ASET Chapter Presidents Council Meeting 2017 Board of Trustees Tennessee Chapter of ASET 2018 Promotion of continuing education and encouraging professional credentialing during my nationwide travels during my time with Nihon Kohden
Why do you want to serve as a trustee? My current position has provided the opportunity for networking at hospitals and private practices nationwide. I would like to share what I am learning from techs in all modalities with the ASET team. My hope is to be a voice for Neurodiagnostic Technologists and to help our field continue to grow and improve through increased awareness, more opportunities for education, and promotion of professional credentialing.
How would you define your role as trustee? An ASET Trustee serves as a representative of his/her peers. Trustees must communicate openly and honestly and always act with integrity.
How would you define the role of the Board of Trustees? The ASET Board of Trustees collaborates to set and achieve goals, allocate resources, and resolve conflicts in the best interest of our society and professional community.
Describe any experience or skills you have gained in a leadership role with other organizations that you think will assist you as an ASET board member? As a Clinical Applications Specialist I traveled to a new hospital or clinic each week providing me with an amazing network of neurodiagnostic friends. This networking is beneficial in recruiting future leaders for ASET and promoting the society and our goals. Project Management has provided me with strong organizational and communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to build and work with a team.
What qualities do you have that would make you a good trustee? I’m an open and honest communicator. I work aggressively to reach my goals. I have a genuine concern for our profession.
What are your goals for ASET if elected? A frequent complaint I hear, “there aren’t enough qualified techs”. We need to encourage and facilitate more entry level and continuing education. Promotion of professional credentials is critical. Techs in all modalities need adequate training and documentation of their skills.
What, specifically, are the changes taking place in the profession that ASET should be attentive to and what role can/should the Society take? Changes in coding/billing are a huge concern. ASET should take an active role in advocating for appropriate reimbursement for the services we provide.