Meet Our Leaders
Brent Lautenschlager, RT (R)
In 2003 I graduated from Iowa Central Community College as a Radiologic Technologist. I worked for several years in Iowa before coming to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation of Bethel, Alaska in 2009. I originally came to Bethel to teach Alaska Native Health Aides the art or Radiologic Technology. Eighteen months later I volunteered to step in as Interim Manager, of Diagnostic Imaging, until they found a candidate. A few months later I took the position full-time. I still teach Alaskan Native Health Aides in Radiologic Technology and consider it a privilege to do so. I am a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA). I am currently working toward my Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration and Management through Colorado State University. I plan to promote volunteerism within our society. We have such a great membership and if we all do a little work toward contributing to our society, we can make a difference. I believe that the more voices we have the stronger we will be, particularly in areas of licensure and public awareness of the risks and benefits of radiation, and our contribution to Healthcare. I have a very wonderful wife, Carmie, and a 17 year old daughter, Taylor Jo, who will be graduating from high school in 2018. I enjoy photography and traveling when I have the opportunity to do so.
Tiffany Peterson has more than 23 yrs experience in the imaging field, and is currently the Imaging/ MR Manager at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic. Tiffany obtained her education from St. Anthony’s School of Radiologic Sciences in Denver, Co. Her experience in radiology expands from outpatient to Level 1 trauma imaging. She relocated to Alaska ten years ago and enjoys the vast outdoors with her Labrador retrievers.
I’m a recent graduate from UAA’s Radiology Technologist program. I am enthusiastic about helping our society better educate the public, concerning important issues that pertain to the imaging community. I was involved with the AKSRT as a student, and now feel privileged to be the Treasurer for the society. I co-wrote the student spotlight for the newsletter. I founded the first UAA Radiologic Technology club to help the students get more involved with licensure legislation and build upon a community among student technologist. I love my role as an advocate for patient radiation safety and will continue to push for legislative action in the state of Alaska. I am originally from Pismo Beach, California and have lived here in Alaska for 3 years. I enjoy the long summer days to spend with my four dogs and husband outside on the beautiful trails Alaska has to offer. I love my rescue pups dearly, two of which are tripods! I look forward to learning and gaining valuable knowledge/experience from the other board officials and society members. I am determined to make a positive influence for the future of our state society.
I am a lifelong Alaskan, and a 2007 UAA radiologic technology graduate. After graduation, I continued my education and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science from Florida Hospital College as well as a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from University of St. Francis. I worked as a staff technologist, as well as clinical instructor for UAA and OIT students. I currently work as a CT tech at Providence Imaging Center and adjunct faculty at UAA. I love spending time traveling with my husband, son, and two dogs as well as knitting, cooking, and running. As secretary for AKSRT, I hope to increase our membership as well as conference attendance.
Licensure Committee Chair: Donna Rufsholm
Donna has been living in Alaska and working in the Radiology profession in the state since 1984. Joined the AKSRT in 1990 and has been actively involved in licensure legislation efforts since 1999. Past president of the AKSRT 2001-2005.
Robert McClung: Board Chair
Hi, my name is Robert McClung and I was born in Paragould, Arkansas. My family moved to Indiana shortly after for 9 years. I then returned to my hometown of Rector, Arkansas with my mother and sister.
I enlisted into the United States Air Force and completed a 24-year career, retiring in 2004. I am a big fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yes, I belong to the Steeler Nation.
My hobbies include gardening, cooking, and jogging.
My wife, Becky, and I have been married for 32 years and we have 4 children; Samantha (deceased) Matthew, Ryan, and Jessica. We have four grandchildren, Jazmine, Patrick, Charlie, and Heidi.
I was honored to be presented with Lifetime Membership in 2017. I will continue my support of this great organization and its members.