2017 NCSRT, Inc. Annual Conference

Concord NC

Mar 29 - 31, 2017

The NCSRT, Inc. annual conference is an educational event with multiple tracks specific for Imaging technologist, educators and students.

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Ann Jackson

Director of Imaging Programs, Johnston Community College

Bio: Ann Jackson is the Director of Imaging Programs at Johnston Community College. She is a 1994 graduate of Johnston Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. She is a 2005 graduate of Mount Olive College where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Development and a 2008 graduate of the University of Phoenix where she received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In her spare time she enjoys going to her children’s sporting activities and spending time at the lake.

Delaney McGuirt, BS, RT(R)(MR)

Research Specialist, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Bio: Delaney McGuirt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015, where she majored in radiologic science with a minor in chemistry. She specialized in MRI and is currently certified in both radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Her senior thesis was entitled, “Alternatives to Sedation and General Anesthesia in Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Literature Review”, and was published in Radiologic Technology. After graduating, she completed an internship at the National Institutes of Health, where she worked in a hybrid cardiac catheterization/MRI research lab. During her time at the NIH she published a paper in Radiologic Technology entitled, “X-ray Fused with magnetic resonance imaging to guide endomyocardial biopsy of a right ventricular mass”. She has also published chapters in the new 7th edition of “Radiographic Pathology for Technologists”. Delaney currently works at the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center as a Research Specialist. She also serves as the editor of the NCSRT’s quarterly newsletter, “Tarheel Technology Highlights”. She is in the process of pursuing graduate studies with the goal of entering a PhD program in biomedical science.

Issack E. Boru BSRS RT(R)(MR)

MRI Tech, UNC Health Care

Bio: Issack Boru is an MRI technologist at UNC Healthcare. He graduated from UNC Radiologic science program in May 2014. As a student, he was one of the two Radiologic Technology students in NC selected to participate in ASRT Student Leadership Development Program that was help in Orlando, FL. He has been active in the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologist ever since then. He served the society as body member at large in 2015/2016 and currently serves the society as the Vice-President. Mr. Boru also has international experience volunteering with RAD-AID, a non-for-profit organization with a mission to increase and improve medical imaging resources in developing and impoverished countries of the world. He traveled to Malawi to establish educational and professional partnership with medical imaging professionals and educators in Malawi and The University of North Carolina. He currently serves as the Country Report Program Manager for RAD-AID. Some of his interest include international medical imaging, patient safety and education.

Jennifer Franco

Student, MR, UNC Chapel Hill

Bio: Jennifer Franco graduated from the Radiologic Science program at UNC Chapel Hill in May of 2016. She is now an MRI Technologist at UNC Hospitals, and lives in Chapel Hill with her golden retriever, Charlie.

Kimberly Brooks

Instructor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Bio: K. Rene’ Brooks, B.S., R.T. (R) is a Radiography Instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from A-B Tech with an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology in 2004, and later she earned a Bachelorette of Science in Health Care Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Rene’ is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Adult Education from East Carolina University. Rene’ previously worked as the Diagnostic Supervisor at Memorial Hospital, the largest level II trauma center in Southern Colorado, before making the transition into teaching. She loves working with adult learners and enjoys the rewards of student successes. Rene’ is a “people person” and actively volunteers within her community.

Lauren Fuller, BS, RT(R)(MR)

Chapters Network Administrator, RAD-AID International

Bio: Lauren Fuller is an MRI Technologist with UNC Healthcare and a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a student, she became active with the UNC RAD-AID chapter under the leadership of Melissa Culp. In March of 2015 she traveled for the RAD-AID Chapter on a worktrip to Malawi, Africa, to teach radiation safety, patient care, and anatomy to radiography students. Lauren currently serves as the Chapters Network Administrator for RAD-AID International, supporting the global radiology outreach projects of 50 chapters across the nation. She is passionate about increasing support for radiology education in developing countries.

Melissa Jackowski

Competency Management Development Specialist, Siemens Healthineers

Bio: Melissa Jackowski earned her certificate in radiography at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and both her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Health Professions Education from North Carolina State University. She has worked as a diagnostic radiographer, a radiology hospital administrator and a professor in both the community college and university settings. She is currently employed as a Competency Management Development Specialist for Siemens Healthcare. Dr. Jackowski is a past president, board chair and life member of the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists. She has been the ASRT Education Steering Committee Chairman, Vice Chairman of the ASRT Editorial Review Board and is currently the Vice President of the ASRT Board of Directors.

Michele Hoang

Radiography Education Coordinator, Carolinas HealthCare System

Bio: Michele is a graduate from Carolinas College of Health Sciences and East Carolina University. Michele worked at Carolinas HealthCare System for four years starting as a staff technologist and growing into leadership roles. Michele performed QA check on staff technologist’s films and assisted in the execution of new HIS, RIS and PACS systems. She started working for Stanly Community College as a clinic instructor when she realized her passion for education. She took on the Clinical Coordinator position and worked with the college for four years. During her time at the college she assisted in the achievement of initial national accreditation with the JRCERT. More recently, Michele has returned to CHS as the Radiology Education Coordinator at NorthEast. In her role, Michele is responsible for conducting in-services, reviewing and implementing educational requirements for new regulations and standards, and coordinating education symposiums for frontline leaders. She is committed to ensuring education to staff technologists regarding student interactions and radiography education.

Rhonda Weaver, MHA, RT(R)(M)(BD)(CT)

Program Chair- Medical Imaging, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Bio: Mrs. Weaver is the Program Chair of the Bachelor of Science Medical Imaging program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She is registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in multiple modalities. She has 16 years of clinical experience, working as a technologist in various imaging modalities including radiography, mammography, bone densitometry, and computed tomography. She moved into the role of education in 2010. Mrs. Weaver a member of various professional imaging societies and currently serves as the President of the NCSRT. Rhonda was a 2014-2015 presenter at the ASRT Educational Symposium. She is a graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy for Educators and the ASRT Leadership Academy.

Robin Cornett

Board Chair, NCSRT

Bio: Robin Cornett is the Program Director at Catawba Valley Community College. She has been a radiographer for 26 years and an educator for 17 years. Robin has served the NCSRT in various positions such as Vice President, President-Elect, President and is currently the Board Chair. She is currently a site visitor with the JRCERT. Robin lives in Hudson with her husband Greg, and dog Roentgen.

Stephanie Beasley, MS, RT (R)(M)(CT)

Radiology Instructor, Johnston Community College

Bio: Stephanie Beasley is an instructor with Johnston Community College. She has been a registered radiographer for 23 years. In that time, Stephanie has also become nationally certified in mammography and computed tomography, and earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She was the 2016 recipient of the Imaging Professionals for Excellence Award for NC by the NCSRT and received the Employee of the Month in 2014 at JCC. Her love and passion is teaching in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Being an instructor with JCC allows her to live her dream!!! Stephanie has been happily married to Bryan for 23 years. She has one son, Randall, and a daughter, Emily. Stephanie and her family live at the McGees Crossroads community in Johnston County, NC. Her hobbies include: Radiology (of course!), spending time with family and friends, church, and LOTS and LOTS of music (especially the 80’s!!).

Bartram J Pierce, BS, RT(R)(MR) FASRT MRSO(MRSC™)

Voxel MR Resources, LLC

Bio: Bart began his association with magnetic resonance imaging (then termed nuclear magnetic resonance imaging) shortly after he graduated from x-ray school in 1986. As a working MRI technologist for over 23 years he has accumulated extensive clinical experience on multiple vendor platforms. He is currently employed at he Corvallis Clinic located in Corvallis Oregon as an MRI technologist and as their MRI safety officer. Bart also serves as faculty in the Portland Community College School of Allied Health MRI program. Bart has been lecturing on the local, state and national level for many years and is a published author. In addition to his clinical and administrative experience, he is also active in his state and national professional societies.

Christy Britt, BAS, RT(R)(M), RDMS (Br)

NC Radiation Protection Section

Bio: Christy Britt is a proud 1999 and 2000 honors graduate of Johnston Community College with an AAS in Radiography, Certificate in Sonography, and Certificate in Mammography. She furthered her education with a BAS degree in Biology as a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Mount Olive College in 2003. She has over 17 years of Radiography experience and over 8 years of regulatory experience. She is the thankful wife of Clint Britt of Albertson. Her greatest, most rewarding, and sometimes most difficult job, is being the mother of Lilly, age 11, and Tyson, age 7. Christy is most thankful for the opportunities that God has presented to her, and that she is able to help people daily through education and regulatory compliance. Working Title: Health Physicist employed by the Radiation Protection Section (2008-present) Address (Home or Business): 455 Coy Smith Rd. Albertson, NC 28508 Work Email: Christy.britt@dhhs.nc.gov Work Website: www.ncradiation.net Short Description of work experience: Christy worked as an educator and technologist in the Field of Radiography and Ultrasound from 1999-2008. She is presently working as a Health Physicist for the Radiology Compliance Branch; part of the Radiation Protection Section and the State of North Carolina. (2008-Present)

Jonathan Lee

Cfcc

Bio: Jonathan Lee is currently an instructor of Radiologic Science at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington NC. Mr. Lee holds a Master’s degree in educational leadership from UNC Wilmington, an Associate’s degree in Radiography from Cape Fear Community College as well as bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Western Carolina University. He has been a didactic instructor and clinical instructor of radiography since 2004. Previously, Mr. Lee was a computer programmer and technical writer for the Planning Research Corporation in McLean, VA. He has been a technical site manager for the Federal Communications Commission and a network engineer, software designer, and database administrator for multiple agencies of the federal government. In addition to being a radiography instructor, he has been a staff radiographer and CT technologist at several different hospitals in the Wilmington area, where he currently resides with his wife, three children, one grandchild, and a plethora of Chihuahuas. He is an excellent automobile and marine engine mechanic, enjoys boating, beaching, and all types of outdoor activities during his time off.

Michelle Freer, RT(R)

ASRT Student Leadership Development Program Alumna

Bio: Michelle Freer graduated from Wake Technical Community College and was the student commencement speaker in December of 2016. She is currently a radiologic technologist with UNC Physicians Network. Radiography is a second career for Michelle, and she is excited to share her experiences and aspirations with other students.

Sherri Stubbs, BSRS,RT(R)(CT)

NC Radiation Protection Section

Bio: Sherri Stubbs is the proud 1991 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BSRS in Radiologic Science, and ARRT registered in Radiology and Computerized Tomography. She has over 25 years of Radiography experience and over 3 ½ years of regulatory experience. She is the proud wife of a law enforcement officer, Herbie Stubbs, whom she met at Chapel Hill. She has also been blessed with three beautiful children, Brianna, age 16, Chandler, age 14, and Savanna, age 8. She has a god daughter, Makenna Rae who is 21months old. Sherri is thankful that she was able to continue with her state job in a new capacity as a state regulator, in which she feels is most rewarding because she continues to educate facilities and people daily. She feels she was truly blessed when she was introduced to this other realm of Radiology. Working Title: Health Physicist employed by the Radiation Protection Section (June 2013-present) Address (Home or Business): 6 Marshall Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 Work Email: sherri.stubbs@dhhs.nc.gov Work Website: www.ncradiation.net Short Description of work experience: During her senior year, she worked 9 months, part-time on weekends at the UNC-CH Diagnostic department. After finishing college Sherri continued with her profession at UNC-CH in Pediatric and Diagnostic Radiology from July 1991-1993. Then she transferred from the Pediatric Diagnostics department to the UNC-CH, CT department where she continued as a CT Technologist from 1993-June 2013. She is presently working as a Health Physicist for the Radiology Compliance Branch; part of the Radiation Protection Section and the State of North Carolina. (2013-present)

Carol Melton, BSW, MSW

Presenter

Bio: Carol Melton has extensive experience working in the healthcare profession. She has served as a Hospice social worker, grief counselor, Nursing Home liaison, Nursing Home social worker, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Inpatient and Outpatient Clinic social worker, and covered the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In addition, she has worked in a local hospital as a student-Chaplain and adjunct staff Chaplain. She has served as a volunteer Chaplain for Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Homeless Shelter. She has taught every age group in the church and community for many decades. She had been an adjunct faculty staff member at North Carolina A & T State University in the Sociology and Social Work Dept. Carol enjoys using her skills to help herself and others to accept and celebrate their

Linda Smith, PhD, RN

Dean, Johnston Community College

Traci Lang

JRCERT

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