SNMMI taps new nuclear medicine experts to lead its technologist section

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging continued to fill out its leadership positions Tuesday, naming a new president of its technologist section.

Tina M. Boehner, MS, is a health physicist specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and brings nearly 20 years of nuclear medicine technologist experience to her new role.

“As SNMMI-TS president, my goal is to promote clinical excellence by working closely with leadership to continue to develop, translate and communicate standards for quality in clinical practice, as well as ensuring that technologists have pathways to obtain the skill set necessary to perform the tasks required of them,” Boehner said in a statement released during the organization’s virtual meeting.

She’s currently a director-at-large on SNMMI’s board and has worked with the SNMMI House of Delegates since 2011.

The organization also announced on July 14, that Dusty M. York, MAEd, has been named president-elect of the technologist section. York is an associate professor and clinical coordinator of Chattanooga State Community College’s nuclear medicine program in Tennessee. Currently, she serves on SNMMI’s Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Committee on Women in Nuclear Medicine, Educators Committee and other groups.

“As a nuclear medicine and molecular imaging educator, I am committed to promoting the field and am excited to represent the members of the SNMMI-TS as president-elect,” York said. “I would like the SNMMI-TS to be the first place technologists look for continuing education, patient resources and advocacy support.”

This year, SNMMI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its technologist section. The nuclear medicine organization announced a number of other new leadership positions during its virtual annual meeting Monday.