The following is a list of the current Board Members and committee Members who serve the CIA through 2014.
Past President 2013-2014
Vidal McNeal - Vidal is aRadiology professional with 16 years of experience in the industry. Vidal has been a Radiologic Technologist since 1996.
He has worked in worked leadership capacities
since 2001. Vidal
received both an MSM degree and a MBA degree from the University of St. Francis
in Joliet, Illinois.He has comprehensive experience in both hospital based radiology and
outpatient radiology environments.
Jeff Lynch - Masters prepared healthcare professional with over twenty years of experience in all areas of diagnostic imaging leadership. Areas of strength are: budget preparation, capital equipment justification, new product line development and human resource management. Skilled in interdepartmental collaboration to enhance patient care and improving operational efficiencies. Experienced and successful in healthcare IT project management from kick off to completion.
Ray Trzeciak has been an administrative director for 20 years and has over 35 years combined experience in Radiology. Currently, Ray is serving as the Imaging Director of High Tech Medical Park located in Palos Heights. Prior to his current position he worked as the Manager of Diagnostic Imaging at Glenn Ellen clinic. Prior to that position he worked as a Technical Supervisor at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn and was responsible for Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Ray has worked in many areas of health care administration and specializes in the implementation of new imaging technologies.
Greg Pilot - 35+ years medical imaging experience, including radiolology, interventional radiology, CT, MR, mammography, nuclear medicine, PET, ultrasound. 10+ years experience managing cardiology, cardiodiagnostics, physicial medicine, G.I. Lab. Strong background in imaging informatics including radiology and mammography information systems (RIS/MIS), PACS, and speech recognition.Significant expeience in revenue and expense management, forecasting performance monitoring and standardization of management reporting systems.Significant experience in patient safety and risk reduction strategies.SpecialtiesSupply chain management, IT workflow improvement, medical informatics, revenue enhancement, team-building, performance monitoring.
Michael DiVarco - Bachelors
prepared health care leader with over 10 years in leadership and 20 years in
medical imaging, both in hospital and outpatient environments. I have served in medical imaging for over 20 years. I am a Radiologic Technologist and MRI Technologist, and have beenprivileged to be in leadership over the last several years. I also own a mobile disc jockey company servicing the Chicagoland area for 17 years.
Terry Larson - 30 years of radiology experience. 16 years of management experience. Currently working for Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin as a Regional Radiology Manager based out of Rice Lake Wisconsin. I facilitate the capital process for radiology across the Marshfield system. Strengths in project management and team building. Coached high school baseball for 7 years.
Gayle Kleck - One of the founders of the CIA. I have been in the radiology field for fifty-five years. Administrative Director for thirty years in free standing centers and hospitals. I have opened several free standing CT/MRI Centers.
Julie Zierer - Julie Zierer has 28+ years of experience in Radiology and worked as
a CT and MRI Technologist for 20 years with the Marshfield Clinic system.
She then became involved in Radiology management in 2005 and was involved in
the start-up of a new hospital and the Radiology department within the new
facility. In her current management role at The Diagnostic &
Treatment Center in Weston,
WI, she is responsible for CT,
MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and General Radiology. Julie enjoys
managing day-to-day operations with a focus on increasing patient and staff
Gene Santilli - 35 years of medical imaging experience in all aspects of radiology. 26 years of combat medicine experience with the United States Navy and Marine Corps. United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Graduate. Director of System Radiology at Marshfield Clinic, a 700 physician, 6000 employee, multi-specialty clinic in Central, North, West, and Northwest Wisconsin.
Amy Wendt - Amy Wendt is a
Radiology professional with over 18 years experience in the field.
Amy has been a registered technologist since 1996 in both MRI and Xray
and has managed imaging facilities and marketing services for 12 years.
Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Benedictine
University in Lisle. She has additional experience with PACS, HR and
benefits, and physician group management
Debra Caruso - I have been a Radiology Professional for over 30 years, all
of which have been at Westlake Hospital located in Melrose Park.Over the years I have been very fortunate to
have received the opportunity of career advancement in an institution that
valued and mentored staff from within. I began my career as a staff
technologist and soon after became interested in the field of CT, a newer
technology at the time.I completed several
evening educational courses at Loyola University on this modality and was soon
active in the planning and installation of the first CT unit at Westlake
Hospital.I have always had a strong
work ethic and believed that loving the work you do will result in positive
outcomes.I most currently hold the
position of Medical Imaging Director for the last 12 years.My responsibilities include the oversight of
day to day operations, budgeting process, revenue capture, performance
improvement initiatives as well as customer focused services.I value a team environment and networking
opportunities to gain insight on the emerging challenges affecting healthcare
today.The time I have spent over the
last few years with the College of Imaging Administrators as a committee member
and as a board member have been valuable and enlightening.It is so rewarding to find so many passionate
professionals in one room with the focus of promoting professional and career
Donna Charles - An attentive healthcare professional with twenty years of experience in imaging leadership and thirty years in diagnostic imaging. Areas of strength are: human resource management, acquisition of capital equipment, new product line development, marketing, and budget preparation. Skilled in interdepartmental collaboration to enhance safe patient care and improving operational efficiencies. Experienced and successful in healthcare IT project management from kick off to completion.