2022 Officer Election


The 2022 Officer Election is COMPLETED!

100 votes received (26 % of eligible voters)

Both Jeanifeer and Rachel will be inducted into their offices at the business meeting

at the 91st Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 9, 2022.

President – Elect:

The President-Elect serves a three year term, first year as President-Elect, the second year as President, and the third year as Board Chair.

This position will be for April 2022 – April 2025

Jeanifeer Lara


Greetings fellow Texans and colleagues, it is my delight to serve a talented community of imaging professionals and radiation therapist. Since the beginning of TSRT in 1932, we have honored our founding fathers and mothers by strengthening our cause to be regarded as an essential and esteemed profession. In the great state of Texas, collectively we are advancing education and technology to new heights.

 It is an honor to be among such esteemed professionals and that is why I have chosen to accept the president-elect nomination.

Vice President

The Vice President serves a one year term.

This position will be for April 2022 – April 2023

Matthew Casale

I was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut and relocated to El Paso Texas in 2015. I graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2012 with a degree in Diagnostic Imaging and obtained certifications in Radiography, CT and MRI. I obtained my Master’s in business administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2020. I began my career at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut where I worked as an MRI technologist for three years before moving to El Paso where I have worked as an X-ray, CT, and MRI technologist. I am currently a radiography program director for a college in El Paso and have been serving as the West Texas area counselor for the past year. Prior to serving as an area counselor for the Texas society, I spoke at several TXSRT conferences in El Paso.

Rachel Whatley


Rachel Whatley, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R) has been working toward becoming an educator in medical imaging since she was an entry-level student at MSU Texas. As a participant in the 2013 Student Leadership Development Program, ASRT paired her with Dr. James Johnston as her mentor. In working with Dr. Johnston, she learned to love the field of education and research nearly as much as she loves medical imaging and caring for patients. As an active-duty military spouse, she has had many unexpected opportunities within our profession. From 2015 to 2017, Rachel sat on the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists (NMSRT) board of directors. She left the NMSRT board in 2017 to accept an employment opportunity with the ASRT as the chapters and governance coordinator. Rachel worked at the ASRT office coordinating chapter business and helping with the Student Leadership Development Program until she returned to Texas in summer 2020. She has spoken at multiple state and national conferences. She is grateful to bring her experiences back home to TXSRT and MSU Texas and hopes to share them with her students and colleagues.

ASRT National Activities

  • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2017
  • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
  • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Students Selected for Texas, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2013