I started my journey in 1987 when I worked at my local hospital in Cottonwood, Arizona as an ED Registrar at age 18. This is what sparked my interest in the medical field, and landed me in a Medical Assistant program shortly thereafter. While I worked as an M.A., I also took a phlebotomy position at NW Medical Center in Tucson. This career evolved into the pathology department, and I was trained to be a Histotechnician. Due to my combination of histology and MA experience, I was able to work at the U of A with an excellent team of top notch Dermatopathologists, and eventually assisted with dermatological surgeries in local dermatology practices.
In 2004, I realized that I would never make the kind of income that would put 4 children through college, so I pursued a degree in radiology at Carrington College in Phoenix, Az. I was instantly in love with the imaging field!
In the next 5 years, I found myself as a Lead Tech for a thriving medical practice, until I moved to California in 2011, where I was hired as a Radiology Supervisor for Children’s Hospital Central California. Currently, I have been a Radiology Manager at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, CA for nearly 3 years, and I oversee our Clerical Services, Radiology Aides, CT, Xray and Nuclear Medicine.
The reason that I wanted to become a member of the CSRT is that I see the organization is striving to be on the front lines of regulatory changes that affect the imaging community. As a Radiology Manager, it is vitally important to not only be aware of proposed regulations, but to be involved so that we have a voice! I appreciate that CSRT provides this opportunity.