Board of Directors

Board Service

What are the qualifications for board service?

The MDCB seeks a diverse board comprised of clinicians, educators, public member, medical physicists and radiation oncologists. CMDs should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a CMD for a minimum of 3 years
  • Have a minimum of a BS degree
  • Be a current practitioner 

 

What's involved?

  • CMD Board terms are 5 years in length.
  • The Board meets for two days, 3 times a year, in cities across the US and Canada.
  • At board meetings issues related to the administration of the certification exam, policy and strategic initiatives are considered.
  • Individual board members' knowledge and expertise are an important component during discussions. Each member should be prepared to discuss the issues at all meetings.
  • Each board member serves on one or more board committees: Executive, Eligibility, Ethics, Finance, Maintenance of Certification, Test Development or Leadership Development. Time commitment on each committee varies and may be up to 2 hours per week. Committee service is rotated annually.
  • Board members are guided through the process to submit 3 (three) exam items for each board meeting and will be awarded a maximum of 20 CE during the board term.

 

So why would you want to give your time and effort?

  • Quite simply, because you will be rewarded. The reward is not in funds, of course, but in other valuable currency:
  • Continuing education - learn from fellow board members in the oncology field, CMDs, Physicists and Radiation Oncologists.
  • Professional growth - gain new leadership skills that will augment your CV.
  • Interpersonal skills development - build both social and career relationships that will last for many years.
  • Pride in enhancing the profession- giving back to your community, your knowledge, expertise and time.

 

What is the nominating process?

  • Applications are reviewed by the MDCB Leadership Development Committee.
  • Selected candidates are interviewed via teleconference by the committee.
  • The committee recommends candidates for nomination to the board.
  • Final candidates are elected by board vote.
  • Elected candidates are notified of board decisions in March.

 

Applications are accepted annually between November 1 and February 1. CMDs interested in board service or wish to nominate a fellow colleague can submit a completed application, and email it with a current CV, letter to the president indicating your service goals and two letters of recommendation to info@mdcb.org with the subject line "MDCB Board Nomination."

MDCB Board of Directors - 2018-2019

PRESIDENT

Kristen Vu, MS, R.T.(T), CMD
At-large Representative

Kristen Vu earned her CMD in 2010. She is a graduate of the medical dosimetry program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and was employed as a staff dosimetrist there after graduating. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Graduate Medical Dosimetry Program at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to her role as an educator, Kristen stays current in dosimetry by practicing clinically at Mercy Health’s Lacks Cancer Center as a per diem dosimetrist.

Her credits include participation in publications, research and presentations in the field of radiation oncology. She has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Educator Award in 2011 while at MD Anderson.

PRESIDENT ELECT

Robert Inshetski, BAS, R.T. (R)(T)/(CT), CMD
At-Large Representative  

Robert Inshetski became CMD certified in 1999. He has been a dosimetrist at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, WA and its three satellite locations for 18 years. 

His commitment to dosimetry education has taken several paths. For the past ten years, Robert has served as the clinical preceptor for the Bellevue College medical dosimetry program. In December of 2014, he earned his Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Radiation Applied Science and Radiologic Imaging at Bellevue. He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Master Degree in Medical Dosimetry’s Online program at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Robert serves as the Chair for Bellevue College Medical Dosimetry Advisory Committee.

Outside the clinic, Robert enjoys a passion for marathon running. He has participated in nine marathons. Additionally, he has mentored a number of first time marathoners in training and meeting fund-raising goals.

PAST PRESIDENT 

Allison Paige Dalton, BS, R.T.(T), CMD
AAMD Representative

Allison Paige Dalton is a graduate of the medical dosimetry program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She earned her medical dosimetry certification in 2010. Paige now works as a dosimetrist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  In her position, she participates in various committees in the Radiation Oncology Department whose goals are fostering an environment of quality control and family and patient centered care.  In addition to her clinical duties, Paige has numerous teaching responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is teaching dosimetry concepts and planning to Physics and Radiation Oncology residents in their clinical rotations. She is currently working towards her masters of science in health administration, hoping to participate in the decisions made in a changing healthcare environment and the impact of that change on radiation oncology.

SECRETARY

Destiny Jacobs, MS, R.T.(T), CMD
At-large representative

Destiny Jacobs is a medical dosimetrist at the Cancer Care Institute of Carolina in Aiken, South Carolina and Newberry Oncology Associates in Newberry, South Carolina. Destiny earned her CMD in 2006. As a result of her dedication to learning the most current technologies in medical dosimetry, she recently earned her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse medical dosimetry program.

Along with her medical dosimetry duties, Destiny serves as an adjunct instructor for the University Wisconsin - La Crosse Medical Dosimetry Program, as well as Clinical Preceptor for the Augusta University Radiation Therapy Program.

TREASURER

Benjamin Johnson, CCIM
Public Member

Benjamin Johnson serves as the Public Member of the MDCB. Because of Ben’s strong commitment to community service he applied to serve as the MDCB Public Member. Ben is also a firm believer in professional licensure and credentialing. He recently achieved Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) certification. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate. 

He currently is an Associate at Commercial Property Professionals in Atlanta, GA. At Commercial Property Professionals, Ben utilizes his expertise in real estate land and investment sales, site selection, market and financial analysis and troubled asset disposition. 

In his spare time, Ben enjoys traveling with his wife, playing music, and spending time outdoors fishing or hiking with the family’s two dogs, George and Maggie. 

 

George Spencer Arnould, MS, CMD 
At-large Representative 

Spencer is a Staff Dosimetrist at the University of Michigan Health System. In 2014, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Dosimetry at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and subsequently earned his CMD in 2015. To continue his professional growth, Spencer joined the AAMD Journal staff as Associate Editor. Spencer sees his role on the board as an opportunity to continue to learn, grow, and give back to the medical dosimetry profession.

Pierre Beaunegre, BS, CMD
At-large Representative

Pierre is a native of Haiti. In 1999 he left Haiti to attend college in the Dominican Republic. Upon arrival in the U.S. in 2002, he immediately enrolled in the Health Sciences program at Stony Brook University in New York. He earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in 2005. He soon became a dosimetrist and was certified in 2008. He subsequently worked in Georgia for a number of years and later became a Locum. In 2014, he settled in the pretty rolling hills of western Connecticut with his family. He currently works as a solo dosimetrist at New Milford Hospital, an hour and 20 minutes away from NYC.

In his free time, he enjoys throwing football, running around or playing Minecraft with his son and daughter: Sean and Taisha.

His unusual path in life has taught him to never forget the power of hope and faith in the face of adversities. He sees the opportunity to serve on the MDCB board as a unique chance to learn, give back and help make a difference.

Marvene Ewing, BS, CMD
At-large Representative

Marvene Ewing is a Senior Dosimetrist at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, where she also serves at the Assistant Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator for Medical Dosimetry. At Indiana University, Marvene was instrumental in designing the SRS and SBRT program. She is active in the medical dosimetry community having published a number of professionals papers.

Michael Manteuffel, MS, R.T. (R)(T), CMD
At-large Representative 

Michael is a Staff Dosimetrist at the Mosaic Life Care Center, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Health Care Management in 2011 and earned his CMD in 2012.

Michael served on the AAMD Scope of Practice Phase II Task Group in 2012-2013. As a member of the task group, he contributed to the research and drafting of the revised scope of practice. Michael found his participation on the committee a valuable experience and hopes to continue to expand his professional growth through his MDCB board service.

Allison McCarthy, BS, CMD

Allison Mc Carthy is the Chief Dosimetrist at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, New York City. She completed the Medical Dosimetry Program at Stony Brook University and earned her CMD in 2005.

At NYU, Allison is the preceptor for the Medical Physics Rotation. In addition to her preceptor duties, she provides oversight for the Radiation Therapist Clinical Treatment Planning Rotation.  She has participated in the research for a number of published papers.

Cory Neill, MS, R.T. (R) (T), CMD
ASRT Representative 

Cory Neill is a staff medical dosimetrist for Carson-Tahoe Cancer Center in Carson City, Nevada. In addition to his dosimetry role, Cory is an adjunct instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

In addition to his professional role, he serves as an associate editor for the Medical Dosimetry Journal. Cory has participated in post and prepublication book reviews, written several columns in ASRT’s Radiation Therapist, ASRT Scanner, and has published in AAMD’s Medical Dosimetry Journal.

Cory has been recognized in the radiological sciences community for his service and has received honors such as DoseWise Radiographer of the year, featured in ARRT’s Stories of Quality Patient Care, received ASRT/Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship, and has won first place in the AAMD Dosimetrist Writing Competition.

When not working Cory enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have a daughter and twin girls.

Minsong Cao, PhD
AAPM Representative

Dr. Minsong Cao is one of two physicist representatives to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).  Minsong is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in California and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Sichuan University, China.  He earned his American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in 2010.

Dr. Cao is active in the medical physics field. He currently serves on several AAPM Subcommittees including the Training and Practice of Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals including The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Medical Dosimetry Journal and the British Journal of Radiology.

Jennifer Smilowitz, PhD, DABR
AAPM Representative

Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz serves as one of two physicist representatives to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).  Jennifer is a Clinical Associate Professor and Medical Physicist University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Departments of Medical Physics and Human Oncology, Madison, Wisconsin. She is American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified in Radiation Oncology Physics.

Dr. Smilowitz is passionate about medical physics education for graduate students, dosimetry students and medical residents. She developed the first medical physics graduate treatment planning course and created a dedicated educational lab space with multiple planning systems.  Dr. Smilowitz supervises the dosimetry team at UW- Madison and is the clinic preceptor for the UW-Lacrosse Dosimetry Masters Degree Program at the UW-Madison Hospital.

Dr. Smilowitz is an active volunteer in the medical physics community. Currently she serves as Chair
of the AAPM Task Group #244 and Chair of the Physics Section of the ACR TXIT exam. She is also a reviewer for several journals including Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Medical Physics Journal, Radiation Oncology Journal and Radiation Protection Dosimetry.

Joseph Herman, MD, MSc
ASTRO Liaison

Dr. Herman is currently a Professor and Division Head ad-interim in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He specializes in the treatment of pancreatic and hepatobiliary malignancies. He has been a writing member for the NCCN and ACR, AJCC guidelines committees and is currently on the medical advisory board for the pancreatic cancer action network and member of the NIH neuroendocrine and pancreas task forces.

Teresa Meier, MD
ACR Representative

Teresa Meier is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Radiation Oncology, where she also completed her internship and residency in 2017.  Dr. Meier has conducted research and co-authored a number of published papers in medical journals and textbooks. She is a member of several professional societies including ASTRO and the American Brachytherapy Society.