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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Chair Report
NMTCB and SNMMI – What is the Difference?
Exam Standard Setting Update
Continuing Competence Survey Results
Meet the New Directors
Executive Director Report
U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologist Study
Renew Your Credential / Update Your Information
NMTCB Marketplace

REPORT FROM THE CHAIR


Cindi Luckett-Gilbert, MHA, CNMT, RSO, PET, FSNMMITS
Chair, NMTCB Board of Directors


Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change". His insight recognizes the element of life, the reality of nuclear medicine, and abridgment of the world.

Nuclear medicine technology has forever changed and evolved since the time many of us started in this modality. We have seen changes in exam types, radiopharmaceuticals, cameras, equipment, accreditation, reimbursement, technologist requirements, patient radiation exposure, government involvement, to name many. Whether in clinic, industry, academia, or an organization - no one shall territorialize aspects of nuclear medicine;  all must realize without each other we will not advance the profession.

As the great hockey player Wayne Gretzky said, "...skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." One of my goals as Chair this year is to look where our puck is going and lead the direction of the NMTCB towards the future.

Come with me.

What's the Difference?
 

NMTCB credentialed technologists were recently sent a Continuing Competence questionnaire.  Among the feedback  submitted to us, we were surprised to see many technologists mistakenly believe the NMTCB and SNMMI to be the same entity – or at least serve the same purpose.  As a result, we felt it beneficial to address the difference.

In fact, the NMTCB and SNMMI are different organizations – but both serve the nuclear medicine community in a vital manner by continuously striving to elevate and advance our profession.  The NMTCB is your certification organization; the SNMMI is your professional society.  

Did you know that the NMTCB was born from the SNMMI in 1977? The SNMMI wanted a nuclear medicine credential created for nuclear medicine technologists by nuclear medicine technologists, since a credential specifically for nuclear medicine technologists did not exist at that time.

The NMTCB is the organization you applied to when you wanted to become a credentialed nuclear medicine technologist. You studied, you sat for the exam and you nailed it, you received your CNMT credential and each year you pay a renewal fee. The NMTCB’s mission is to be the premier professional credentialing agency for the nuclear medicine field. Certification with the NMTCB allows you to publically display your credential, shows your commitment to the profession, and helps with job advancement.  Having the CNMT credentials behind your name provides confidence to both your employer – and most importantly to the patient.

The SNMMI was formed for the purpose of maintaining the identity and quality of nuclear medicine and related fields and providing the continuing development, improvement and expansion of these fields for the betterment of health care services.  Professional membership with the SNMMI shows your commitment and support to the profession.  It offers you continuing education that you won't find anywhere else, along with the resources and connections to help your career flourish in the imaging community. 

As a member of the SNMMI, you have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done.  We all know networking is crucial for the movers and shakers of our nuclear medicine technologist community. Making connections is critical, and joining associations give countless opportunities to connect on local, regional, and even national levels. There are special interest groups, advocacy groups, and many other councils and leadership opportunities available to SNMMI members.  These are the groups who get the leg work done on a variety of issues – specifically addressing nuclear medicine technologists' issues and interests.

Consider membership in the SNMMI if you are not already a member. As a benefit, you can even link your SNMMI-TS membership to the NMTCB so that VOICE credits are sent electronically to the NMTCB automatically – less paperwork for you to keep track of!
 
NMTCB Updates Entry-Level Exam Scoring Process

 George Hinkle, RPh, BCNP
Director, NMTCB Board

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) follows best practices for testing agencies with regard to reliable scoring of its exams which is both fair and valid.  Routinely, standard setting activities, including cut score setting, follows a Task Analysis Review to ensure the exam is testing current knowledge and practice based activities for nuclear medicine technologists. The results of the Task Analysis analysis is recorded in a set of documents that serves as the foundation of the NMTCB nuclear medicine program: They are the Task List, the detailed Equipment List, the Procedures List, the Pharmaceutical List, and the Components of Preparedenss (COPS) document.  

The entry-level CNMT exam is a computerized adaptive test designed to present a unique set of questions that selectively targets the candidate’s estimated ability level.  Since the candidates do not receive the same set of questions, a normalized reference scoring that compares test takers to each other is not valid.  Evaluation of a candidate’s computerized adaptive test result uses a proven, balanced process that tests a candidate’s knowledge without comparing that candidate to other test takers.  This assures candidates scores are not affected by the pool of candidates in any one administration of the exam.

In support of the Task Analysis results, the NMTCB also completed a standard setting procedure where subject matter experts evaluate the cut score of the entry level examination. The process relies on a carefully selected group practitioner subject matter experts (SMEs) to participate in the standard setting activities which determine the cut score for each examination.  NMTCB enlisted the services of the psychometric staff at Schroeder Measurement Technologies (SMT) to facilitate the standard setting activities. 

To establish the passing score for the entry-level CNMT exam, a group of currently practicing, knowledgeable SMEs were recruited to work with SMT.  Since the entry-level CNMT exam measures entry-level competency, the SMEs who set the cut score must apply a process which is based on what would be considered expected for an entry-level practitioner, i.e., one who is entering the NMT profession and who has also demonstrated that he/she can practice competently and safely.  Setting the cut score higher would result in a disadvantage to entry-level practitioners such as recent graduates as this process would measure the competency of a practitioner who is practicing at an advanced level.

The proven scoring model known as item response theory (IRT) was used to score the SMEs exam attempts.  IRT calculates candidate ability levels using the pattern of correct and incorrect responses to the administered test questions which are all of known difficulty.  As an international certification board, NMTCB must adhere to the standards established by its accrediting body, the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which includes establishing reliable testing practices.  The NMTCB relies on professional testing agencies such as SMT to provide expertise in setting and application of cut scores for examination scoring.

One of the goals of the NMTCB is to assure its exams assess the knowledge, skills, and competencies expected for nuclear medicine technologists.  NMTCB Directors, Subject Matter Experts, and office staff have this purpose in mind during task analysis reviews, test item writing sessions, examination development, administration, and scoring of its exams.

See You in San Diego!

Network with colleagues, get CE credits, explore the poster hall, and visit the NMTCB booth in the exhibit hall at the SNMMI 2016 Annual Meeting. 


JOIN THE NMTCB TEAM!!

NMTCB has two teams open to the public and anyone can join: a walking team and a running team. If you've already registered for the Hot Trot 5K, you can join either NMTCB team here: https://myevents.active.com/

If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the NMTCB Running team HERE.
If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the NMTCB Walking team HERE.

Proceeds from the Hot Trot 5K will benefit the advancement of molecular and nuclear medicine technologists through professional development that promotes clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes via the SNMMI-TS Professional Development and Education Fund. A portion of the registration proceeds will support Mama's Kitchen. Come out, have fun, and support your field.
The run will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 am.

NMTCB Continuing Competence Survey Results


Mary Beth Farrell, MS, CNMT, NCT, FSNMMI-TS
Director, NMTCB Board
It is difficult to conceive of any job where a person’s knowledge at entry level is the same as that needed to perform the job well even a few years later. This is particularly true for nuclear medicine technology, where the knowledge and skills required for competent and professional performance evolve and change over time.  Therefore, persons certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) must demonstrate continued accumulation of knowledge about the field.
 
The NMTCB facilitates continuing competence by requiring technologists to obtain 24 continuing education (CE) hours related to nuclear medicine technology every two years, or by passing an additional specialty or post-primary exam – such as the nuclear cardiology technologist (NCT), positron emission technologist (PET), computed tomography (CT) or Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA) exams.
 
The NMTCB recently surveyed certified technologists to assess the perceptions and preferences related to continuing competence and continuing education (CE) requirements. A total of 1,811 certificants (9%) completed the survey. Most (84%) were working as nuclear medicine technologists and scanning as part of their job (78%). Sixty-four percent worked in a hospital while 29% worked in private practice. A majority (51%) had obtained a Baccalaureate degree, 26% had an Associate degree, and 12% had a Master’s degree. Respondents were certified an average of 17 years (range 1 – 49 years).
 
Opinions on CE as Continued Competence
From the survey, we learned that certificants want to continue using CE credits as a mechanism to demonstrate continued competence (figure 1).  Although certificant’s often complain about the requirement, they feel that obtaining credits helps to maintain the creditability of the credential (77%) and that CE credits are helpful in remaining knowledgeable and competent in the field (70%). Certificants also felt that 24 credits is a reasonable amount (88%).



Survey respondents would like the NMTCB to continue accepting alternate methods, passing an additional exam, to meeting the continuing competence requirements. Certificants also felt that nuclear medicine related activities such as giving presentations, authoring textbooks or chapters, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals should be accepted continuing education activities.
 
From this survey, we learned that certificant’s (68%) do not want the NMTCB to require a percentage of credits be obtained in person and certificants were fairly equally divided (38%) on whether CE credits should include some type of assessment of knowledge or quiz upon completion.
 
Continuing Education Topics
It was surprising that many certificants did not realize that the NMTCB currently requires CE credits to be directly related to nuclear medicine.  Despite this misunderstanding, an overwhelming number (86%) felt that credits should be related to the four content areas of the NMTCB components of preparedness (radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures and radiopharmaceuticals). Although, 66% of certificants felt that a percentage of credits could come from other areas of personal development such as management, computer science, research, etc. (table 1).

Methods of Obtaining CE
We learned that only 42% of technologists specifically obtain CE credits related to their current area of practice. The remaining certificates get whatever credits are available depending on the cost and convenience. In general, certificants stated that it is difficult to find continuing education courses and that the courses that are offered are either redundant or are not useful because the topics are about things they will never do or see.
 
Summary
Of course, a few certificants emphatically believed that there should be no requirements for continued competence.  However, that is unlikely to happen. The survey provided valuable information regarding certificant opinions on continued competence and CE credits that the NMTCB board of directors will pay attention to and use to improve the requirements while maintaining the professional integrity that patients and stakeholders trust.
 
Reference

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Continuing Competence Policy (2016). Tucker, GA: Author.
Available at: http://www.nmtcb.org/policies/contedPolicy.php/.  Accessed January 18, 2016.


Table 1. Additional topics that should be accepted to meet the CE requirements

MEET THE NEW DIRECTORS


Kristina Biederstedt, BS, CNMT
Market Intelligence Manager
Triad Isotopes


Krissy Biederstedt joined the Triad Isotopes' team in 2008, and holds the position of Market Intelligence Manager. She has been in the Radiopharmaceutical Industry since the completion of her Nuclear Medicine Technology degree, and is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Also, she is a certified presenter on behalf of Triad Isotopes of all of the continuing education that is offered. As a graduate from the University of Findlay in Ohio, she has earned two Bachelor of Science degrees: Biology with an emphasis on Life Sciences, and in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

In addition to her role on the NMTCB Board of Directors, Krissy is currently active on the board of the Southeastern Michigan Associates & Technical Affiliates (SEMATA), which is an affiliate organization of the Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) that hosts Continuing Education seminars twice a year. She has served on SEMATA's Continuing Education Committee since 2009, as SEMATA President-Elect in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015, and as SEMATA President 2013-2014 and 2015-2016. Additionally, Krissy is a member of the SNMMI-Central Chapter's Continuing Education Committee, and is currently Chair Elect of the Continuing Education Committee. She had participated in the SNMMI Leadership Academy held in January 2015, and has also been involved in the SNMMI-TS Nuclear Medicine Week Task Force, and SNMMI-TS Program Committee.

Krissy resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. She is an avid sports fan who supports the Cleveland Indians, and of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes. In her free time she enjoys working on home renovation projects, crafting, playing sports, and spending time with her family.  



Tina Buehner, CNMT, NMTCB(CT)
Nuclear Medicine Supervisor
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital/Loyala University Health Systems


Tina is the Supervisor of the Nuclear Medicine/Nuclear Cardiology department for Loyola University Health Systems at their Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus in Melrose Park, Illinois. She has been a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 16 years, graduating from Triton College with an Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Tina went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science, and ultimately her Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Tina spent the majority of her career working for a large academic hospital in downtown Chicago where she served in numerous roles including staff technologist for Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, PET/CT, Radiopharmacy Specialist, and Clinical Instructor. She is also certified in Computerized Tomography.

Tina has been very active within the Nuclear Medicine Community, holding positions on both the chapter and national levels. She is the Immediate Past President for the TS-section of the Central Chapter, and current Chair for the Continuing Education Committee, as well as Co-Chair of the Programs Committee. On the national level Tina is serving her second 3-year term as a Delegate-at-Large for the NCOR and the Awards, Grants, & Scholarships Committee for 5 years. After attending the SNMMI Leadership Academy in 2010, Tina became involved on many other committees including Advocacy, Chapters, Membership, and Outreach.

Tina lives in Chicago with her two children, Isabella and Michael. She is an avid runner and while she participates in various races throughout the summer, she much prefers competitive mud runs. Tina has competed in several Warrior Dash and Spartan Races. Tina has also practiced MMA (mixed martial arts) and kickboxing for the past 7 years.



Cindy Brodnax, CNMT, NMTCB(CT)
Nuclear Medicine Supervisor
Radiation Safety Officer
RMC Jacksonville


Cindy brings a diverse background to the NMTCB Board, having graduated from a Radiologic Technology Program and later cross-training into nuclear medicine.  She works in a small community hospital (that until about 5 years ago still had the word “hospital” in the name!), where she is the only Nuclear Medicine Technologist on staff, and one of only two certified CT technologists. Cindy also serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for the facility.

Cindy is involved in local professional societies – having served as the Secretary, Pres-elect, President and on the Executive Council for the Alabama Society of Nuclear Medicine.  Cindy has also served as the Secretary, Finance Committee member and chair, Newsletter editor, President-elect and President of the Southeastern Chapter for the SNMMI-TS.

On a personal note, if Cindy’s bags aren’t packed already, they can be at a moment’s notice for travel anywhere, beach, mountains… even better if there’s golf involved! She is also on a quest to visit all the Major League Baseball parks. At present, Cindy has visited 16 different ball parks.



Dr. Fred Fahey, D.Sc.
Director of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

Boston Children's Hospital
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Fahey is the Director of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Boston Children's Hospital and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the Small Animal Imaging Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is the  most comprehensive small animal imaging program at a dedicated pediatric research medical center.

Prior to Boston Children's Hospital, he worked at Georgetown School of Medicine from 1984 to 1991 and Wake Forest School of Medicine from 1991 to 2003.  He recently served as the president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in 2012-2013. Dr. Fahey has also been awarded Fellow status by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as well as the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Dr. Fahey currently serves as the physician/scientist-at-large representative of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging with the NMTCB Board of Directors.  When he manages to find a rare moment of free time, Dr. Fahey enjoys cheering on his favorite New England sports teams and listening to live mariachi bands.




Michael Kroeger, MIS, NMAA PET, NCT, CNMT, RT(N), RT(CT) ARRT
Director of PET/Nuclear Medicine Services
Radiology Associates, LLP


Since 2003, Michael has served as the Director of Positron Emission Tomography and Nuclear Medicine Imaging Services at Radiology Associates, LLP in Corpus Christi, Texas. Responsibilities include assisting in the initial development of the PET Department, managing daily operations, marketing and educating referring physicians and staff, keeping physician partners aware of new trends and techniques in PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine, and duties as a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate.

In 1991, MIchael earned the Bachelor of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in 2011. He then became one of the first four graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Masters of Imaging Science program and sat for the NMTCB's NMAA certification exam, becoming one of the first board certified Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associates.

A member of SNMMI and the SNMMI-TS since 1991, Mr. Kroeger was SNMMI-TS Speaker of the National Council Office Representatives, Member-at-Large, served the Southwest Chapter SNMMI as NCOR, secretary and member of the finance committee. In addition to serving the NMCTB board as a Director, he serves the SNMMI Advanced Associate Council as Secretary, and, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission as Executive Board Officer at Large for the Nuclear/PET division and application reviewer. He has previous experience supervising hospital-based nuclear medicine departments and an outpatient nuclear cardiology department, as well as ownership of a nuclear medicine management and staffing company. His service to others is predicated on dedication to quality.
 
Personally, Michael is a family oriented Christian and enjoys time with his wife and three children. As a diversion to his career and service to associated professional organizations, he does do-it-yourself projects, woodworking, and more recently, developing skill in smoking and curing meat. One of Michael's life mottoes is "there may be things which I do not know, but, nothing I cannot learn."

 


Robert (Bob) Loch, PhD, MBA, CNMT
Dean, School of Allied Health
Mercy College of Health Sciences


Bob is currently the Dean of the School of Allied Health at Mercy College of Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.  He has earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from Iowa State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Drake University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from St. Cloud State University. 

Bob completed his nuclear medicine technology internship at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Bob has five years of experience as a staff technologist and ten years of experience as the program director of an accredited nuclear medicine technology program.

 



Welcome aboard, Directors!
 
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT


Katie Neal, BS, MS
NMTCB Executive Director

A lot has been going on since our last newsletter!  There’s never a dull moment with the NMTCB  - especially as our Board continuously strives to promote quality health care and advance the nuclear medicine profession.

First, we have a few updates regarding the NMTCB(CT) credential that may be of interest.  As of April 1st,  the NMTCB(CT) examination is available “on demand” for applicants to sit for the certification test. This means eligible applicants for the exam will be able to schedule and sit at any time upon obtaining their eligibility, as opposed to waiting for a single exam delivery date.

Additionally, NMTCB was pleased to see The Joint Commission recently recognize the NMTCB(CT) credential for nuclear medicine technologists who perform CT studies. The Joint Commission recently updated their Standards for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services. Within these revised standards, the NMTCB(CT) credential is recognized for technologists who perform diagnostic computed tomography (CT) exams. The full text of the updated standards may be found here: http://www.jointcommission.org/prepublication_standards_new_requirements_diagnostic_imaging_services_hap_cah_ahc/

The NMTCB Board of Directors recently voted to proceed with the development of a new NMTCB(RS) credential, with the “RS” abbreviation intending to designate the credential as one encompassing “Radiation Safety” for a medical use license.  This new credential is currently in development stages, however we anticipate that the examination will be able to assess an individual’s expertise in all aspects of RAM and CT radiation, while also attesting to their competence in the areas of fluoroscopy, X-ray, and MRI safety issues.

The NMTCB(RS) credential would be intended to display a person has obtained sufficient knowledge regarding radiation safety, regulatory issues, and emergency procedures, yet it would not permit an individual to be an authorized user or grant immediate recognition by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as an RSO. However, we hope that such a credential might help fill in the gaps of some hospitals and other medical radiological users, so they may have a solid core of personnel on site who are available and properly trained.


In other NMT news, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has been working tirelessly on advocacy issues facing the field of nuclear medicine.  The SNMMI has a Technologist Advocacy Group (“TAG Team”) made of members in each state who identify changes in state laws/regulations concerning the practice of nuclear medicine, address any concerns or questions submitted by SNMMI-TS members from their state, and keep aware of all other news or policy changes that might affect SNMMI’s technologists.  You’d be amazed by some of the battles that they are asked to engage in! 

Although SNMMI maintains a Scope of Practice for technologists, the TAG Team can often offer answers specific to your particular state, policy issue, or circumstance. If you have a question regarding SNMMI’s Scope of Practice, please direct inquiries to SNMMI’s TAG Team Question Submission website: http://www.snmmi.org/IssuesAdvocacy/StateTagTeam.aspx?ItemNumber=1793&navItemNumber=725.

NMTCB will once again be in attendance at the upcoming SNMMI Annual Meeting in June.  Come visit us in the Exhibitor Hall at Booth # 213. Please stop by to say hello if you have a moment. We are also delighted to share that Dr. Marques Bradshaw will be speaking during the NMTCB tract. His talk is slated to be “Optimizing CT Parameters to Reduce Patient Dose While Maintaining Diagnostic Quality Images.”
We hope to see you in San Diego as well!

NMTCB also has two HOT TROT 5K race teams that are open to the public and anyone can join. If you are planning to attend the SNMMI 2016 Annual Meeting, be sure to sign up to participate in the HOT TROT 5K on the morning of Saturday, June 11th. If you've already registered for the Hot Trot 5K, you can join either the NMTCB walking or the NMTCB running team here:  https://myevents.active.com/

Finally, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the new Directors who came onto the NMTCB Board earlier this year.  As detailed above in the “Meet the Directors” section of this newsletter, the NMTCB Board of Directors recently elected six new Directors to our organization: Kristina Biederstedt, Cindy Brodnax, Tina Buehner, Dr. Fred Fahey, Michael Kroeger, and Dr. Robert (Bob) Loch.

I’m proud that although the membership of our Board is constantly changing, our group of Directors consistently work to elevate the standards of education in nuclear medicine technology.  Every Board and each individual Board member I have had the pleasure of working with over my years with NMTCB has been committed to using and devoting our financial and human resources to encourage the study and improve the practice of nuclear medicine technology. That is, after all, what we’re all about.

 


NEW RESEARCH – Aug/Sept 2016:  U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Study
 
The NMTCB is collaborating with the University of Minnesota and the National Cancer Institute on a Nuclear Medicine Technologists (USNMT) Study.   The study will focus on the rapidly expanding field of nuclear medicine in health care to help more fully understand the potential risks to people working in jobs with medical ionizing radiation exposure.  An ongoing study of radiologic technologists (http://radtechstudy.nci.nih.gov/) by the same research team has determined that understanding the risks to people doing nuclear medicine and fluoroscopically guided procedures is important.  The new study will focus on exposures related to modern nuclear medicine practice. 
 
People certified by the NMTCB will be contacted to participate in this study by completing a survey.  This survey is an important tool in providing information about work histories, practices, and risks associated with people working in this field over different periods of time.  Early Fall 2016, approximately 1500 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMTs) will be selected to participate in a feasibility study and asked to complete an online survey about their work history in nuclear medicine. 
 
If you receive an email about the USNMT Study, please consider sharing your work experience in nuclear medicine.  Regardless of whether you are still working or have left the profession, your participation is important because your experiences may be different from others.
 
If you wish to contact the University of Minnesota Research staff, call 1(800)447-6466 or email usnmt@umn.edu.

 

We appreciate your feedback!

Since 1978, NMTCB has proudly offered certification examinations solely for the field of nuclear medicine technology-  resulting in valid, high-quality professional credentials for qualified technologists.

During this rapid change in healthcare procedures and policies, it is now more important than ever to keep your credentials up to date. Whether a technologist maintains a CNMT, NMTCB(CT), PET, NCT, or an NMAA credential – that particular credential is intended to be considered the “gold standard” for this profession.


Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and feedback.
Feel free to email the NMTCB board at
board@nmtcb.org.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair of the Board
Cindi Luckett-Gilbert, MHA, CNMT, PET

Chair Elect
Angela Macci Bires, Ed.D., MPM, CNMT

Secretary
Richard Siska, CNMT, NCT, NMAA
 
Treasurer
Jon Baldwin, DO
 
Directors
Kristina Biederstedt, CNMT
Cindy Brodnax, CNMT, NMTCB(CT)
Tina Buehner, CNMT
Ada Courtney, CNMT, PET
Misty Ehret, CNMT, PET
Fred Fahey, BS, MS, DSc

Mary Beth Farrell, CNMT, NCT
Bennett Greenspan, MD
George Hinkle, RPh, BCNP
Sara Johnson, CNMT
Michael Kroeger, CNMT, NCT, PET, NMAA
Cybil Nielsen, CNMT
Gregory G. Passmore, PhD, CNMT
Jon Shepard, MS, DABR, CNMT
Jaime Warren, CNMT

 
NMTCB Staff
Executive Director
Katie Neal, BS, MS

Associate Executive Director
Elpida Crawford, MS, CNMT
 
Database Manager
Alfred L. Shellman
 
Certificant Services Manager
Bridget Williams
 
Examinations Manager
Elizabeth Rhodes, BS, MBA
 
Administrative Assistant
Barbara T. Dixon
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