AMTIE board of trustees candidates and elections--2015.
There are two (2) open positions on the AMTIE Board of Trustees. Any AMT member wishing to run for the open elected positions can contact the AMT office for more information. An application form is available on the AMT website www.americanmedtech.org. Click on AMTIE. Elections will be held during the Hawaii meeting at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort. To date, two members have announced their intentions to run for the open AMTIE Board of Trustees positions: Nancy Barrow, MT; and Taffy Durfee, MT.
Nancy B. Barrow, MT, Martinsville, VA, has been a member of AMT for 43 years. She served on the AMT Board as Treasurer and Secretary, and on the Virginia State Society Board as President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Editor, as well as on several committees. Honors include Distinguished Achievement, Exceptional Merit, Pillar Award, Technologist of the Year, and Order of the Golden Microscope. State society awards include Crystal Lens and Gold Key. She attended Northern Hospital School of Medical Technology and is employed by Pioneer Community Hospital, Stuart, VA; and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Martinsville, VA. She stated her reason for wanting to serve on the AMTIE Board of Trustees as: "I ... would like to have a role in ... promoting future growth of this sector of AMT. to be of service to members and to students as prospective members. To be a part of encouraging students by providing scholarship support is a strong means of promoting the growth of AMT membership by utilizing AMTIE outreach."
Taffy K. Durfee, MT, Iola, TX, has been a member of AMT for 26 years. She is the current President of the AMTIE Board of Trustees, and Vice President of the Texas State Society. She is a member of the EQS Committee, and Chair of the Future Planning Committee. Honors include Cuviello Commitment to Excellence Award, Pride of the Profession, and Distinguished Achievement. She earned a Masters Science at Texas A & M, and is a professor at Sam Houston University, and supervisor at student health clinic laboratory. She stated her reason for wanting to serve on the AMTIE Board of Trustees as: "AMTIE is an organization designed for students and AMT members. Scholarships that AMTIE raises money for helps further their education and shows that we care about our future. It is an honor to be a part of this organization."