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Dr. Fozy Peer
President

Dr Fozy Peer is the Manager of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa. She qualified in both Diagnostic Radiography and Nuclear Medicine and holds a Doctorate in Radiography. She has a Diploma in Human Resource Management and is also a qualified Reflexologist and Aromatherapist. She has supervised research projects and examined many post-graduate dissertations.
On 11th June 2014, Fozy was elected the 11th President of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) at its meeting held in Helsinki, Finland. She is the 4th female President and the 2nd President from Africa.
Nationally she has served two terms of office as the President of the Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) and has also held the portfolios of National Treasurer, Nuclear Medicine Category Representative, Public Liaisons Officer and the Council Member representing South Africa on the ISRRT for eight years. She has convened the last four national SORSA congresses. She was congress convenor and was instrumental in being awarded the bid to host the 15th ISRRT World Congress held in Durban, South Africa in April 2008 - the first in Africa. Currently she serves on the SORSA National Council as a member of the Executive and as the Public Liaison Officer.
Dr Peer was elected to the Radiography and Clinical Technology Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HCPSA), a statutory body, where she serves two terms of office on the executive committee representing Radiography.
She is on the Board of Editors of the SA Radiographer and the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. She has various publications and presentations at national and international levels.
Prior to being elected as President of ISRRT Dr Peer served for two consecutive terms on the ISRRT Board of Management as Director of Public Relations.

 

 

Terry Ell
Vice President of the Americas

 Terry graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Cellular and Microbiology in 1978. He received the Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1980. After working as a technologist at a large metropolitan hospital for several years, he taught Nuclear Medicine at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. From 1986-2013 he worked as the Nuclear Medicine Clinical Co-ordinator at the Foothills Hospital. He is currently a facilitated learning and development specialist for Alberta Health Services. Over the years he has received his masters and Doctoral degrees in Education specialising in instructional design and preceptorships.
For more than 25 years Terry has been involved with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) primarily as a member of various education committees. As a provincial councillor, he has also been active in the development and business of the Provincial College of Radiation Technologists and Therapists. 

 

Dr. Maria Y.Y. Law
Ph.D., M.Phil,BRS,TDCR
Director of Education
 
Dr. Maria Law is the Associate Professor of the Department of Health Technology and Informatics in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Visiting Associate Professor of the Department of Radiology in the University of Southern California, Dr. Law trained as a Radiation Therapist in theTherapeutic Radiography in Hong Kong in 1974 and then a Tutor Radiographer in the Guy’s Schools of Radiography and Radiotherapy, in 1983. She obtained the Bachelor Degree in Religious Science in the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome; Master of Philosophy in the University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Philosophy in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Law works in the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital as Consultant in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy and teaches in the HK PolyU. Her research interest is informatics in radiation therapy and radiology. In Hong Kong, Dr. Law was the founding member of the Association of Therapeutic Radiographers and an Executive member until 1995. She has served in various positions in the Hong Kong Radiographers’ Association since 1995, in the various Committees and Sub-committees of the local statutory Hong Kong Radiographers Board of the Supplementary Medical Professions Council since 1996, as a Council Member of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) for Hong Kong since 2000 and the elected Vice-President (Asia Australasia) of the ISRRT in 2006. In the13th ISRRT World Congress held in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong, Dr. Law was elected the chairman of the Congress.

 

   

Mr Philippe Gerson
Vice President Europe/Africa

Philippe qualified as a radiographer in 1981 at the hospital Hotel Dieu , the oldest hospital in Europe. The hospital was built in the year 651 and is close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Philippe became Chief Radiographer in 1990. He manages the Department of Radiology which, since 2005,  includes the management of nuclear medicine and functional explorations.Philippe  was ISRRT ‘ s council member for France between 1995 and  2010 and Regional Co-ordinator Public Relations  for Europe and Africa from 2002 to 2005. Thanks to the late Marion Frank  and  Adrian Finch Philippe he has been very involved in Africa. Philippe has been very active in this part of the world organizing several workshops and conferences in Burkina Faso , Cameroon, Ivory Coast , Gabon, Benin and the next one in Togo in November 2010 attending the first ISRRT workshop in Arusha ( Tanzania ) in 1994. He has been appointed by the French Red Cross as an expert to set up Radiology Departments  in Health Day Care Centres for AIDS  in Africa specially in Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Gabon. Philippe has also organised one workshop in Vietnam in 2000 and was appointed by the University of Hai Duong in Vietnam as consultant  in 2009 . Philippe is an active member of the French Society  of Radiographers (AFPPE)  and has been Vice President since 2009 and Director of the International Relationship Department since 1995. He has been a member of the Africa at several national and international conferences . Philippe is married to Frederique who helps him now in the ISRRT and during the workshops In Africa . Philippe ‘s hobbies are “like a good  French man”, cooking and tasting wines and watching a rugby match on Saturday afternoon is one of his great pleasure for the week end .

 

  

 

Jonathan Mazal
Regional Director The Americas

Jonathan is an International MR Research Specialist for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He received a bachelors and master's degree in radiological sciences from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and is registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, magnetic resonance and as a radiologist assistant (radiology physician extender).
Born in Paris, France, to an Argentine father and a British mother, he was raised with a global outlook on life. A visit to Nepal in 2009 as an observer in several imaging departments helped to fuel his passion for radiology outreach. Since then he has served in several roles for international non-governmental organisations. As a Trustee for the World Radiography Education Trust Fund (WRETF), he was the lead investigator on an ASRT Foundation-funded feasibility study regarding the use of mobile electronic devices (MEDs) as an alternative method for delivery of radiographer-specific educational resources within the developing world. As the former Director of Technologist Programming for RAD-AID International, he initiated a collaboration with the ASRT, establishing a programme for supporting technologist participation in international radiology outreach projects. He currently serves in the role of conference manager for the annual RAD-AID Conference on International Radiology for Developing Countries.
Jonathan is eager to utilise available technologies in innovative ways to bridge the communication divide between North, Central and South America, and build a stronger ISRRT Americas region.

* Jonathan is serving the ISRRT in a personal capacity, and his work with the society is unrelated to his employment as a federal employee of the United States.

 

Alain Cromp
Director of Public Relations

Alain Cromp graduated from Ahuntsic College in Montreal in 1973 as a Radiological Technologist. After graduation he worked in the field of angiography and then became a clinical instructor and a teacher in radiology for ten years. In 1985 he became the CEO of the Quebec College of Medical Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Medical Electrophysiology Technologists (OTIMROEPMQ). Alain is also president of the Alliance of Medical Radiation Technologists Regulators of Canada. He has served on many Boards of Directors in the radiology community.
He holds a bachelor degree in education and a masters degree in public administration.
He is also the recipient of five major awards: the Dr Marshall Mallet Lamp of Knowledge, the Welch Memorial Lecture and Life Membership of the CAMRT, the Accolade prize from the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the "Technologue Emerite" from the OTIMROEPMQ.
Alain is actively involved in promoting the future of the profession of Medical Imaging and Radiation-oncology Technologists.

 

 

Mrs. Donna Newman
Director Professional Practice

I began my career in radiography in 1990. I graduated from the St. Alexis School of Radiologic Technology in North Dakota and worked in radiography for a year before moving to nuclear medicine. I spent my evenings at school learning nuclear medicine. I finished my bachelor’s degree during the day. I have spent the past 18 years in nuclear medicine and have earned advanced certifications in PET, or positron emission tomography, and cardiology.
In 2005, I helped start the PET and Cardiac PET department at MeritCare Medical Group in Fargo, N.D., a 585-bed facility. I manage the PET department. MeritCare has two PET scanners, one in the cancer centre for oncology and CT planning and the other in the heart centre. MeritCare is one of only 100 facilities in the United States performing rubidium cardiac PET scans.
I have had many profession opportunities throughout my career at MeritCare including helping to start a preceptor training programme for facilities adding cardiac PET imaging. I led our PET centre’s accreditation process by the American College of Radiology, or ACR. MeritCare’s oncology PET department has been approved for its second three-year term by ACR and our cardiac PET department has also passed accreditation.
I have been a clinical preceptor, teaching nuclear medicine students in our area, and I am working with a cardiologist on a PET research project. I have had many opportunities to be involved in the purchase of new PET equipment, and I enjoy public speaking engagements on cardiac PET and oncology PET imaging. I have just finished collaborating on a national Webcast for medical centres contemplating starting cardiac PET imaging.
Nuclear medicine technology has been a very exciting profession to work in and has provided me with many opportunities for growth. I have been actively involved in my profession from the beginning of my career, serving on city and state professional boards before advancing to leadership roles in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, (ASRT), where I served on the Board of Directors for five years. I owe much of my success to what I have learned through my involvement with the ASRT.   

 

 

 

 

 

Tan Chek Wee
Regional Director Asia/Australia

Chek Wee is the Principal Radiotherapist at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. She received her Diploma in Radiography (Radiotherapy) at the School of Radiography, Bachelor of Science in Radiographic Studies from London Southbank University and Bachelor of Science (Econs) in Management Studies at London University. She is also a certified Medical Dosimetrist with the America Dosimetry Certification Board. She is currently pursuing her Master in Radiotherapy Planning.
Chek Wee has been the president of the Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR) since 2010 and also served as Honorary Secretary for SSR from 1998 - 2002 and 2005 - 2007. She was elected as Regional Co-ordinator for Public Relations for the Asia/Australasia Region of the ISRRT between 2006 - 2010. Chek Wee is currently actively involved in the implementation committee for the Ministry of Health Singapore and also a member of the Accreditation Committee for the Allied Health Profession in Singapore since 2014.

Napapong PONGNAPANG
Vice President Asia/Australasia

Dr.Napapong Pongnapang is an assistant professor and the director for the Master of Sciences degree programmr in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in the city of Bangkok,Thailand. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Radiological Technology from Mahidol University in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in medical physics from the same institute in 1996. He attended the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in San Antonio, Texas, USA and received his doctoral degree in Radiology- Medical Physics in 2002.
Napapong’s professional expertise includes; physics measurements in radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, operational heath physics and radiography education.
He holds dual professional qualifications as a licensed professional radiographer and a medical physicist. In Thailand Napapong is a member of the Radiological Technologist professional practice committee, the Ministry of Public Health. He is very active in radiography professional practice and education in Thailand and in the Asia region. Napapong has been invited to teach in number of universities/institutes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and Laos. Napapong has been involved with international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as he has been an IAEA expert in diagnostic radiological physics since 2009. He was also involved in the set up of a Diploma program in radiography in Laos under the World Health Organisation (WHO) funded project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boniface Yao)
Regional Director Africa 

Boniface qualified as a radiographer in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in 1992. He completed his three year training at University 2 Bordeaux/ University of Technology Compiegne, France in 1993. His career began as a front line worker in several hospitals:
6 years of clinical experience in general hospitals
5 years in a major hospital radiology department
13 years of teaching and developing curriculum and managing the educational programmes in the Department of Health Technology at the National Institute (INFAS).
By 2007 he had advanced to the level of Radiological Engineer at the National School of Specialities in Abidjan, where he finally became manager of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging.
During his career he has always enrolled in continuing education courses in order to remain current with the ever changing world of medical radiation technology.
He holds a Certificate of Radiation Safety Management in Radiology from Hogeschool in the University of Brussels in 2011 and he registered as a Masters Degree student in educational technology at Lille University, France in 2013.

 
 

 

 

Dimitris Katsifarakis
Regional Director Europe

Dimitris Katsifarakis qualified as Medical Radiological Technologist in 1979 and specialised as a Radiation Protection Supervisor in UK in 1990. He was awarded an MSc in Health service management in 2006.
Dimitris is an active member of the Pan-Hellenic Society of Radiological Technologists being elected as President from 1984 - 1989 and from 1993 until the present.
He was a co-founding member of the scientific society of Radiological Technologists in Greece and also for the ECRRT in Europe. He  was also appointed as representative of ECRRT in the Medical ALARA network.He was a member of the Scientific Subcommittee of ECR from 1993-1996 and was co-chair of the scientific subcommittee of Radiographers of ECR 2008. Dimitris is actively involved in postgraduate courses for radiographers in Greece, giving lectures on Quality Services in Radiation Medicine and Radiation Protection in Greece and abroad.
He is the author of 3 books (in Greek language) on radiological technology and quality assurance and several papers. He is also worked as associate lecturer in the National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece.
Dimitris was the ISRRT’s Council Member for Greece from 1989 - 2010.

Mr A. Stewart Whitley
Treasurer

Stewart
was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and is married to Eunice and has three children; Judith, Shirley-Ann and Mark (all married) and five grandchildren.
He lives in Wrea Green, a Lancashire village, near Preston, England and visits regularly his daughter in Australia.  
Stewart undertook his radiography training in the Royal Army Medical Corps qualifying in 1967 at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London.  After serving in the Army he returned to N. Ireland working first at the Lagan Valley Hospital Lisburn and then at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he qualified as a Radiographer Teacher before moving to Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry as Deputy Superintendent Radiographer.
In 1978 he was appointed District Radiographer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he remained until the autumn of 2006 when he retired from the NHS as Directorate Manager of Radiology and Physiotherapy Services.
Shortly after leaving the NHS he established UK Radiology Advisory Services Ltd a company dedicated to providing medical imaging advice and support to various NHS and Private Sector organisations.
In his role of Radiology Advisor he has helped establish Imaging Services in the Primary Care setting as well as supporting a variety of public and private health care providers and currently acts as Radiology Advisor to NHS Blackpool.
Stewart has a passion for Radiography and his professional body the Society and College of Radiographers(SCoR) and has served as a Council Member, Honorary Secretary of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Society of Radiographers and as a DCR and HDCR Medical Photography examiner as well as serving on a number of SCoR committees.      
He has represented Radiography in a variety of roles including Radiographer Advisor on the England Department of Health Radiology Advisory Group in the 1980s, Vice President for UKRC in 2004 and 2005 heading Service Delivery. He was an advisor on the Pritchard Report on Breast Screening, radiographer lead for the SCOR in the development of standards for the National Radiology Accreditation Programme as well as speaking at a number of regional and national conferences including presenting the 2006 William Stripp memorial lecture.
He was instrumental in commissioning a number of major imaging projects in Blackpool of enhanced radiographer roles which had a significant effect in improving patient services. He also established effective hospital wide Quality Assurance and IRMER groups and programmes and has spoken at national and regional meetings on these subjects.
In 2001 he commissioned the first community PACS in the North West and one of the first in London, England well ahead of the national programme as well as organising PACS and IRMER study days in Blackpool.
He lectures on a number of courses and is an Honorary Lecturer and Coordinator for radiographer lecturers on the FRCR course at Manchester University.
Formerly he served as Chair of the North West Radiology Managers group and Chair of the Cumbria and Lancashire SHA Emergency & Critical Care Development Group, as advisor to NHS Bolton and the Cardiac and Stroke Networks in Lancashire & Cumbria as well as advising on a number of projects for the Independent Sector.
He has been involved in the production of four text books; Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging as senior editor and the 11th and 12th editions of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography (senior editor) and the recently published Clark’s Pocket Handbook for Radiographers.
He is in the process of finalising, with colleagues, the 13th edition of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography and the second edition of Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging.
When not writing text books Stewart involves himself in digital photography, travel and acts as a registrar of weddings at his local Church.
He has been awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Radiographers.

 

 

Dr Alexander Yule
OBE, JP, DSc, Fellow of the College of Radiographers UK, Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University, Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Radiography and  CEO of the ISRRT

Dr Alexander (Sandy) Yule is the CEO/Secretary General of the ISRRT. Sandy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and trained as a Dagnostic Radiographer in the School of Radiography, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. In 1972 Sandy moved with his family to commission the new Radiology Department in The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
In addition to hospital work Sandy was President of the Society and College of Radiographers, UK, from 1983 until 1984 and was also Chairman of The Radiographers Board of the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM). Following changes in legislation Sandy became a Council Member for the new Health Professions Council (HPC) now the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Until August 2014 he was a Chairman for The Fitness to Practice Panel. At international level Sandy has been the Council Member for UK on the ISRRT, the Treasurer of the ISRRT and served on the Board of the ISRRT for several years.
He is an Officer of the Order of the  British Empire (OBE),Honorary Doctor of Science, City University, London, Fellow of the College of Radiographers. Horary Fellow of the Welsh National School of Medicine, Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Radiographers and Honorary Member of the Society of Radiographers in Finland and a Justice of the Peace.

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