Our Scientific Committee

Olive Peart
Educator, Lecturer, and Radiologic Technologist
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Olive Peart is an educator, radiographer, and lecturer. She has lectured on mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada. She regularly writes articles for radiological journals and newsmagazines, including Radiologic Technology, the official scholarly journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Her published books in radiology include The Dangers of Medical Radiation, Spanish for Professionals in Radiology, Mammography and Breast Imaging: Just the Facts, Lange Q&A Mammography Examination, Mammography and Breast Imaging Prep, and Lange Radiographic Positioning Flashcards.

Christine Eckenrod
Assistant Professor and Director of Radiography
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Graduated from Altoona Hospital School of Radiography. Experienced in Radiography, CT scanning and MRI with advanced certification in both CT and MR. Received Bachelor of Medical Imaging from Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA and Master of Science, Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. Currently the Assistant Professor and Director of Radiography at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. Prior to this, employed as Instructor and Program Director at JFK Muhlenberg School of Radiography in Plainfield, NJ.
Teaching experience:
14 years teaching continuing education programs in CT scanning for MTMI, Inc. Adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in West Windsor, NJ – CT scanning; 4 years teaching in Radiography programs full-time and 3 years’ experience as Director of Program.
Professional affiliations:
Member of Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technology (PSRT), American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT), New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technology (NJSRT), New Jersey Educators in Radiologic Imaging (NJERI), Secretary of NJERI since June 2019, and Chair of Tech-Bowl competition at PSRT since November 2019.
Licensures and Credentials:
New Jersey State Licensure, American Registry of Radiology Technology Credentials in Radiography, and CT Scanning and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Debra Poelhuis
Program Director in Radiography Education
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Debbie is registered in both Radiography and Mammography and has been in Radiography education for a total of 38 years, 25 of those as a Program Director. She has clinical experience in CT, Mammography, Forensic Radiography, Trauma Radiography, and Interventional Radiography. She has also served in the roles of clinical instructor and clinical coordinator.
She has done professional presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels and has co-author two textbooks, one in radiography and the other in nursing. Debbie has been active in national, state, and local professional organizations throughout her career, serving in many positions on numerous boards and committees. She is a Life Member of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Debbie is a JRCERT site visitor and served on the JRCERT Board of Directors for six years, serving as the Chair in 2014-15. She currently serves on the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS) Board as President-Elect. She is the Co-Director of RAD-AID India and has made 6 trips to India for their women’s breast health project “Asha Jyoti” since 2016.

Deborah Greer
Radiologic Technologist and Mammographer
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Deborah Greer is currently Clinical Coordinator of the Radiography Program at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ where she has been since 2009. She has been an educator in the radiographic sciences for ten years and also has twenty-five years of clinical experience as a radiographer, mammographer, and cardiovascular technologist prior to going into education. She has a passion for and expertise in the field of radiographic sciences and in radiation protection and biology.

Christopher Daza
Program Director of the Radiography and Computed Tomography Programs
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Christopher Daza MEd, RT(R)(CT) currently is the program director of the radiography and computed tomography programs at Houston Community College – Coleman College of Health Sciences as well as an adjunct faculty member for the College of Health Care Professions. Chris has taught various radiography courses in the 7 years he has been an educator to include: Radiographic Equipment, Physics, Radiation Protection, Radiographic Positioning, and Sectional Anatomy. He was the Outstanding Student of the Year at Houston Community College in 2011. In 2017, He was presented with the HCC ACE award which is given to an outstanding faculty member at Coleman College. He graduated from Houston Community College’s Radiography program with High Honors (2011), received a CT certification from HCC (2012), completed his bachelor’s degree with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Midwestern State University (2015), and recently completed his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Houston (2020). He is a big proponent of education and is always on the lookout for opportunities to learn and share knowledge.