About Us

NWVT is a 500+ member organization comprised of technologists and sonographers, surgeons, clinicians and managers who work in and around the vascular profession.  Our organization's common interests is in the progression of the vascular ultrasound profession, sharing the current trends and techniques found from leading experts in our region and around the world.

History

Northwest Vascular Technologists is a non-profit founded by a dedicated group of Noninvasive Imaging Technologists. Our geographical area includes British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and Idaho.

Purpose

The goals and purposes of NWVT:

Education - Maintain skills; learn new and better techniques in the practice of vascular technology through continuing education.

Professional Recognition and Growth - Membership underlines a commitment to the profession. Participation as an officer develops leadership skills.

Current Issues - Staying on top of everything from new diagnostic criteria to healthcare policy is a constant goal, supported by the prestigious medical institutions in our area.

Camaraderie - Maintain relationships with collegues and friends by participating in meetings and events.

Current Officers for 2022

Dylan Merker BS, RVT

NWVT President

Dylan's Bio

Jonny Bartsch, BS, RVT

NWVT Vice President

Jonny's Bio

Kiersten Goose BS, RVT

NWVT Treasurer

Kiersten's Bio

Tara Parks, RVT, RPhS

NWVT Secretary

Tara's Bio

Tony Smet, BS, RDMS, RVT

NWVT Digital Media Administrator

Tony's Bio

Past Presidents

2020-2021 President: Sara Skjonsberg BS, RVT, RPhS
2019-2020 President: Calli Hansen-Nyholm BS, RVT
2018-2019 President: Caleb Buchanan BS, RVT
2017-2018 President: Kevin Battenfield, BS, RVT
2016-2017 President: Brian Schnoor, MBA, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT
2015-2016 President: Jill Sommerset, BS, RVT
2014-2015 President: Michelle Sentman, BS, RVT
2013-2014 President: Judy Reha, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
2012-2013 President:  Krislynn Barnhart, BS, NVS, RVT
2011-2012 President: Richard Ashby, RVT
2010-2011 President: Andrea Olsen RVT, RPhS

President Job Description

This is a volunteer position with approximately 3 days travel for an annual conference held each fall. The president supports administrative roles with planning and facilitating the NWVT annual conference. The president’s primary role is the NWVT point of contact and organizing the annual conference.
President responsibilities include (but not limited to):
● Supervise all activities of the organization and execute all instruments on its behalf
● He/she must preside over all membership meetings and can call meetings as they deem necessary, other than the annual meeting.
● Organize the annual conference and is responsible for reserving a venue, obtaining speakers/presenters, ordering items needed for the event and organizing the catering and meals for the event.
● The President shall strive for at least 10 hours of content (equivalent to 10 continuing education credits).
● He/she shall ensure that all books, reports, and certifications required by law are properly held, kept, and filed.
● Answering emails and redirecting messages when necessary.
● Assist the VP in reaching out to vendors for potential financial support/sponsorship.
● Coordinate in set-up and take down of conference specific items at the venue.
● The term for the office of the President of the organization shall be for a 1-year term.

Vice President Job Description

This is a volunteer position with approximately 3 days travel for an annual conference held each fall. The vice president supports administrative roles with planning and facilitating the NWVT annual conference. The vice president’s primary role is a point of contact and maintaining/reaching out to potential and past vendors for sponsorship support. Vice President responsibilities include (but not limited to):
● Support the president and the other NWVT officers.
● Answering emails and redirecting messages when necessary.
● Reach out to vendors for potential financial support/sponsorship.
● Maintain good relationships with former/current/potential vendor sponsors.
● Send invoices or communicate with the Treasurer to send invoices to vendors
● Assist in set-up and take down of conference specific items at the venue.