Meet Our Leaders

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AKSRT President
Tiffany Peterson, President

I have over 27yrs experience in the imaging field, and I’m currently the Imaging Systems Administrator at Alaska Regional Hospital. I have chosen to learn new things that can benefit the technologists and patients. I obtained my education from St. Anthony’s School of Radiologic Sciences in Denver, Co. I have seen and worked in many states throughout my career.  My traveling assignments allowed me to visit Alaska and I relocated to here in 2005\. 

I enjoys the vast outdoors with my Fiance’ Brian and my Labrador retriever Bailey. We are both very much enjoy fishing and hunting. 

I have been a board member for the AKSRT for the last 6years and l look forward to helping the AKSRT grow and continue our success as a society.

Jim Barr, Vice President

I am a 2009 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage Radiologic Technology program, working part time in orthopedic radiography and as a faculty member and Clinical Coordinator at UAA. 

I enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1985 and came to Alaska in 2001, retiring from active duty in 2006.  I enjoy all that Alaska has to offer, especially fishing and hiking.  When not outdoors, I can usually be found in my wood working shop turning bowls. 

It is an honor to serve on the AKSRT board and I look forward to improving our society.

Bobbyjoe Edwardson, Treasurer
I graduated from UAA’s Radiologic Technology program in 2008 and have been employed with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium since; as a tech, supervising tech, and now as the PACS Administrator. In 2015, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree and just completed the Master of Business Administration program at APU. 
I grew up in Utqiagvik, Alaska and partly in Homedale, Idaho, but have lived in Anchorage since 2006. I am a mother of 3 wonderful kids who have been my inspiration to continue my education. I enjoy traveling and am currently searching for hobbies to fill my extra free time.
I am honored to serve on the AKSRT board and look forward to contributing and growing with the society.
Public Relations Officer - Open

We are currently looking for an AKSRT member to fill the position of Public Relations Officer.  If you are interested in filling this position, please Contact us.

AKSRT Secretary
Eve Kincade, Secretary

I graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage, Radiologic Technology program in 2018. I started working for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital as a radiologic technologist full time in June of 2018. I accepted an opportunity to train as in MR technologist in September 2018 which I am currently working on.

My prior work experience consists of 2 years as an accounting tech and retail department manager/ accounting for Walmart from 1998 until 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska. I spend my free time traveling with family and friends. When I’m not traveling or working, I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family. I am a certified bowhunter and occasionally hunt, but mostly just enjoy target practice.

I accepted the honor to join the AKSRT board as secretary and look forward to contributing to the success of the organization as we move forward.

Donna Rufsholm, Licensure Committee Chair

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.

Brent Lautenschlager, Board Chairman

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.