Below is the contact information for the Board of Directors for AEIRS
Kelli Welch Haynes, MSRS, R.T. (R)
Kelli Welch Haynes, MSRS, RT(R), is a tenured, associate professor and Program Director for the Bachelor of Science program at Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA. She is also a graduate faculty member. Mrs. Haynes graduated from Northwestern State with her Bachelor of Science degree and she graduated from Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, TX with her Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences with a concentration in Administration. She is currently pursuing a doctorate of Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Before becoming an educator in August of 2000, Mrs. Haynes was the Director of Radiology at Promise Hospital in Shreveport, LA, for five years, where she also performed diagnostic radiography exams and computed tomography.
She has been an active member of several professional organizations, having served on the boards, committees and task forces. In addition to serving as the Director at Large for AEIRS, Mrs. Haynes is currently a member of the Editorial Review Board for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, chapter director of the Louisiana Alpha chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences, and currently serves as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. She is also a member of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Sciences, the Association of Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) and the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Mrs. Haynes has published articles in Radiologic Technology; The Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists; Radiologic Science and Education, and ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals. She has created six online continuing education modules for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Mrs. Haynes has served as a reviewer for many radiologic sciences textbooks. In addition to being a co-author on the eighth edition of Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, she has developed the Mosby's Radiographic Online (MRO) for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th edition and Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals, 4th Edition. Mrs. Haynes has presented over 75 presentations at the state, regional, national and international levels.
Tiffani Walker, MSRS, RT(R)
Tiffani Walker is employed by North Central Texas College in Gainesville, TX as Clinical Coordinator for the Radiologic Science program. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Walker was employed in several modalities including General Radiography, Computed Tomography, Mammography, and Bone Densitometry. Her experience in imaging has given her the drive to become an educator and she has been teaching at NCTC for over 10 years.
Tiffani completed her education for Associates, Bachelors, and Masters in Radiologic Technology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas – her home town. She is currently seeking a Doctorate at Texas Women’s University in Health Studies.
Ms. Walker has been a member of AEIRS, served as a volunteer for many years, and committee chair for the recruitment committee. She has been a long time member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), as well as, served on several committees and as HOD. She is a member and Past President of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist (TSRT).
Currently Tiffani is working with RAD-AID as the director of the technologist program and was a previous RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Outreach Fellow.
Tiffani has published articles, a reviewer for several textbooks, and has presented numerous presentations at the state, national, and international levels. She currently lives in Savannah, TX and enjoys spending time outdoors when time permits with her family and blood hound.
Nina Kowalczyk, PhD, RT(R)(CV)(CT)(QM), FASRT
Nina Kowalczyk currently serves as an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Nina received her certificate in radiography from Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Allied Health from The Ohio State University, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Adult Education and Workforce Development from The Ohio State University. With over 30 years of experience in the radiologic sciences, she began her career as a diagnostic radiographer and during her years as a clinician advanced to mammography, CT, and MRI. Nina transitioned from clinical practice to radiologic science education serving as a Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Program Director, and Assistant Professor in Radiologic Sciences. She has experience teaching at the certificate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Nina also practiced in management for over 10 years serving as the associate director of radiology for two large health systems in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Kowalczyk is an active member of several professional organizations. She is a life member of The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, a Fellow and life member of The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, past Chairman of the Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ RA essay review board, and currently serves as the executive director of AEIRS Spectrum.
Nina has conducted original research and published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the radiologic sciences and medicine. She also has authored several textbooks/chapters and continuing education programs in the radiologic sciences. In addition, Dr. Kowalczyk has presented for the past 25 years at the state, national, and international levels.
Joan Alaine Becker, MBA, BSRT, R.T. (R) (MR)
Joan Alaine Becker currently serves as the Director/Coordinator of the primary pathway Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this academic position, Joan was an Assistant Professor in Radiology at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and taught in the Diagnostic Radiology Program at Owens Technical College, Perrysburg, Ohio.
Joan received her Bachelors of Science in Radiologic Sciences and Administration from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1976. While attending OSU, Joan was President of the Allied Medical Professions Student Council and received the award as the outstanding student upon graduation. Joan completed her Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in 1981 with a concentration in Organizational Development and Health Care Administration. Joan completed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Continuing Education program at El Centro in 2009.
Joan has been a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 1976 and currently serves on the ASRT - RT advocacy committee. She has been a member of the American Society of Allied Health Professionals and a member of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist. Joan is an Emeritus Board Member of the Dallas Children’s Theater and supports her love of the performing arts, duplicate bridge, and travel.
Charles I. Drago, D.H.Ed., R.T. (R) (CT)
Charles Drago is employed at Hostos Community College-City University of New York where he is a tenured professor and serves in a dual role as Program Director of Radiologic Technology and Chair of the combined Allied Health Programs. He has been educating students for over 25 years and he has taught courses in pathology, radiation physics, anatomy and radiation biology. Charles is committed to providing the highest level of education to students and providing them with the opportunities they need to succeed.
Charles graduated with a certificate from Mercy Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in Rockville Centre , New York and received his B. S in Radiological Sciences from Long Island University, his MS.Ed is in health education from Lehman College and his D.H.Ed. is in Health Education from A.T Still University. Charles is also a graduate from the leadership academy at Pennsylvania State University. His research interest are critical thinking and ethical issues related to health professions.
Charles is member of several organizations including the American Society of Radiologic Technologist, New York State Society of Radiological Sciences and past and current President of the Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology in the State of New York.Charles is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Massapequa, New York. He was born and raised on Long Island and enjoys spending his spare time with his family and friends.
Julie Gill, PhD, R.T.(R)(QM)
Julie Gill, PhD, RT(R)(QM) is a professor and department chair in the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Allied Health Department where she also serves as the Program Director of the Radiation Science Technology – Distance Learning bachelor’s degree completion program. Dr. Gill graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Professions with a major in Radiologic Technology. She also earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. Clinically, she has been employed as a radiographer, mammographer, and manager. She began practicing in radiologic science education in 1989 and has been employed as a Clinical Coordinator, Program Director, Department Chair, and Dean.
Dr. Gill has been active professionally on local, state, and national levels. She was recently awarded life membership from the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) and she served five years on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and is serving her third term on the OSRT Board. She has served on the Editorial Review Board for the ASRT and AEIRS and has served as a delegate for the ASRT. She has co-chaired several OSRT Annual Meetings and currently serves as co-chair of the OSRT’s Leadership Academy. Dr. Gill has delivered multiple local, state, regional, national, and international presentations.
Julie lives outside of Columbus, Ohio with her husband, sister, and 3 dogs. She loves to cook and serve at the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio and spend time with her grandson Aiden, doing whatever he wants to do.
Debra Poelhuis, M.S., R.T. (R) (M)
Debra (Debbie) Poelhuis, MS, RT(R)(M) retired as the founding Program Director for the AS Radiography program at Montgomery County Community College (12 years). She served as the mentor and Clinical Coordinator in 2015-2016 following her retirement. She was also the founding Program Director at Owensboro Community College in Owensboro, KY (13 years) prior to relocating to PA. With over 45 years of experience in the radiologic sciences, she began her career as a diagnostic radiographer and during her years as a clinician worked in interventional radiology, mammography, forensics and CT. She began her education career as clinical instructor at Deaconess Hospital for the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN.
She is currently serving in the role of Associate Manager- RAD AID India and has gone to Chandigarh, India with RAD-AID four times in the past 16 months with the Asha Jyoti project, a women’s health mobile van doing screenings in mammography, dexa scanning and colposcopy. She is returning in November 2018 with the hopes of starting another breast screening project in Nashik, India
Debbie received her certificate in radiography from Deaconess Hospital, graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a BS in Health Sciences and from Indiana State University with an MS in Agency Counseling with a concentration in Education. She is a past-president of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT) and has also served as a delegate for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). In addition to this appointment as Director at Large for AEIRS, Ms. Poelhuis served on the Board of Directors for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, serving as Chair during her sixth year. She currently serves as a site visitor chair for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. She is a life member of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Debbie has published articles in RT Image for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals, AHRA and the ASRT Journal. In addition to being a co-author on three editions of Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, she has co-authored the Carlton & Adler Workbook for Principles of Radiographic Imaging with Ms. Nina Kowalczyk. Ms. Poelhuis has presented numerous presentations over the years at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Paulette Peterson, Chair
Paula Pate-Schloder, Vice Chair
Debra Poelhuis – Board Advocate
Jennifer Chiu, Chair
Debby Leighty, Chair
Lynda Donathan, Vice-Chair
Kelli Haynes - Board Advocate
Educational Resources Committee
Tiffany Roman, Chair
Marilyn Lewis Thompson, Vice chair
Charlie Drago– Board Advocate
Mari King, Chair
Zaidalynet Morales, Chair
Ashley Balliet, Vice-Chair
Joan Becker – Board Advocate
Richard Angulo, Chair
Melanie Billmeier, Vice Chair
Joy A. Cook
Julie Gill – Board Advocate
Mari King, Chair
Tracy Herrmann, Vice-Chair
Debra Poelhuis – Board Advocate
Social Networking Administrators
Board of Directors
Editorial Review Board
Terri Fauber, Chair
Laurie Adams, Vice-Chair
Editorial Review Board Members
Kathleen M. Drotar
Jeffrey B. Killion
Journal Executive Editor
Nina Kowalczyk– Board Advocate
Newsletter Executive Editor
Nina Kowalczyk – Board Advocate
Managing Editor of Journal and Newsletter
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Annual Meeting 2019
Debra Poelhuis -- Board Advocate
Honors Lecture 2019
Julie Gill – Board Advocate
Annual Meeting 2020