Below is the contact information for the Board of Directors for AEIRS
John William Eichinger, MSRS, R.T. (R) (CT)
John Eichinger currently serves as assistant professor and program director at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. Prior to accepting his current position Mr. Eichinger served as the founding director for a radiologic technology program in South Carolina. He served as clinical faculty at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, and as program director in Lancaster, Ohio. Mr. Eichinger also has extensive experience in diagnostic radiology and served eight years as department manager in Arcadia, Florida.
Born in southeastern Ohio, John received his Radiologic Technology education at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree from Salem College, Salem, West Virginia. He received his master’s from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Mr. Eichinger is a member of the A.S.R.T., Georgia Educators and Administrators in Radiology and Medical Imaging, and Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists. He is also a member of Lambda Nu National Honor Society. A supporter of programmatic accreditation, John is a site visitor for the J.R.C.E.R.T. John lives in Brunswick, Georgia with his greatest admirer, Peepers, his cat. He enjoys genealogy and is a die-hard college sports fan. His two favorite teams are West Virginia Mountaineers and the Florida Gators. He has served on the AEIRS Board of Directors for seven years.
Jennifer Chiu, EdD, MBA, RT(R)
Jennifer Chiu currently serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Radiologic Sciences Program at St. John’s University. She has taught courses related to equipment, image production, radiation protection, and digital imaging and has been educating radiography students since 2006.
Jennifer graduated with her BS in Management and Finance from Binghamton University, received her certificate in radiography from Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, earned her MBA in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College, and received her Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Dowling College. Her current research interests include effective teaching and learning, active learning strategies, and radiation safety. She has published peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and has presented at local, national, and international levels.
Jennifer is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, and the Association of Educators in Radiology Technology of the State of New York. Jennifer currently is a member of the ASRT Foundation Scholarship Review Committee and serves as the chapter director of the New York Delta Chapter of Lambda Nu. Jennifer was born and raised in New York City and could not imagine living elsewhere as she loves spending time with family.
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 an author on the seventh edition of Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, she has developed the Mosby's Radiographic Online (MRO) for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th edition. Mrs. Haynes has presented over 60 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 has been teaching at NCTC almost 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 is the current board chair of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) and has also served as a delegate for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Currently Tiffani is working with RAD-AID on the Friends without Borders Project.
Tiffani lives in Savannah, TX and is a mother of two. If spare time allows she loves to catch a game, doesn’t really matter the sport. She is excited about being more involved in AEIRS and looks forward to giving back to the society she loves. Director-at-Large
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.
Nina Kowalczyk, PhD, RT(R)(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.
Debra Poelhuis, M.S., R.T. (R) (M)
Debra (Debbie) Poelhuis, MS, RT(R)(M) retired as the founding Program Director for the Associate of Science Radiography program at Montgomery County Community College (12 years). Most recently she was the Clinical Coordinator for 2015-2016 for the program. She was also the founding Program Director at Owensboro Community College in Owensboro, KY (13 years) prior to relocating to PA. With over 44 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, and CT. She served as Clinical Instructor at Deaconess Hospital for the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN for ten years.
Debbie received her certificate in radiography from Deaconess Hospital. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with her BS in Health Sciences and graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN with her 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 also a member of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Sciences (ACERT), life member of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists and ASRT.
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 the, third, fourth and fifth editions of Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, she has 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 state, regional, national levels.
Paulette Peterson, Chair
Debby Leighty, Vice Chair
Jennifer Chiu – Board Advocate
Kenya Haugen, Chair
Helena M. Coello
Carole South-Winter, Chair
Educational Resources Committee
Daniel DeMaio, Chair
Heather Moore, Vice Chair
Mary Jo Perry
Marilyn Lewis Thompson
Tracy Herrmann – Board Advocate
Social Networking Administrators
Board of Directors
Tammy Jones, Chair
Shellie Son, Vice Chair
Tiffany Walker – Board Advocate
Richard Angulo, Chair
Paula Pate-Schloder, Vice-Chair
Kelli Haynes – Board Advocate
Charlie Drago, Chair
Mari King, Vice-Chair
Nina Kowalczyk – Board Advocate
Editorial Review Board
Terri Fauber, Chair
Nancy Hawking, Vice-Chair
Jeffrey B. Killion
Journal Executive Editor
Jennifer Chiu - Board Advocate
Newsletter Executive Editor
Jennifer Chiu - Board Advocate
Academy of Radiology Research Liaison
Image Gently Liaison
Angela Macci Bires
Angela Macci Bires
Annual Meeting 2016
Joan Becker, Chair
Kelli Haynes – Board Advocate
Honors Lecture 2016
Joan Becker – Board Advocate
Annual Meeting 2017
Joan Becker – Board Advocate