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. It is pivotal in shaping CAMRT-BC.

Advisory Council News: August 2018

2018 CAMRT-BC Advisory Council Members

Alison Giddings, RTT, MSc (Radiotherapy & Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University)

Role: Clinical Educator, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver

  • Within educator role is networked to Radiation Therapists within the province and across Canada.
  • Still works 20% clinically so has a strong understanding of practice issues.
  • Contributed to several articles published in JIMRS
  • Volunteer experience with BCAMRT Conference Planning and CAMRT Foundation

Romel Canlas, RTT, MSc Candidate Radiotherapy & Oncology (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

Role: Clinical Systems Transformation (CST) Coordinator, BC Cancer Agency, Abbotsford

  • Provincial and local research steering committee member
  • CAMRT Leadership Development Institute attendee
  • BCAMRT Foundation Treasurer, BCIT RT Advisory Program Committee representative

Craig Elith, B.MRS (RT), PhD Philosophy, Medical Radiation Science (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Role: Chief Radiation Therapist, BC Cancer Agency, Surrey

  • Within Chief Therapist role is strongly networked within the Radiation Therapy community
  • BCAMRT board member, Director Liaison for Membership Recognition
  • Peer Reviewer for JIMRS

 

Lorie Marchinkow, RTR

Role: Supervisor- X-ray /Interventional Radiography: Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre

  • Previously Regional Practice Lead IR/Xray/Mammo Lower Mainland
  • Through a number of supervisory roles is well connected to MRTs in Lower Mainland
  • Extensive contributions to published articles and textbooks
  • Educational Event organizer (West Coast Imaging Conference- M3Productions, Inc.)

Brigit Jensen, RTT,  BSc (Biochemistry), Certificate in Adult Learning (UVic), Masters of Arts in Leadership – Health Specialty (Royal Roads)

Role: Clinical Systems Transformation (CST) Regional Coordinator, BC Cancer Agency, Victoria

  • Resource Planning role gives experience with staff and patient education, liaising with other professions
  • BC Cancer Advisory and BCIT RT Advisory Committee member
  • BCAMRT Board member, BCAMRT Conference Planning, ISSRT/CAMRT conference volunteer

Sara Neukomm, RTR, Certified in Bone Densitometry

Role: Radiographer and Bone Density Technologist, Kelowna Medical Imaging (Private Clinic)

  • Prior experience in CT and Quality Assurance
  • Extensive volunteer work with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists including chairing board meetings, creating standards of practice, college bylaws

Sarah Erdelyi, RTR, BSc Life Sciences (Queen’s University), MSc Health Sciences Education (McMaster University)

Role: Full time Instructor, Camosun College MRT Program, Victoria

  • Works casual as RTR at Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
  • Previously Clinical Instructor
  • CT certified
  • CAMRT Leadership Institute attendee
  • Member of CAMRT Professional Practice Advisory Committee

Bryce Gillman, RTNM, BSc Kinesiology, Registered Radiation Safety Professional (CRPA(R))

Role(s): Part Time Instructor, Nuclear Medicine Program BCIT, CT Technologist,  Burnaby Hospital

PET/CT Technologist BC Cancer Agency, Radiation Safety Specialist, KRMC (Krivonosov Risk Management Consultants)

  • Current work experience provides expertise as a practicing technologist in several modalities as well as an educator.
  • Organized event where Nuclear Medicine Technologist and students provided mini-topics.
  • Presenting at upcoming Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine conference

Lee McKellar, RTMR, Bachelor Applied Sciences (Charles Stuart University Australia)

Role:   MRI Senior Technologist West Coast Imaging Victoria

  • Extensive MR experience in Ontario, BC and Australia
  • Work experience in UK and Bermuda including large facilities and private clinics
  • Chief HSA steward

Consultant CAMRT Best Practice Guidelines Steering Committee for MRI issues.

Sam Yim, B.MRS, RTMR (BCIT), MA Health Administration (UBC)

Role: MRI Area Supervisor, Lions Gate Hospital

  • Working experience in Ontario and BC, including radiography and MR
  • Connected to MR community
  • Supervisory role has taught him about staff engagement, educational development and stewardship

Volunteer on BCAMRT Regulatory Working Committee for MR

Sean West, RTR

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)

Louise Kallhood, RTR, MEd Adult Education Simon Fraser University

Role: Provincial Manager, CAMRT-BC

  • Retired after 37 years in MRT practice including roles as Clinical Instructor and Section Head Radiology/Breast Imaging
  • Program Chair during startup of Camosun College MRT program
  • Provincial and National association volunteer including BCAMRT President

 

Meena Amlani, RTR, BSc(Hons), MBA, DHlthSc

Role: Full Time Instructor Medical Radiography Program BCIT

  • Ex-officiol member to Advisory Council
  • CAMRT Director for BC
  • CAMRT Future Technology Advisory Council
  • BCIT Research Ethics Board