Meet The Officer Candidates

Members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists elect the officers to serve on the 2024-2025 ASRT Board of Directors.

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 DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)

    ASRT PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Daniel DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Manchester, Connecticut

    Radiologic Technology Program Director
    University of Hartford

    West Hartford, Connecticut

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, 2023-2024
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2021-2023
    • Vice Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2019-2021
    • Chair, ASRT Commission, 2018-2019
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2017-2018
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2015-2016
    • Delegate, ASRT Computed Tomography Chapter, 2014-2016

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Board Chair, Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    This is my 34th year as an R.T., having worked clinically in radiography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. I am now in my 15th year as director of the radiologic technology program at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. It has been an honor to serve our profession at the state and national levels. I have worked alongside the tireless volunteers of the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists, where I served multiple terms as state affiliate delegate and board member. I was elected as an ASRT delegate for both the Computed Tomography and Education chapters. Additionally, I’ve chaired both the ASRT Committee on Bylaws and the ASRT Commission, and I was a member and chair of the ASRT Practice Standards Council, representing CT as my area of clinical specialty. I am now in my fifth year on the ASRT Board of Directors, serving as vice president, following terms as vice speaker and speaker of the House.

    Encroachment remains the top issue facing our profession. Thanks to improved technology and our ongoing clinical efforts, the procedures we perform are incredibly safe. I believe that this may increase the potential for some health care peers to view our services as so safe that anyone can perform them. I intend to work with the ASRT Board and executive staff to educate our health care peers and those we serve to understand that that no matter how automated or low risk our procedures may be, high-quality results and patient safety depend on the fact that a skilled and credentialed medical imaging or radiation therapy professional is at the controls of every system. I will also continue to attend multiple state affiliate meetings during the next year, working to help educate our medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals on the latest advances in practice to ensure that WE ALL work together to enhance our indispensable expertise.

    My experience on the ASRT Board and the years of volunteer service I have dedicated to our profession have been among the greatest joys of my professional life. Over the last decade, I have deepened my understanding of not just the incredible value of the ASRT but of the many tangible ways this organization works on our behalf every day, particularly in the areas of advocacy, governance and professional practice. As president-elect, and then as ASRT president and board chair, I will apply my personal and professional commitment to excellence to outline and implement a vision that helps the ASRT inform, engage and empower not only our members but also the more than 350,000 registered medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals across this great country. I am confident that my clinical expertise, dedication as an educator and demonstrated leadership ability have prepared me to help lead the ASRT and those we represent.


ASRT Vice President

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

    ASRT 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 Research and Grants Advisory Panel, 2021-2024
    • 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 Foundation Community Outreach Review Committee, 2015-2018
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2008-2009
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2007-2008

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

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

    My experiences in the medical imaging profession include radiographer, computed tomography technologist, radiology department lead technologist, and administrator, director and educator for a radiologic technology program and a sonography program. I have been an active volunteer throughout my career, beginning with my affiliate, the North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists, serving on the board of directors in nearly all positions. I most recently served my affiliate as the government relations committee lead for many years, and I had the opportunity to work with medical imaging technologists from across the state to organize and advocate for fellow technologists. My ASRT volunteer experiences include treasurer of the ASRT Board of Directors from 2021-2022, six terms on the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2 Subcommittee, one year on the Committee on Bylaws and the ASRT Commission, four terms as a Management Chapter delegate, three terms as a Sonography Chapter delegate and three terms on the ASRT Practice Standards Council Sonography Subcommittee.

    I believe a top issue facing the radiologic science profession is encroachment from other 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 medical imaging procedures or radiation therapy. I intend to address this by staying informed about best practices and maintaining awareness of other medical professionals’ scopes of practice and attempts to perform medical imaging procedures without appropriate education, training or demonstrated competency. We are trained, competent and credentialed experts in medical imaging, and we need to talk up technologists. Not only do patients need to know about our training, qualifications, knowledge and skill sets, but local, state and federal policymakers also need to know.

    The primary role of the ASRT Board is to listen and learn what current issues face the medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals that make up the association membership. As elected leaders, it is necessary to be informed decision-makers to ultimately help enhance technologists’ work life experiences, knowledge and skills to improve the quality of patient care. If elected vice president of the ASRT Board, my focus will be on working with fellow Board members to create strategies that are sure to continue to enhance and advance the legacy that ASRT proudly maintains in being the premier professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community.


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

    ASRT VICE PRESIDENT

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

    Program Director and Assistant Professor
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    ASRT National Activities

    • Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, 2023-2024
    • Secretary, ASRT Board of Directors, 2022-2023
    • 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, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Therapy Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2019
    • Member, ASRT Radiation Oncology Safety Stakeholders Initiative, 2013-2016

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Radiation Therapy Representative, Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2020

    As a radiation therapist for the last 20 years, I have been involved in the profession in many ways. During my career, I worked in the clinic as a radiation therapist and then transitioned into the educational realm. My passion for the profession is what led me to teach. My love for the profession led me to become active as a volunteer. Throughout my career, I have served on various committees and councils. I also enjoy the opportunity to mentor others on the power that volunteering has on our profession. Being an advocate for our profession is such a great honor. The last two years as a member of the ASRT Board of Directors have strengthened my passion to work for our profession.

    I think a top issue facing all radiologic technologists are external factors working against the profession. It is very important to have members on the ASRT Board of Directors who are continually working for the members to address these external factors, whether it be encroachment or state licensure issues. As a profession, we address these external factors by promoting ourselves as irreplaceable health care professionals. As a Board member, I am determined to work to promote our profession.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to represent the members and make educated, informed decisions on issues that affect the profession. The Board should work to move the profession forward and help affiliates to do the same. I have worked with all modalities within our profession. My ability to listen and evaluate all aspects of a situation and make informed decisions is an especially important skill set to support a role on the ASRT Board of Directors.


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

    ASRT VICE PRESIDENT

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

    Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director
    School of Health Professions
    Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, New York

    ASRT National Activities

    • Secretary, ASRT Board of Directors, 2023-2024
    • Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2020-2021
    • Vice Speaker of the House, ASRT Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    • Member, ASRT B.S.R.S. Curriculum Workgroup, 2017-2018
    • Chair, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2015-2016
    • Chair, ASRT Practice Standards Council, 2012-2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Vice President, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, 2015-2016
    • Treasurer, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, 2012-2014
    • President, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, 2002-2004

    I have been a radiologic technologist for more than 40 years, practicing radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. I have served both the ASRT and my state affiliate, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, in many capacities during that time. In 2019, I was elevated to ASRT Fellow, and in 2021, I was elevated to life member of my state affiliate. Those experiences prepared me to serve as ASRT speaker of the House. Presiding over the ASRT House of Delegates as speaker was a great privilege that gave me the opportunity to work with colleagues from across our country and in every practice area within our profession. I am presently serving on the ASRT Board of Directors as secretary. It would be my great honor to put that experience to work for you on the Board as vice president.

    One of the leading issues facing ASRT and our profession is encroachment upon our practice by unqualified individuals. 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 medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures 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 vice president, I will work to increase awareness of the high standards held by our profession and to vigorously oppose 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 is to represent the interests of the ASRT membership and our profession to the public, our colleagues in health care, legislators and the various regulatory agencies that influence our practice. And most importantly, to our patients! My skills as an educator for more than 30 years and my work with the ASRT Practice Standards Council have 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 have provided me with the valuable skills that will be needed for this job. The COVID-19 pandemic clearly demonstrated that we are indeed essential frontline health care professionals and that our skills are vital to the communities we serve. We must continuously strive to advocate for the recognition that our profession deserves.


ASRT Secretary

  • Don Bishop, B.S., R.T.(R)

    ASRT SECRETARY

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

    Clinical Coordinator, Associate of Science in Radiography
    Allen College

    Waterloo, Iowa

    ASRT National Activities

    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2023-2024
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2023-2024
    • Member, ASRT Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, 2023-2024
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2022-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2022-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Vice Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2020-2021
    • Attendee, ASRT Educator’s Institute, 2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Alternate Delegate 2, Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2023
    • Delegate, Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019

    I am a full-time educator who believes in passing on not only the knowledge of our profession but also a passion for advocacy and the importance of lifelong learning to my students. I have been an active member of the Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists and the ASRT for many years, volunteering in a variety of roles, and I have enjoyed watching the profession change and grow. I believe that my role as a clinical coordinator has prepared me to be the next ASRT secretary because I work with a variety of programs and clinical sites and maintain the records needed for accreditation. I also serve as the faculty advisor for the Iowa Gamma Lamda Nu chapter and the Allen College student radiography organization.

    Currently, the biggest issue facing the ASRT, and the radiologic science profession, is dissatisfaction. The radiologic professionals that I have worked with, especially over the past few years, are tired, burnt out, overworked and feel left out. I know that the ASRT is always looking out for the profession and works very hard to protect it from encroachment. However, with the shortages we are seeing in the clinical setting, this is a tough battle. As an organization, we need to give the members value for their membership and acknowledge their hard work, on the personal and national levels. I would address these issues from multiple approaches. First, I would push for a better individual award system to acknowledge those at clinical sites who go above and beyond. Second, I believe that an award like the DAISY Award for nurses is long overdue for our profession and would give individuals something to strive for. Third, I would like to see a current national salary survey done to help provide the tools needed to address the gross undervalue in the pay of our members.

    I believe the primary role of the ASRT Board is to help maintain a positive member experience while steering the profession into the future by helping its members grow as individuals and as professionals. This can be done by asking what members’ needs are and delivering them in a way that they can use in an ever-growing and changing environment. ASRT members want to get the most out of their membership. I oversee a wide variety of clinical sites and hear concerns and complaints from the radiographers about their dissatisfaction. Giving these members a voice on the Board is important because it lets me address the growing concerns. I would use this opportunity to work with the other Board members to address these issues.


  • Jerri Doyle, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)

    ASRT SECRETARY

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

    Oncology Service Line Director
    St. James – Intermountain Healthcare

    Butte, Montana

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2023-2024
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 2, 2022-2025
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2022-2023
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2021-2022
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, 2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2024
    • Chair of the Board, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2022-2023
    • Delegate, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • President-elect, Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2021

    I have 36 years of experience in health care, including positions as a staff technologist in radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, special procedures and imaging management, and I have worked for five years as an oncology service line director. I graduated from a certificate program, and many years later in my career, I earned a bachelor's and a master's in organizational management with a focus on leadership. I take great pride in supporting people and helping them grow personally and professionally. In my organization, I am a member of many committees and best practice teams, and I currently serve as the chair of the radiation best practice team. I have been part of my state affiliate, the Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists, for many years and held many positions. Like most affiliates, we have struggled to find young leaders. I am so grateful I have been able to mentor newer technologists interested in becoming part of the affiliate and ASRT. Three of our current MSRT board members are ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program graduates, which I think shows the SLDP is working. I also volunteer as a board member of the local college alumni association that has a radiologic technology program and serve as president of that association. I have volunteered in many ASRT positions, and currently, I am the ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy chair. I believe we are making a positive impact and engaging more technologists to join advocacy work and the Committee for R.T. Advocacy.

    During the past few years, advocacy and encroachment have been my focus. I think we need to continue to get technologists involved in advocacy. As we bring more technologists and students into the advocacy arm, I think we can help communicate and reach more individuals. Advocacy information needs to continue to be part of curriculum for students and ASRT programs. I am willing to work together to bring as much awareness as I can to others about our profession.

    The officers of the ASRT Board of Directors are the ones leading the ASRT and are the people who support others and help them grow. I have the leadership skills, background and knowledge to assist the Board in helping others to lead the profession into the future. I know how it feels to not be supported to grow and become a better person and technologist. I take that experience and use it every day to support people I work with in my organization and through my volunteer work. Through the processes in my organization, I have been able to gather information and work as a team to make decisions for the best possible care of patients and caregivers, and I want to bring that to the ASRT.


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

    ASRT SECRETARY

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

    Radiologic Technologist
    OrthoVirginia

    Alexandria, Virginia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Management Chapter, 2023-2024
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 8 Subcommittee, 2020-2023
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2020-2021
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2019
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2007

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2022-2023
    • President, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Delegate, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • Chair of the Board, Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2009-2010

    As a 40-year technologist, I’ve had the great fortune to serve in many roles as an advocate for the profession. I helped establish the Potomac District Society of Radiologic Technologists, a local district based in northern Virginia, served in all PDSRT board roles and comanaged several seminars. I then had the opportunity to serve on the board of my affiliate society, the Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists. As a 30-year member of the VSRT, I’ve served in all board positions and as president and chair of the board twice. I’ve served on the advocacy committee for many years and have had the unique opportunity to attend the ASRT’s R.T. in D.C. six times. This inspired me to serve on the ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy as chair, vice chair and region chair. I’ve served in other ASRT volunteer capacities as affiliate delegate, sergeant-at-arms, Bylaws Committee member and currently as Management Chapter vice chair. I was nominated by the ASRT to serve on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ board. On a local note, I’ve had the privilege to serve as an ad-hoc volunteer for several events at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which allows me the opportunity to work with my wife, who is a 15-year volunteer.

    Although we have many pressing issues in medical imaging, in my estimation, the workforce shortage in health care has created one of our most challenging opportunities. I believe the encroachment of other professions, the desire to find individuals to fill roles and to save costs have created challenges that affect the everyday lives of our members. The integrity of our profession is at stake and the representatives of medical imaging professionals must lead the charge to promote and defend it. We need to understand the challenges and develop ways to positively affect outcomes while staying true to our values. This would be achieved by working with our leaders and providers to meet their needs in a way that works for everyone. I would look forward to collaborating with other Society leaders to help solve problems and make life better for all medical imaging professionals!

    The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to carry out the will of the members. This means we need to listen to the members, understand their needs in order of significance and act on those needs.


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

    ASRT SECRETARY

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

    Radiation Safety Officer, Nuclear Medicine
    University of Findlay

    Findlay, Ohio

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2024-2025
    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2023-2024
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2023-2024
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2022
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2022-2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2022-2023
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2021

    I am the radiation safety officer at the University of Findlay in Ohio. I have earned credentials in nuclear medicine, computed tomography and radiation safety. I have worked in various capacities in radiation safety, education, therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation administration. I am currently working toward a doctorate in philosophy in health sciences. I have been a proud member of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists since 2015 and serve on the advocacy committee as a member. I currently serve on the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging -Technologist Section in the technologist advocacy group for Ohio, the outreach committee, the continuing education committee and the prostate cancer working group. I have served the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists on the nuclear medicine technology practice analysis and continuing qualifications requirements advisory committee, the NMT exam standard-setting committee and the NMT exam committee. I routinely teach courses in radiation safety, radiochemistry and radiopharmaceuticals, and radiation biology, in addition to educating faculty and staff on radiation protection.

    I believe the top issue facing the radiologic science profession is encroachment and scope creep from other health care professionals. There must be more collaboration and corroboration when caring for our shared patients. Theranostics is expanding and growing the outreach and care for patients. The radiology workflow processes must be updated to accommodate the growing number of shared patients with sufficient staffing to demonstrate high-quality care to the patient and hospital administration while establishing our professionals as essential workers to protect us from burnout. The ASRT can help organize efficient processes to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and further enhance patient care quality and safety. The ASRT can advocate and defend us from other health care professionals who believe they are qualified without adequate education, training or credentials.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to advocate for the members and the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession. Board members need to be active listeners to understand the concerns and ideas of ASRT members. The Board needs to continue building established relationships with other professional groups and explore new collaborations and projects. The Board should help collect and organize members’ concerns so that research can be conducted to discover solutions. For the ASRT to be the premier professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community, it must lead the way in education, advocacy, research, and innovation through the example of servant leadership in its Board members. Personally, earning cross-organizational certifications, serving on boards in different modalities, being a member of multiple professional organizations’ committees and interfacing with other professionals as a radiation safety officer have taught me invaluable skills to navigating and advocating for radiologic technologists.


  • Scott Haglund, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R), LAT, ATC

    ASRT SECRETARY

    Scott Haglund, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R), LAT, ATC
    Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

    Radiography Program Director
    St. Catherine University

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2023-2024
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2022-2023
    • Region 5 Representative, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy, 2021-2024
    • Chair, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2021-2024
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2020
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2019

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Legislative Contact, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2023
    • Chair of the Board, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • President, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2020

    I have been blessed with the wonderful opportunity to combine my 25-year background in sports medicine and radiology. Throughout this time, my experiences in sports medicine and educational and nonprofit leadership have afforded me opportunities to hone my skills in leadership, organizing, minutes management and documentation, and understanding the guidelines of leadership within my two schooled disciplines, which complement each other quite nicely. Experiences that I have undertaken through the ASRT and the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists affiliate further meet the requirements for an opportunity to serve on the ASRT Board of Directors. Through my tours in affiliate leadership in Minnesota, we have seen increased retention and growth in membership and increased ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program student retention into affiliate leadership roles. Along with our legislative efforts to bring the 2020 ASRT Award for Advocacy to Minnesota, there has been an advocacy awakening.

    I believe the top issue facing the ASRT and our radiologic science profession continues to revolve around the importance of advocacy. Included in that is the need to address the importance of membership involvement and the growth and retention of membership in our state or national societies. The goals here are to better create and foster environments of pride and awareness of our profession. Thus, we can better position ourselves to protect against, watch out for and act on the perils of encroachment. Our educators around the country do a fantastic job of presenting and advocating for our affiliate and national societies. However, I feel we are missing the boat. WE are not, as affiliates and the Society, connecting with the institutional management and providers within our health care systems to advocate for our profession and our technologists. Herein lies the change of thinking and approach to promote and advocate for involvement and for our profession.

    I feel that the prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors, as with any board, is to function in the best interest of the Society and of those that the Society supports and advocates for. I feel that I would bring a skill set of learned leadership experiences, along with empathy, compassion and relevancy, to the Board. Bringing with me a passion for advocacy, learning and promotion of high-quality patient care, which I’ve demonstrated through modeling involvement and professional ethics, I would welcome this opportunity to make a difference!


  • Cindy Kramer, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM)

    ASRT SECRETARY

    Cindy Kramer, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM)
    Bay City, Michigan

    Program Coordinator and Faculty, Radiography
    Delta College

    University Center, Michigan

    ASRT National Activities

    • Meeting Partner, ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, 2023
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2021-2022
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, 2015-2016
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2025
    • Delegate, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2019-2021
    • Chair of the Board, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • President, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2013-2014
    • President-elect, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-2013

    My 39 years of experience as a radiographer have prepared me to serve my profession at the national level. I have been an ASRT member since 1995 and volunteered on the ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel, served on the Commission and prepared online educational materials for RAD-AID as an international outreach fellow. Attending the ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators in 2012 sparked my interest to serve my state society, Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the ASRT in a more meaningful way, and I have done so to the best of my ability. It has been my pleasure to serve the Michigan society in many different capacities, including affiliate delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates, continuing education coordinator, annual meeting coordinator, president-elect, president and chair of the board. Thank you for considering me for secretary of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in the upcoming election.

    I feel the top issue is a combination of apathy and lack of education concerning the safe operation of newer digital equipment. I would address this through promoting continuing education focused on safe practice. Apathy is seemingly the biggest hurdle because often programs offered by the ASRT and other organizations basically preach to the choir. The ones who need the education are just not interested in learning the correct way to safely operate this equipment. I would like to help brainstorm solutions to this problem and create educational materials to distribute to hospitals.

    The prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to actively represent all technologists and therapists in the areas of education, representation, advocacy and safe practice. I feel my skill set supports this role as I am passionate about the profession, have a great deal of experience educating others and have served as a role model through my volunteerism and service to the profession.


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

    ASRT SECRETARY

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

    Quality Project Specialist
    Piedmont Clinics

    Vinings, Georgia

    ASRT National Activities

    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2022-2023
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Military Task Force, 2019-2020
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2018-2019
    • Mentor, ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, 2018
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2017-2018
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2016-2017
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Delegate, ASRT Military Chapter, 2010-2012

    Previous leadership and followership training has prepared me for the position of secretary. I am very organized and proficient in drafting copious minutes. The ability to collaborate with dynamic teams, produce quality documents in a timely manner and fall back on a great understanding of the ASRT's mission statement are all key attributes that I will bring to the table. In the past, I have worked with members of the ASRT Board of Directors and members on several different task force initiatives for the ASRT Military Chapter, and I have also partnered with Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists liaisons to ensure the military interest was upheld. In the Board secretary role, I will be able to support the full organization of technologists across all practice areas, and I feel that my past experiences and my willingness to continue learning have prepared me for this opportunity. I can manage multiple projects and I am comfortable speaking and presenting to large groups. I possess a keen attention to detail, I have a long-standing relationship with the ASRT, and I am well versed in its governance processes. My experience as the assistant treasurer for the Northern Virginia alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is sure to prove vital when accounting for the financial transactions for ASRT.

    During the most recent ASRT House of Delegates meeting, many large and small groups were discussing remote imaging. I heard many different points of view that shed more light on the topic. Because the House is very divided on this topic, I feel it may be beneficial for the ASRT to host a discussion panel for this item, to allow all parties the option to present their position. Once that is accomplished, the issue should be brought back to the Board for the creation of a position statement. In my opinion, ASRT members are anxious to hear the ASRT's position on this subject.

    My outgoing personality has always strengthened my ability to collaborate with dynamic teams and make connections with the intent to partner on projects. The prime role of the ASRT is to ensure everyone's voice is heard in such a way that governance is upheld.


  • Jennifer Thompson, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

    ASRT SECRETARY

    Jennifer Thompson, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
    Clarksville, Tennessee

    Program Director, Allied Health: Radiography
    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    ASRT National Activities

    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2013

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2024
    • President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2022-2023
    • Senior Board Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2019
    • Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017-2018
    • President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
    • Vice President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015
    • Secretary, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2011-2012

    I have been a leader in the radiologic sciences for more than 15 years. As a 2023 American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Gold Standard recipient, I have proven that I will work hard and stand up for my fellow radiologic technologists. I have volunteered with the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists in all board positions, including president for two terms. During these terms, I organized and ran TSRT’s annual conferences. My doctorate is in leading organizations and strategic change. I have grown as a leader through ASRT. I am an alumnus of the ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators and the ASRT Online Advocacy Academy. Additionally, I have served on the Committee on R.T. Advocacy and as an affiliate delegate for Tennessee for multiple years. My leadership experiences as an educator include being a radiography program director, serving on the faculty senate, and participating in Austin Peay State University’s leadership development program and many other college committees.

    The top issue facing the radiologic science profession is the need to educate the population on who radiologic technologists are and how we are defined as a profession among the health care team. Radiologic technologists are the third largest medical profession, yet the knowledge of our scope of practice and education requirements are unknown to most. ASRT’s campaign to raise national awareness of the profession is vital to the fight against encroachment, the fight for licensure, and the fight for competitive salaries and supportive workplace environments. I will address this issue by continuing the advocacy work I have shown a passion for. As secretary, I will continue to encourage others to start educating in their workplaces, on social media, and to their lawmakers at the city, county, state and national levels.

    The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to make strategic decisions, set goals and objectives, and ensure that the organization is fulfilling its mission and adhering to its core values. The Board is also responsible for identifying and managing risks that could impact the organization's success. It is responsible for providing guidance and oversight to the executive team. Ultimately, the Board ensures that ASRT delivers value to all professionals and positions itself for long-term success. Through my experiences with the ASRT, TSRT and Austin Peay State University, I have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with others, direct teams, and make strategic decisions. Additionally, my advocacy work and passion for educating others about the profession align with the ASRT's mission to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession.


ASRT Treasurer

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

    ASRT TREASURER

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

    Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Appointee, ASRT Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2024-2026
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2022-2023
    • Delegate, ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2016-2017
    • Mentor, ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, 2016
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2014-2015

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2024
    • President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2022-2023
    • Secretary, Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2015

    I have been actively serving the ASRT for the past 10 years. I have been a Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate and alternate delegate to the House of Delegates since 2014 and have served as the chair and vice chair of the Nuclear Medicine Chapter. I am the current board chair of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, and I have also served as president, president-elect and vice president. During my presidency, TXSRT held its first hybrid meeting, where the student contests, business meetings and technologist continuing education tracks were broadcast live to our members who could not attend the meeting in person. I also worked to set up our accounting system in QuickBooks and follow recognized accounting practices. I previously served as the secretary for the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists. I have traveled extensively and presented 44 CE lectures approved by the ASRT. I have also written articles that have been published in Radiologic Technology and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

    We live in a changing world, and the dynamics of how our members interact with the profession are undergoing a dramatic evolution. Gone are the days when many state affiliates met with 1,000 attendees. Technologists no longer look to annual meetings for most CE credits, as there are too many competing sources. The declining numbers in membership and attendance at the affiliate level are marginalizing our ability to affect laws and regulations. One solution is to reinvent ourselves. The TSRT has been working on reinventing itself by keeping both membership fees and registration fees as low as possible. We have not had a raise in either in more than five years. We are reaching out to our members by simulcasting our meeting live, which allows members who cannot attend to participate in the meetings and earn CE credits. The goal is to use modern technology to add members we might not otherwise have.

    The role of the ASRT Board of Directors is two-fold and interrelated: recognize and set the organization's direction and be a role model for members. The Board must recognize the needs and desires of the membership, set the direction the ASRT takes, and give the ASRT staff the strategic plan it needs for long-term success. Having served on three boards, one in an executive capacity, I have developed the listening and learning skills to lead. But above all, my service on the three boards has left me with a very simple philosophy: to leave the organization just a little better than I found it. I strongly feel that if every officer approaches their position with this simple idea, the ASRT will continue to grow and be responsive to its members.


  • Jill Lucas, B.A.H., R.T.(R)(M)

    ASRT TREASURER

    Jill Lucas, B.A.H., R.T.(R)(M)
    Dodge Center, Minnesota

    Medical Physics Assistant – Lead, Radiology
    Mayo Clinic

    Rochester, Minnesota

    ASRT National Activities

    • Member, ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, 2023-2024
    • Member, ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, 2023-2024
    • Professional Mentor, ASRT Professional Mentor Program, 2022-2023
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2022-2023
    • Participant, ASRT Online Advocacy Academy, 2021
    • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2020

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Chair of the Board, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • President, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2020-2021
    • Treasurer, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2014-2017

    Throughout my 26-year career, I have worked with professionals at all levels of the career ladder, including students, technologists, physicist and physicians. I have developed successful working relationships to achieve given tasks. I have an aptitude for communicating with a broad range of personalities and enjoy conversations that make me think outside my viewpoint. For more than 12 years I have been actively involved in the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists, serving on several committees and holding the positions of treasurer, secretary and president. I have served ASRT as a member of the ASRT Practice Standards Council Mammography Subcommittee, member of the Commission on Bylaws, member of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 5 Subcommittee, mentor for the Professional Mentor Program and delegate. I have a strong understanding of how the MSRT board functions and the importance of a thorough understanding of bylaws, policy and procedure, and Robert’s Rule of Order and how these assist boards in functioning in the best interest of members. My ASRT committee work and the skills and knowledge I gained as an ASRT Leadership Academy and ASRT Online Advocacy Academy graduate have also helped me prepare to run for an ASRT Board of Director’s position. Through those experiences, I learned the importance of our governing documents and the standards that all medical imaging professionals should strive for. It would be a great honor to serve the profession that has given me so much.

    I feel the top issue affecting ASRT and radiologic technologists is encroachment of others into our profession without adequate education or credentials to ensure safe operation of medical imaging equipment and patient safety. We need to be the voice for our patients to ensure they are receiving the highest care possible. The second issue I feel is negatively impacting our profession is the public perception that we are not medical professionals. I stand behind any activities that the ASRT promotes to positively portray our profession in the public realm and will work diligently to make sure we succeed in this mission. With a more positive public focus on our profession, we may also increase interest in the career, which could lead to a more robust workforce and help alleviate the current climate of staff shortages.

    ASRT represents all medical imaging professionals, whether they are members or not. The Board must be a good steward of any resources it has to ensure representation for all. It is important for the ASRT Board to listen to members and ask what they believe are the most important issues facing them in their daily work and then work together to help find solutions for these issues. Working together, we will be able to move our profession forward.


  • Gaylia Smith-Whetsel, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(CT)

    ASRT TREASURER

    Gaylia Smith-Whetsel, A.A.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
    Johnson City, Tennessee

    Senior Staff Technologist and PACS Specialist
    Franklin Woods Community Hospital

    Johnson City, Tennessee

    ASRT National Activities

    • Meeting Partner, ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program, 2023
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2020-2021
    • Member, ASRT Commission, 2016-2017
    • Member, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 2014-2015
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2011-2013
    • Delegate, ASRT Radiography Chapter, 2010-2011

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2025
    • President, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2024
    • Board Member, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2021-2022
    • Delegate, Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2018-2020

    I have worked in all areas of diagnostic imaging for more than 40 years. I have been on the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Board of Directors since 1998, serving three terms as chair of the board and three terms as president, president-elect, vice president, and secretary. I started my fourth term as TSRT president in October 2023. I have dealt with many budgets and annual meeting budgets as a board member. I have served on several committees at the state and national levels. I am presently the assistant treasurer at my church and also serve on numerous committees.

    The most pressing issue facing the profession is encroachment! I would educate my patients and the public on the importance of having a registered technologist — not nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses — perform procedures and examinations on them, their family and friends! I would try to get in touch with legislators in my area and educate them as well!

    In my opinion, the prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to approve budgets, set strategic goals, and see that the organization runs smoothly and in the best interest of its members. I think I would be an asset to the Board because of my years of experience and because I work every day beside my fellow technologists, which allows me to know their concerns! I am very open-minded and easy to work with. My 20 years serving on the TSRT board and as an affiliate delegate, chapter delegate and committee member for ASRT would make me a good fit for the Board.


  • Beth Vealé, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM)

    ASRT TREASURER

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

    Professor of Radiologic Sciences
    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    ASRT National Activities

    • Vice Chair, ASRT Research and Grants Advisory Panel, 2022-2023
    • Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2022-2023
    • Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2021-2022
    • Member, ASRT Radiography Curriculum Workgroup, 2021-2023
    • Vice Chair and Delegate, ASRT Education Chapter, 2019-2020
    • Member, ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2013-2019
    • Member, ASRT Curriculum Project Group, 2010-2012

    ASRT Affiliate Activities

    • Northwest Region Area Counselor, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2023-2024

    I have been a technologist for the past 43 years and a member of ASRT for 29 years. I have been on two ASRT curriculum workgroups and served as a member of the ASRT Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board and vice-chair and chair of the ASRT Education Chapter. I have held the offices of vice president, president and board chair for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology. I also served as chair for the United Way’s state employee charitable campaign for several years, and while I was chair, the United Way saw its highest donations from employees in Texas. Currently, I am the northwest area counselor for the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists. I also serve as vice chair of the ASRT Research and Grants Advisory Panel.

    I believe that attracting new students is a prime role of the ASRT Board of Directors. Students become technologists and technologists are in short supply. I would like to see a nationwide addendum to Chair of the Board Daniel L. Gonzalez’s campaign to let the nation know that we need good candidates to join our schools to help fix the problem. Technical standards are another role of the ASRT. I spend a great deal of time with clinical facilities, staff radiographers and clinical instructors, and there is a huge disconnect between techniques being used and making sure the least amount of radiation is used without compromising quality. I would like to provide information to hospitals and clinics to help standardize dose.

    The Board has a great responsibility to ensure that members and nonmembers are represented and kept informed of all issues, big and small, so that everyone is protected in practice and education. By serving on the Board, members show a strong commitment to moving the profession forward.