2023 – 2024 Officer Elections (Completed)

The 2023 TXSRT Officer election is completed.  The results are:

The election was conducted via Election Runner

364 eligible voters

52 votes received (14% of eligible voters)

Rachel Whatley was elected President-Elect with 52 votes for 2023 – 2024 and will be President 2024 – 2025 and Board Chair 2025 – 2026

Kate Verdun was elected Vice President with 52 votes for 2023 – 2024

Sebastian Medina was elected Secretary-Treasurer with 52 votes for 2023 – 2025 (2-year term)

All three officer-elects will be installed at the 92nd Annual Meeting and Educational Symposium during the business meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Descriptions of officer duties may be found in the following:

President-Elect for 2023 – 2024

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

      • Chair, ASRT Committee on Bylaws, 20223-2023
      • Chair, Committee of Student to Leadership Development Program, 2022-2023
      • Member, ASRT Committee on RT Advocacy Region 3 Subcommittee, 2017 & 2022-2023
      • Mentor, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2017
      • Attendee, ASRT Leadership Academy, 2016
      • Participant, ASRT Student Leadership Development Program, 2013

ASRT Affiliate Activities

      • Vice President, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2022-2023
      • President-Elect, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2017
      • Vice President, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2016-2017
      • Secretary, New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015
      • Member, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2012-Current

Vice President for 2023 – 2024

Kate Verdun

I would be honored to serve as the 2023-2024 Vice President of the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists. I have been a Radiologic Technologist since 2003. Although I am originally from Missouri, I have lived in Texas for twenty years and am fortunate to call this place my home. My first x-ray job was at a Level 1 Trauma center in Missouri, where I fell in love with the fast-paced environment of a busy emergency room and surgery department. After moving to Texas, I worked as a radiographer and lead technologist in a Level II Trauma hospital in Round Rock, TX. I cross-trained in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and worked as a multi-modality tech for several years. In addition to these roles, I also served as the Clinical Instructor for the Radiography students who were interning at my facility. It was this role that led me to where I am today. In 2015, I took a full-time faculty position in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Radiology program at Austin Community College. I rediscovered my passion for this field while teaching, and I only hope to inspire the same passion in my students. During my time at Austin Community College, I completed my Master’s Degree in Adult Education and have served as Clinical Coordinator and as the Interim Department Chair.  I am also a site visitor for the JRCERT and have discovered a love for accreditation. I have such respect for our profession and for all the people who call themselves imaging technologists. I very much look forward to serving Radiographers in the great state of Texas in the coming year.

Secretary-Treasure for 2023 – 2025

Sebastian Medina

My name is Sebastian Medina. I grew up in a suburb east of Dallas and currently live in San Antonio. Medical imaging sciences have always interested me, and working in the industry is a dream come true. I work in an EP lab and love learning. I am a member of the ASRT Student-to-Leasership Development Program and am eager to get involved with our community.