CAMRT-ATL Advisory Council

The CAMRT-ATL Advisory Council offers expertise and support to the CAMRT Board of Directors and staff regarding issues relating to MRT practice and provincial member services in the Atlantic provinces. It is a critical voice in representing MRTs in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, assessing member needs in areas such as continuing professional development, advocacy, social events, awards and member recognition. Please see the Terms of Reference for more information.

 

CAMRT-ATL Advisory Council Members

 

Kurtis Billard, BSc, RTNM, CTIC

Role: Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT Technologist, St. Clare’s Hospital and The Health Sciences Center

Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador

Kurtis Billard has been an MRT for the last 13 years working as a Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Technologist at both St. Clare’s Hospital and The Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, NL. He is a graduate (2008) of the Medical Radiation Sciences program from The University of Toronto and Michener Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science and a diploma in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology. He is a proponent of the importance of continuing education for MRT’s and has completed two CAMRT certificate programs (CTIC & PET/CT) in recent years.

 


Monica Brideau BHSc, RTNM

Role: Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT Technologist, Georges Dumont Hospital
Moncton, New Brunswick

Monica Brideau is originally from Tracadie NB, but currently lives and works in Moncton NB at the George Dumont Hospital.She completed her BHSc in Nuclear Medicine in 2016 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She started working in Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT at the George Dumont Hospital in Moncton right after graduation. She has always wanted to go back home, so when there was an opening in Nuclear Medicine at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst she moved back in 2018. She then made the decision to come back to Moncton early 2021, and has been there since February. She really enjoy working in PET and is super happy to be volunteering. Outside of work, she enjoys being active, traveling, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.

She is very grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to meet all of you.

 


Nicole Jenkins RTR, RTMR, MRSO

Role: Regional Manager of Quality & Safety for Medical Imaging, Eastern Health
Bay Bulls, Newfoundland & Labrador

Nicole has been an MRT for 16 years. She started her healthcare career as an X-Ray technologist and later became a MRI technologist. She is now the Regional Manager of Quality & Safety for the Medical Imaging Program for Eastern Health in NL. Nicole has had many roles volunteering with the association in NL. She was the president of the former NLAMRT and is the current chair of the soon- to-be proclaimed regulatory college for MRT’s in the province. She has spent her career volunteering with the CAMRT and NLAMRT actively advocating for MRT’s in her province and is looking forward to being a part of CAMRT-ATL!


Jessica Kimber BHSc, RTR, CTIC

Role: X-ray, CT and IR Technologist, IWK Health Center
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Jessica works in Halifax, Nova Scotia at IWK Health. She practices in CT, IR, and X-Ray, working closely with both adult and pediatric populations. She has a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals, and in increasing both professional and educational opportunities for MRTs. Jessica is completing her Master’s in Applied Health Sciences through the University of Western Ontario and is working to complete a First Responder Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate through Simon Fraser University.

 


Adam MacDonald BHSc, RTT

Role: Radiation Therapist, Nova Scotia Cancer Center

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Adam MacDonald is a Radiation Therapist at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After graduating from the University of New Brunswick in 2007 with a Bachelor in Health Sciences he began working as a radiation therapist at the Department of Radiation Oncology in Saint John, New Brunswick. Adam is an active volunteer in his profession at both the national and provincial levels with an emphasis on professional advocacy and MRT education. Currently in the process of completing his MRT(MR) designation, Adam has focused his career as an MRT on clinical expertise in radiation oncology related to brachytherapy and simulation. With several years volunteering experience in education, competency profile development and credentialing, Adam hopes to assist with the                                                                                    CAMRT-Atl Advisory Council in elevating access to professional                                                                                                  resources, education, and advocacy here in the Maritime provinces.

 


Laura MacKillop BSc, RTT

Role: Radiation Therapist, Cape Breton Cancer Center

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Laura is a radiation therapist working at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia. She has been working there since she graduated in 2014. Laura is currently involved in many committees at the CBCC as well as a member of the Young Professional Advisory Committee and the Professional Practice Advisory Committee with the CAMRT.


Stephanie Pearson RTR

Role: Regional Manager of Medical Imaging, Eastern Health
Rushoon, Newfoundland & Labrador

Stephanie is a Medical Radiation Technologist, who graduated from College of the North Atlantic in 2010. Upon graduation she practiced at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s, before moving Burin in 2016, where she is now the Regional Manager of Medical Imaging.
She has been involved with both the national and provincial associations since she graduated. With the CAMRT, she completed the LDI in 2010, was on the Education Advisory Council and the Professional Practice Advisory Council. She started with the NLAMRT helping out as the website liaison, and moved into the Vice President role, and then President. She has a passion for our profession and wants to help move us forward. She looks forward to what this new chapter will bring for our Newfoundland & Labrador MRTs as well as our colleagues in NB,NS & PEI.


Kelsey Phelan BSc, BScR, RTR, RTMR

Role: MRI Technologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Stratford, Prince Edward Island
Kelsey currently works as an MRI technologist at the QEH in PEI. She has been an MRT since 2012 and her background includes Radiology and CT. In the past she has worked in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. She has served as treasurer, Vice President and President of the PEIAMRT and volunteered at the first Atlantic conference that was hosted in Summerside, PE. She organized and hosted the first virtual education and spring AGM this past year. She sits on the DI education committee and have presented at their education day several times She is also on the social committee and teaches CPR at her hospital. In her spare time she enjoy hiking and volunteering with Special Olympics PEI.