2022 RACC Election

The 2022 RACC Commissioner election ballots are now open! This year, there are 6 CRAs running for 3 seats on the RACC. The results of this election will determine which candidates will join the RACC and help lead the CRA program through 2025. All CRAs in good standing are eligible to vote. The online election is open until December 17, 2021. You can read the candidates’ statements below and cast your ballot by logging in below. If you’re CRA, please cast your vote and help determine the future of your CRA credential!

Bill Algee, CRA

Director of Imaging Services
Columbus Regional Hospital
Columbus, IN

When I first heard about the CRA I really didn’t think it was necessary and was just something to add to my credentials. While looking around at the leaders that I admired I noticed they were all CRA’s. I firmly believe that the distinction of a CRA is one of pride in our profession and shows that you have the knowledge base needed to lead the many facets of the imaging department. When I became the director at my facility one of the first things I did was make the CRA a requirement of the position. I put my job on the line as I had not taken the exam. Subsequently, I have added it to the job description of both of my manager’s job requirements.

Wanda Coker, CRA

Radiology Director
Shriner’s Hospitals for Children - Greenville
Greenville, SC

It would be my privilege to serve as a commissioner to the RACC. I joined the AHRA in 2004 and immediately took CRA exam. I have a passion and a commitment to the AHRA. I have served and volunteered in many areas since 2004, including the Spring and Annual Design teams and the AHRA Board of Directors. While on the AHRA Board of Directors, I served as the Board Liaison to the RACC. I believe that this experience has helped prepare me to serve as a RACC commissioner. I witnessed first-hand the commitment and dedication these commissioners have and I pledge to serve the same. It is inspiring and motivating to see the number of CRA's growing and achieving this credential. It speaks volumes about commitment to our profession and professional growth for Medical Imaging Leaders. It would be my honor to work with the other Commissioners to continue the integrity and value of the CRA.

Kim Evans, CRA (re-election)

Vice President of Imaging
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

I have worked in Imaging for a total of 35 years, Imaging education for 15 of those years, and Imaging leadership for 19 years. I became a CRA in 2011 and believe in the work behind the credential. A true CRA must possess vast knowledge across our field along with application understanding. I have been an active member in AHRA and have served as a RACC commissioner for the past three years. During my initial term I was involved in developing an outreach communication to promote the CRA credential among our national professional organizations. In my organization I have worked to include the CRA requirement in leadership job requirements. I see the commission as a valuable steer necessary to preserve standards over our leadership credential and the future of CRA’s. I am proud to be a CRA and would work diligently to fulfill the duties and requirements of the role.

Sylvia Lesic, CRA

Executive Director, Imaging Services
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Throughout the years as a leader in the field of medical imaging I have found that the CRA certification has enhanced the professionalism and aptitude of the Radiology Administrator. The pathway to obtaining the CRA certification is especially useful for both the imaging leader that may not have extensive technical background and for those with a strong technical background; however, is new or returning to a leadership role. For the professionals that have achieved their CRA certification, maintaining is equally important. The information and knowledge sharing is useful and important to keep current in the ever changing healthcare market. In the role of member of the Radiology Administration Certification Commission, I believe my experience in both my professional and personal life supports the need to remain unbiased and objective in my decision making yet be passionate about the projects and goals of the commission.

Jose Rodriguez, CRA

Director of Imaging Services
El Paso Specialty Hospital
El Paso, TX

I’ve dedicated my time and efforts to the advancement of our medical imaging profession. I strive to ensure current and future generations of technologists have the opportunities to expand their scope and perform to the needs of todays and tomorrow’s medicine. As part of the organization, I strive to continue the same mission for medical imaging leadership. The CRA designation exemplifies high quality leadership within the profession and, as a member of the RACC, I would strive to maintain the high standards that have been established while ensuring the designation meets the needs of the consistently changing industry standards. I feel my past military experience and fresh outlook can be a great value to the commission and its values. I pledge to bring the same dedication to the RACC that I have done for my local and state appointments through communication, continued advocacy, and representation.

Mark Toatley, CRA

Director of Radiology
Bayfront Health Spring Hill
Springhill, FL

Being selected as a member of the RACC would offer for me a great opportunity to contribute to the development and success of current and future CRA's! Taking into  consideration my professional background in adult care, pediatrics, and cancer specialty care, I can offer a scope and perspective that could be beneficial to assessment of strategic initiatives as well as established thought and practices. It has been an honor to have been a member of the AHRA for nearly 15 years, which includes being named an Osborne Scholar, participation on an annual meeting design team (and afterwards selected as chair), having embraced a commitment to be a repeat member of the Education Fund Committee, author of several articles over the years (one of which was selected as column of the year), having proudly obtained my CRA, and also named an AHRA Fellow. Taken together, these involvements offer insight into the AHRA over time, and provide a range of experiences that could aid in determining policies, enhancing the CRA appeal worldwide, and help contribute to the growth and impact of CRA's in our profession!

Logging in to vote

To ensure that only CRAs vote, in accordance with RACC Policies and Procedures, the RACC election makes use of AHRA’s log-in system. You will be asked to log in with your CRA account to verify that you are a CRA in good standing (if you are an AHRA member, this will be your AHRA account). You do NOT need to be an AHRA member to vote in the RACC election. To find out more about each candidate, login below and cast your vote!
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