

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Secretary, Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022

    My CT career began in 2006 as a student trying to find my way. As my 14-year career as a CT technologist at a local hospital evolved, I established myself as the lead CT technologist modifying protocols. Amid my hospital-based career, I desired to teach others. In 2010, I was given an adjunct opportunity as CT program coordinator. This fusion of workplace patient care and academia research only grew my passion for CT and all its capabilities. In 2020, I left the clinical realm for education full-time. It is my desire to stoke the same passion and appreciation I gained for CT many years ago into my program's current radiography, MRI, and radiation therapy students. Although my experience with the ASRT and its affiliates is new with me finding my way once again, I aspire to cultivate opportunities and advocate protocol once again at another level in the CT profession.

    I believe the best way to help technologists stay up to date on issues is availability and open communication. As a lead technologist, I was vigilant about keeping my staff informed of changes and being the link in communication to management and radiologists. As an educator and clinical coordinator, I remain attentive to student and clinical site concerns to help resolve small issues before they become big problems. A communication misunderstanding affecting CT technologists is about Continuing Qualifications Requirements. I want to address this CQR communication misconception by promoting CQR as an opportunity offered to maintain the quality of registered CT technologists, and I want to take the steps needed to serve as an effective communication link between CT technologists and the ASRT.


Education

  • Doris Abrishami, Ed.D., R.T.(R)

    EDUCATION

    Doris Abrishami, Ed.D., R.T.(R)
    Northridge, California

    Assistant Professor
    California State University Northridge

    Northridge, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Scholarship Review Committee, 2019-2022
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
    • Member, ASRT B.S.R.S. Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2012-2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2023
    • Vice President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018

    I have been an educator at clinical settings and university level for the past 20 years. My experience as a technologist and an educator with a doctoral degree in higher education provide me with a tremendous opportunity to help future technologists grow and flourish. I am a proponent of diversity and cultural competency education in imaging and have done my research and dissertation in this area. My passion to work with students is evident in my long career as an educator and as a volunteer with ASRT. I have been a mentor for students in our B.S.R.S. program and services as a mentor at the ASRT in the SLDP program. In addition, I have served in the ASRT scholarship review committee for the past five years and have been part of the B.S.R.S. curriculum workshop. I have been involved with the CSRT for many years and have held leadership positions such as president, vice president and director-at-large.

    Radiologic sciences is in need of educators. I would like to provide mentoring opportunities for new faculty and those who are interested in teaching, so that we can encourage more technologists to become educators. The mentoring opportunities can be in form of in-person or virtual meetings to discuss future education and different pathways to achieve higher degrees. Other opportunities would be informal meetings and communication (through the ASRT Communities) with new instructors and faculty members who need help with their first years of navigating their institution’s retention and promotion process. We have a great mentoring program for our students, and we can expand that into mentoring for present and future faculty members in radiologic sciences and radiation therapy.


  • Amanda Cobb, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)

    EDUCATION

    Amanda Cobb, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)
    Kathleen, Georgia

    Program Director
    Central Georgia Technical College

    Macon, Georgia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2020-2021

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists Student Affairs Committee, 2021-2022
    • Southern Illinois University: Master of Science in radiologic science, May 2020, GPA 3.9/4.0
    • Emory University: Bachelor of Medical Science, May 2014, Minor in Education, Summa Cum Laude with highest honors
    • Lamar Institute of Technology: Associate of Applied Science, May 2008, GPA 3.5/4.0
    • Program Director, Central Georgia Technical College: 2020-present (acting program director January – July 2020)
    • Clinical Coordinator, Central Georgia Technical College: 2018-2019
    • Full-time Instructor, Central Georgia Technical College: Oct. 2017-current
    • Staff Mammographer, Central Georgia Diagnostics Zebulon: 2017
    • Staff Technologist, QuickMed Zebulon: 2010-2017
    • PRN Staff Technologist, Kinnebrew Orthopedics (OrthoGeorgia): 2009
    • Staff Technologist, Appalachian Orthopedics: 2008-2009
    • ARRT: R.T.(R) in 2008, (M) in 2019
    • ASRT: Peer reviewer article submissions: Cobb, A., Lazar, B. (2020). Mobile Device Usage Contributes to Nosocomial Infections. Radiologic Technology. 31 (3), 303-307
    • Lambda Nu Honor Society
    • Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists: Conference speaker at 2019 Annual Meeting
    • Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging: Elected Conference Chair for 2021

    I will communicate with delegates from other chapters to solicit input regarding current topics and issues. I will then share the information and ask for feedback from Education Chapter members to better serve our community of interest. I will work with Education Chapter members in accordance with ASRT curriculum updates and ARRT content specification updates to provide a comprehensive resource guide and checklist that can be shared among chapter members.


  • Joy Cook, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    EDUCATION

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

    Associate Professor & Chair
    University of Southern Indiana

    Evansville, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2021-2022
    • Chair, ASRT International Speakers Exchange Award Review Committee, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2020-2021
    • Magnetic Resonance Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2020-2023
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT International Speakers Exchange Award Review Committee, 2019-2020
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2018-2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Senior Board Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018

    I have been a radiologic technologist for 23 years; 18 of those years as an MRI technologist. I have taught MRI, CT and radiology for the past 17 years. I keep abreast of changing technology, imaging and safety issues through targeted activities and participating in various communities. I have held office as president, president-elect, vice-president, past president, and senior board member of my state affiliate society, and have held many other leadership positions within committees. As a recent member of the ASRT Practice Standards Council and Committee on Bylaws, I have participated in the review and revision of the current practice standards for the discipline. I have excellent advocacy skills and a large voice to speak out for issues concerning the profession. I have made numerous presentations to health care professionals on education and on MR-related issues affecting the radiology profession, both regionally and internationally.

    My professional engagements and my avid reading of research related to the field of radiology has always served as a platform for my own continuing development but would also serve as a resource to share with my fellow colleagues. I would also advocate for the use of the ASRT Communities, so educators can network together on topics they are facing. The Communities are also a resource to stay on topic of issues facing educators. Fostering a community of sharing information, ideas and best practices are highly important to grow as educators in the field of radiology. It will take educators engaging with each other to find a common practice or a common solution. I would be honored to represent and advocate for the issues concerning education and educators.


  • Kerry Dunn, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)

    EDUCATION

    Kerry Dunn, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(M)
    Statesboro, Georgia

    Radiography Clinical Coordinator/Lecturer
    Georgia Southern University

    Savannah, Georgia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator Institute, 2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2014-2015
    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy of Educators, 2011

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017

    I have been an educator for more than 13 years and strive to ignite the passion I hold for our profession within my students. I love teaching students in the lab setting or in the clinical setting and enjoy watching their skills develop as they progress through our program. I have served on board positions for a number of years within my state affiliate society and have participated in the ASRT House of Delegates several times. I have experience in developing and revising curriculum based upon current practice standards and have served as a JRCERT site visitor since 2012.

    If elected as a chapter delegate, I will post consistently within the ASRT Communities regarding issues affecting our profession and practice area. I will reach out to chapter members to develop a wider network of educators upon which to advocate for our students and our profession.


  • Chad Hensley, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(MR)

    EDUCATION

    Chad Hensley, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Henderson, Nevada

    Program Director
    University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2012-2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2006

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Delegate, Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2018
    • Chair of the Board, Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Legislative Chairperson, Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President, Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I've been a full-time educator for 18 years, and in that time, I have been involved in a variety of activities that support and advocate for radiography. In academia, I have been clinical coordinator and am currently program director. With the ASRT, I have been on the Bylaws committee and the Committee on R.T. advocacy. On the state level, I am co-founder of the NvSRT and a former board member. Legislatively, I helped spearhead legislation for Nevada’s state licensure program while serving as the NvSRT’s legislative chair. On a national level, I am a board member for the Honors Society of Lambda Nu and Conference Management team member for the Association of Collegiate Educator in Radiologic Technology, where I was also former president. In addition, I am a board member for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

    It's important that educators stay current on trends and issues related to radiology. As educators, we set the standard for our students who will become the technologists leading the field. If elected, I will continue to serve in my various roles, which will allow me to remain involved in the field and communicate with other educators so that I can better understand what trends or issues may impact the profession. I will then bring these issues to the chapter members for discussion, debate, and solution.


  • Joy Menser, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(T)

    EDUCATION

    Joy Menser, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(T)
    Owensboro, Kentucky

    Radiography Program Director
    Owensboro Community and Technical College

    Owensboro, Kentucky

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Radiography Curriculum Workgroup, 2015-2017
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012-2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2007

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Member-at-Large, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Vice President, Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018

    I have been in education for the past 17 years of my lengthy career in the field of radiography. When I started in the education field, I was looking for all the help and guidance I could find to be successful in my new career. Thus, I was introduced to AEIRS, where I eventually ran for a board position and was elected as member-at-large, president-elect, president, and chair of the board. I have also held a few offices at my local affiliate including member-at-large and vice president. I have attended both Leadership Academy courses that the ASRT has offered and was a delegate and alternate delegate for the Education Chapter. As a current program director, I know what educators are dealing with in today’s ever-changing society.

    To stay current with the rapidly changing needs that educators face, I plan to have a strong presence on the Education Community. I also plan to reach out to educators across the United States to gain a better understanding of their needs. As an educator, I know and understand the struggles we are all facing. From face-to-face classes to overnight going to virtual learning platforms and seeking as much assistance as one can to ensure that students are successful in their career choice. I plan to be the voice of all educators as we deal with these changes and continue to advance the field of radiography.


  • James Murrell, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM), FAEIRS

    EDUCATION

    James Murrell, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(QM), FAEIRS
    Santa Clarita, California

    Executive Program Director & Campus Director
    Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

    Van Nuys, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT B.S.R.S. Curriculum Workgroup, 2006-2008
    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2006-2008
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Student Writing Competitions, 2003-2004
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2002
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Student Writing Competitions, 1998-2000

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President-Elect, Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2003-2004
    • Vice President, Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2002-2003

    I have been active in state affiliates (Louisiana, New Mexico and California) throughout my career by engaging with other imaging professionals on topics such as retention of students, recruiting students, and administration of departments. It has been my pleasure to present before the memberships of these three states on multiple occasions, as well as speaking before the membership of the ASRT and the Association of Educators in Imaging & Radiologic Sciences. I have been honored to be elected and serve as AEIRS president and chair of the board two times, demonstrating experience in national affairs in professional societies. In 2014, I was recognized as the Honor’s Lecturer by AEIRS, and in 2016, I was elevated to fellow, then selected as a life member. I am proud of my service to professional societies and will continue to offer my skills throughout my career.

    Communication has always been important however, with so many things pulling our focus and attention, it is important to regularly check and interact with the education community through being an active member of professional societies in the imaging sciences. The best way to stay up to date is to interact with technologists in the ASRT Communities and speak at local, state and national conferences about issues relating to radiology education. I proudly support ASRT and find this to be a great way to reach large numbers of imaging educators. Combined with the ASRT Community pages, this system could reach thousands of educators every year.


  • Tanya Nolan, Ed.D., R.T.(R), RDMS

    EDUCATION

    Tanya Nolan, Ed.D., R.T.(R), RDMS
    Henefer, Utah

    Associate Professor
    Weber State University

    Ogden, Utah

    ASRT National Activities

    • Corporate Attendee, ASRT Educator’s Institute, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2017
    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2019-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2020-2021

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022

    I have been an educator in the radiologic sciences for more than 15 years. As an associate professor at Weber State University, I have had the opportunity to teach within the Radiologic Technology, Advanced Radiologic Sciences, Sonography, and Master of Radiologic Sciences programs. I am the Director of the Medical and Cardiac Sonography programs and the MSRS Innovation and Improvement Emphasis. At the University, I serve as the college curriculum chair and on faculty senate. I serve on the ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board and recently completed my term as the advocacy representative for USRT. I served as president and was on the board for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology for six years. I also serve on the Conference Management Committee and Educational Review Committee for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

    I believe there are many issues facing the ASRT and the radiologic science profession post-COVID-19. The success of an education program is tied to the success of its clinical affiliates. With many clinical sites facing unprecedented shortages, waves of the new Delta variant, and waning community support, the medical professional may be experiencing burnout. Burnout among health professionals has been linked to medical errors, lapses in patient safety, compassionate fatigue, reduced productivity, high turnover, and early retirement. Students will need deliberate coping mechanisms incorporated into their curriculum, and open and deliberate support among professionals will be crucial. Attacking the shortages and struggles in the wake of this crisis will require creativity. As educators, we have learned new methods of teaching and delivery that are key to supporting the work force without sacrificing quality education and patient care.


  • Jessyca Wagner, Ph.D., R.T.(R)

    EDUCATION

    Jessyca Wagner, Ph.D., R.T.(R)
    Saint Jo, Texas

    Assistant Professor
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2014

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Volunteer, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021

    I have been a radiologic technologist for the past 14 years, and an educator in radiologic sciences for the past eight years in both entry-level and online completion bachelor’s degrees at a four-year university. I teach a variety of courses, both online and face-to-face, as well as serve as an advisor to 55 undergraduate students. In addition to my duties at the university, I am active in my state society as a volunteer on two committees; am president of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, where I have been a board member for the past five years; and serve as the ACERT representative on the AAPM CARES Committee. I am a member of the ASRT, ACERT, AEIRS, North Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, TxSRT and the Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals.

    If elected chapter delegate, I will do my part to use platforms such as the ASRT Communities, social media, and connections with my state affiliate and other organizations to ensure chapter members stay up to date on issues affecting education. I feel the Education Chapter has an important role because we are responsible for the technologists of the future, and we must stay apprised of the most up-to-date information. The students and the profession should be our focus as educators and the best way to ensure we are providing the highest quality education possible is through communication and teamwork. As someone with experience serving in a radiology education-based organization, I am proficient at both tasks. We need individuals who are willing to stand up for our students, our profession, and our roles as educators. If elected, I will proudly serve as that voice for the chapter members.


  • Tiffani Walker, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)

    EDUCATION

    Tiffani Walker, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
    Twin Peaks, California

    AOSRT Program Director
    Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

    Van Nuys, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2015-2016

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Legislative Contact, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I am currently employed at Gurnick Academy of Medical as the director of the Radiologic Technologist program. Previously, I was employed by North Central Texas College as clinical coordinator for the Radiologic Science program. Prior to accepting this position, I was employed in several modalities including general radiography, computed tomography, mammography, and bone densitometry. My experience in imaging gave me the drive to become an educator, and I have been teaching for more than 15 years. I completed my associates, bachelors, and master’s degrees in radiologic technology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas – my hometown. I recently received a second master's degree from the Texas Women’s University in health studies. I have been an AEIRS member for many years, serving as a secretary/treasurer, vice-president, president, president-elect, and currently the board chair. I have been a long-time member of the ASRT and served on several committees and in the House of Delegates.

    As a chapter delegate, I would ensure communication to ASRT members about current events in the profession and opportunities within ASRT. I would participate in ASRT Bylaws, position statements and Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and relay vital information that was discussed or would affect the educational field. I use the ASRT Communities and believe it is a great way to begin conversations among educators on best practices, concerns and administrative questions. A blast email may also be needed depending on the severity and time required for certain actions. The House of Delegates is another way to introduce changes expected to be adapted and review all chapter amendments and changes being proposed. The House of Delegates is a great way to meet with other members and share ideas. I am a strong advocate for the imaging profession and hope to use my experiences to enhance the education chapter.


  • Rachel Whatley, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)

    EDUCATION

    Rachel Whatley, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)
    Wichita Falls, Texas

    Assistant Professor
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2017
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
    • Students Selected, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President-Elect, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017
    • Vice President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015

    I have been working toward becoming an educator in medical imaging since I was a student at MSU Texas. As a participant in the 2013 Student Leadership Development Program, ASRT paired me with Dr. James Johnston as my mentor. In working with Dr. Johnston, I learned to love the field of education and research nearly as much as I love medical imaging and caring for patients. As an active-duty military spouse, I have had many unexpected opportunities within our profession. From 2015 to 2017, I sat on the NMSRT board of directors. I left the NMSRT board in 2017 to accept an employment opportunity with the ASRT as the chapters and governance coordinator. I worked at the ASRT office coordinating chapter business and helping with SLDP until I returned to Texas in summer 2020. I am grateful to bring my experiences back home to MSU Texas to share them with my students and colleagues, and I hope to continue to serve the profession as an ASRT and affiliate volunteer.

    While I have not served as a delegate before, my prior experience as chapters and governance coordinator for the ASRT provided me with the knowledge needed to be successful in the position. I understand the importance of staying up to date with all professional organizations affecting our practice. In addition, I am fully versed in delegate requirements, and I consider myself uniquely capable of locating information relevant to serving as a chapter leader. If elected to the position of Education Chapter delegate, I will endeavor to represent not only myself, but the members of the chapter.


Magnetic Resonance

  • Jeffrey Jenkins, M.H.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR)

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

    Jeffrey Jenkins, M.H.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR)
    Orem, Utah

    Senior Radiologic Technologist
    Intermountain Healthcare

    Provo, Utah

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice President, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President-Elect, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • R.T. Representative, Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2015

    I have been actively involved with ASRT and USRT since 2014 in full range of USRT board positions. I have been involved with United Way charities through both Mervyn's Department Stores and Intermountain Healthcare. I work to serve the health care needs of the communities in which I live. I serve the ASRT and USRT to maintain our high level of professionalism and equity for all technologists in the radiologic sciences.

    I will attend all required meetings and discussions and report to the USRT and its members as to what is being discussed and ways, we as members can continue our professions high standards and interact with state and national areas of concern for the equity of our profession.


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

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE

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

    Clinical Radiology Educator
    Franciscan Health

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair, ASRT Commission, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Chair, Student Leadership Development Program Alumni Committee, 2018-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2013-2014

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2023
    • Senior Board Member, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2011
    • Immediate Past President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009
    • Vice President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008

    In 2007, I started my career as an MR technologist and continued until 2013 when I transitioned into my current role as a clinical radiology educator. Even though I am no longer a full-time technologist, I use my MR knowledge frequently. I collaborate with our MR safety officers to develop, design and facilitate MR safety training to employees. Under the direction of our quality specialist, I create, review, and modify hospital policies and procedures to ensure the MR department meets ACHC standards. And when needed, I can be found positioning patients, slices and filling K space. I have been an active professional for many years. I have served at every level within the ISRT, including president in 2008. I have worked with ASRT on various levels and enjoyed the professionalism and collegiality during every committee experience. I enjoy advocating for the profession and influencing the next generation of volunteers through mentorship.

    If elected to serve as a chapter delegate, I would use various forms of communication to ensure members are up to date on issues affecting their practice area. The quickest and most efficient way to communicate is to use the ASRT Communities. It is familiar and provides timely transmission of information. I would also look to other outlets for quick communication, such as an email or text distribution list, for those who are interested. For resources that can be shared with less urgency, a newsletter would be a great option, especially when the items of concern or interest need to be passed along to colleagues, radiologists or management. Regardless of how the communication is relayed, I understand the importance of effective communication. I can assure you I will communicate to the best of my ability.


Mammography

  • Deborah Berry, R.T.(R)(M)

    MAMMOGRAPHY

    Deborah Berry, R.T.(R)(M)
    Shipman, Virginia

    Staff Mammography Technologist
    UVA Health

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standard Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2010-2011
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2009-2011
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2009-2010
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2006

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President Elect, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Chair of the Board, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2010-2012
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2008-2009
    • Delegate, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2005-2007

    In 1987, I became a radiologic technologist and in 1991 became registered in mammography. Since then, I became a mother and grandmother. For our profession to stay strong, we need to have great leaders, from the officers to the volunteers and staff, working together to be a strong "ONE." As a VSRT member, I have served in all executive board positions and chaired numerous committees. As an ASRT member, I’ve been seated as a Virginia delegate, and Mammography Chapter delegate multiple times. I’ve been a speaker at local and state society meetings, and in my community. Outside of mammography, I've been a 911 dispatcher, on the planning committee for Relay for Life and served as team captain. I’ve been an adult leader for our county 4H program, coached high school cheerleading and been the director of my county pageant and Miss Virginia preliminary pageants.

    If elected to serve again as a Mammography Chapter delegate, I will use every avenue possible to keep everyone up to date on all happenings in an efficient and complete manner. I will use the ASRT Communities, email and social media, as long as it can be done in a private manner. I feel it is very important to make sure we are all on the same page as much as possible. Reaching out to as many as I can at the same time ensures that this can happen.


  • Pamela Fulmer, B.A., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)

    MAMMOGRAPHY

    Pamela Fulmer, B.A., R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
    Independence, Missouri

    President, Mammography
    Self-Employed

    Independence, Missouri

    ASRT National Activities

    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2020-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Mammography Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2014-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1986-1987
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1985-1986
    • President Elect, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1984-1985

    I have spent my entire career in the field of mammography, from film-screen to tomosynthesis. I started my career in a clinical role, moved into a commercial role and then to education. I feel that I have a well-rounded background from this experience, as my commercial role included mammography workstations and quality control. In today's mammography society, we are seeing a large number of mammography technologists retire. With this we have many inexperienced technologists trying to fill the shortage. My main role in consulting is to tune-up positioning and train technologists in correlative anatomy that they need to position correctly. I have made my training a consistent step-by-step process to ease relearning and to correct bad habits.

    I will continue my mission of improving mammography positioning through the ASRT Communities, seminars and hands-on positioning. I will be involved with the ASRT and the Society of Breast Imaging to promote quality imaging. During the annual meeting, I can offer resources for continuing training. I will continue to be an example of an ASRT member and a mammography technologist.


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

    MAMMOGRAPHY

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

    Lead QA/QC Mammography Technologist
    Cheyenne Radiology Group

    Cheyenne, Wyoming

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2011-2012
    • Attendee, ASRT R.T. in DC, 2010
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2009

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Alternate Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Past President, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008
    • Delegate, Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2005-2007

    I have been a mammographer at Cheyenne Radiology Group for 23 years. I am the lead quality assurance and quality control technologist. In this role, I have had the opportunity to work on various committees, including the Quality Management, Radiation Safety, Quality Control, and ACR Center of Excellence committees. We develop and amend policies within our facility as needed. Serving on these committees has shown me how important it is to be involved in our profession. I am a life member of the WSRT and have been very active with them for years. I have served in all roles for the board of directors and chaired the Legislative Committee. I am currently the Alternate Mammography Chapter delegate and served on the ASRT Commission last year. I have been a presenter at the WSRT Conference several times. I am also on the board of a local group that puts on a yearly Fall Fest for our community.

    If elected, I will send out messages to our chapter members to let them know of any issues affecting our profession. I can also email if that is a preferred method. I think it is important for our chapter leaders to participate in conversations on our community board and to allow members to know how to reach them with questions or concerns.


  • Erin Zubia, R.T.(R)(M)(QM)

    MAMMOGRAPHY

    Erin Zubia, R.T.(R)(M)(QM)
    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Lead Mammographer
    Sunview Imaging, LLC

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Mammography Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Mammography Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021

    I have been working in the health care profession for 40 years and have seen many changes in mammography that have been astonishing. I work for an outpatient clinic as lead mammographer. I work every day with my patients, doing 2D and 3D tomosynthesis, FDA, MQSA, all the requirements for quality control and the BI-RAD letters for our patients. In the past, I have done core biopsies and needle localizations. I have worked with the ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, mammography curriculum workgroup, R.T. Advocacy region 3, Commission, and the Leadership Academy. I was a Mammography Chapter delegate and alternate delegate. I have been president of the NMSRT. For the past several years, my passion has been helping at the state convention and speaking on mammography. It would be an honor to be elected as the mammography delegate.

    I will continue to stay up to date with the requirements in mammography. The ASRT Mammography Chapter Community is a great source to get and provide information to our profession. I love to read and respond when there are comments. I have been training new mammographers for the past seven years. The toolkit is a great resource for our area to use. ASRT has been a great help to our members.


Management

  • Jeff Adkins, B.A.H.C.M., R.T.(R)(CT)

    MANAGEMENT

    Jeff Adkins, B.A.H.C.M., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Huntington, West Virginia

    Assistant Director of Radiology
    St. Mary’s Medical Center

    Huntington, West Virginia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Alternate Delegate, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020
    • Radiography Representative, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2021
    • Chair of the Board, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2019
    • President, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President-Elect, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Vice President, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016

    I have been a radiological technologist for 31 years. I have worked as a diagnostic technologist, a CT technologist and for the last six years as the manager and assistant director of radiology. While in CT, I was the lead technologist. I have served as vice president, president and chair of the board for the WVSRT. I have completed the ASRT Leadership Academy as well as served as an alternate delegate and delegate for the ASRT House of Delegates. I have served in leadership roles in my church as a deacon, youth leader, assistant treasurer and Sunday school teacher. With my many years of experience in leadership roles in my professional and personal life, I feel I bring a lifetime of experience to those in the Management Chapter.

    I will frequently post on the Management Chapter Community. I am also a member of the AHRA and stay up to date on changes and events in the leadership career that can be shared with the members of the ASRT Management Chapter.


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

    MANAGEMENT

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

    Quality, Training and Safety Supervisor
    Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

    Everett, Washington

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Appointee, ASRT Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2019-2021
    • Chair of the Board, ASRT Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • President-Elect, ASRT Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2015-2016
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2014-2015
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012-2013
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2012

    I have long served the ASRT as a member of either a committee at the national level or as a mentor for up-and-coming technologists. I can honestly say that without this organization and those I have met along the way, I would not be where I am today in my career. I feel that it’s my duty and honor to pay that benefit forward in an effort to keep producing strong advocates and leaders for the profession to ensure its continued success. I am a graduate of the original student intern program and ASRT Leadership Academy. I have served as a delegate for both my state and the Radiography Chapter before moving into House leadership as the vice-speaker and speaker of the House. Following my two terms as speaker, I served in all roles on the Board of Directors, with the exception of the previously combined secretary-treasurer.

    Effective communication is always the key to ensuring that any message is received. Using any and all platforms available to me as a delegate, not simply limiting myself to a single platform, will help to increase the efficacy of that communication. Also, realizing that not all members chose to receive their information from a single source is also a necessity in understanding the target audience. I would also seek to create a partnership with my fellow delegates in the creation of a unique communication network between the vast resources available to leaders between the ASRT and our home organizations to get communications out to the members in multiple facets.


  • Nicholas Gimmi, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(CT), CRA

    MANAGEMENT

    Nicholas Gimmi, M.H.A., R.T.(R)(CT), CRA
    Arlington, Virginia

    Radiologic Manager
    The George Washington University Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2020-2023
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT R.T. in DC, 2014
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2013-2014
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2007

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair-Elect, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Chair, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010

    I've been active over the years in many of the committees and communities for the organizations to which I belong. I've held the position of chair of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy. I've attended many meetings as an affiliate delegate and served on commission last year. I'm the Region 8 chair for the CRTA and chair-elect of the VSRT. I'm passionate about the profession and supporting members and technologists throughout the U.S. I enjoy commenting on R.T. pages, congratulating new R.T.'S and those who have attained higher education degrees and posting interesting cases. As I settle into my new role, I hope to enhance my activity at the professional level.

    I'd ensure that we continue dialogue on opportunities to make our community and others better by increasing activity and relevance through education and knowledge-sharing. I hope to learn from my counterparts as well. Medical imaging is a complex business and requires growth through examining best practices and trends. I hope to help continue the good work of those before me and to be an effective communicator for the profession.


  • Gary Greathouse, M.S., R.T.(R)

    MANAGEMENT

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

    Program Director
    Lorain County Community College

    Elyria, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Management Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2009-2011
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2005

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • President-Elect, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I have been active with the Management Chapter for many years. I have been in management for 28 years and counting. If elected, my service will belong to our membership, and I will listen and act on their concerns within the chapter. I am president of the OSRT and have been active in my state society, serving on its board of directors and executive board. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the Management Chapter. Thank you in advance for your support.

    Members of the chapter will need to stay current as to changes within the chapter. The best avenue we have is to use the ASRT Communities; it will keep us abreast of changes prior to the conference meeting.


Military

  • Paul Ellis, M.C.M.P., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS

    MILITARY

    Paul Ellis, M.C.M.P., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS
    Fort Sam Houston, Texas

    Superintendent DI Training Programs, METC
    United States Air Force

    San Antonio, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2020-2021

    I have been serving in the military for 21 years. Ranging from x-ray, CT, MRI, clinical and didactic training for x-ray.

    Share information on multiple social media platforms.


  • Danielle Ishmael, R.T.(R)

    MILITARY

    Danielle Ishmael, R.T.(R)
    North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Diagnostic Imaging Phase 2 Course Supervisor
    United States Air Force

    Nellis AFB, Nevada

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2020-2021

    I was the previous chair for the Military Chapter. I have 11 years of military service and have been a part of ASRT for several years. I have experience performing duties as a radiologic technologist as well as managing a department. I have been a clinical instructor for two years and was an assistant clinical instructor for more than five years. I have served as secretary and vice president for private organizations within the military bases at which I have been stationed.

    Social media and email are efficient ways of sharing information. For me, it is definitely the easiest way to get important information out.


  • Eddie Perales, M.H.A., R.T.(R), CNMT

    MILITARY

    Eddie Perales, M.H.A., R.T.(R), CNMT
    Elgin, Oklahoma

    Vice Director of Administration
    United States Army

    Lawton, Oklahoma

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2021
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Military Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Military Task Force, 2019-2020

    I have proudly served in the Army Medical Department for nearly 20 years as a radiologic technologist, PACS administrator, nuclear medicine technologist, and director of imaging services for ambulatory and trauma facilities. In addition, I have had the honor to serve as a clinical preceptor as well as a radiology professor for the military radiology program.

    As a senior Army leader and seasoned radiology professional, it is my personal responsibility to maintain the highest standards of care and keep military personnel abreast of all developing policies and procedures that affect the profession. I host and maintain the largest military radiology social media group to maintain the strongest channels of communication across the radiology enterprise for military medicine.


Nuclear Medicine

  • Barbara Hente, B.A., R.T.(N), CNMT, FASRT, FMoSRT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE

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

    Senior Staff Technologist
    BarNor Services

    Granite City, Illinois

    ASRT National Activities

    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2014-2015 & 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017 & 2019
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2012-2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2001
    • ASRT Appointee, Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 1988-1999

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1986-1990 & 2021-2023
    • Parliamentarian, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2024
    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014 & 2017-2018
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1987-1988

    I joined ASRT as a student and continued membership when I became registered in nuclear medicine technology. I became active as soon as I could and began serving wherever I was needed. I progressed through several committees and task forces and served as a nuclear medicine regional delegate and a Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate in the ASRT House of Delegates. I was also a member of the Joint Review Committee for Nuclear Medicine Technology for 12 years. I have chaired the Nuclear Medicine Chapter multiple times and find that our members are willing to assist in activities when asked. I have been able to be part of district, affiliate and national technology organizations associated with ASRT that have worked to advance radiologic technology for all modalities and make us a better and stronger advocate for our patients.

    The first thing I will do to ensure chapter member inclusion is encourage use of the email blasts available to chapters. I believe it is very important to share information. The ASRT Communities are another area where information-sharing happens, and the Communities are an easy way to keep in touch with other modalities. Nuclear medicine has much on the horizon that can and should be publicized within our own groups. We have administrators, educators, RSOs, staff technologists, radiopharmacy employees and others who can share and educate us in areas in which we do not normally spend time. Continuing education is not just listening to lectures. The more up to date we are, the better we can serve our patients.


  • Ryan Smith, D.H.Sc., M.B.A., CNMT, FASRT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE

    Ryan Smith, D.H.Sc., M.B.A., CNMT, FASRT
    Findlay, Ohio

    Radiotherapy Specialist for Midwest Territory
    Bayer Pharmaceutical

    Findlay, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2020-2022
    • Chair, ASRT Commission, 2019-2021
    • ASRT Appointee, Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2018-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2018-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Health Policy Committee, 2018-2021
    • Director, Board of Directors, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2018

    My background includes roles in both clinical nuclear medicine and education. I have served the ASRT, OSRT and SNMMI for many years through leadership roles in each organization, including Nuclear Medicine Chapter, Commission and R.T. Advocacy. I serve as the ASRT representative to the JRCNMT Board of Director, and I've served on the OSRT Board of Directors. I am passionate about the nuclear medicine profession – and I feel that one of the best ways of showing one’s passion is through service. Change and growth (both individually and the profession) cannot occur without the desire to lead and through collaboration with other passionate colleagues. I am honored to have been able to serve the ASRT in the field of nuclear medicine technology as a Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate and will continue to serve and represent this profession honorably.

    Ensuring that chapter members stay up to date on pertinent issues is best done through leading by example. As past chair of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region VI Subcommittee and member of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy, I've worked to provide oversight in legislative changes impacting our profession. As Commission chair, I’ve guided the Commission through proposed changes to the Practice Standards. As a JRCNMT Director, I've been involved with ensuring accreditation standards are met. I have presented at the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and Houser of Delegates Meeting and ASRT Radiation Therapy Conference, have published Directed Readings for the Radiologic Technology magazine on topics at the forefront of today's nuclear medicine technology practice. As a delegate, I will continue to be a "voice" for the profession in a number of leadership capacities.


  • Teresa Taggart, M.S., CNMT

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE

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

    Program Director
    Cuyahoga Community College

    Parma, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • ASRT Appointee, Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2018-2020

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Member, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Education Committee, 2020-2022

    I’ve been in nuclear medicine since mid-1980s. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, large and small institutions, and cardiovascular and outpatient clinics. I’ve been part of a research committee, presented at the local, state and national level, and had research published in peer-reviewed journals. I’ve been an educator for almost 35 years and program director for almost 10. I’m an advocate for health care, nuclear medicine in particular, and look forward to leaving a strong legacy. My sole purpose is to advance the knowledge necessary to promote positive patient health management through standards and pertinent issues affecting health care management. Education has been instrumental in making great strides in theranostics and radiotherapy. Collaboration within the legislative bodies for hybrid imaging to be an expected course of diagnostic imaging with appropriate insurance acknowledgment is being accepted as well. We have a long way to go, but I’m excited to see where the future is headed.

    I will strive to update chapter members by communicating regularly within the ASRT Communities as well as having an open-door-policy for conversations. I will stay focused on issues that are universal throughout the nuclear medicine community, seeking answers to commonly asked questions, and offering solutions to those who ask for alternative opportunities. I will seek and create opportunities for those who want to get involved. I will offer my voice to join the group of advocates to promote solutions others in leadership capacities may not be able to access. I will advocate for the advancement of technology to do what’s in the best interest of patients in general, advancing nuclear medicine in particular. I will work collaboratively with any and all interested parties in the quest for greater understanding of highly qualified and prepared imaging specialists and lend a hand in identifying the needs of the future’s employment pool to better serve the health care arena.


Quality Management

  • Julie Gill, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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

    Professor
    University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2020-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2015-2016
    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2006-2009

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Junior Chair of the Board, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • President, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • President-Elect, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2019

    My varied professional experiences have prepared me to serve as the Quality Management Chapter delegate. My service on the ASRT, OSRT and Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences boards of directors has provided professional association experience that emphasized consensus-building, emotional intelligence and trust. My employment history as a clinical coordinator, program director, department chair and dean taught me the importance of teamwork, integrity and the empowerment of others. I believe that chapter delegates’ primary responsibility is to those ASRT members in the chapter, and their best interests should be foremost within the decision-making process.

    Communication with chapter members is imperative for providing information and for gaining input and feedback. If elected as a chapter delegate, I will work with the other chapter delegates to regularly communicate with chapter members via the ASRT Communities site and blast emails.


  • Donita Shipman, R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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

    Clinical Applications Specialist
    Philips Health NA

    Pleasanton, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Quality Management Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Quality Management Representative, 2016-2022

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Treasurer, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016
    • Executive Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010

    Quality management is a practice that is important to all disciplines in medical imaging and radiation therapy, and I believe it is important to keep this chapter alive and functioning. With the ARRT having stopped offering the exam for this discipline, it is more important than ever to keep our practices in the forefront of our profession. I have been registered in this discipline since 1997 and feel it is as important today as it was then. Our tasks have changed with the digital age, but they are not to be dismissed. It is now our duty to keep these tasks in our profession and not let others encroach into our discipline. We must continue to move forward and promote the other certifying agencies that meet our credentialing standards and offer technologists a path to enter this discipline.

    I am confident that the use of the ASRT Quality Management Community will help us get our message to the members. We must also post to the other Communities such as Education to ensure that our students have the latest information about quality management and the paths available to them. We also need to reach out to the other chapters to ensure that technologists who are looking for other pathways get the information we have to offer.


Radiation Therapy

  • Lisa Bartenhagen, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Lisa Bartenhagen, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)
    Gretna, Nebraska

    Department Chair
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Omaha, Nebraska

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board, 2017-2020
    • ARRT Representative, ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2012-2013
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2012-2013
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2011-2012
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2011-2012
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2010-2011
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2010-2011

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Annual Conference Chair, Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2008

    I am grateful for the nomination to represent such a wonderful profession. I have been certified and registered in radiography and radiation therapy since 1993 and always strive to stay up to date on evidence-based practice. Recently, I have served as the ASRT appointee on the ARRT Board of Trustees. Participating on the Radiation Therapy Practice Analysis Committee and Proton Beam Therapy subcommittee allowed me to stay current while looking at future growth. In 2019, during the pandemic, I was the ARRT president. Although it was an incredibly trying year, I truly understood the importance of advocating for patient-centered care and to the best of my abilities demonstrated how to meet the needs of students, therapists and patients without compromising the integrity of our credential. Taking a stance while remaining empathetic to others are attributes I am proud to have and feel would be beneficial in serving as a delegate.

    If elected, I will make myself available to continue the efforts of those who served before me by being active in the ASRT Community and at national conferences. Educating other professionals will help maintain and advance our scope of practice. Recent issues such as the Department of Health in Nevada directing only radiation therapists to perform fluoroscopy is an example of the need to continue to promote who we are. Collaboration with our advocacy groups and affiliates can help advocate for our profession. It is important to remember there is strength in numbers. Finally, the thorough understanding I have of the Continuing Qualification Requirements implemented by the ARRT will enable me to be an invaluable resource for those navigating the process. I will take any concern or suggestion seriously and investigate ways to resolve issues brought to the delegates. I will serve you with respect and dignity.


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

    RADIATION THERAPY

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

    Radiation Therapist/Clinical Resource Specialist
    St. Mary’s Hospital

    Grand Junction, Colorado

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2021-2023
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board, 2018-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2017-2018
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2015-2016

    I practice as a radiation therapist, clinical resource specialist and clinical instructor in radiation oncology at a regional hospital. I am truly passionate and take great pride in all aspects of my profession, which is why I am honored to be running for this position. One of my responsibilities was to seek Apex ASTRO accreditation for our cancer center. Earning and maintaining accreditation provides me with the skills, experience and ability to write, review and implement policies, procedures and protocols to surpass the high standards of the organization and accrediting body that help ensure we deliver high-quality care. Another passion of mine is teaching, and I am truly honored to be a mentor and teach radiology and radiation therapy students. This allows me to provide guidance on behalf of others and to be a positive influence on future professionals. I also volunteer as an adaptive rock-climbing coach, where I work with athletes to help them overcome mental, physical and emotional challenges. Even though I have been practicing for more than 20 years and held many positions on national, state and local levels, I am eager to learn, grow and contribute to our amazing profession.

    If I am elected as a Radiation Therapy Chapter delegate, I will use any form of communication to stay up to date on issues affecting our practice area and share the information so we can unite as a profession and make informed decisions. I will also collaborate with other modalities and professional bodies to keep current on issues in our profession by attending meetings. Communication is key, and I am committed to using all forms of communication to elevate our profession.


  • Kyle Kearsley, B.P.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT)

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Kyle Kearsley, B.P.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT)
    Santa Barbara, Florida

    Locum Radiation Therapist
    Ridley Tree Cancer Center

    Santa Barbara, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board, 2020-2023
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2020-2022
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program Alumni Committee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2017-2018
    • Alumni of the Year, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017-2018
    • Students Selected, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017-2020

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Membership Director, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, 2018-2019

    My interpersonal skills and sensitivity enable me to connect with others, comprehend their needs and advocate for collaborative endeavors. At numerous levels within the Ridley Tree Cancer Center, I have proved my capacity to lead and achieve outcomes. My ability to maintain focus in the face of stress or pressure has distinguished me as a leader. I have been an active member of our profession since radiography school.

    I serve on the Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative Committee and ASRT Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board. I served on the NYSSRS Board of Directors as the membership director and editor-in-chief of The Imagist. Nationally, I have participated in the SLDP, attended the ASRT Leadership Academy, served on the Commission, served as vice chair of the SLDP Alumni Committee, served as sergeant-at-arms, and was named Student of the Year. Serving as a chapter delegate would afford me a greater opportunity to advocate for my colleagues. My willingness to serve is driven by what my career has already given to me personally and professionally. I seek to represent our profession as your Radiation Therapy Chapter delegate and to serve our professionals, our students and the ASRT.


  • Benjamin Morris, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), FASRT

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Benjamin Morris, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), FASRT
    Ozark, Missouri

    Director
    CoxHealth

    Branson, Missouri

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair, ASRT Radiation Therapist Editorial Review Board, 2021-2023
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2019-2021
    • Member, ASRT International Speakers Exchange Award Review Committee, 2016-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2012-2013
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2006-2007
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 20006
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2004
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2004-2005

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2002-2003

    Throughout my career I have had the honor of serving the profession in a variety of capacities at the local, state and national levels. I enjoy giving back to the profession and feel as though I have made a difference to those technologists and therapists that have come after me. I am the cancer center director at Cox Medical Center Branson, where I oversee radiation oncology and medical oncology services. In addition, I am the board chair for Southwest Missouri American Cancer Society and have served as member-at-large for the Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators.

    There are a number of avenues that chapter delegates can use to keep chapter members informed. Based on past experience, the most effective communication tool is the ASRT Communities. I have found that this discussion forum is a valuable tool in updating other radiation therapists and learning about current concerns. I am also a member of [or will use] communication group email lists for radiation oncology administrators and radiation therapy educators.


  • Tonya Painter, B.A., R.T.(R)(T)(M)

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Tonya Painter, B.A., R.T.(R)(T)(M)
    Ocala, Florida

    Chief Radiation Therapist
    Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute

    Ocala, Florida

    ASRT National Activities

    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2020-2022
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Radiation Therapy Representative, West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2014

    I attended the ASRT Leadership Academy and served on the West Virginia Radiology Board of Examiners as a radiation therapy representative for many years. While in that position, I learned about how our state laws affect the bylaws of our organization. I was also elected to the Ethics, Finance and Membership committees, which allowed me to learn more about the functionality of our governing body.

    Communication is vital for any organization to function as a whole, and an open-door policy for concerns and questions is necessary.


  • Shellie Warino, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Shellie Warino, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(T)
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio

    Radiation Therapy Program Director
    Kent State University – Salem Campus

    Salem, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2014-2015
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Co-Chair Education Committee, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • President-Elect, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2017

    I have been part of the radiation therapy profession for 30 years. I have worked as a staff radiation therapist and a clinical coordinator. Currently, I am the program director for the radiation therapy program at Kent State University. I have presented at professional conferences at the local, state and national levels, which provided continuing education to medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. In addition, I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and have taken courses for professional development as well as for attainment of higher academic degrees. I am noted for being an effective communicator and leader in the workplace. Also, I promote professionalism and the importance of belonging to the professional societies of the ASRT and its affiliates. Lastly, I serve as a board member for the American Cancer Society, president-elect for the OSRT and member of the diversity committee at my facility.

    If elected as the Radiation Therapy Chapter delegate, I will advocate for the profession via the ASRT Communities by sharing any current knowledge, information and literature I obtain. I also will advocate for the profession by being an active member of the OSRT. In addition, I will use the radiation therapy educator group email list to receive and share information from various radiation therapy educators throughout the country pertaining to current issues, trends and technology updates pertaining to the radiation therapy profession. And, because I am an educator, I will share information with and instruct students who will one day become part of the radiation therapy profession.


  • Cheryl Young, Ed.D., R.T.(T)

    RADIATION THERAPY

    Cheryl Young, Ed.D., R.T.(T)
    Rancho Santa Margarita, California

    Program Director
    National University

    Costa Mesa, California

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2021-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 1 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Member, Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President-Elect, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Past President, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020

    As a radiation therapy program director and licensed and practicing radiation therapist, I am dedicated to bringing education and innovation to the profession of radiation therapy. I take pride in the opportunities I have had both locally and nationally to serve the radiation therapy community and to bring awareness to the growing trends, needs and changes therapists are facing. I have focused much of my career on education and feel that as leaders in the field we have the power to shape the future of our profession. Working alongside the CSRT and ASRT, I believe my goals can be accomplished by cultivating new relationships and by engaging interdepartmental collaboration and communication among colleagues.

    It is important to increase levels of communication within our profession. Using various methods of communication is essential to bringing therapists from across the nation together. By using the resources available, therapists can have a safe space to ask questions, share ideas and engage in meaningful conversations that support growth and development in our profession.


Radiography

  • Steve Cohen, R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY

    Steve Cohen, R.T.(R)
    Brownsburg, Indiana

    Senior Radiologic Technologist
    Ortho Indy

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Secretary, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Secretary-Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2016-2017
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2015-2016

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Chair of the Board, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016

    I am employed at Ortho Indy, which is a large orthopedic surgery practice with 77 doctors in all. I have been employed there for 40 years and been in the medical imaging profession for 49 years. I was Radiography Chapter delegate and vice chair in 2015. In 2016, I was delegate and chair of the Radiography Chapter. I have been on the board of directors for the ISRT as president and chair. Wanting to get involved on a national level, I served as secretary/treasurer for the ASRT Board of Directors in 2017 and as secretary in 2020. It was an honor to be on the Board each time. I would like to continue to represent the Radiography Chapter and its members. I will always be an advocate for our profession.

    If elected as Radiography Chapter delegate, I will continue to connect with members of this chapter and impress upon everyone the importance of being connected in the ASRT Communities. This is a great way to start discussions with fellow chapter members and communicate about the important issues that will affect everyone. Also, I will use the chapter Community to make recommendations on how to improve the chapter and the radiography practice. I look forward to being able to serve as your chapter leader and representing the many dedicated radiologic technology professionals.


  • Jonathan Havrda, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(CT)(BD), CRA

    RADIOGRAPHY

    Jonathan Havrda, M.P.H., R.T.(R)(CT)(BD), CRA
    Brooklyn, New York

    Imaging Manager
    Maimonides Medical Center

    Brooklyn, New York

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2019-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Membership Secretary, New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021

    I began my health care career as a radiologic technologist in 2006. From there I gained advanced certification in bone densitometry and computed tomography. I worked in radiography education for about 10 years and also served as PACS administrator and director of radiology at a rural New England Hospital. In 2021 I moved to an urban environment and began work as a manager at a large urban level I trauma center. I have served as a delegate in radiography and bone densitometry and have served in multiple volunteer positions for the ASRT and ARRT, including editorial review board and practice standards council subcommittee. I aim to continue my career and help promote our profession to my fellow technologists, health care professionals and the public.

    Professional engagement and promotion of our field is especially important in the current health care environment. I aim to help promote the field and help technologists get their voices heard. As radiologic technologists, we play a vital role in health care and remain on the frontlines, always helping patients receive the care they need and providing high-quality service. Helping technologists find their place in the everchanging health care environment, meet their goals and gain a sense of pride will help continue our profession’s growth.


  • Jenilee Heflin, M.B.A., R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY

    Jenilee Heflin, M.B.A., R.T.(R)
    Winter Springs, Florida

    Radiography Program Director
    AdventHealth University

    Orlando, Florida

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2020-2021

    I am entering my 20th year with AdventHealth, where I’ve served in many capacities that helped shape me into the leader I am today. I began as a radiologic technologist in December 2005 after graduating from AdventHealth University. As I began my career, I continued my education by obtaining a B.S. in radiologic sciences. I’ve worked in the profession for several years, serving as a radiologic technologist, quality improvement and quality assurance specialist, and supervisor. I pursued an M.B.A. to gain a deeper understanding of management and leadership. In 2011, I was approached to serve as a practice manager overseeing a physician practice specializing in pediatric oncology. I was soon asked to develop and begin an additional practice specializing in pediatric bone marrow transplant. In overseeing both practices, I was responsible for managing operations, overseeing a combined $2 million budget and leading five physicians, four advanced practice providers, four nurses and five support staff members.

    If elected, I believe an area of importance is learning from steps and actions taken by previous delegates. This will help me better understand the historical perspective of how issues were handled and how these were communicated to chapter members. If there are any data points available, such as surveys or feedback, I would want to review these to understand how chapter members desire to communicate. I believe it is important to listen to feedback provided by members to effectively communicate updates in a manner that best serves them. As leaders, we sometimes believe we have the best answers, but we need to understand the preferences of our team to make the best-informed decisions while supporting others. This may mean having two methods of communication including email updates and a centralized location (repository) where important updates can be accessed. I believe open, effective and timely communication is the essential ingredient to successful teams and organizations.


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

    RADIOGRAPHY

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

    Radiologist Technologist
    IU Health Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2020
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Bone Densitometry Chapter, 2015-2017
    • Delegates, ASRT Practice Standards Council Bone Densitometry Subcommittee, 2015-2016
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Immediate Past President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Treasurer, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I am a practicing radiologic technologist in an outpatient surgery center and work PRN for an imaging center. I have been a technologist for almost 24 years. I have been a Bone Densitometry Chapter delegate, chair and vice chair and served on the practice standards for Bone Densitometry. I am a graduate of ASRT’s Leadership Academy and Online Advocacy Academy. I am currently a Region 6 Advocacy Committee member. I am also involved with the ISCD. I have served a variety of volunteer positions with the ASRT and with my state affiliate. I have been ISRT president and just finished a two-year term as chair of the board. I have also served as treasurer and conference chair to a variety of offices in between. I have been a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for 28 years and served a variety of offices on the local and state levels, including state president.

    The ASRT Communities is our biggest tool for getting out correct and pertinent information. I strongly encourage members of the ASRT who do not take advantage of this platform to do so. Radiology-focused community and social media pages are also valuable assets for efficiently disseminating pertinent information to chapter members. As a chapter delegate, I would encourage the state affiliate to increase sharing material in this manner as well as rally other delegates to contribute. Chapter members would be provided the site links, an overview of site content and my contact information to ensure their questions can be answered.


  • Diane Hutton, B.A., R.T.(R)

    RADIOGRAPHY

    Diane Hutton, B.A., R.T.(R)
    Holts Summit, Missouri

    Radiology Consultant
    Self-Employed

    Holts Summit, Missouri

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair, ASRT Global Outreach Review Committee, 2021-2022
    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2017-2018
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2015-2018
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2013-2015
    • Chief Sergeant, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2013-2014

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2022
    • Senior Board Member, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • President, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I have been a medical imaging professional since 1976. I have worked in diagnostic, computed tomography and special procedures during my career. I have, however always came back to diagnostic, my first love! I enjoy the service I can provide for patients who are in many different situations. After all, I am only a moment in what is their life. During the last 20-plus years, I have educated and worked with students. I love providing radiology education to new students as well as to medical organizations’ staffs. Volunteering is my passion and I appreciate this opportunity to continue service to my profession.

    Communication, communication, communication!! I love the ASRT Communities and will use this option extensively, as I have in the past. I would always have an open door and appreciate visiting with members of the community. It is interesting to me to hear how others cope with and serve their patients. I will share my email as well so folks feel they can use that open door. Of course, communication does not accomplish anything if there is no action. Rest assured, I will be more than happy to get back with anyone, even if it is with a “let me look into that and get back with you” response! I enjoy the collaboration inherent in our profession.


Registered Radiologist Assistant

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

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT

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

    Radiologist Assistant
    University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics

    Columbia, Missouri

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2021-2022
    • 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 R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018

    My time as a radiologist assistant has been highly rewarding. I have loved working alongside radiologists and helping to grow the profession at my local level. If elected as delegate, I would help to inform the chapter of all goings-on in the profession and help grow the profession however I could. ASRT works with other wonderful organizations such as the American College of Radiologists, Society of Radiology Physician Extenders and ARRT to help advocate for and grow the profession. I would love to help in any way that I could to help grow the profession and prevent encroachment on it.

    To ensure chapter members know about the goings-on in the chapter, I would use the ASRT Communities. The Communities is a wonderful resource that allows members to stay up to date on specific areas of the field they are interested in. I find the discussions interesting and a simple way to stay involved.


  • Jeffrey Crowley, B.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(VI)(CT)

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT

    Jeffrey Crowley, B.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(VI)
    Guntown, Mississippi

    Radiologist Assistant
    Premier Radiology

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2019-2020
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 7 Subcommittee, 2017-2020
    • Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2017-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2017-2018

    I have been a practicing radiologist assistant since 2006. Prior to that, I was the chief technologist of interventional radiology. I have volunteered and served in many capacities for the ASRT and served as a trustee for the ARRT.

    Encourage chapter members to participate in the ASRT Communities to get information from them on practice concerns and get information to them about regulatory and practice issues.


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

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT

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

    Radiologist Assistant
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Baltimore, Maryland

    ASRT National Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 4 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Director, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2016

    I received my R.P.A. certification in 2005 after graduating from Weber State University and my R.R.A. certification in 2007. During the time I have been an ASRT member, I have served on the ASRT Grass Roots Network (2012-2016) and on committees on R.T. Advocacy in Ohio, Missouri and Maryland. I have lobbied for 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.

    I believe that one of the top issues affecting the radiologic science community is to lobby for recognition of the R.P.A. and R.R.A. role on the health care team, and I will continue lobbying for their recognition at the national and state levels. If elected Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter delegate, I will take every opportunity to keep chapter members up to date on legislative and current activities that might affect us. I believe the primary roles of the ASRT Board of Directors include overseeing the radiology community, managing the organization, instituting new policies, enhancing the organization’s image and practicing the organization’s mission. I believe my diverse background in radiology, including leadership roles and volunteer experiences within our specialty, has enhanced my skill set.


  • Susan Wertz, B.S., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(M)

    REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT

    Susan Wertz, B.S., R.P.A., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(M)
    Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

    Radiologist Assistant
    UPMC Altoona

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Attendee, ASRT R.T. in D.C., 2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Legislative Contact, Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022

    I have represented the Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter for many years as a chapter delegate and at the state level. I have been the chair of the legislative committee for more than 10 years. I have been working on state licensure for all medical imaging professionals in Pennsylvania for many years. In Pennsylvania, we are on our third congress to get licensure that includes radiologist assistants. I am hopeful we will get this bill passed in our current state congress.

    As a delegate, I will keep chapter members up to date with issues that exist and arise, and I will represent our profession at the state and national levels.


Sonography

  • Dale Collins, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), RDMS, RVT

    SONOGRAPHY

    Dale Collins, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), RDMS, RVT
    Richmond, Virginia

    Sonographer
    Maui Health System

    Wailuku, Hawaii

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2016-2017
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2015
    • ASRT Appointee, Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2013-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2013-2015
    • Member, ASRT Task Force on Forensic Radiography, 2009-2010
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2006
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2004
    • Member, ASRT Task Force on Bylaws Implementation Plan, 2004-2005

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, Alaska Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2007-2009

    I’ve spent 35-plus years in imaging, beginning as an Air Force-trained radiologic specialist and eventually cross-training into sonography. I’ve gained experience as a supervisor in radiography and sonography before settling into the position of staff sonographer. I spent seven years as a full-time academic at three universities and part-time at two others, obtaining experience in teaching and managing radiologic technology courses and programs including radiologist assistant courses. I hold an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University, master’s degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a postgraduate certificate from Northcentral University. I also hold three ARRT and four ARDMS certifications. I recently completed an ASRT appointment to the JRC-DMS, serving on the executive committee for six of my eight years. I’ve also served as Alaska affiliate president and delegate, Sonography Chapter delegate and in several ASRT task force projects and governance activities.

    A chapter delegate’s role is to coordinate awareness of issues relevant to members. Moreover, I feel that making members aware of all imaging issues is of paramount importance when one considers elevating cooperation among specialty areas. I believe over specialization has created an environment of diminished collegial and cooperative energy that didn’t exist before the inundation of specialty training and certification. I see it in my work environment, where each modality isolates within their own imaging silos and superficially engage with one another in the break room, hallway or at lunch. I believe a concerted effort beyond the annual governance meeting and conference would help unify this occupation. I believe that personalizing this occupation, that revolves around so many technologic innovations, should be the primary overarching emphasis of ASRT. We should promote the integration, cooperation and expansion of understanding among all modalities to promote, support and encourage the unique diversity in this profession's workforce.


  • Diana Mishler, M.B.A.-H.M., R.T.(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS

    SONOGRAPHY

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

    Sonographer
    Family Birthing Center

    Flora, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Sonography, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2016-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2014
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2014-2015
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2013-2014
    • Sonography, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2012-2016
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2012-2016

    I have experience in sonography, from staff technologist and applications specialist to educator and tutor and performing ultrasound examinations for Family Birthing Center. I've always loved to scan, and I am thrilled to be a part of an intimate environment where I get to know my patients. I also thoroughly enjoy tutoring. I get to work with students one-on-one, and they are typically interested in learning because they are reaching out for extra help. We cover individualized material depending on which registry is being taken. I’ve also served as a delegate a few times. I’ve served on the Practice Standards Council for nine years, assuming the role of vice chair, chair of the committee and chair of the sonography subcommittee. I’ve also participated with my affiliate by being on the legislative committee for several years. I’ve served on the board of directors for Bona Vista in Kokomo, an organization that provides services to people with disabilities.

    If elected, I will continue to read articles with the latest research and share them. I would attempt to stay on top of using the ASRT Sonography Community to post articles and questions. I know our chapter is not the best at using this tool; therefore, I would like to try to increase the traffic on that page. Finally, I would discuss with the chapter leadership what suggestions they have for getting information out. I would ask the chapter chair to consider a single email blast to remind members to check that page, as I think many have forgotten about it and need a reminder of how to get to it and how to turn on the notifications. This is not an avenue I would want to regularly use, but perhaps a single round would help increase participation. Again, I would want to discuss this with the chapter leadership to obtain their opinions.


  • Katherine Peak, M.S., R.T.(R), RDMS, RVT

    SONOGRAPHY

    Katherine Peak, M.S., R.T.(R), RDMS, RVT
    Evansville, Indiana

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Southern Indiana

    Evansville, Indiana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2018-2020
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2018-2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Treasurer, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2022
    • Delegate, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020
    • Alternate Delegate 2, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Treasurer, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017

    I have worked as a sonographer for the past 25 years, with eight of those years spent as a technical director of a vascular lab and nine as an educator in a diagnostic medical sonography program. Those most recent positions, along with time spent volunteering with my professional societies, have helped me to develop my leadership skills. I have served on the board of directors of the ISRT as both treasurer and vice president, as an affiliate delegate for the ISRT and, most recently, as delegate and chair of the Sonography Chapter for the ASRT House of Delegates. I am pursing a doctoral degree in educational leadership, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.

    I will be an active member of the ASRT Sonography Community social network. I will engage my fellow chapter members in meaningful discussions about topics that are important to chapter members. I will post information about the proceedings of the ASRT House of Delegates and share topics that I feel with affect their practices and careers. I will be sure to take careful notes during our chapter business meeting and share this information via my written delegate report at the conclusion of the annual meeting.