Board of Trustees
Theresa M. Kwiatkowski, BS,RT(T),CMD
Theresa Kwiatkowski currently is employed as senior medical dosimetrist at the Lipson Cancer Center in Rochester, NY. She began her career in radiation therapy as a radiation therapist in 1978, moving to a staff medical dosimetrist position in 1982. She became a certified medical dosimetrist in 1991. She is an active member of her local and state professional organizations. On the national level, Theresa is a member of AAMD and AAPM. Theresa has been very committed to the AAMD, serving as co-chair of the Writing Competition Committee since 1997 and an active Region IV member. After serving six continuous years on the AAMD Board of Directors including a term as President, Theresa is excited to continue serving the medical dosimetry community through an appointment to the AAMD Education and Research Foundation. She was appointed to the Education and Research Foundation in August 2011.
Mark Russell, MS, MHA, RT(R)(T)
Since 2007, Mark Russell has been responsible for the dosimetry service and technology systems at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. Mark entered the medical profession as a radiation therapist in 1970 while stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center. His professional career has spanned many roles while continuing his education and experience to become a dosimetrist, physicist, manager, salesman, and businessman. He received his Master's in Health Administration at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and has served on the boards and committees of multiple professional organizations. He is always 'up' on the current issues, aware of technology that affects us, and experienced in all aspects of dosimetry. Mark is a good listener, a good communicator, he is courteous and professional, and is known and respected for his integrity and his commitment to the profession of Medical Dosimetry; both as a corporate member and as a practicing dosimetrist. He has multiple publications to his credit, and has and made many presentations to the dosimetry community.
Anne Marie Vann, CMD
Anne Marie graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technologies and certification in radiography and radiation therapy. She completed a Masters degree in Education in 1988. Anne Marie worked as a radiation therapist at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) from 1980-83. She assumed the position of Program Director of the Radiation Therapy program at MCG in 1983. She developed a formal medical dosimetry program at MCG and served as program director until 2010. She served as AAMD liaison to the Association of Educators in Imaging in Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS) from 2008-2009 and has been a member of the Education committee since 2001. She served on the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) from 2001- 2007, serving as chair of the MDCB Test Development Committee from 2002-2007. Anne Marie and two radiation oncologists, published their first book, Portal Design in Radiation Therapy in 1994. Anne Marie is currently employed part-time/PRN as a medical dosimetrist in Aiken, SC at the Cancer Care Institute of Carolina. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August 2011.
Steven deBoer, M.Sc, DABR
Steven de Boer has been a licensed Medical Physicist in Radiation Therapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY for over 12 years. Steven graduated from Princess Margaret Hospital at the University of Toronto, Canada with a Master's of Science degree in Medical Biophysics in 1993. More recently, Steven has been the physics advisor and a physics instructor for the accredited Medical Dosimetry education program at Roswell Park since its inception in 2004. He has also served as the Liaison between the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD). Serving on the education committee of the AAMD and being a member of, and then later chairing, the Training and Practice of Medical Dosimetry Committee for the AAPM is another way Steven has expressed his interest in Medical Dosimetry. Steven was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August 2011.
Melanie Dempsey, MS, RT(R)(T), CMD
Melanie Dempsey is the Radiation Therapy Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Radiologic Science in 1984 and a certificate in radiation therapy technology in 1985. She worked as a staff radiation therapist at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy (JCRT) in Boston, MA prior to moving to Virginia in 1987 where she trained to become a dosimetrist, sitting for the MDCB exam in 1991. She served in a management role while continuing to perform clinical duties until she moved to VCU in 2006. She obtained her Master's Degree from Virginia Tech in 2008 and is now pursuing her doctoral studies in education. Throughout her career she has been active in professional organizations at the local, state and national level most recently serving as President of the AAMD. As the Immediate Past President, she serves as liaison to the AAMD Education and Research Foundation.
Anjenette Norris Milligan, MS, RT(R)(T), CMD
Anjenette Milligan has worked in the radiologic sciences since 1979 when she graduated with an Associate Degree in Radiology. In 1983, she completed her Certification in Radiation Therapy. While working as a radiation therapist, Anjenette received a Bachelor of Science from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1992. Over the next few years she was a manager of a cancer center, a dosimetrist, and a clinical coordinator for radiation therapy school. May 1998 Anjenette graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina with a Masters of Science and her thesis was published in the Journal of Allied Health. Over the course of her career, Anjenette was President of the SC Society of Radiologic Technologist, been a delegate for the ASRT and was chosen to attend the ASRT Leadership Academy. She was on the AAMD Board and was Region V Director for 6 years. Currently she is active on many AAMD committees.
Susan L. Folkerth MS, CEO and Principal, Rad-E-Us Consulting LLC
Susan Folkerth has been involved in the healthcare space for over 35 years, with senior leadership roles involving clinical, business development, operations, technology, regulatory, and management at hospital-based, free-standing centers, and professional consulting practices. In 1996, Susan founded Imperial Health Connections (IHC), a strategic health care consulting firm performing market research, strategic planning and operations support for non-profit and private healthcare providers and managed care organizations. She co-founded and was CEO of Comprehensive Physics Services, Inc. (CPSI) in 1996, the largest full-scope medical physics practice group in Ohio. CPSI’s 30 physicists, dosimetrists, and regulatory specialists served a tri-state area consulting for over 100 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy clients as well as national vendors, government agencies, and the automotive industry. CPSI merged with a well-respected national practice group, Global Physics Solutions (GPS) in 2008, where Susan functioned as COO. GPS grew to over 65 physicists and dosimetrists in 15 states and was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary by Landauer Inc. (LDR), a Chicago-based publically traded company, with over 80% worldwide marketshare in the radiation monitoring and radiation safety space. The therapy division of GPS almost doubled in size, supporting over 50 practice sites in 20+ states. Susan functioned as COO of the therapy medical physics division until retiring in July of 2012. August 2012, she founded Rad-E-Us Consulting LLC, and performs selective consulting for healthcare providers and technology companies.
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