Letter from the President
Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. President
S. Jeanifeer Lara MSRS, RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)
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. According to the ARRT Texas consensus, we have over 26,000 imaging professionals and radiation therapists and several thousands of ARDMS certified sonographers fighting the good fight of COVID-19 while caring for our fellow Texans. To say the least we are not only large in number but we are vast in strength and experience. In these unprecedented times, we lean on one another and our own strengths to help serve our communities. The Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. Executive Board of Directors understands your challenges that take place in hospitals, clinics, imaging and therapy centers and educational campuses. As we progress through the flaring of “Texas COVID-19 hot-spots”, times can seem dismal but we are together and we are here for you.
The pandemic face of our new reality encourages us to protect ourselves from one another however; we see an opportunity for us to learn how to create connections at a distance. Currently, we are exploring new ways to “Connect the Corners of Texas”. We want to hear from you, we want to learn from you, we want to represent you. We are encouraging all Texans to share their experiences, challenges and strengths with us. We want to recognize the partnerships we have established and their contributions to our profession. Our advocacy efforts have proven to be critical in recent years. The legislative circuit has been active and we want to be ready for any call-to-action. I am closely working with our lobbyist, Adam Burkland as he is tracks, monitors, and reports any real-time congressional occurrences for our precise TSRT response.
As a Texan my strength knows no bounds and I know that I am not alone. When I fall, I stand up, that is the strength of a Texan. I hope that you will stand with me to meet and overcome all challenges.
Jeanifeer Lara MSRS, RT (R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)
TSRT 2020-2021 President