My name is Aaron Sarff, M.Ed, RT(R), (CT), (MR), and I am the current President of ISSRT. I am the Radiography program director at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. I earned my AAS in Radiography from Illinois Central College, my BS in Radiologic Sciences from SIUC and my Master of Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have been married to my wife, Kim (who is also a radiographer), for seven years. We have two little boys: Nathan (4) and Adam (20 months). Nathan likes Star Wars, Hot Wheels, trains, dinosaurs, bugs and music. Adam likes everything that his brother likes. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family. I am a runner and I enjoy competing in road races in the Decatur/Springfield area. I am planning to run my second marathon in May of 2011 at the Illinois Marathon in Urbana. Since my youngest son, Adam, has Down syndrome I am going to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois as I train. I also enjoy playing guitar, a red and black Highway One Fender Stratocaster.
My name is Cathie Kukec, R.T.(R)(QM), CBPN-IC, and I am ISSRT Affiliate Delegate to the ASRT. I have been a radiologic technologist for over 20 years. I am currently employed at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital as Breast Patient Navigator for the Comprehensive Breast Center. Working as a navigator allows me to assist breast imaging patients with their care from all aspects, including coordinating care, as a resource for patients and their families and staff. As a breast cancer survivor, patient navigation allows me to “give back” by helping my patients and their families through complex and sometimes scary issues. I am a past president of the ISSRT, having served on the board in all positions except treasurer and was awarded life membership several years ago. I am also a past Speaker of the House for the ASRT House of Delegates and served on various committees for the ISSRT, ASRT and National Consortium of Breast Centers. My hobbies include travel, reading, collecting antiques and jewelry making. I also love to go to garage sales, estate sales and auctions.
My name is Tim Cuff, RT(R). (MR) and I have been an ISSRT member for the past 25 years and being honored as the 2007 Memorial Lecture. I have been a Radiologic Technologist for the past 36 years graduating in June 1975 from Washington University School of Medicine, Edward G. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis MO. I have a variety of radiology experience and was instrumental in organizing and implementing four (4) different mobile x-ray companies for hospitals and private clinics in the St. Louis Metropolitan/Illinois communities; was on staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis for eighteen (18) years and I am currently a CT/MRI Technolgist for Metro-Imaging which has five locations in the St. Louis region and I am stationed at the St. Peters, MO location.
I am the Education Director at my church and also belong to the Messengers, a Southern Gospel Christian men’s ensemble. As time has allowed, I have volunteered on teams from my church in assisting with construction rehab project from Chicago to Toluca, Mexico; have also helped organize community Thanksgiving meals and Community Patriotic services for July 4th celebrations. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 36 years and am the proud father of three (3) sons; Jake 33 (daughter in-law Sonja), Luke 30, and Marcus 26 (fiancé Ashley) who is a recent graduate of University of Missouri St. Louis-Doctor of Optometry Program and now practicing in the Edwardsville, IL area. I feel truly blessed with my personal family as well as my professional family and all the friendships and relationships that I have developed throughout my career by choosing Radiology as my occupational field.
My name is Vincent Staub, M.S., R.T.(R) Central Area Advisor and I am currently the Radiology Program Director of McDonough District Hospital Radiography Program. I am a 1985 graduate of the Academy of Health Sciences Radiography Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where upon I served as a United States Army Reservist for 25 years, as a Radioglogic Technologist, retiring in 2009 . I earned my A.A.S. from Illinios Central College in East Peoria, Illinois in 1990. I earned my Bachelor's of Science, as well as my Master's of Science in Health Service Administration degrees' from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. In addition I also attended the University of Illinois where I studied Business Management. I am also a member of ASRT and AEIRS (Association of Educators in the Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, and the AHRA (American Healthcare Radiology Administrators). I have been married twenty-four years to my wife, Angela who is an R.N. in critical care nursing. We have three children: Brittany, who is an R.N. in the NICU at the Children's Hospital at OSF St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois; Joshua, a senior at Bradley University, studying nutrition and dietetics and Lucas, who is a sophomore at Southeastern Iowa Community College studying business and pitching for the college baseball team.
My name is Cindy Gair RT(R) and I am a 1992 graduate of United Medical Center School of Radiography in Moline, Illinois. I also attended Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois and earned my Associates in Applied Science and Radiologic Technology. I am currently serving as the ISSRT Historian. I was a United States Marine, married and had one child, a daughter, Patricia. She is a cosmetologist in Arcata, California and loves it out there, hiking and surfing. I have three sisters and two brothers and we all love to get together with our parents and cousins and laugh and tell stories. I am very glad that I became involved with the ISSRT because it gave me the opportunity to meet the very best and inspirational members of our profession.
My name is Susan Grimm, RT (R) and I am a 1992 graduate from College of Lake County Radiography Program in Grayslake, IL. Currently I am attending Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas and Richland Community College in Decatur, IL. I am an Assistant Professor of the Richland Community College Radiography Program in Decatur, IL and have been an ISSRT member for six years.
My name is Ann Snodgrass, RT (R) and I am a 1968 graduate from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Radiology, Madison, WI. I serve as a Radiology Clinical Instructor at Decatur Memorial Hospital and have been a member of ISSRT for four years.
My name is Sharon Cheek, BS RT (R) (M) and I am a Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Associate Degree Radiography Program at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield IL. I have enjoyed this position for the past fifteen years. Before coming to Lincoln Land, I was a staff Radiologic Technologist for eighteen years at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln,IL and was experienced in Diagnostic, CT and Mammography. I received my Radiologic Technology education at the Bloomington-Normal School of Radiography in Normal, IL. I completed my BS at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
. In addition to the ISSRT, I am also a member of ASRT and AEIRS (Association of Educators in the Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. I am married and have three great sons. I believe it’s important to be involved as a Radiologic Technologist at both the state and national level.We are the voice of our profession. My interests include spending time with family and friends and enjoying life.
My name is Elaine Long, M.S., R.T. (R)(N) and I am Chairperson of the ISSRT Resolutions and Bylaws Committee. I received my Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology from Carl Sandburg College in 1972, and subsequently earned both my Bachelors and Masters from Western Illinois University. I have been a radiologic sciences professional for 39 years – initially as a Radiographer, then Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiography Program Director, Dean of Allied Health, and now, Retiree. My affiliation with the Society began as a student member in the early 70’s. Since then I have had the privilege of serving both the ISSRT and ASRT in numerous capacities. In 1994, the ISSRT honored me with an invitation to present the Memorial Lecture at its 59th Annual Conference held in Chicago, IL. I have also served the ARRT as an appointee to its Credentials and Limited Scope Exam Committees, and the State of Illinois as an appointee to the governor’s Radiologic Technology Accreditation Advisory Board. I now travel extensively with my husband, Charles (also an R.T.), but, when home, I enjoy spending time with friends and relatives. Frequent getaways with our two sons (who as children were familiar faces at ISSRT meetings) and their wives also make for cherished times that include spoiling our three “grand-puppies.”