Meet Your Candidates
Rodney C. Fisher, PhD, RT(R)(N)(CT)(BD), CNMT
I am in my seventh year of teaching as an assistant professor of radiologic sciences at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Before teaching at MSU I taught at my alma mater for a year in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously I have worked as a nuclear medicine technologist and as a radiologic technologist in radiography and CT. I am currently serving as the Vice-President of TXSRT. I have been the Secretary of the Missouri Society. I am also currently on the Board of Directors for the JRCNMT, and a nuclear medicine chapter delegate for the ASRT. I am a graduate of the ASRT Leadership Academy which is designed to help prepare technologists for leadership roles in affiliate organizations.
The reason I am running for President-Elect of TXSRT (and eventually President and Board Chair) is because state affiliates have a crucial role in advocating for and growing our profession. As an educator, I stress to my students the importance of being involved as a professional. I encourage their membership and participation in organizations such as TXSRT, ACERT, and ASRT. While only a small portion of our students will be actively involved in professional organizations after graduation, it is important to expose them to both the benefits of participation, and the need for their participation. They are our future. It is also important to have a strong presence in the “now”. As radiologic technologists, we must protect our scope of practice from other healthcare professionals who do not have the training or experience to image our patients. We must also be aware of emerging technologies and be able to grow our scope of practice as the technology changes and evolves. We must educate lawmakers into the laws and regulations needed for our profession and the protection of our patients. I have benefited from those who took the lead to protect and grow what we have, and I believe it is incumbent upon me to take my turn and offer my industry and leadership.
TSRT Volunteer Profile
2020-2021 TxSRT Vice President
Gerardo Ortiz, MBA, BSRT, RT. (R), (CT), (MR)
I joined the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist back in 2017. I joined shortly after I first met you at Southwest University when you came to the school to talk to our radiology and MRI students. Since that day, we have joined forces and put together multiple conferences throughout the El Paso Area to include supporting the Annual Meeting in Houston.
I currently hold two other PRN positions where I cover relief work as an MRI/CT/Radiologic Technologist. I extremely enjoy the Imaging field and keep current in all modalities (R, CT, MR, BD).
My relevant qualifications include my Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Health Care Management (Colorado Tech University 2009) along with my Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences (Adventist University 2005). I also hold a current state certification with the New Mexico Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program certification, Texas Medical Board as a Medical Radiologic Technologist and hold a Radiologic technology certification in Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARRT). I have a total of 39 years of Radiology experience including supervisory positions. I was an Assistant Director of Imaging Services previously. My experience ranges from Level I to Level III trauma centers along with Outpatient clinics and to include, I was a Research Scientist I at the University of Washington in Seattle where I ran the Research MRI for the Diagnostic Imaging Science Center. I am also a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, I retired as a 1SG having served for 24 years. I have worked in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, New York, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, and for a brief 2-year period in the Academic Research Science Center.
I choose to be a vice presidential candidate so I can help support the TSRT. Selecting someone like myself as the vice president so we mobilize new membership, assist in governing, support our field, make a strong voice on issues concerning our field and unify greater collaboration of the state society to include the remote areas. This is critical to helping make important decisions, implementing the legislative agenda, and honoring commitments. I feel fortunate that we have been able to produce some of the best Radiological continuing educational conferences here in El Paso. The possibility of serving the society in a greater capacity is very gratifying.
As always, I have a great deal of pride in our society and will be proud to serve.
TSRT Volunteer Profile
2020-2021 TxSRT West Texas Area Counselor
2019 TxSRT West Texas Annual Meeting Volunteer
2019 TxSRT West Texas Mini-Meeting Volunteer
Jennifer Otrezov, RT(R)(CT)
I currently live in the Houston area and work at Memorial Hermann TMC in CT and work for UT Health’s Mobile Stroke Unit. I have been a proud member of TSRT for the last five years. In those five years I have served as Student Intern and on the Board as Secretary-Treasurer. I have also served on the Grant Scholarship Committee and Technology Social Media Committee.
My time with TSRT has given me the pleasure to see our Society flourish and become stronger because of the wonderful volunteers and members. I am honored to be nominated for the Secretary-Treasurer position again. I plan on being committed and being an advocate for the Radiology profession.
TSRT Volunteer Profile
2019-2021 TxSRT Secretary Treasurer
2017-2019 TxSRT Secretary Treasurer
Technology Social Media Committee
Grant Scholarship Committee
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