CAMRT-BC Advisory Council

The CAMRT-BC 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 province. It is a critical voice in representing MRTs in the province, assessing member needs in areas such as continuing professional development, advocacy, social events, awards and member recognition.  See the Terms of Reference for more information.

Advisory Council News

CAMRT-BC Advisory Council Members

Hayley Olson, BSc, RTNM

Term:  March 2021 – Februrary 2023

Role: Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Vancouver Coastal Health and PET/CT Technologist, BC Cancer and Part-time Instructor, BCIT

  • Provides expertise as a practicing technologist in several clinical sites as well as a recent graduate (2019)
  • Part time instructor in the nuclear medicine program at BCIT
  • Works casually at three hospitals and BC Cancer Vancouver
  • Prior volunteer experience with the School of Health Sciences at BCIT
  • Prior experience organizing and volunteering at events at UBC

 

Katherine Kwan, BA, RTR, RTMR

Term: March 2021 – Februrary 2023

Role: Accreditation Research and Development Officer, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

  • Engages with multiple levels of stakeholders to create health system improvements through accreditation and education
  • Experience in diagnostic imaging accreditation and developing accreditation standards
  • Co-chairs the MRI Program Advisory Committee at BCIT
  • On the Medical Radiography Program Advisory Committee at BCIT
  • On the CAMRT Professional Practice Advisory Council for MRI and CT

Michelle Spacek, BSc, RTR

Term: March 2021-February 2023

Role: Cath Lab and CT Technologist, Vancouver General Hospital and Account Manager, Canon Medical Systems

  • Current work experience provides expertise as a practicing technologist, as well as understanding of medical imaging equipment sales
  • Prior experience in emergency management and acted as liaison for VCH-PHC Regional Emergency Operations Centre COVID-19 response
  • InfoShare Okanogan 2019 volunteer
  • HSA General Steward

Ruth Dillon, BSc, RTT

Term: March 2021-February 2023

Role: Radiation Therapist, BC Cancer Vancouver

  • Current work experience provides expertise as a practicing radiation therapist
  • International experience as a radiation therapist (Ireland)
  • Published in the Journal of Cancer Education and Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • Prior volunteer experience as peer reviewer for CAMRT SRS Quick Self Study

 

Ted Toriumi, RTT

Term:  January 2020 – December 2021

Role: Treatment Module Leader/Chief Radiation Therapist (Regional Professional Practice Leader) BC Cancer  Abbotsford

  • Chair of the Abbotsford Radiation Therapy Quality Committee
  • Participates on several committees, including Provincial Radiation Therapy Quality Committee and BC Cancer/BCIT Clinical Liaison
  • BCAMRT Innovative Leadership recipient 2016

 

Erin Robitaille, RTR, CBIS, CBID

Term: January 2020 – December 2021

Role: Technologist Breast Imaging/General Radiography Penticton Regional Hospital

  • CAMRT Leadership Development attendee
  • On the CBI committee for the CAMRT
  • Keynote speaker 2019 Siemens Symposium

Sean West, RTR

Term 2: January 2020 – December 2021

Role: Regional Practice Lead, CT Quality, Safety and Process Improvement Lower Mainland

  • Extensive CT experience
  • Local and provincial network of MRTs
  • Surveyor Diagnostic Accreditation Program
  • Assisted BCAMRT Regulatory Working Committee (CT)

Terry Mitchell, RTR, BA Medical Anthropology

Term: January 2020 – December 2021

Role: Chief Technologist Fort St John Hospital

  • Responsible for all aspects of 7 modality MI Department
  • CAMRT Leadership Development Institute participant
  • 2014 CAMRT L.G. Cartwright Award recipient
  • Presentations at CAMRT and CAMRT-BC events

 

Nicole Bemister, RTR, CBIS

Term: January 2020 – December 2021

ROLE:  General Radiography Assistant Team Lead,  Medray Imaging  Coquitlam

  • Assists in managing and leading a team of up to 30 MRTs over 5 departments in a private clinic setting
  • CAMRT Leadership Development Institute participant
  • CAMRT Professional Practice Advisory Council: Breast Imaging Chair
  • CAMRT-BC slack champion

Ravinder Jhawer, RTR, BTech, RTMR, CT Specialty Certificate

Term: January 2020 – December 2021

Role: Supervisor
General Radiology/Interventional Radiology , St Paul’s Hospital 

  • Vancouver Coastal/Providence Health Leadership programs
  • Site Radiation Safety Officer
  • Extensive experience at Medical Imaging sites througout Lower Mainland

 

Sarah Erdelyi, RTR, CTIC, MSc Health Science Education

Role: Provincial Manager, CAMRT-BC

  • CAMRT Leadership Development attendee
  • Teaches in the Medical Radiography Program at Camosun College
  • Member of the Professional Practice Advisory Council
  • Previous Chair of the CAMRT-BC Advisory Council

 

Kristy Owen, RTNM

Role: Instructor/Assistant Clinical Coordinator, Nuclear Medicine Technology, BCIT

  • Ex-officio member to Advisory Council
  • CAMRT Director for BC
  • Previous volunteer experience with BCAMRT as co-chair of AGC
  • Previous clinical experience at multiple hospitals in the lower mainland
  • Passion for leadership and working with students