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2017 Election – Voting is Closed

Voting for the 2017 - 2018 election is now closed. Thank you for helping to shape the future of AEIRS.

The election results will be posted on April 1st.

2017 AEIRS Candidate Profiles


Tiffani Walker, MSRS, R.T. (R)
Clinical Coordinator / Instructor
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, TX

AEIRS positions
Secretary/Treasurer, 2015 –2017
Annual Meeting Volunteer, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Recruitment Committee Chair, 2014
Member since 2007

ASRT positions
ASRT commission committee, 2016 – present
ASRT HOD, 2016
Leadership Academy, 2016
ASRT Foundation Recipient, 2015
ASRT HOD, 2015
ASRT HOD, 2014
Member since 2010

RAD-AID positions
Director of Radiologic Technologist, 2016 – present
Associate director of Radiologic Technologist, 2016
Assistant director of Radiologic Technologist, 2015

Affiliate Positions
Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) Board Chair, 2016
     President, 2015
     President Elect, 2014
     Vice President, 2013
     Student Committee, 2011, 2012
     Member since 2002

Other positions
Clinical Coordinator, 2007 – present
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP)
     Legislative Summit Panelist, 2014 – 2016

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 see AEIRS being a solid resource for programs of different modalities including curriculum for programs and teaching aides for educators to utilize in the classroom.

I became an active member in Radiologic Technology professional societies since my graduation from the radiology program I attended many years ago. Through the years I have volunteered on many committees and have attended many seminars at the local, state, national, and international level. I am an active member of TSRT, ASRT, RAD-AID, and AEIRS. 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 Computed Tomography.

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.


Joan Alaine Becker, MBA, BSRT, (R) (MR)
Program Director/Coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
El Centro College
Dallas, Texas

AEIRS positions
Director-at-Large, 2013 – 2017
Annual Meeting Chair, 2016
Honors Chair, 2015
Member since 2011

Organizational positions
American Society of Radiologic Technologists member since 1976
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists since 1976
ASAHP member 1979 – 1984

Affiliate positions
Member of Texas Society of Radiologic Technology
Member of North Texas Radiologic Technology society

Other positions
El Centro College, Dallas, Texas
     Program Director/Coordinator of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program, 2011 – present
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
     Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of a Bachelor in Radiologic Sciences (a 2+2 program), 1979 – 1985
Owens Technical College, Perrysburg, Ohio
     Instructor in the Radiologic Technology Program, 1977 –1979
St. Vincent’s Hospital
     Staff Technologist, 1976 – 1977

I see AEIRS touching educators, administrators and students. The best preparation of our health care providers start in our educational programs and AEIRS provides resources to address this.

I have been a AEIRS board member for the last three years and chaired the annual meeting in Portland last summer. 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 MRI at El Centro College. I have been involved with MRI brain research and 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. 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 liaison committees, meetings and the on-going research provides members an opportunity for continual growth. I am delighted that AEIRS encourages members like me to become involved.


Shirley M. Douglass, BS, R.T. (R)
Director of Radiology Education and Operations
Medstar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School
Washington DC

AEIRS positions
Member since 2016

Other positions
JRCERT Site visitor, 2016 – present

I see AEIRS heading toward a more electronic format. I would like to see the AEIRS offer more online resources for instructors.

My past experiences Outside of Radiography. I have been an adult educator for girl scouts and always willing to try new teaching methods.

AEIRS should be a resource for new educators and old to get information and assistance on many topics.


Charles I. Drago, D.H.Ed., R.T. (R) (CT)
Chair of Allied Health Science Department
Program Director Radiologic Technology
Hostos Community College-City University of New York
Bronx, New York

AEIRS positions
Chair Research Scholarship Committee, 2015 – Present
Co-chair Research Scholarship Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member Research Scholarship Committee, 2012 – present
Member since 2010

ASRT positions
Committee on R.T Advocacy (CRTA), 2012 – 2014
Scanner Editorial Review Board, 2012 – 2014
Graduate of the ASRT Educator’s Leadership Academy, 2008
Member since 1995

Affiliate positions
Association of Educators in the State of New York (AERTSNY)
     President-Elect, 2016 – 2018
     Conference Coordinator, 2017
     Chair of the Board, 2014 – 2016
     President, 2012 – 2014
     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 (NYSSRS)
     Co-Chair Scholarship Committee, 2008 – 2014
     Judge NYSSRS Essay contest, 2013
     Nominating Chair, 2010 – 2011

Other positions
Chair of Allied Health Sciences, 2013 – present
Program Director Radiologic Technology, 2010 – present
JRCERT Site Visitor, 2008 – present

My vision for AEIRS is offer the opportunity for research and scholarship through mentoring. There are many “up and coming” future leaders who need to network with leaders in the profession. AEIRS is a perfect podium to grow in the profession. I would also like to see more state societies work in partnership with AEIRS.

My qualifications are the leadership roles that I have had over the years I am the past-president and the president-elect of the Association of Educators in the State of New York (AERTSNY).Working through the ranks of the AERTSNY has given me the knowledge and skills to work in a leadership role. In 2013 I became the Chair of Allied Health Sciences. As Chair I am the liaison for management and over fifty professors and deal with many situations. I am a graduate of the prestigious leadership academy at Penn State University (2016) I pride myself on being considerate, fair, respectful, non- judgmental and a good listener.

My goal for being Director-at-Large would allow me the opportunity to better understand how AEIRS operates. I would like to move up the ranks of this prestigious organization. Eventually, I would like to create more opportunities for young members who grow can through AEIRS by implementing more mentoring and scholarship opportunities. Keeping the profession and the organization updated in a technologically driven society would also be a goal of mine as well.


Julie Gill, PhD, RT(R)(QM)
Chairperson and Professor
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
Cincinnati, Ohio

AEIRS positions
Chairperson Editorial Review Board, 2014 – 2016
Member Bylaws Committee, 2014 – present
Member Editorial Review Board, 2013 – 2016
Co-Chairperson Educator Workforce Development Committee, 2004 – 2006
Member, 2004 – 2006, 2010 – present

ASRT positions
Chairman Committee on Nominations, 2015 – 2016
Chairman Board of Directors, 2014 – 2015
Chairman ASRT Political Action Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member ASRT Foundation Board of Trustees, 2014 – 2015
President Board of Directors, 2013 – 2014
Member ASRT Political Action Committee, 2013 – 2014
President-Elect Board of Directors, 2012 – 2013
Member ASRT Political Action Committee, 2012 – 2013
Vice President Board of Directors, 2011 – 2012
Liaison Task Force on CR/DR Best Practices, 2011 – 2012
Leadership Academy for Educators, 2011
Secretary/Treasurer Board of Directors, 2010 – 2011
Chairman Education Chapter Steering Committee, 2009 – 2010
Education Chapter Delegate, 2008 – 2010
Chairman Committee on Nominations, 2007 – 2008
Member Education & Research Foundation, Scholarship Review Committee, 2007 – 2012
Member Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science Curriculum Review Task Force, 2006 – 2008
Member Committee on Nominations, 2006 – 2008
Member Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, 2006 – 2010
Member Commission to House of Delegates, 2006 – 2007
Member Task Force on RT Advocacy, 2004 – 2006
Member Commission on Education, 2003 – 2004
Quality Management Chapter Delegate, 2002
Graduate Leadership Academy, 2002
Member Grassroots Network, 2000 – present
RT in DC Participant, 1999, 2011, 2012 – 2014
Ohio Affiliate Delegate House of Delegates, 1998, 2017
Member, 1987 – present

Affiliate positions
The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists
     Member Board of Directors, 2016 – 2019
     Co-Chairperson Education Committee, 2016
     Chairperson Leadership Academy Task Force, 2014 – present
     Co-Chairperson Strategic Planning Committee, 2013 – 2014
     Member Board of Directors’ Composition and Election Committee, 2012
     Membership Survey Appointee, 2010 – present
     Co-Chairperson Honors and Awards Committee, 2009 – 2011
     Committee Member Honors and Awards Committee, 2009 – 2013
     Chairperson or Co-chairperson, Quiz Bowl Sub-committee, 2009 – 2013
     Member Strategic Planning Committee, 2009 – 2010
     Student Liaison, 2006 – 2013
     Chairperson Ad hoc Committee on Membership Data, 2005 – 2008
     Chairperson Student Retention Task Force, 2004 – 2006
     Member Task Force on Restructuring, 2004 – 2005
     Recording Secretary, 2004 – 2010
     Quiz Bowl Moderator/Judge, 2002 – 2013, 2016
     Chairperson Health Policy Committee, 2000 – 2002
     Member Health Policy Committee, 2000 – 2006
     Chairperson Board of Trustees, 1999 – 2000
     President, 1998 – 1999
     President-Elect, 1997 – 1998
     Co-Chairperson Annual Meeting Committee, 1998, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2017
     Member Annual Meeting Committee, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007 – 2010, 2016, 2017
     Member Board of Trustees, 1996 – 2002
     Member, 1984 – present

Other positions
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
     Chairperson and Professor, 2016 – present
     Chairperson and Associate Professor, 2010 – 2016
     Chairperson and Assistant Professor, 2008 - 2010
     Assistant Professor, 2004 – 2008
Zane State College (formerly Muskingum Area Technical College)
     Dean of Health, Public Service, & Service-related Programs, and Associate Professor, 2002 – 2004
     Radiologic Technology Program Director and Assistant Professor, 1993 – 2001
University of Kentucky, Hazard Community College
     Radiologic Technology Program Director, 1991 –1993
Riverside Methodist Hospitals
     Radiologic Technology Program Director and Manager of Education, 1990 – 1991
     Radiologic Technology Program Clinical Coordinator, 1989 – 1990

I believe that AEIRS can help transform imaging and radiologic science technologists to quality educators by providing skills, strategies, and tools to advance their professional practice in academe. The education, network, and resources provided by AEIRS helped me to move from saying, “I am a radiographer.” to “I am an educator.” AEIRS was instrumental in this transition by helping me to understand and communicate the value of changing lives through education.

My depth of experience with AEIRS, the ASRT and OSRT allows me to bring a unique skill set to the Board of Directors. I learned about management and operation of tax exempt organizations, as well as strategic planning, financial analysis, legislative advocacy, event planning and member services. My previous service with AEIRS afforded me the opportunity to do an in-depth review of the strategic plan and bylaws which allowed me to learn a tremendous amount about the organization.

My goals for AEIRS include providing members with opportunities to learn about cultural awareness and inclusion. I also believe that skills for providing quality online education is imperative in today’s digital environment and that those new to the teaching profession desire practical resources for classroom management, policy enforcement and student coaching.


José Rafael Moscoso-Álvarez, T.R., B.S., M.P.H., Ed.D.
Program Director
Medical Images Technology Program
Universidad Central del Caribe
Bayamón, Puerto Rico

AEIRS positions
Fellow, 2016
Chair International Committee, 2006 – 2009
Member Membership Committee, 2004
Member International Committee, 1998
Member since 1993

ASRT positions
ASRT Leadership in Education Academy, 2003
ASRT Leadership Academy, 1997
ASRT Affiliate Delegate for Puerto Rico, 1991 – 1998
ASRT Full Member since, 1989
Student Member, 1978 – 1980

Affiliate positions
Puerto Rico Association of Radiologic Technologists
     Director Continued Education Committee, 1996 – 2001
     President, 1991 – 1996
     Vice President, 1990 – 1991

Other positions
External Advisor on Curricular and academic issues (various), since 2008
Program Reviewer for Puerto Rico Council on Education, 2002 – 2010
ISRRT Liaison with Central and South America Member Societies, since 2002
ALATRA (Latin America Society of Radiologic Technologists)
     Member Scientific Committee, 2010 – present
     Puerto Rico Delegate, 2004 – present
Lecturer on Medical Imaging and Anatomical Correlation
     Ponce School of Medicine, 2009 – 2012
     Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, 1999 – present
Radiology Services Coordinator, Shriners Clinics for Children, Puerto Rico Chapter, 1993 – present
Program Director, Medical Images Technology Program, 1989 – present
Program Director, Radiologic Technology Program
     Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1981 – 1983
Technical Director, Radiology Department
     Hospital Regional Universitario Jose Maria Cabral y Baez, Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1979 – 1983

I have been related to AEIRS since 1993 and over those years I have seen the dedication its members and officers have with education in the Radiology and Imaging Science. I envision AEIRS as an international organization offering support and resources to educators from many parts of the world becoming the reference organization for other professional educational groups.

My career goals have been the professional and personal improvement of the medical imaging technologists through education and the modeling of professional attitudes. With over 35 years dedicated to the education in medical images technology I have had the opportunity see many changes in the profession as well as in the teaching and learning strategies. In my recent years’ relation with colleagues from different places around the world I have come to understand the importance of a strong professional education. My knowledge of the professional situation on most of these countries allows me to be a more proactive resource.

I’m committed to act as a bridge between AEIRS and other professional organizations around the world, especially with countries within our American continents and the Caribbean. My participation as an officer in AEIRS and other international professional organizations is perfectly compatible with these goals.


April Young, M. Ed, R.T. (R)
Director of Radiology
State Fair Community College
Sedalia, MO

AEIRS positions
Member since 2016

Affiliate positions
Current State Society Essay Chairperson and Ways and Means Chair Essay Chair, 2015
Essay Co-Chair, 2012 – 2014
Past MOSRT Scholarship Winner, Display Winner

Other positions Program Director, 2015 – present

I see AEIRS heading in the direction of empowering medical imaging instructors with education and the tools to help instructors grow personally and professionally. AEIRS allows educators to collaborate and empower each other.

I believe my experience as a current Director and current Radiologic Technology combined with my past experience of a Clinical Coordinator gives me the tools to be a leader among my profession. I have been active in my state organization and would like to grow and be active in AEIRS.

AEIRS should be a place where educational professionals feel comfortable collaborating, sharing and coming up with new strategies to keep up with the changing technology and curriculum.