Please help shape the future of AEIRS. The 2014-2015 Candidates are posted on this page and the ballot is posted in the Member Section of the website. Just select My opportunity to Vote to see the ballot. Make your selection for each office: one for President-Elect, one for Director-at-Large, and one for Life Member Elevation.
Make sure to vote on all three ballots. Almost 25% of the membership has participated in previous elections. It is very quick and easy to vote online so let’s try to top that percentage.
Philip W. Ballinger, Ph.D., RT(R)
Founding Director and Emeritus Professor, Radiologic Sciences & Therapy Division
The Ohio State University
Co-chair, Membership Committee, 2005 – 2006
Chair, CE at Sea Seminar, 2003 – 2004
Chair, AERS Fellows Criteria Review Subcommittee, 2002 – 2003
Chair, AERS Fellows Committee, 1999 – 2000
Speaker at nine annual meetings, multiple years
Member, Articulation Task Force, 1998 – 2000
Co-chair, Roentgen Centennial Trip Committee, 1994 – 1995
Chair, Data Collection Committee, 1992 – 1993
Treasurer, 1988 – 1989
Secretary-Treasurer , 1986 – 1987
Member, Board of Directors, 1984 – 1986
Member, 1970 – present (member number #4)
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Member, Task Force on Advocacy, 1998 – 2000
Chairman, By-laws Committee, 1977 – 1978
Chairman, Nominating Committee, 1976 – 1977
Member of numerous committees, 1972 – present
Member 1964– present
Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology
Presenter at several Annual Meetings
Associate Member, 1993 – present
International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Presenter at numerous meetings including 2014
Chair, PR Committee for the Americas, 1998 – ?
Public Relations Committee member, 1997 – 1999
Member 1989 – present
The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Presenter at few Annual Meetings
Member, 1984 – 2009
Association for Medical Imaging Management
Presenter at a few Annual Meetings
Member 1992 – 95, 1998 – 2007
Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists
Co-chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1988 – 1989 Member, Legislative Committee, 1983 – 1988 President, 1980 – 1981 President-Elect, 1979 – 1980 First Vice-President, 1978 – 1979 Director of Education (part-time), 1976 – 1978 Co-chairman, Educational Meeting, 1975 Second Vice-President, 1972 – 1973 Member and Chairman, various committees, 1966 – present Member, 1966 – present
Emeritus Professor, Radiologic Sciences & Therapy Division, The Ohio State University, 1995 – present
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Accreditation Site Visitor and Team Chairman, 1974 – 1995
Founding Director and Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology Division, The Ohio State University, 1970 – 1995
John William Eichinger, MSRS (R) (CT), (ARRT)
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Beaufort, South Carolina
Chair-Annual Meeting, 2012
Chair-Honors Lecture, 2011, 2014
Social Network Board Advocate, 2011
Director-at-Large, 2010 – 2014
Member since 2003
Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012
Member since 2003
South Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists
SCSRT Council of Education, 2003 – present
SCSRT Chair, Council on Education, 2005 – 2008
Member since 2003
JRCERT Site Visitor, 2006 – present (Team Chair 2010 – present)
Lambda Nu inductee 2009
AEIRS continues to provide opportunities to enhance education through collaboration with businesses, professional organizations, and fellow educators who are dedicated to the advancement of the diagnostic imaging sciences.
Over the course of my radiologic technology career, I have been afforded many learning opportunities that will continue to benefit AEIRS. I have served as staff technologist, supervisor, department manager, clinical instructor, program director, JRCERT site visitor, and AEIRS Director-at-Large.
Provide leadership to the organization, continue to be forward thinking, and embrace every opportunity possible to support the membership through the advancement of education in the radiologic professions while working with a sensible and effective strategic plan.
Richard S. Angulo, MAOL, RT(R) (ARRT), CRT
Pima Medical Institute
Chula Vista, California
Member since 2011
Graduate of ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012
Committee on Bylaws, 2011 – 2012
Military Chapter delegate, 2000
Member since 1995
California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT) member 1995 – 2000, 2007 to present
Educators wield exceptional influence on our profession due to established rapport with our peers, and current and future technologists and managers. This influence has primarily applied to student concerns, but our scope can be expanded.
I envision AEIRS as a central crucible for guiding those interactions and determining best practices. The strength, unity and collective knowledge embedded in AEIRS provides an invaluable resource for addressing the challenges to come. Significant groundwork has already been completed, so the impetus shifts to continuing renewal and sustained achievement.
As a technologist and educator with decades of experience in both military and civilian medical facilities and schools, I believe I bring a fairly unique perspective to this position. Whatever meager skills I possess were gained from working with many exceptional people, especially in mission- accomplishment, mentorship, and teamwork. I would be delighted to dedicate those to AEIRS.
My initial goal would be to better familiarize myself with AEIRS operations, and to learn from those who are longer tenured. I would then look at existing processes for opportunities to contribute, especially in maintaining our annual conference as both an informative and entertaining event. In sum, I would be honored by this selection.
Joan Alaine Becker, MBA, BSRT, (R) (MR)
Program Director/Coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
El Centro College
Member since 2011
American Society of Radiologic Technologists member since 1976
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 1976
ASAHP member 1979-1984
Member of Texas Society of Radiologic Technology
Member of North Texas Radiologic Technology society
Program Director/Coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program at El Centro College, Dallas, Texas, 2011 – present
Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of a Bachelors in Radiologic Sciences (a 2+2 program) at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1979– 1985
Instructor in the Radiologic Technology Program at Owens Technical College, Perrysburg, Ohio, 1977- 1979
Staff Technologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital 1976-1977
I see AEIRS touching more educators, administrators and students in the years to come. This organization provides the opportunity for so many individuals on so many levels to learn from one another. The best preparation of our health care providers starts in our educational programs. We need to continue to meet the needs of the changing clinical environment with our curriculum and course design. We have a terrific opportunity to work with other educators and health care professionals to share information through AEIRS.
I am a good candidate for the Director at Large position at AEIRS. I am a strong leader, task-oriented and highly motivated. I work well with students, staff and vendors from diverse backgrounds. I have had opportunity to be an instructor in a Diagnostic Radiology Program, help create a two plus two program in Radiology at The George Washington University, and create a new program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the Dallas Fort Worth area at El Centro. I have taught various imaging students as well as medical students, physician assistants and nurse practioners. I have also been involved with direct patient care and MRI brain research. I am a strong advocate for interdisciplinary teaching and learning. I went back to school as an adult for my additional certification in MRI and know first-hand the demands that our student’s feel in balancing school, family and work.
All of these positions have prepared me to work with others in different capacities. I have supervised many faculty, negotiated contracts with hospitals for clinical sites and developed admission criteria for each of these programs. I have learned to be a good listener while paying attention to detail in accomplishing tasks and objectives. I feel I have the ability to build productive teams and want to do that at AERIS. I thank you for this opportunity and would appreciate your support.
AEIRS is an organization that gives imaging educators a national platform to collaborate on issues that affect their programs and student’s achievements. The mentor-mentee program, the regional and national meetings and the on-going research provides members an opportunity for continual growth. I see AEIRS as an ideal format to share development issues, create intellectual activities and discuss consequences for actions taken or not taken in our educational programs. I believe that the networking and relaying of concepts that are generated from AEIRS members will benefit all of us and our students in the future. I am delighted that AEIRS encourages new members like me to become involved.
Charles I. Drago, D.H.Ed., R.T. (R) (CT)
Chair of Allied Health Science Department
Hostos Community College-City University of New York
Bronx, New York
Member since 2010
Committee on R.T Advocacy (CRTA), 2012 – present
Scanner Editorial Review Board, 2012 – present
Graduate of the ASRT Educator’s Leadership Academy, 2008
Member since 1995
Association of Educators in the State of New York
President, 2012 – present
President-Elect, 2010 – 2012
Co-Conference Coordinator, 2010 – 2011
Vice-President, 2008 – 2010
Corresponding Secretary, 2008 – 2010
Membership Chair, 2005 – 2008
Member since 2001
New York State Society of Radiological Sciences
Nominating Chair, 2010 – 2011
Co-Chair Scholarship Committee, 2008 – 2012
Judge NYSSRS Essay contest 2013
Chair of Allied Health Sciences, 2013
Program Director, 2010 – present
JRCERT Site Visitor, 2008 – present
I have always believed in “leading by example”. My vision for AEIRS is to increase membership and opportunity for research and scholarship. AEIRS is a perfect platform to provide evidence to students and radiologic technologists that after 2 years of education the opportunities for growth in the profession are real and obtainable. I would like to see more Radiologic Technologist involved in research and publication. I would also like to see state societies collaborate with AEIRS and open the lines of effective communication to work together.
My qualifications for board member are the leadership roles that I have. I am the current President of the Association of Educators in the State of New York (AERTSNY). The AERTSNY is one of the largest and oldest state educational societies that represent 33 x-ray programs. Being president and working through the ranks has given me the knowledge and skills to work with others and play a key leadership role. I also am a graduate of the ASRT leadership academy (2008) which educated me on how to become an effective leader. I have Vice Chaired the college senate (CUNY-Hostos Community College). I have a leadership role on a daily basis as Program Director for the Radiologic Technology Program. In 2013 I became Chair of Allied Health Sciences and oversee the LPN, RN, Dental Hygiene and Radiologic Technology programs.
My goals for AEIRS are to learn more about the society and how the society operates. The PR for the society and yearly conference is wonderful. I would like to see collaboration with state societies so more educators are aware of the wonderful opportunities AEIRS has to offer. I have enjoyed working my way to President of the AERT and look forward to working up through the ranks with leaders in the field of the AEIRS.
Lynne Eggert, M.A.L.S, R.T. (R) (T)
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Radiation Therapy Program
Georgia Regents University
Member Research and Scholarship Committee, 2011 – present
Member since 1996
Member Sergeant At Arms Committee, 2014
Graduate Affiliate Leadership Academy, 2013
Member Committee on Nominations, 2013 – present
Member Radiation Oncology Stakeholder’s Usability Workgroup, 2011 – present
Member since 1984
Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists
Secretary, 2013 – 2014
Board of Directors, 2013 – 2014
Member since 2009
Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging
Member since 2010
Atlanta Society of Radiologic Technologists
Member Bi-Annual Seminar/Conference Planning Committee, 2012
Moderator Student and Radiographer’s Seminar and Educator’s Conference, 2012
Member since 2010
North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists
Moderator Rainbow of Education One-Day Radiation Therapy Seminar, 2002
Second Vice President, 1999-2000
Member, 1990 – 2005
JRCERT Site Visitor, 2003 – 2006, 2013 – present
Program Director and Assistant Professor, Georgia Regents University, 2010 – present
Adjunct Faculty, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, 2011
Program Director, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, 2009 – 2010
Program Director, Spartanburg Community College, 2007 – 2008
Program Director, Grady Memorial Hospital, 2007 – 2008
Clinical Coordinator, Forsyth Technical Community College, 1996 – 2005
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 1983
With the rapid developments in fusion imaging, multi-credentialing will likely be compulsory to remain competitive in the job market. I see AEIRS working with the ASRT to develop curriculum options and clinical requirements for fusion imaging to ensure quality imaging and patient care. This can be accomplished while maintaining respect for the knowledge, skill, educational preparation and professionalism of individual modalities.
I have over 30 years of experience as an R.T. and 18 years as an educator. My past experiences as a radiographer, radiation therapist, educator, and administrator give me a unique perspective of the rewards and challenges faced by professionals in varying roles within the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. The diversity of my experiences as an educator include hospital, community college, and university based programs offering certificates/diplomas, associate, and bachelors of science degrees. This has increased my knowledge and appreciation of the value of each educational setting and degree. I have been an active member and volunteer in my state, regional, and national organizations. I love my profession and want to inspire that same passion in others.
AEIRS should focus on mentoring and increasing representation from all modalities. We are stronger when we work together for a common goal.
R. Charles Keider, B.S., R.T. (T)
Instructor and Clinical coordinator for Radiation Therapy program
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Member since 2013
American Society of Radiologic Technologists member since 2012
Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists member since 2006
I see AEIRS heading in the direction of inclusion. This inclusion would consist of recruiting educators from more diverse imaging and radiologic disciplines. Ideally this would include Radiation Therapy, Medical Dosimetry and Nuclear Medicine, three fields that are underrepresented in our association. My vision of increased inclusion would reach into the clinics and hospitals as well. We can identify our clinical instructors and practitioners that enjoy educating students and would be interested in attending our annual meeting and workshops. Mentoring these clinicians will strengthen all of our programs as well as identify individuals that can be the next generation of educators.
I am currently an active member in AEIRS. I am a registered Radiation Therapist with the ARRT and have been since 2008. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Public Health and within the next year plan on beginning a master’s degree program in Medical Dosimetry. With my current position as Instructor for the RT program at GVSU I am actively preparing for JRCERT site visit and accreditation. I have recently attended JRCERT’s workshop and I am planning on completing the necessary steps to become a site visitor.
AEIRS should be an organization that reaches out to educators in all areas of the radiologic and imaging sciences. We should look to the future by mentoring young educators and looking for the next generation of educators in the clinics. AEIRS should have a collaborative relationship with state and national organizations to build relationships and opportunities for growth. Growth can occur through scholarship and participation at our state and national organizations.
Jennifer Little, MSRS, R.T. (R) (MR)
California State University, Northridge
Member since 2012
RTCC Practice Standards Subcommittee member, 2014
ACERT Student poster display committee member, 2013 – 2014
ACERT Student essay competition committee member, 2013 – 2014
Graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy, 2012
Graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators, 2012
ACERT member since 2010
SMRT member since 2007
ASRT member since 2003
CSRT (California Society of Radiologic Technologist) member since 2003
I see AEIRS enhancing the professional development of radiologic imaging education by remaining as one of the top organizations for all educators to share from, learn from, and support one another.
My experience as a new educator has allowed me to bring fresh, new ideas with an energetic passion to make imaging sciences better than ever. I am looking forward to getting involved with my professional organizations by combining my advanced imaging skills, patient care practices, and classroom experiences together.
AEIRS should remain the place that dedicated educators can refer to for professional development by maintaining a strong collaborative interaction between research and practice. AEIRS’s commitment to innovation, excellence in patient care, and inspired education allows its members to remain leaders in the radiology field.
Tiffani Walker MSRS R.T. (R)
Clinical Coordinator / Instructor
North Central Texas College
Annual Meeting Volunteer, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Member since 2007
ASRT Member since 2010
Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists
President Elect 2014
Vice President 2013
Student Committee, 2011, 2012
Member since 2002
Clinical Coordinator, 2007 – present
I see AEIRS continuing to grow and uniting Radiology educators nationwide. I see that the mentoring program as well as the collaboration of all radiologic science modalities will continue to keep educators informed and networked.
I became an active member in Radiologic Technology professional societies since my graduation from the radiology program I attended 10 + years ago. Through the years I have volunteered on many committees and have attended many seminars at the local, state, and national level. I am an active member of TSRT, ASRT, AEIRS, and DAMES. I am currently the Radiology Clinical Coordinator and Educator for North Central Texas College in Gainesville, TX. I have worked in many modalities over the years including Mammography, Bone Densitometry, and CT.
Provide high quality seminars that cover all the areas of Radiologic science. Support publications to keep technologist and educators alike informed of new ideas and current issues. Support grant and scholarship opportunities that will permit educators to teach at the highest academic level. Technology and pedagogy are continually changing and these initiatives will continue to further our field.