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Meet the Elected Officers

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

  • Daniel L. Gonzales, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT

    PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Daniel L. Gonzales, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT
    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging
    Carlsbad Medical Center

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Fellow’s Program Review Task Force, 2019-2021
    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Management Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Fellows, 2012-2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2020
    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Executive Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Chairman of the Board, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014

    I have been practicing in medical imaging going on 36 years. I have served as director of radiology in three different facilities. I was director of diagnostic imaging at Carlsbad Medical Center, Artesia General Hospital and Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico, and now back in my hometown where I again serve as director of diagnostic imaging at Carlsbad Medical Center. During my years as a practicing technologist and volunteering for professional affiliations, I have served as a five-time president and chairman of the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists. I served the NMSRT as executive secretary for 10 years. For ASRT, I served as vice speaker of the House of Delegates from 2004-2006, treasurer in 2018-2019 and currently as vice president. I was elevated to Fellow in June 2011. I also have served on several committees over the past 33 years as a member of the ASRT.

    What we are seeing now is the advancement of the COVID-19 pandemic. This not only affects the health care profession, but affects the flow and movement of how we manage our own profession through this crisis. As president, I would recommend that the ASRT do all it can to support technologists who put their lives on the line every day to make sure that we maintain safety and integrity to provide safe medical care while keeping ourselves safe. This has put a strain on all medical professionals, but we as a society, a Board, and with me as a leader, will do the best we can to support the needs of this profession.

    The prime role as a director is to lead by example. As a director in a department, it’s always important to maintain your knowledge as a radiographer while working and mentoring your staff. This also applies to the association world. When elected to this position, you must be able to explain your duties and perform at a high level while maintaining your integrity. Knowing your role and working with seven other professionals to lead the largest medical imaging association into the future is a goal that everyone who has the privilege of sitting on this Board must do.


ASRT Vice President

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

    VICE PRESIDENT

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

    Radiology Applications Trainer, Educational Services - Customer Excellence
    GE Healthcare

    Waukesha, Wisconsin

    ASRT National Activities

    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2019-2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 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., 2019-2020
    • President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists Inc., 2018-2019

    My greatest qualification for the vice president position is my enthusiasm, unwavering and unmatched for our profession. I have been a member of our advocacy team at the local, state and national levels serving in multiple roles. Professionally, I have successfully operated and progressed in the clinical (diagnostic, interventional and informatics), academic and the corporate sectors of medical imaging. My comprehensive experience has allowed me to demonstrate objectivity and get a unique perspective as an individual as well as an interdisciplinary team contributor. The ability to dissect multi-faceted opportunities and challenges has been essential in creating new value and pathways, denying the status quo. As a leader, I have exhibited integrity and accountability when faced with the most adverse scenarios. Like other professionals, I make the conscious decision to be an advocate and champion for our shareholding and advancement on every platform.

    Our greatest challenge continues to be our shareholding. Frequently, our profession is subjected to encroachment on the legislative, practical, and leadership fronts. Rules are implemented that directly affect our practice standards, our scope of practice and our professional standing among other professionals. Advocating and pioneering for a shareholder’s seat allows us to better collaborate and champion patient care efforts as a part of the interdisciplinary team; reducing the current disregarded and/or discounted value we often experience. Similarly, less qualified professionals continue to compromise patient quality by insisting on “pressing the button.” The culture of encroachment is less than prudent as we are the most qualified to do our jobs. Amplifying our voice through influencing technologist/therapist driven research, upholding rigorous professional entry standards and preventing the depreciation of professional practice helps us to command our position rather than demanding to be seen or heard. Evolving our stakeholders to shareholders is a priority aim.

    Being a member of the Board of Directors requires versatility at its best. Board members are the elected gatekeepers, champions, and innovators of our profession. The best interest of the profession is a communal effort. The Board must establish and enforce boundaries promoting the welfare of our profession, exemplifying longevity, progression and accountability. Ideally, the “ins” and “outs” are managed by the Board without any personal perversion or pecuniary motives. As champions, the members of the Board are advocates and enthusiasts for patient care, interdisciplinary collaboration, and our brand within the community. The role requires the chosen to face, head on, the good and the bad, the routine and the uncomfortable, and the simple and the complex scenarios requiring integrity, courage, beneficence, and creativity. The versatility of the primary role is a call for innovators. The Board must manifest visions, value and direction where they may not yet exist.


ASRT Secretary

  • Heather Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)

    SECRETARY

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

    Academic Unit Head & Associate Professor, Allied Health
    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2020-2021
    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2019-2020
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2019
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Education Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Alternate Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, 2014-2015
    • Alternate Delegate 2, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • Senior Chairperson, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014

    I have extensive experience with leadership in both the nonprofit and academic realms including serving as the treasurer of the ASRT Board of Directors and chairperson of the Ohio society business and foundation boards. I have also served as the program director of radiologic technology and currently serve as academic unit head of the Allied Health Department at the University of Cincinnati. I believe my leadership skills were heightened by participating in and graduating from the ASRT Leadership Academy.

    I believe our top issue today is how COVID-19 is affecting how we work, live and progress in our careers. Before 2020, I would not have thought that the radiologic science profession would have been negatively impacted economically by a pandemic. I would like to continue to find ways to support radiologic science professionals, such as what has been done this year by the ASRT. This included economic support for professionals who suffered financial hardships and electronic resources for educators who suddenly had to switch to online formats. Both ideas were of great help to those in urgent need. I would be in support of finding new ways to further the support of our members.

    I feel the prime role of the Board of Directors is to support medical imaging and therapy professionals at the grass-roots level, but also to support the profession overall at the national and international levels. By continuing to foster the connections and collaborations that the ASRT has worked so hard to build over the years, we can move forward as a profession by flexing to the needs of our patients and the never-ending changes we face in the health care world.


ASRT Treasurer

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

    TREASURER

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

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, Radiology
    Trinity Health

    Minot, North Dakota 

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2018-2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator's Institute, 2019
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee, 2015-2017
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Sonography Chapter, 2016-2017

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Government Relations, North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Government Relations, North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017

    My experiences in the medical imaging profession include serving as a radiographer, computed tomography technologist, sonographer, radiology department lead technologist, administrator and director/educator for radiologic technology and sonography programs. I have been an active volunteer throughout my career, beginning with the North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists where I served on the Board of Directors in nearly all positions, including secretary, president, intermediate board member and chair. I have most recently served my affiliate as the government relations committee lead for many years and have had the opportunity to work with imaging technologists from across the state to organize and advocate for our fellow technologists. My ASRT volunteer experiences include six terms on the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, Committee on Bylaws, Commission, 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 continues to be encroachment from other health professionals into the medical imaging arena. It seems there is considerable misinformation and misunderstanding regarding the role imaging technologists play in health care and what it means to be educationally prepared and clinically competent to safely perform any specific patient care, imaging task. How to best address this? We are the trained, competent and credentialed experts in medical imaging. We, individually and collectively, need to “talk up technologists.” Not only do patients need to know of our qualifications, knowledge and skill sets, but local, state and federal policy makers need to know as well. They need to know our names, our area of expertise and our contact information so that they may think to call upon us to speak to all things medical imaging when concerns or considerations arise in our communities.

    The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to listen and learn what current issues face medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. As elected leaders, we need to be informed decision makers to ultimately improve and enhance experiences in the workplace for all technologists, as well as elevating their knowledge and skills to improve the quality of patient care. If elected treasurer of the ASRT, my focus will be on working with fellow Board members and members to create strategies that are sure to continue to enhance and advance the 100-year legacy that ASRT proudly maintains as the premier professional association for the medical imaging and radiation community.