The ASRT Election will be open February 18 and closes March 10. If you are an ASRT member (active or student member), please check out the OSRT members in the election below and consider giving them your vote. We want to make sure we are well represented and have a strong national voice!
Heather Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)
ASRT Vice President Candidate
During my 25 years as an ASRT member, I have served as the ASRT treasurer and as a delegate in the ASRT House of Delegates. My delegate positions include - Ohio affiliate delegate, Education Chapter delegate, chair of the Education Chapter and Radiography Chapter delegate, where I also served as chapter chair. I have served on the Practice Standards Council Radiography Subcommittee, volunteered as a mentor for two Student Leadership Development Program attendees and graduated from the ASRT Leadership Academy. I have served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists, up to and including chairperson of the OSRT and chairperson of its Education and Research Foundation. My current position is the director of the radiography program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. My extensive volunteer work and my position as program director gives me the insight to further lead the ASRT as vice president.
Of the many issues facing the ASRT, the item crossing all our paths is the threat of encroachment on our scopes of practice by other health care professions. To address this, I will stay vigilant in efforts to prevent encroachment from happening and strongly encourage others to do the same. By monitoring proposed legislation at the state and national levels and responding quickly and loudly to those who will vote on these bills, our voices will be heard!
The primary role of the ASRT Board of Directors is to maintain the integrity, solvency and advancement of the organization, and to represent medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. My skill set includes being detail-oriented, collaborative and thought provoking. I hold a stake in the success of this organization and the profession and am very dedicated to making sure that it continues to move forward. Because of this, the organization, its members and our patients are always on the top of my mind when making decisions.
Andrew L. Gardner, M.B.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
ASRT Treasurer Candidate
I have been a technologist for over 30 years. I have held leadership roles in industry, education and in hospitals. I am a versatile professional, leader and consummate achiever who has a unique blend of executive business acumen with extensive clinical health care knowledge and experience. Devoted to service-crafted health care, I am an innovator and catalyst who provides transformational leadership and promotes performance excellence, quality, access and patient-centered health care for the community. Moreover, I am a longtime supporter and advocate for the radiologic sciences!
The top issue facing the ASRT and the radiologic science profession is encroachment by other health care professions. One way to address this is through advocacy, collaboration, education and alignment with other health care professionals and organizations.
The primary role of the ASRT is to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality and safety of patient care. In my leadership role as the director of imaging services, I have the exact same goals in addition to the delivery of high-quality patient centered care.
Emilee L. Palmer, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)
Computed Tomography Candidate
I have been actively involved in the ASRT and OSRT since 2004 when I became a radiography student. Within the Ohio Society, I have served as the Ohio affiliate delegate, as a member of every different committee, and chair of education, advocacy and student leadership. I am currently the senior board chair and have served seven years as a director on the board. Within the ASRT, I have served as a CT Chapter delegate, both as vice and chair, awarded most active chapter award, and CT practice standards revision cycle. In addition, I served as the ASRT representative to the IAC CT board, on the CT Image Gently Campaign and most recently joined the ASRT Practice Standards Council. Previously, I advocated for our profession at R.T. in D.C., served on ASRT R.T. Advocacy Regional Subcommittee and graduated from the ASRT Leadership Academy. I hope to keep serving my profession passionately!
I believe research and communication is key. The chapter members deserve to stay informed and have input on practice. This can be accomplished through research by the CT Chapter leadership, surveys of chapter members and then communication of both through the Communities, Scanner, email and/or social media.
Julie A. Gill, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT
I have been employed in the academic setting as a dean, department chair, program director, clinical coordinator and manager of education. I enjoy teaching online and, in the classroom, and, I love teaching students at all stages throughout their academic venture. I deem it my primary responsibility to prepare students for ethical, empathic professional practice and I love being a contributor to their professional and personal growth. I currently serve as the secretary/treasurer for the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences and was chairperson of the 2019 AEIRS annual meeting.
If elected as an Education Chapter delegate, I will regularly communicate with chapter members via the ASRT Communities pages. In general, educators are good communicators, so I hope that the excellent level of communication on the Education Community page continues as we learn and grow together.
Kristin L. Seitz, B.S.M.I., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO
Magnetic Resonance Candidate
I’ve previously had the privilege of serving as a delegate and vice-chair of the Magnetic Resonance Chapter. During my term, we drafted the first Radiologic Technologist Best Practices for MR Safety white paper and revised the Magnetic Resonance Practice Standards. It was wonderful to be able to use my experience as an MR safety officer to work with other technologists to help guide the ASRT on the topic of MR safety. I am also proud of the work we’ve done within the MR Community. We were recognized for being one of the most active chapters during the past two years! Being able to exchange information in almost real time is such an important benefit of being an ASRT member. We surveyed our chapter members about their involvement in our community and would like to implement some of the suggestions we received.
If elected, I would like to continue my work toward standardizing MR safety practices. I have spent several years researching and sharing MR information to help provide the best and safest care for our patients, while ensuring the safety of MR and non-MR staff. During my last term, I had the opportunity to coauthor the first ASRT Radiologic Technologist Best Practices for MR Safety and helped revise the Magnetic Resonance Practice Standards. While on these committees, I was able to work with technologists from all over the United States and learn that we all share common concerns — staffing and the increasing number of MR-conditional implants being the most common. The ASRT has provided us with excellent resources to allow us to share our knowledge and concerns through our online community and our print publications, and I intend to continue sharing as much as I can.
Nicole Douglas, M.E.H.P.E., R.T.(R)(M)
I am currently on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists and am vice chair of the education committee. I have been a mammographer for 10 years and have spent the last eight working within the Cleveland Clinic at high volume, full-service breast centers. I hold a Master of Education in Health Professions Education and am very passionate about training future mammographers. This year I planned and hosted my second 5 credit, day-long continuing education seminar that was offered to Cleveland Clinic mammographers. We were also able to offer this seminar for members of the OSRT.
I will continue to stay current on what is happening in the world of mammography and breast imaging as well as continue my involvement with the OSRT. I will continue to read the Mammography Community posts within the ASRT and respond when appropriate. I plan to make more time to read through these posts and interact with the members more frequently. I am always interested in getting more involved in educational activities and events.
Gary F. Greathouse, M.S., R.T.(R)
I have been on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists in the past and I am presently on the OSRT Board of Directors now. I am an alumnus of the 2005 Leadership Academy for Educators. I have been selected twice over the past 10 years for the ASRT Foundation Fellowship Grant to Kenya: once in 2013 and recently to Guyana in 2019.
If elected as a Management Chapter delegate, I would make the chapter members aware of possible up-and-coming changes in the chapter and I would keep an open door to any question from the membership. I was a delegate in 2009-2011 and former chairman and vice chairman in the chapter. My biggest challenge is to get people involved in the chapter and help them to understand that their voice and opinion matters. Thank you for your consideration.
Lucas J. Gross, M.S., R.T.(N), CNMT, NMTCB(CT), RSO
Nuclear Medicine Candidate
I have previously served as the vice chairman, delegate and alternate delegate for the ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter. My professional outreach extends beyond the clinic through presentations at continuing education events, such as regional conferences for the Central Chapter Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Southeastern Michigan Associates and Technical Affiliates. I recently changed roles in nuclear medicine to become an instructor in a nuclear medicine technologist program. I am active within my university, serving on several meaningful committees. I am currently a member of CCSNMI and the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. I also serve on the OSRT advocacy committee. I’m a board member for the Southeastern Michigan Associates and Technical Affiliates, and I volunteer for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section Professional Development and Education Fund committee, Committee on Radioiodine Theranostics, and Therapy Center of Excellence Council. I am working to earn a doctorate in health sciences. I am an active advocate for the nuclear medicine community in every setting and would appreciate the opportunity to continue this role.
One of the challenges facing the chapter is the proliferation of hybrid fusion modalities, such as PET-CT, SPECT-CT and PET-MRI. In addition, optical imaging may soon join in. Pathways must be developed and implemented through relevant boards to prepare technologists to cross train in relevant modalities of hybrid cameras. I would like to work with ASRT committees to organize this process in order to facilitate career development for technologists and prepare them to provide quality service for patients. This requires immediate attention because third-party payers and the public will begin to scrutinize this area of imaging, which may lead to reimbursement cuts and job losses. I would like to represent the nuclear medicine stakeholders and ensure that high-quality care and standards of care are maintained.
Po C. Hu, B.S., R.T.(N), CNMT
Nuclear Medicine Candidate
I am a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and hold an Associate of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology and a Bachelor of Science in medical imaging. During the past eight years of my employment with OhioHealth, I have experienced many opportunities that have increased my technical and leadership skills. I continue to strive for opportunities to serve the profession. In addition to everyday patient care, I oversee quality and safety programs and organize state regulation books for the OhioHealth Nuclear Medicine Department. I’ve served on the Nuclear Medicine Innovation Council for the past five years to provide advisory in quality and improve patient care. My professional experiences have been enhanced through OSRT, where I’ve successfully completed the leadership academy and currently serve as chair of the Marketing and Sales Committee. I’m passionate in our field and patient care, humbled by the nomination and excited for the potential opportunity to serve nationally.
Technology is transforming medical imaging. As radiology professionals, we are required to learn and implement new technologies. If I am elected as a chapter delegate, I’ll investigate the professional resources about technologies that affect nuclear medicine professionals and keep up with the newest trends in medical imaging. In an effort to communicate to the chapter members, I’d bring these findings to ASRT’s Nuclear Medicine Community and send emails. I hope to help chapter members identify the possible risks to our career and find opportunities to serve our patients better.
Ryan J. Smith, D.H.Sc., CNMT
Nuclear Medicine Candidate
My background includes roles in clinical nuclear medicine and education. I have served the ASRT, Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for many years by volunteering for a number of committees in each organization, including service as Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate, chair and vice chair and on the OSRT board of directors. I have been selected to serve as the ASRT representative to the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology board of directors. I am passionate about the nuclear medicine profession and I feel that one of the best ways of showing one’s passion is through service. Change and growth for the individual and the profession cannot occur without the desire to lead and collaborate among other passionate colleagues. I am honored to have been able to serve the radiologic technology community in the field of nuclear medicine technology as a Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate, and I will continue to serve and represent this profession honorably.
Ensuring that chapter members stay up to date on pertinent issues is best done through leading by example. As the chairman for the Committee on R.T. Advocacy Region 6 Subcommittee and member of the Committee on R.T. Advocacy, I work to provide oversight on legislative changes that impact our profession. As a member of the ASRT Commission, I’ve reviewed proposed changes to the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, which is another very important topic with which to stay up to date. Through these committees, relevant information is shared and discussed on the ASRT Communities. I have presented at ASRT’s Educational Symposium and the Society’s Radiation Therapy Conference, have written a Directed Reading on nuclear cardiology for Radiologic Technology and am writing another Directed Reading on nuclear bone imaging. These topics are at the forefront of today’s nuclear medicine technology practice. As a delegate, I’ll continue to serve in these capacities and be a voice for the profession.