Members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists recently elected Michael Latimer, MSRS, RT(R), of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, to serve as the society’s 2015-2016 president-elect. Under ASRT bylaws, Latimer will serve one term as president-elect, one term as president, and one term as chairman of the board.
A professor in medical imaging at Palm Beach State College, Latimer currently serves as the board’s vice president.
“I am very excited,” Latimer said. “It’s something that I’ve been working toward for a long time. When I first came into the profession in 1987, I never imagined that I would be in the position that I find myself in today. Being a member of the ASRT has given me much more than I could ever imagine. I want to pay it forward and improve the ASRT and our profession.”
Amanda Garlock, MS, RT(R)(MR), a staff technologist at the Centers for Diagnostic Imaging in Everett, Wash, was named the board’s new vice president.
“I am truly honored to have been elected to the office of vice-president,” said Garlock, who currently serves as the speaker of the House of Delegates. “As a woman who is still rather young in her career, this being my eighth year as an RT, I feel blessed that the membership has the faith and trust in me to be their leader. Everyone wants their chance to make a difference, to leave their mark. This is my opportunity to do so while helping to improve the profession as a whole.”
Melissa B. Jackowski, EdD, RT(R)(M), of Willow Springs, NC, will serve as the 2015-2016 secretary-treasurer. An assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jackowski serves as the vice president of the Radiologic Technology editorial review board.
“I am humbled and honored to be elected,” Jackowski said. “I am also excited to begin working hard for the members of the ASRT. My goal for the ASRT is to work with the Board to determine issues that matter to our membership and to work hard to promote our mission to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession, and to enhance the quality and safety of patient care.”
The new officers will begin their one-year terms immediately after the ASRT annual Governance and House of Delegates meeting in June in Albuquerque, NM.
At the conclusion of the meeting, current President-elect Sandra Hayden, MA, RT(T), will become the ASRT president for the 2015-2016 term, and current President William J. Brennan Jr., MA, RT(R)(CT), CIIP, will be elevated to chairman of the board.
Hayden is administrative director of radiation therapy services at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, while Brennan is the senior systems engineer of radiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
In addition, voters elected 31 members to serve in the ASRT House of Delegates, with one tie to be decided in June. For a comprehensive list of new appointments, click here.
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