Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image

Meet Our Board Members
Brad Betz - Radiation Therapy Member



     
D. Brad Betz, RT(T)(ARRT) -  Brad Betz serves as our Radiation Therapy Member on the Board of Medical Imaging.  He has over twenty years of experience in the field of radiation therapy, both in Canada and the United States.  He is currently the Director of Oncology Services for Samaritan Health Services in Corvallis.  He is also the Director of the Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center and Mario Pastega House.
Brad is very interested in promoting professionalism and strong ethics in radiation therapy.  He is a huge patient advocate and has also helped to draft Samaritan Cancer Program's mission of trust, compassion and quality care.  Brad's role on the OBMI Board will be to ensure that the interests of our oncology population are held in high regard.  He is dedicated to radiation safety and process improvement.  Brad began his appointment on March 2015.

 
Ron Boucher, MD - Physician Member

     

Ron Boucher, MD - Dr. Boucher serves as one of our Physician Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Dr. Boucher began his appointment on March 2015.  Biography to come.

Robyn Cole - Sonography Member

 


Robyn Cole, RDMS(AB,BR,OB/GYN) RVT (VT) - Robyn Cole serves as our Sonography Member on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Robyn is registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in Abdomen, OB/GYN, Breast, and Vascular Technology.  Following graduation from Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), she was employed at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford and St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond.  She joined the faculty of OIT in 2004, and became sonography program director starting in 2010, and currently serves as the OIT Faculty Senate President.  In addition to a S.S. from OIT in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Robyn holds an M.S. from Western Governors University in Information Technology Management.  She has been involved in numerous aspects of ultrasound including partnering with health care providers, lecture symposia, and contributing to published scientific papers.
Steven Edelman, MD- Physician Member


     
Steven Edelman, MD - Dr. Edelman serves as one of our Physician Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Dr. Edelman began his appointment on October 2015.  Biography to come.

Katharine Hopkins, MD - Physician Member

 

  
Katharine Hopkins, MD - Dr. Hopkins serves as one of our Physician Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Dr. Hopkins began her appointment on October 2015.  Biography to come.

David Howe - Advisory Member


    

David Howe, Section Manager, serves as one of our Advisory Members to the Board of Medical Imaging David is employed with the Radiation Protection Services (RPS) Section in the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.  Radiation Protection Services works to promote the health and safety of the people in Oregon by protecting them from unnecessary exposure to radiation. Radiation exposure can come from a variety of sources including: X-ray equipment, radioactive materials, tanning beds and other radiation-generating devices. 

 

Rick Hoylman - Nuclear Medicine Technology Member



    
Rick Hoylman, CNMT(NMTCB) - Rick serves as our Nuclear Medicine Technology Member on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Rick began his appointment on March 2015.  Rick has over 20 years of experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine.  Rick has taught Nuclear Medicine Technology at Oregon Tech University in Klamath Falls, OR for thirteen and a half years and has served as the Program Director since 2006.
 
Rick is particularly dedicated to the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and is passionate that patients and their families receive the highest level of care medical imaging specialists can provide.  Rick is also very committed to setting high standards of professionalism for working professionals, as wells as students in training, and holding them to those standards.

  
Kelly Karraker - Radiography Member

Kelly Solberg_2.JPG   
Kelly Karraker, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), is our Radiographer Board Member, and is currently employed at Oregon Imaging Centers as a Computed Tomography (CT) and Diagnostic Technologist.  In 2011 she earned a B.S. Degree from the University of Oregon and in 2014 she graduated from the Linn Benton Diagnostic Imaging Program.  She started serving on the Board as a Public Member with the goal in mind to one day become a licensed Board Member.  After recently becoming licensed the perfect opportunity arose for her to transition into the position as the Boards Radiographer Member.  Kelly began her appointment on April 2013.
 
Kelly's personal statement is:  "As the Radiography Member to the Board, my goal is to advocate for patient safety and quality care while ensuring the utmost standards in the profession.  My hope is to represent my profession and be a part of something that works toward bettering the profession of Radiography and the healthcare field in its entirety."
 
 
 

 

Wayne Lemler - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Member

Wayne Lemler - OBMI Board Member     
Wayne Lemler, RT(R)(MR)(ARRT), A.A.S., B.S., MBA (HCA), a resident of Elmira, recently retired from McKenzie Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, where he was employed as lead MRI technologist. His past experience in radiology includes posts as director of diagnostic imaging, assistant director of diagnostic imaging, chief technologist, and adjunct faculty in radiologic sciences. Wayne’s focus is to insure that Oregonians receive the highest quality diagnostic imaging procedures, and to insure that these services are provided in an ethical, efficacious and safe manner. Wayne currently fills the MRI Technologist position on the board.  Wayne began his appointment on April 2011. 
 

 

Bill McMillen - Public Member (Vice Chair)

  Bill McMillen - OBMI Public Board Member   
Bill McMillen joins OBMI as a Public Member after serving as OBMI’s Interim Director for several months in 2010 and 2011. He moved to Oregon in 1975 and earned his MBA from Willamette University. He has served as CFO for several not-for-profit organizations in the Portland Community, as well as serving an earlier appointment to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. He spent six years as an Oregonian in exile working in the Bay Area before returning to his home in Lake Oswego. He now works for the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. His board experience spans a broad spectrum of organizations involved in public health, community service and the environment.

An important aspect of his life is family – his wife, a key support staff member in the President’s office at OHSU, a son, three step daughters and one eccentric dog Stella.  Bill started began his appointment on April 2011.

  

 

Cloe Shelton, MD - Physician Member

  
Cloe Shelton, MD - Dr. Shelton serves as one of our Physician Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  
Cloe was born and raised in Colorado.  She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and obtained a BS in Anthropology.  After that she attended Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire followed by a Radiology Residency at the University of New Mexico.  She also worked in Radiology Fellowship in Women's Imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. 
Cloe moved to Bend, OR with her family in 2012.  She is currently the Director of Women's Imaging at Central Oregon Radiology, Associates.  
Cloe's personal statement as a Board Director is "I strive to provide the smartest and safest medical imaging to the community.  One of the reasons I wanted to serve on the Board is to contribute perspective from the interpreting physician's side of the coin."
Cloe began her appointment on March 2015.

 

Pamela Warren - Public Member

   
Pamela Warren, serves as one of the Public Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Pam has worked in healthcare for the past thirty years.  She is presently the Manager for Women and Children's Services at Providence Health System.  She manages several Pediatric Specialty Clinics as well as the OB Hospitalists and NICU NP's at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.  Pam began her appointment in April 2011.

 

Rick Wendt - Advisory Member

     
Rick Wendt, Operations Manager, serves as one of our Advisory Members to the Board of Medical Imaging.  Rick is employed with the Radiation Protection Services (RPS) Section in the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.  Radiation Protection Services works to promote the health and safety of the people in Oregon by protecting them from unnecessary exposure to radiation. Radiation exposure can come from a variety of sources including: X-ray equipment, radioactive materials, tanning beds and other radiation-generating devices.