Debra Poelhuis
Program Director in Radiography Education

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-authored 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.

Christine Eckenrod
Assistant Professor and Director of Radiography

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

Olive Peart
Educator, Lecturer, and Radiologic Technologist

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.

Deborah Greer
Radiologic Technologist and Mammographer

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.

Rachel Ward
Radiation Therapist and Professional Advocate

Rachel Ward, R.T(T) is a radiation therapist and professional advocate. She was the recipient of the 2021 American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) I am the Gold Standard Award. As a Michigan graduate turned California transplant, Rachel relocated and began forming her career as a radiation therapist. A new graduate learning different niches of the profession, Rachel found herself at a small dermatology office operating a superficial radiation unit to treat over 1,000 non-melanoma skin cancers. She has created an online platform that works as a resource for students, radiation therapists, and patients to learn more about radiation therapy as a career and a treatment.

Christopher Daza
Program Director of the Radiography and Computed Tomography Programs

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.

Tim Troncale
Medical Imaging Specialist, Educator, and Consultant

Timothy Troncale, BSRS, R.T.(R)(MR), ARMRIT, CPI is a healthcare professional and medical imaging technologist with over four decades of experience. Over two decades of that experience has also been spent as a medical imaging educator primarily in magnetic resonance imaging. During his career, Tim has held positions in Radiography, CT, and MRI as a technologist, manager, marketer, and director. Most recently, he worked as an MR Advanced Clinical Product Specialist for GE Healthcare, and has also consulted in the field of veterinary MRI. As an educator, Tim has been an instructor in the MR technology programs of a number of schools, teaching the subjects of MR Physics, Sectional Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Patient Care. He was an MR Program Director at one of those institutions for nearly a decade, and is a Certified Postsecondary Instructor. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Radiological Sciences from AdventHealth University of Orlando, Florida. He is also an annual conference presenter for the American Registry of MRI Technologists.

M. Gail Stotler
Vein Access Technologist

Ms. Stotler is principal and founder of The Nurses’ Station and Vein Access Technologies. Both organizations have received national and international recognition for skill advancement. Ms. Stotler earned a pre-med Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from St. Louis University. She also completed proficient graduate work in advanced cadaver anatomy at St. Louis University and graduate study Biology and graduate Nursing at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. She is a certified Phlebotomy and IV Instructor with over 30 years of clinical experience and 20 years of teaching experience for all levels of professionals in the healthcare field. Ms. Stotler is the author of book series, The Science Behind the Skill of Vein Access and is a recognized expert speaker and educator on advanced venipuncture skills for nursing, radiology, and laboratory medicine.