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Meet Our Board Members
Frank Krause - (Board Chair) Sonographer Member

     Frank Krause - OBMI Vice Chair
Frank J. Krause, BS, RDCS, FASE - Frank serves as the Director of Clinical Implementations and Outreach for Providence Medical Group in Portland. He has a Bachelors Degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound from Seattle University and BS equivalent in Avionics he earned during his service in the United States Navy. Frank is a Clinical Instructor for Seattle University, serves on committees for both the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is a past President of the Willamette Valley Society of Echocardiography.  Frank currently serves as Board Chair
 
As the Sonography Member to the board, Frank’s goal is to advocate for the patient by promoting the highest standards for professional ethics and training from all providers. This will set a base to help ensure competency and quality patient care for all types of exams provided. 
 
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 decicated 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.  Ron began his appointment on March 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. 
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.
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 Hamphshire 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.

 

Bill McMillen - Public Member

 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.

  
Kelly Karraker - Radiographer Member

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Kelly Karraker, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), is our Radiograher 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."
 
 

 

Rick Hoylman - Nuclear Medicine Technology Member

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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.
 

 

Pamela Warren - Public Member

Pam Warren - OBMI Public Board Member     
Pamela Warren, serves as one of our Public Members on the Board of Medical Imaging.  Pam has been employed in the healthcare industry for the past twenty eight years.  She is presently the Specialty Manager for Providence Medical Group in Newberg, while also pursuing a degree in healthcare administration.  Pam’s work in a multi-specialty clinic gives her a good understanding of the challenges of health reform and the need to control costs.  Pam began her appointment in April 2011.
  

 

Ken Hirasaki, MD - Physician Member

 


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

 

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.

 

Vacant Board Position - Public Member   (1- Position Is Currently Open)

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We are actively seeking One (1) Public Member to serve on our Board.  If you have the interest in serving as a Public Member please contact our Executive Director, Ed Conlow at the following email address: ed.conlow@state.or.us.

 

Vacant Board Position - Physician Member   (1- Position Is Currently Open)

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We are actively seeking One (1) Physician Member to serve on our Board.  If you have the interest in serving as a Physician Member please contact our Executive Director, Ed Conlow at the following email address: ed.conlow@state.or.us.