Cybersecurity Project Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Andrea Arbelaez is the IT project manager for the Healthcare Portfolio at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She currently oversees and supports research methods to secure a Picture Archiving and Communication System. Prior to this effort, she supported efforts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developing resources for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in information systems from Columbus State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Colorado State University.
President, Leadership Development, Inc.
Thirty years ago, Daniel Bobinski decided to make a difference. He had been coached before coaching was a thing, and it made a huge impact on him. Before long, he was training others in what is now called emotional intelligence. He became certified as a behavioral analyst. He also earned a degree in workforce education and development and a master’s degree in training and development. Currently, he is close to a Ph.D. in organizational learning and leadership. He works with Fortune 500 companies (such as AT&T, HP, and ConAgra), but also hundreds of small-to-medium size businesses. His goal is always the same: Help people and teams become more effective through valuing, adapting to, and capitalizing on the different strengths of people on the team.
Biomedical Imaging Support Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
Christopher Bryant has been an imaging specialist for eight years at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and nine years as a biomed at the North Chicago Veterans Administration. His specialty is nuclear imaging systems. He is also a member of the Clinical Engineering Association of Illinois and serves on the scholarship and conference committees. He is also a member of the Coast Guard Reserve and has been activated for multiple hurricane responses. He is a 3D printing enthusiast and has three design prototypes published.
President and COO, Radiological Service Training Institute
Dale Cover joined RSTI in 1990. During his time with RSTI he has held several positions including lab instructor, technical instructor, senior instructor and training manager. He served as vice president and director of training from 2009-2013 and was promoted to president. He received his electronics training in the U.S. Army as well as leadership, equipment maintenance management, instructor and personnel management training.
Douglas Dreps, MBA
Director Eastern Regional Healthcare Technology Management, Mercy Health
Douglas Dreps has 32 years of health care industry experience with the last 24 years in leadership roles. He is responsible for all aspects of business concerning HTM including policy/procedural development, business strategies, staff recruitment/training and budgeting/fiscal management. He has been credited with reducing spending by more than $1 million through in-house training on imaging equipment. He currently works for Mercy Health in Chesterfield, Missouri, as Eastern Regional Director of HTM over five hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care centers and clinics with a combined 2,117 licensed beds.
Jim Fedele, CBET, AAS
Senior Program Director, Clinical Engineering, BioTronics
Jim Fedele is a senior director of clinical engineering at UPMC Susquehanna. He presently manages seven hospitals located in central Pennsylvania. He has been in the industry for 28 years and has been an contributing author to TechNation and Medical Dealer magazines for more than 18 years. He is also a regular presenter for the MD Expo covering topics like alternative equipment maintenance and maintenance effectiveness.
Joseph A. Haduch, MBA, MS
Senior Director of Clinical Engineering, UPMC and BioTronics
Joseph “Joe” A. Haduch is responsible for the operational and administrative duties associated with UPMC’s Clinical Engineering Department, which includes imaging services, general biomedical, surgical instruments, infection prevention services and clinical support for image guided surgery. His responsibilities include managing a staff of more than 165 service engineers, parts procurement and service contract negotiations. Prior to his service with UPMC, Haduch worked for Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now UPMC Mercy) where he began his career as an entry-level imaging engineer and soon moved through the ranks. He has over 30 years of experience in the repair, installation, management and procurement of medical equipment and service. He has several degrees including an MBA and masters of science in management and technology as well as a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering technology and an associate degree in biomedical equipment technology from Penn State University.
Danielle Jaramillo, CRA, ARRT (R)(M) ARDMS
Imaging Manager, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Danielle Jaramillo is a diagnostic imaging leader with over 24 years of experience in the hospital and health care industry. She is a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) and is board certified as a radiology, mammography and ultrasound technologist.
Jeff Koford, MBA, CRA, RT (R)(MR)
Imaging Equipment Support Director, Intermountain Healthcare
Jeff Koford is the program manager for imaging equipment services at Intermountain Healthcare. He has more than 20 years of experience in the imaging area. He began his career as a technologist and has been an imaging director for a community hospital. He transitioned to imaging equipment service and contracts in 2006 and has been an integral part of developing an in-house imaging service team with 17 field engineers responsible for more than 3,000 devices since 2012. He received his masters of Business Administration with emphasis in health services administration from University of Utah, and is a certified radiology technologist for X-ray and MR.
Ted Lucidi, CBET
Technical and Clinical Specialist, Innovatus Imaging
Ted Lucidi is an experienced clinical and technical professional as well as an established university-level instructor. He has worked in the health care and medical device industries since 1986. He has worked academically at Penn State University since 2000. He has acquired a unique skill set encompassing customer education, project management, product management, clinical applications and technical support throughout his various roles. Over the past few years, he has worked with large national account customers assisting them with qualifying their service providers, refining their buying criteria relative to medical device repair services and maximizing the life cycle of their radiological devices. His present focus is in the area of diagnostic ultrasound, MR coils and computerized, as well as digital radiography.
G. Wayne Moore, B.Sc., MBA, FASE
CEO, Acertara Acoustic Laboratories
G. Wayne Moore has been directly involved with the development and commercialization of new diagnostic ultrasound systems, ultrasound transducers, ultrasound-related test equipment and acoustic power (API) testing devices for the past 30 years. In 2009, He was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). He is co-inventor on and has been awarded more than 25 U.S. and international ultrasound patents focused on devices intended for ultrasound imaging and ultrasound probe and system testing. He is a voting member of the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA/NEMA) and has been elected as the 2018 Chair of the MITA/NEMA Ultrasound Section; he is also the co-chair of the MITA/AIUM ultrasound output standards committee. He is currently the CEO for Acertara Acoustic Laboratories located in Longmont, Colorado.
CEO, Summit Imaging
As founder and CEO/CTO of Summit Imaging, Larry Nguyen has shaped the company’s culture to focus on constant innovation and customer satisfaction. Since founding Summit Imaging in 2006, He and his team have developed and implemented proprietary methods to improve ultrasound device testing and repair down to the component level and an efficient end-to-end customer services process that minimizes costly equipment downtime. He received his B.B.A. in corporate entrepreneurship and information systems from the University of Washington in 2004 and his background stems from software/database development and securities bringing a fresh perspective and approach to troubleshooting the latest generation ultrasound systems.
Founder & CEO, MediTechSafe
Pranav Patel is the founder and CEO of MediTechSafe and serves as a board member for Centum Electronics and Adetel Group. He is a thought leader and an early innovator in big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of things and cybersecurity. He previously served as the general manager of GE Healthcare’s North American services business. He held leadership roles in GE’s Aviation and Transportation businesses. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also has a MBA degree from the Georgia State University.
Mike Powers, MBA, CDP
Clinical Engineering Supervisor, Christiana Care Health System
Mike Powers received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and an MBA from Wilmington University. He served in the U.S. Navy, as a nuclear electrician in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service, he worked for Siemens Healthineers and learned about using radiation and electronics to save lives. After five years with Siemens Healthineers, he moved on to his current clinical engineering role with Christiana Care Health System where he works closely with radiology, radiation oncology and the heart and vascular institute while supervising a team of eight imaging service engineers.
Laurie Schachtner, PH.D., MBA, FACHE, CRA, RT (R)(M)
Director of Medical Imaging/Cancer Center, Amita/Presence Health
Dr. Laurie Schachtner is the Director of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital’s Medical Imaging and Cancer Center in Elgin, Illinois. She holds a Ph.D. in applied management from Walden University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Radiology Administrator. She is a boarded radiologic technologist and mammographer.
Carrie Stiles, MBA, CRA, RT(R)(CT)
Lead Multi-Modality Technologist, Houston Methodist Hospital
Carrie Stiles has been in the health care field for 18 years. She originally trained as a CT technologist after receiving an associates of applied science degree in medical radiography from San Jacinto College in 2005. She went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Houston. She is a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) and has experience in CT, MRI, cardiology, service quality/patient satisfaction, process improvement, and project management. She is active in the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) where she currently serves as editor-in-chief of Radiology Management. She also serves on a standards review panel for The Joint Commission.
Wendy J. Stirnkorb, CRA, MBA, RT R MR MRSO MRSCTM, PMP, RSO-EMS
Director of Imaging Services, Dean of the School of Radiologic Sciences, Professor of Advanced Imaging Modalities, Regional West Medical Center
Wendy J. Stirnkorb is the director of imaging services and the dean of the school of radiology in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, overseeing a staff of about 150 employees. She is a certified radiology administrator and a Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow. She is currently building her LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt portfolio. She teaches MR physics and MR safety, mentors new technologists and imaging leaders and serves on several patient advisory committees. She is a member of ARRT, ASRT, SMRT, ISMRM and AHRA. She is a past board member for the WSRT, currently serves on the American Board of MR Safety and is a current marketing committee member for SMRT. She is also on the AHRA National Steering Committee for Advancing Education, Research, Leadership and Advocacy of Imaging professionals. She is a published writer, penning articles on MRI safety and patient advocacy. She speaks globally on MR safety, advocating for all MR patients and technologists to have a safer MRI environment.
Cybersecurity Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and MITRE Corp.
Sue Wang is a cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corporation and currently serves as the health care sector technical lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. She has co-authored multiple cybersecurity guidance documents for the health care sector. Previously, she has supported the Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and MITRE research projects in software assurance, secure programming, static analysis and software weaknesses. Prior to joining MITRE in 2011, she had nearly 20 years of experience in system development life cycle and project management.
President, DEXA Solutions
Ben Williams is currently the president of DEXA Solutions LLC where he leads a team of professionals in caring for all service and sales-related needs for the bone densitometer market. He has a degree in biomedical engineering from St. Louis University and has been in the DXA market for 16 years. Williams began his career as a field engineer for the GE Lunar business where he was later promoted to director of service for the Lunar products. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors.
Jef Williams, MBA, PMP, CIIP
Managing Partner, Paragon Consulting Partners LLC
Jef Williams has worked in the medical imaging and health IT space for more than 15 years. He has led multiple initiatives providing technical and organizational expertise. His expertise lies in architecture and standards associated with medical imaging including technical design, data management processes, vendor selection, workflow and dataflow design and analysis, system optimization efforts, and analytics solutions for the advancement of evidence-based decision making. He has worked with providers, vendors, global entities, consultancies and startups within the health IT space. He is widely published and participates in several industry societies in an effort to advance standards and practice improvement of technology and clinical support.