The 2018 RACC Commissioner election ballots are now open! This year, there are 6 CRAs running for 3 seats on the RACC. The results of this election will determine which candidates will join the RACC and help lead the CRA program through 2021.
All CRAs in good standing are eligible to vote. The online election is open until December 7, 2018. You can read the candidates’ statements below and review their full profiles on the online ballot. If you’re CRA, please cast your vote and help determine the future of your CRA credential!
Candidates listed alphabetically
Kimberly Evans, CRA
Title: Director of Imaging
Organization: Christiana Care Health System
Address: Newark, DE
I have worked in Imaging for a total of 30 years, Imaging education for 15 of those years, and Imaging leadership for 11 years. I became a CRA in 2011 and believe in the work behind the credential. A true CRA must possess vast knowledge across our field along with application understanding. I have been an active member in AHRA, and am now seeking involvement in an area that closely fits my skills and abilities. I have former experience as an educator and item writer for the ARRT exam. I see the commission as a valuable steer necessary to preserve standards over our leadership credential and the future of CRA’s. I am proud to be a CRA and would work diligently to fulfill the duties and requirements of the role.
Michael Hill, CRA
Title: Administrative Director of Imaging
Organization: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Address: Greenville, SC
I am very interested in helping to enhance and increase people’s education and competency, which in turn, increases the potential of our up-and-coming Imaging leaders. Helping people along on their career paths has been something I have lived for and started doing while I was a member of the United States Air Force. Mentoring and building future leaders is my favorite part of my job and I would like to increase my scope. I currently serve as an advisory board member for a local community college and I am also part of Upstate Mentoring which provides mentoring for children in the middle school years. Both opportunities have left me “hungry for more” in terms of looking for additional opportunities to impact peoples futures especially in the area of developing leadership abilities. I am very grateful for starting my Imaging career in the military environment and would also like to help Imaging leaders currently in the military to build competence through the CRA process to better prepare them for their post military careers.
Donna Morris, CRA
Title: Administrative Director, Hospital Imaging Services
Organization: Mary Washington Healthcare
Address: Fredericksburg, VA
The honor of achieving the CRA credential in 2007 was a very proud moment for me. I feel that the credential validates all that I have experienced in the last 37 years in imaging. I consider myself someone who “grew up” in imaging from the role of staff radiographer to Administrative Director. I have worked in hospitals, outpatient centers and as a MRI Applications Specialist. The beauty of imaging is that there is always something to learn and always something to share.
I have imaging responsibility for a 440 bed Level II Trauma/Stroke center, a 100 bed community hospital and the School of Radiology in our health system. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission and ACR and our school by the JCERT. Our imaging leadership job descriptions prefer CRA credential and I am proud to say that each member of our imaging management team is a CRA. I would like to help ensure that those who led the way and developed the CRA are honored by those new CRA members that follow in their path.
David Partridge, CRA
Candidate for re-election.
Title: Account Executive
Organization: Prestige Medical Imaging
Address: Columbus, OH
I am interested in continuing as a commissioner to help to continue to grow the recognition of the credential. We are making strides towards having all radiology leadership positions have a CRA preferred designation but still have a lot of work to be done. I can help the RACC influence leaders around the country towards proving our part of the value equation in healthcare. I believe that the designation shows a commitment to excellence that our patients and teams deserve. I look forward to showing the value of our credential and expanding the influence throughout the industry.
Jose Rodriguez, CRA
Title: Director of Imaging Services
Organization: El Paso Specialty Hospital
Address: El Paso, TX
I am honored to be a part of this great organization. It is hard for me to express in words what the designation of CRA has done for me and my career. The distinction which this designation brings to our profession is amazing and as a member of the RACC I would strive to maintain the high standards that have been established.
I have spent my time advocating advancing the profession and preventing encroachment from allied health professionals. It is our duty to stand up for our future in every way that we can and I feel that protecting the CRA designation is vital to the advancement of our profession.
I feel my past military experience and fresh outlook can be a great value to the commission and its values. I strive to represent our profession by advocating for technologists and the leaders that represent them and I promise that I will bring that same dedication to the RACC given the opportunity.
Charles Stamper, CRA
Title: Radiology Administrator
Organization: Charlotte VA Health Care Center
Address: Charlotte, NC
There are many reasons that I hold for wanting to sit on the RACC. Among the top is my desire to see the credential grow, become more widely accepted, have some “teeth” in what it represents and to be a part of that growth. The other is my desire to be a servant leader. A leader that can help the association become stronger by being a part of the team that is the RACC. Having been a technologist and administrator for the past 30 years and networking with the upper crust of Imaging leaders through the AHRA I feel I have much to contribute. I have dealt with the significant aspects contained in the five (5) domains of the CRA and can bring knowledge and real-world experience to the table.
I feel it is paramount that we work together to strengthen the credential so it becomes a requirement for acceptance and employment of future leaders in Imaging.