2024 – 2025 Board of Directors and Volunteers

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Board of Directors:
Board Chair President President-Elect
Dr. Rodney Fisher

Rodney Fisher, Ph.D., RT (R)(N)(CT)(BD), CNMT, is an Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences at MSU Texas.  He is a Past President of TXSRT. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology and in the past has served on the board of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists.  He has served multiple terms as an ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter delegate and has served on the ASRT Commission.  Rodney was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved to Texas in 2014 to teach at MSU.  He has practiced as a technologist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, and bone densitometry before moving into education.

Jeanifeer Lara 

I am so happy to be a part of such an amazing organization that I had to extend my servitude. I join the team with 20-plus years of clinical radiology, radiologic education, and administration experience. I enjoy the excitement and energy that new generations of imaging professionals bring to the society as well as the highly versed experience of those that continue to serve our great organization. Currently, my work is in professional development, and I am currently employed at Harris Health System in Houston, TX.  I look forward to the transformative contributions our 2023-2024 board of officers will bring to our professional state society. 

Vacant Position 

Vice President Secretary-Treasurer Executive Office Manager
Kathryn Verdun 

Kate Verdun, RT(R), has been a Radiologic Technologist since 2003 and is the current interim department chair at Austin Community College. Although she was originally from Missouri, she has lived in Texas for twenty years and is fortunate to call Texas her home. Her first x-ray job was at a Level 1 trauma center in Missouri, where she fell in love with the fast-paced environment of a busy emergency room and surgery department. After moving to Texas, she worked as a radiographer and lead technologist in a Level II Trauma hospital in Round Rock, TX. She cross-trained in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and worked as a multi-modality tech for several years. In addition to these roles, she also served as the Clinical Instructor for the Radiography students who were interning at her facility. In 2015, she took a full-time faculty position in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Radiology program at Austin Community College. She completed her Master’s Degree in Adult Education and has served as Clinical Coordinator and as the interim department chair.  She is also a site visitor for the JRCERT.

Sebastian Medina 

Sebastian Medina, RT(R), grew up in a suburb east of Dallas and currently lives in San Antonio. He works in an EP lab and loves learning. As a student, he was a member of the ASRT Student-to-Leadership Development Program.

Courtney Snyder

Courtney Snyder, MA,  has been the Executive Office Manager of TXSRT since January 2021 and is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.  She holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She is a past department secretary to the Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences at MSU Texas and was the administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at MSU Texas.  She is currently a legal assistant in the Texas Tech University System and is based in Wichita Falls, TX.  She has twin teenage boys.

Student Interns / SLDP Participants 
Allison Hughes 

My name is Allison Hughes. I am entering my second semester at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas. It has been a wonderful journey- I cannot wait to begin clinical rotations and immerse myself in new knowledge, innovations and technology. I am currently employed as a technologist aide in Lewisville, Texas. The exposure has been incredibly insightful. I have never felt so aligned with a career path.

Reynaldo Zamora

Reynaldo Zamora is a first-year radiography student at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He is looking forward to participating at both the state and national level with TXSRT and ASRT during his education and after graduation.

Rachelle Lefever 

My name is Rachelle Lefever and I am currently a senior student at Austin Community College.

I was born and raised in the Dallas-area and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. For over 10 years, I worked in the banking industry, but I am now so thrilled to be able to pursue a calling of helping people through a career in the field of radiology.

I currently live in the Austin-area with my husband and my two dogs. I love reading, cooking, going to live music shows, and putting in miles at my local indoor cycling studio.

I am so excited for this opportunity to learn, grow and network within the TXSRT!

Jessica Walla

Jessica Walla

My name is Jessica Walla. I am a junior at Midwestern State University pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology. I have had the opportunity to participate in multiple undergraduate research projects involving Compton scatter while implementing diagnostic and geological equipment. I enjoy the arts and being creative. I have an Associate of Applied Science in Jewelry Technology. My past profession involved jewelry design and manufacturing; as well as, gemstone identification. When not at home I am usually in the woods! I especially enjoy canoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. With curiosity at the core of my development, I perpetually grow upon my interests. What I enjoy about radiology is the ability to combine science, art, and technology to improve patient care. I am excited to participate and contribute to this incredible field.

Kailey Toal

Kailey Toal

I am originally from the Dallas area, but now reside in Austin, Texas. I currently attend Austin Community College, and am proud to be a part of their radiology program. In August of 2024, I will graduate and begin my career as a radiology technologist. I am excited to participate in this program, and work towards advancing the field of radiology.

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis

My name is Ryan Davis. I am a Radiation Therapy Student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. As an ASRT – SLDP Participant out of Oklahoma, I get to have the pleasure of being a part of the TXSRT. I am a Broadcast Journalist turned Radiation Therapist. I feel that my background allows me to make deeper connections with patients. To quote one of my favorite movies, “Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.” – Hunter Patch Adams. I am so excited to be on this journey with the ASRT – SLDP and the TXSRT to grow professionally and personally.

Sydney Cooper

Sydney Cooper

My name is Sydney Cooper and I am a junior at Midwestern State University. I am a participant in the Student Leadership Program for 2024. I have always had an interest in research. I began researching sports psychology at Texas Tech University and after transferring to MSU I became interested in exploring MRI. A little about me, I am from a small rural town in South Texas. In my free time, you will either catch me in the kitchen testing a new recipe or on the nearest hiking trail sightseeing.




Volunteer Counselors, Chairs, and Coordinators 
Northwest Texas Area Counselor Metroplex Area Counselor Upper Rio Grande Area Counselor
Dr. Beth Vealé Jeniesa Johnson Jose Rodriguez
Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Chair Texas Student Leadership Development Chair Education Coordinator
Vicki Dillard Dr. Kevin Clark
Fundraising Coordinator Historian/Photographer Social Media Coordinators
Devin Fowler and Sebastian Medina
Sponsor and Vendor Coordinator Student Contest Coordinator

(Award of Merit Essay)

 Student Contest Coordinator

(iLEAD Presentations)

Student Contest Coordinator

(RAD T-Shirt)

Student Contest Coordinator

(Roentgen Bee)

Student Contest Coordinator

(Scientific Poster)

Rachel Whatley and Shanna Tole
Trivia Night Coordinators Webmaster
Debra Wynne and Dr. Jessyca Wagner Dr. Kimberly Onstott