Meet the Officer Candidates

Once elected, these volunteers help lead the ASRT, set direction for the profession and commit a lot of time and energy on behalf of the medical imaging and radiation therapy community. Officers of the Board of Directors attend multiple meetings throughout the year to discuss potential partnerships and advances in the profession and to stay current on emerging technologies and practice issues.

ASRT President-Elect

  • Meredith Gammons, M.H.A., M.B.A., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)(BD)

    PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Meredith Gammons, M.H.A., M.B.A., R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR)(BD)
    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    Clinical Radiology Educator
    Novant Health

    Winston Salem, North Carolina

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2021-2022
    • Secretary, ASRT Board of Directors, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2014-2016
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2013-2014
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Magnetic Resonance Chapter, 2013-2014

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2018-2020
    • Chair of the Board, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2014-2015
    • Editor’s Contact, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2010-2012

    From a range of modalities, my experience spans from the frontline to administration and the corporate world to the classroom. I draw from both head and heart in combination with education and experience for decision making. I have served on the ASRT and NCSRT Board of Directors as well as committees for each organization. I have invested in the ASRT and it in me. I understand the big picture, the needed skill set, the dedication needed and the importance of the position of ASRT president-elect.

    The awareness of who medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals are, what they do and how they and their work impacts the health of a community is incredibly important. Not only are radiologic technologists experts in imaging, treatments and interventions that enhance the quality of care, but also compassion, adaptability and professionalism. We are not in the limelight - yet essential. How to address it? It would be ambitious to think that I alone could solve a profession-wide concern. It takes each of us being professional every day and educating those in our own unique spheres of influence on the vital service medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals provide. One impact the ASRT might contribute would be a multi-media public service announcement. The goal would be to enlighten others about who we are, the challenging and rewarding field, the potential for growth and development, and the ASRT that can facilitate the way.

    As a whole, the ASRT Board of Directors provides guidance and oversight for the organization. This elected group is entrusted with the Society. Board members must reach a consensus to ensure that the ASRT is well-run. The Board must act in the best interest of the whole rather than personal interest. Board members allocate funds, develop collaborative partnerships and approve Board policies. They receive the torch from the previous Board, maximize the potential of the present while planning for the future. Having served as an ASRT and NCSRT board member, I have participated in and recognize the importance of the decisions made. I offer you my personal character, integrity, education and experience as evidence of fitness for the role. Elevating and advancing the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession is my passion. Enhancing the quality and safety of patient care is my mission.


  • Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP

    PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP
    Houston, Texas

    Radiology Applications Specialist
    GE Healthcare

    Houston, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2021-2022
    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2018-2019
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2020
    • President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2018-2019

    I champion being a medical imaging professional. As a registered radiologic technologist, I am ARRT certified in radiography and vascular interventional imaging as well as an American Board of Imaging Informatics certified imaging informatics professional. The versatility of my qualifications empowers perspective, strategy and dynamic grit as an advocate. Similarly, my career has allowed opportunities in diagnostic and interventional imaging, higher education, corporate health care and leadership. My current role as a GE radiology applications specialist provides a platform to connect with other professionals and, more importantly, to demonstrate our transferrable talents as shareholders in patient care. Collaboration beyond our profession is critical. Collaborating encourages community by promoting reciprocity, advancement and visibility. I understand the importance and power of “us.” Service to the ASRT, TXSRT, fraternal organizations, local and national community associations, and other professional societies commands my focus on team success. My engagement and enthusiasm are demonstrations of my conviction to exceptional service.

    The pandemic redefined the synergy between home and work. The same can be applied to the person and the professional. Our communities often identify who we are as people without registering who we are as professionals. We have an opportunity to better educate the public while elevating our reputation through a more comprehensive perspective. Beyond the realm of procedure rooms, we must increase our visibility as medical imaging professionals and radiation therapists in our community. Bridging the gap can be achieved through intentional community presence and strategic marketing. Increasing our community engagement as technologists and therapists helps to promote our expertise with our humanity. Championing care outside of the hospital has the potential to create advocates and support adjacent to our own professionals. Strategic marketing on social media platforms coupled with community presence increases not only visibility, but recognition. Expanding support is key to elevating our profession, internally and externally.

    The Board of Directors is vested with being good stewards of ASRT as a business and convicted to being exceptional champions of ASRT as a Society. Understanding the synergy requires vision, ingenuity and objectivity. Each Board member must contribute his or her talents to our team to achieve communal success through integrated solutions. Collaboration is key to celebrating the versatility we represent as a profession while being tenacious in our journey toward advancement. As a candidate for president-elect, my enthusiasm is unmatched. I appreciate the proven strategies currently serving us well while demonstrating the courage to seek new strategies toward expanding our success. Recognizing ASRT as our business and our Society, my leadership style is community focused. Each modality and sector of our profession is an essential component to a whole. We are medical imaging and radiation therapy empowered, not separated, by our specialties. I consciously choose to invest my talents in “us.”


  • Joseph Whitton, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), FASRT

    PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Joseph Whitton, M.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), FASRT
    Mount Sinai, New York

    Clinical Assistant Professor/Program Director
    Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, New York

    ASRT National Activities

    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2019-2020
    • Vice Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • Vice Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    • Chair, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2015-2016
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2011-2014
    • Attendee, ASRT R.T. in D.C., 1999

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Treasurer, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, Inc., 2012-2014
    • President, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, Inc., 2002-2004

    I am Joe Whitton, candidate for ASRT president-elect. I have been a radiologic technologist for over 40 years and an educator in medical imaging for 30 years. As you can see from my profile, I have served the ASRT and my New York affiliate in many capacities during the past 30 years. I am so proud to have been elevated to ASRT Fellow in 2019 and elevated to life member of NYSSRS in 2021. Serving on those ASRT committees prepared me well for my service on the Board of Directors, first as vice speaker of the House and then as speaker of the House. Leading the House of Delegates meeting last June as speaker was a great honor and a privilege that I will always cherish. I sincerely hope that you will elect me to serve as your next president-elect and entrust me to continue to serve you on the ASRT Board of Directors.

    One of the leading issues facing ASRT and our profession is encroachment upon our practice by less qualified persons. As medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals, we know that our educational preparation and clinical experience unquestionably make us the most qualified personnel to perform the duties as described in the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. Our work delivers the best quality of care and produces the best possible outcomes for our patients. As ASRT president-elect, I will work to increase awareness of the high standards held by our profession and to vigorously oppose the encroachment by less qualified individuals upon the work that we do best. I think that directing ASRT’s attention and resources to closely monitor pending legislative actions and challenges will be key to this effort.

    The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to represent the interests of the ASRT membership and our profession to the public, our colleagues in health care, to legislators and the various regulatory agencies that influence our practice and our patients. My skills as an educator for over 30 years and my work with the ASRT Practice Standards Council has well equipped me for these tasks. Leading R.T. advocacy efforts in my home state and lobbying on Capitol Hill for passage of the CARE Bill has provided me with the valuable skills that will be needed for this job. During the COVID pandemic situation, the Board of Directors took decisive action to provide resources for members of our profession during a time of need and to advocate for recognition of the essential frontline health care services provided by our profession. I was proud to be a part in that effort.


ASRT Vice President

  • Amy Hofmann, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS, CRA, FASRT

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Amy Hofmann, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS, CRA, FASRT
    Bismarck, North Dakota

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Coordinator and Director
    Trinity Health

    Minot, North Dakota

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Foundation Research and Grants Advisory Panel, 2021-Current
    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator Institute, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2004-2005

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1999-2000
    • Delegate, North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 1999-2000

    My experiences in the medical imaging profession include serving as a radiographer, computed tomography technologist, radiology department lead technologist, administrator and director/educator for a radiologic technology and sonography program. I have been an active volunteer throughout my career, beginning with my affiliate, serving on the board of directors in nearly all positions, including secretary, president, intermediate board member and chair. I served my affiliate as the government relations committee lead for many years. In that role, I had the opportunity to work with and advocate for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals throughout the state. My ASRT volunteer experiences include currently serving as the treasurer on the ASRT Board of Directors, six terms on the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, Committee on Bylaws, Commissions, four terms as Management Chapter delegate, three terms as Sonography Chapter delegate and three terms on the Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee.

    A top issue facing the ASRT is the transition of chief executive officer leadership. As current Board members, we have had opportunity to begin the work with a consultant on the initial goal of developing CEO candidate search documents and print materials such as an association, board and candidate profiles. We have given input on writings that speak to the type of leader we are seeking in a CEO candidate and to the expectations of the position. In time to come, the Board will play a part in the selection, hiring and the engagement of a CEO. I am excited to be able to play a part in this important event now and if elected as vice president, I will commit to giving support where needed and appropriate to ensure a successful leadership transition in the future.

    The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to listen and learn about the current issues facing our members. As elected leaders, we need to be informed decision makers to ultimately improve and enhance the technologist’s work and life experiences, as well as their knowledge and skills to improve the quality of patient care. If elected ASRT vice president, my focus will be on working with fellow colleagues on the Board and ASRT members to create and act on strategies that are sure to continue to enhance and advance the 100-year legacy that ASRT proudly maintains in being the premier professional association for the medical imaging and radiation community.


  • Heather Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Heather Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)
    Loveland, Ohio

    Academic Unit Head & Professor
    The University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Secretary, ASRT Board of Directors, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2020-2021
    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2010-2011
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2010-2011
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2009

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I have been involved with the ASRT as a member, volunteer, committee member, student mentor and Board member for several years. I also have served the OSRT with many years of volunteering in, and leading, both the business and foundation boards. I have, and continue to hold, leadership positions in my career, previously as a radiography program director and currently as the Allied Health Department chair. These positions have given me ample leadership growth opportunities. I have a passion for service and have a longstanding history of volunteerism with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Special Olympics. I am very prepared to serve as your vice president and will do so with the utmost of care in all my decisions.

    The top issue facing the ASRT continues to be encroachment threats to the profession from external sources. These threats are monitored closely by the ASRT legal team and the ASRT staff. As vice president, I would address the issue by supporting legislation and advocacy efforts to thwart the encroachment efforts so that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals can maintain job security.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to maintain the direction of the ASRT and propel it forward. The Board is responsible for ensuring all decisions align with the mission, vision and values of the organization, and I keep these grounding statements at the forefront of all decisions that are made. My skill set is one that allows me to be open-minded to the ideas of others and to pay attention to details. To make sound decisions, I seek out the guidance of experts, look to existing policies and examine data surrounding the topics of each decision. I communicate well with others and work to find common ground with my fellow Board members when making decisions. The way a decision may affect the ASRT and the members it represents is always my primary concern.


ASRT Secretary

  • Don Bishop, B.S., R.T.(R)

    SECRETARY

    Don Bishop, B.S., R.T.(R)
    Sumner, Iowa

    Clinical Coordinator
    Allen College

    Waterloo, Iowa

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2020-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2018

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Jr. Executive Committee Chair, Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2019-2020
    • Executive Committee Chair, Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2018-2019

    I have been an active member of the ISRT since 2007. Starting off as a student secretary in the local affiliate and eventually helping at the state level. This work includes subcommittees for both the state affiliate and for the Committee on R.T. Advocacy. The Committee on R.T. Advocacy has taught me to listen to the members and advocate on their behalf, help guide them and learn from them what is needed. I believe this makes me an ideal candidate for the office of secretary.

    I believe the top issue facing the radiation sciences profession is burnout, fatigue and the feeling of not being valued enough. Over the last year and half, I have witnessed so many people leaving the profession and it is scary. Members need to know that we value their work and effort. Members need to know that we are fighting for them on the state and federal levels. I belong to several Facebook groups and every day I see the questions about why join the ASRT and what is the benefit. We need to tell them what a great organization we have, and we also need to show them. We can accomplish this by offering members more for their money. We can look at better scholarships and address the needs of the members by asking them what they would like to see done.

    The role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to maintain a healthy organization that is all inclusive of its members and treats its members with respect. The Board is there to serve the members not the other way around. I have had the opportunity while serving on various committees to meet a lot of wonderful people all over this country. I believe that someone who listens and acts in the best interest of the people they represent is who is needed to fulfill the role of secretary. I know that I have this ability. As a clinical coordinator I wear many hats and know how to multitask and get things done.


  • Marissa Mangrum, M.S.R.S., R.T.(T)

    SECRETARY

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

    Program Director/Assistant Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2021-2022
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2020-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Magnetic Resonance Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiologist Assistant Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Computed Tomography Subcommittee, 2016-2017

    I have served in variety of ways for the ASRT. I have served as a member of the Practice Standards Council for two terms. During my two terms I served on various subcommittees within the council. I also served as chair and vice chair of the Practice Standards Council. I have worked with all modalities while on the council and I am very proud of the work that was accomplished on the practice standards document. During my time on the council many changes occurred to streamline the document into an effective evidence-based document. I have also served as a Radiation Therapy Chapter delegate and have held the position as chair and vice chair. Within education I have served on two radiation therapy curriculum workgroups and as member of the Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative.

    I think one of the top issues currently facing the ASRT or the radiologic science profession is a decline in membership. Currently, we are seeing many radiologic technologists retiring or leaving the profession. The pressure that COVID has created has only increased those leaving. As a profession, we need to look to the younger generations to be the leaders and mentor them to take over these roles. We need to find a way to reach out to those younger generations to show them the importance of being part of the ASRT and the affiliate societies.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to work for the members of the ASRT. They should represent the issues or initiatives that the members feel are important. They should also be forward thinking and keep the profession progressing upward. The Board of Directors should be available and willing to listen and work for the members of the ASRT. My skill set as a chapter delegate and my time on the Practice Standards Council are both supportive in my role as a nominee for the ASRT Board of Directors. In both positions, it was important to not only listen to those of my chapter or within the radiation therapy profession, but also to reach out to understand the issues.


ASRT Treasurer

  • Shaun Caldwell, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)

    TREASURER

    Shaun Caldwell, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)
    Houston, Texas

    Associate Professor and Program Director
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Houston, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2017-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiation Therapy Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiation Therapy Subcommittee, 2012-2013
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2006-2008
    • Member, ASRT Reference Committee on Education, 2004-2005
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2000
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 1999-2000

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Member, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., Public Relations Committee, 2002

    I have more than two decades of experience budgeting and financial management of a large radiation therapy program. I have served as treasurer for a large nonprofit organization. In this role, I worked with economic and investment advisors to ensure that the future financial stability of the organization is solid. As the chairman of the board of directors of Lambda Nu, I am accountable for the organization's expenses and funds to ensure they are wisely invested for the future. I quickly adapt to being a supportive board member and can lead when necessary. I have served several terms as the president of the Radiation Therapy Society of Utah and represented the radiation therapists on the Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists board of directors. I have served the TXSRT as a member of their Public Relations Committee.

    The ASRT and our profession continue to face uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As frontline workers, educators and as a professional organization, we need to support each other during these unusual times. The ASRT must continue to be proactive in providing members with services and continuing education opportunities related to best practices and evidence-based decision-making. This allows us to advance personnel safety and quality of care in all areas of medical imaging and radiation therapy. If allowed the opportunity to serve as treasurer on the ASRT Board of Directors, I will support, encourage and participate in all Board initiatives that contribute to serving the ASRT members.

    The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to ensure the organization is serving its mission. The Board of Directors serves the ASRT members in developing strategies to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality and safety of patient care. Because I support the mission of the ASRT, I have been an active member for several decades. It has been my honor to serve the ASRT members on committees and in the House of Delegates. My experience as treasurer on the board of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, many years of experience budgeting and upholding ethical financial practices for the educational program I direct and my experience in leadership roles of nonprofit organizations has prepared me to serve in the role of treasurer on the ASRT Board of Directors.


  • Susan Cazaux, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(M)

    TREASURER

    Susan Cazaux, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(M)
    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Director of Medical Imaging
    Los Alamos Medical Center

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2020-2021
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2017-2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • President, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Board Chair, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Vice President, Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    My mother had breast cancer. As a radiologic technologist, I felt I could make a difference in mammography, the area of imaging that had impacted our family. This additional Imaging experience as well as my background qualifications and management degrees have allowed me to hold positions as a RIS/PACS administrator, educator, imaging manager of outpatient facilities and director of quality and risk management. For the last 12 years I have been a director of medical imaging. It has been an honor to serve on the ASRT Commission, Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee and Management Chapter as vice chair and chair. Leadership positions with the Arizona affiliate include vice president, president, chair of the board, affiliate delegate and annual meeting chair. Additional volunteer positions include vice president of an art museum and an event chair for Relay for Life.

    What an interesting couple of years we have had to adapt to new challenges and opportunities in our profession! There are many issues including significant staffing shortages. One main challenge is professional involvement that is affecting membership and participation at the affiliate level. With the current situation it can be difficult to get people involved in additional activities, including professional activities, because daily life and family concerns can be overwhelming. We need to inspire technologists and students to become active members and leaders as well as use the many tools the ASRT has provided for the affiliates and students to grow. To advance and advocate for our profession it is critical we all get involved, mentor and encourage others and have our voices heard. If elected, I will work to foster greater participation in membership and to collaborate with others to find solutions that will strengthen our affiliates.

    A Board of Directors must guide the organization, steer it toward a sustainable future and support its mission and vision. Board directors are expected to meet the appropriate interests of its shareholders and they have specific roles and responsibilities such as following a policy-based governance system and strategic plan and adhering to a fiduciary duty to protect the organization’s assets and member investments. My education as well as years of experience that include serving on several boards of directors, owning a business, and being employed as a director of an Imaging department have developed and honed the skills required for me to serve as a Board member. I understand what is needed and plan to bring these skills, some of which include teamwork, reliability, communication, strategic planning and thinking, and positivity and accountability, to this organization and role.


  • Colleen Dempsey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)

    TREASURER

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

    Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department Chair & Radiography Program Director
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Foundation Scholarship Review Committee, 2021-Current
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Education Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Radiography Curriculum Workgroup, 2021-2022
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator Institute, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Nominations, 2018-2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2021-2022
    • President, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2020-2021
    • Chair, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2018-2019
    • Secretary, Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc., 2016-2017

    As a chairperson of an academic department with nine medical imaging and radiation sciences programs, 30 team members, approximately 110 students per year and director of a radiography program, I have experience with both building relationships and administrative duties that would be beneficial to the position of treasurer. Skills that would be beneficial include attending and leading business/office meetings, writing meeting minutes and reviewing and approving meeting minutes. In my role as chairperson, I have fiduciary duties that include leading a fiscally responsible department and making decisions that are in the best interest of the institution, department, and people who are directly affected by the financial decisions. Service as an affiliate delegate and board member of the PhilaSRT for several years has also provided me the opportunity to become knowledgeable of ASRT governance processes, financial accounting for a nonprofit organization and the commitment to building collaborative relationships.

    I believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is the top issue facing the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession. I would address this by engaging with members of our profession, students, other health professionals and community members in open, honest and supportive conversations. We must engage in continuous assessment and use the information obtained to guide our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Diversity, equity and inclusion are not static statement words. They must be engrained into the foundation of our profession and cultivated to be dynamic, living values.

    Elected leaders of the ASRT Board of Directors serve a membership-driven organization. They must be of service to the people of the organization. Through service to the membership, the ASRT Board of Directors must work toward achieving the ASRT’s mission. Service is an action word. Leaders actively work toward helping others by setting the standard and being the example for how others should be of service to our profession. My skill set includes commitment, empathy, listening and building community. I care about others and work to make myself aware of what others are feeling, thinking and experiencing. I feel I am able to bring people together to work as a community by being empathetic and truly listening to the perspectives of another person. A leader of the ASRT Board of Directors serves the community by motivating others to support the entire community to move forward and work together.


  • Jerri Doyle, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)

    TREASURER

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

    Oncology Services Director
    SCL Health

    Butte, Montana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2021-2022
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2019-2022
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2013
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2011-2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • President, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015-2017
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2014

    I have been in a management or director position for the past 16 years and responsible for overseeing budgets including supply management and small and large equipment purchases. As a member of the MSRT, I have been involved and oversee the budget and management of the educational conferences for the past several years. Because the MSRT is small in membership, I have volunteered to assist with managing its finances and other areas of need. For the past six years, I have served on the Montana Tech Alumni Association’s alumni board as a voting member and a representative of the radiologic science profession. I was the graduate banquet chair for the past three years and stayed within budget every year. I currently serve as vice chair of the MTAA board.

    I believe encroachment and licensure are the biggest challenges to our profession. I have been involved with advocacy and would like to see more members get involved. One way is for us to learn from each other. There are some state societies that do really well at advocacy, but many of us are in our infancy. Communication is the key as well as using the ASRT as a resource to assist. I have had the pleasure to work with ASRT staff to assist in drafting language to support the radiologic technology position. I had a great experience last legislative session in Montana to work collaboratively with the Montana physician assistants’ group on some language in a bill they were proposing. We have a long way to go, but we have started the ball rolling.

    Members of the ASRT Board of Directors are the leaders of the ASRT and show the way forward. The Board is responsible to all ASRT members. When involved, I am very involved. I pride myself on collaborating with others to create the vision being sought. I pride myself on being a servant leader and assisting with growth of others. I bring a unique set of management skills, knowledge and situational awareness to the table. In addition, I have spearheaded organizational change initiatives and believe I have the ability to bring people together.