Chair of the Board
Debra Poelhuis, MS, RT(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 radiograph, and during her years as a clinician worked in interventional radiology, mammography, forensics and CT. She began her education career as a 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 of 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.
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, RT(R)(QM)
Julie Gill, PhD, RT(R)(QM) is a professor in the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Allied Health Department where she 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 is a life member of 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 currently Junior Chairperson of the OSRT Board of Directors. She has served on the Editorial Review Board for the ASRT and AEIRS and has served as a delegate for the ASRT. Dr. Gill has delivered multiple local, state, regional, national, and international presentations.
Julie lives outside of Columbus, Ohio with her husband, sister, and 2 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.
Kori L. Stewart, PhD, RT(R)(CT), CIIP
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Kori L. Stewart, PhD, RT(R)(CT), CIIP is a clinical associate professor at the University of Hartford where she serves as the Clinical Director of the CT, MRI, and SONO programs. Dr. Stewart teaches radiography courses that include Introduction to Radiologic Technology I/II, Patient Care I/II, RAD Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging. She provides an interactive classroom environment with hands-on activities and innovative instruction that includes emerging and relevant biomedical informatics applications. Her focus ensures that students provide superior patient-centered care, understand their role as a technologist and take pride in serving as “the eyes of medicine.
Dr. Stewart earned her BS in Diagnostic Imaging and MHS in Medical Lab Sciences/Biomedical Sciences from Quinnipiac University, and earned her PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers University with a focus on Clinical Informatics, an area that applies information technology to deliver healthcare services. Her research focuses on predictive modeling, clinical decision support, medical image processing and clinical problem solving and decision making. Stewart has lectured nationally on Informatics to a variety of professional audiences and is a leading resource for integrating informatics into the radiography classroom.
Kori has been a member of AEIRS since 2015 and has served on the AEIRS Editorial Review Board from 2020-2021 and AEIRS Scholarship Committee from 2020-2021. She has held a number of organizational positions with various professional organizations including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII), Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT), Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) National Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students.
Tammy Webster, PhD, MPA, RT(R)(M), FAEIRS
Tammy Webster is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Additionally, she serves as Director for Radiography, Cardiovascular Interventional Technology, and Computed Tomography Education.
Tammy received her Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2000 followed by receiving her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. She then received her PhD in Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area with a focus on critical thinking from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018.
Tammy has been a long-standing member of AEIRS to include volunteer service on various committees as both a member and chair. Tammy is the Executive Editor for the AEIRS Spectrum newsletter and was inducted as an AEIRS Fellow in July of 2019. Tammy has published articles, received professional grant funding as a co-investigator, and presented at the state, national, and international levels.
Tiffany Roman, MAEd., RT(R)(CT)(MR)
Tiffany Roman is an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College in the Allied Health Department. Additionally, she currently serves as the Program Director.
Tiffany received her Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College in 1999, Bachelor of Science in Health Professions with an emphasis in Advanced Imaging from the Kettering College of Medical Arts in 2001, followed by receiving her Master’s in Adult Education and Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix in 2006.
Tiffany has been an AEIRS member for 7 years and her volunteer service on the Education Committee as both a member and chair. She has also volunteered for the ASRT and OSRT in many capacities, including Chapter Delegate, and is currently serving as Senior Board Chair for the OSRT.
Kevin R. Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FAEIRS
Kevin Clark is an Assistant Professor and Associate Graduate Program Director in the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Kevin received his BS in Radiologic Technology (2001), MS in Instructional Technology (2006), and MA in Teaching (2009) from McNeese State University, followed by receiving his EdD in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University in 2013.
Kevin has been an AEIRS member since 2014 and has served on the AEIRS Advocacy Committee (2020-2021), Membership Committee (2019-2020), Editorial Review Board (2017-2020), and Networking Committee (2014-2018). He received the AEIRS Research Grant in 2020 and was recently elevated as an AEIRS Fellow in 2021. Kevin has also held a number of organizational positions with ASRT, ACERT, American College of Radiology (ACR), Texas Society of Allied Health Professions (TSAHP), Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TxSRT), and Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT).