ISETT offers two types of educational meetings: Lite meetings, usually held in the Spring and Summer, which are half-day focus seminars on a specific topic or set of topics. The annual meeting, usually held in the Fall, is an all-day conference offering general session topics as well as occassional break-out sessions for specific topics. Members may attend Lite meetings free of charge and attend the annual meeting at a discounted rate.
November 5, 2011
Fairbanks Hall / IU Health
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Brenda Bratton, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM:
I believe I am a strong candidate for this position because of my longevity in the field of electroneurodiagnostics. I have been in the field 29 years. I also have been a past ISETT officer in the past in each of the capacities, with the exception of Treasurer, so I am familiar with what is expected. I have a strong reputation locally and nationally and believe I can contribute to the ongoing growth of our state END society. Thank you for considering me for this position. Respectfully, Brenda Bratton, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM
MeChelle R. Vance, REEG/EPT,CNIM,CLTM:
I am pleased to accept your invitation to become a member to the Board, Indiana Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist, ISETT.
I recognize that my skillfulness and diligence in surrounding our profession will be a great benefit to the organization and interested parties.
I look forward to making a valuable contribution to the profession by making every effort to meet the professional and educational requirements of our profession and society.
I also understand that I shall be available to the society, as well as its members and affiliations for facilitation of the mission that ISETT has set forth.
The exclusive knowledge I bring fourth is not only the clinical application of society work, but also the experience with working with multiple societies, such as Western Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Professionals (WSET), Central Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Professionals (CEST), Michigan Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Professionals (MSET), and American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Professionals, (ASET). Within the multiple societies I have directly been involved with presenting topics, organizing meetings, program directing, facilitation of speakers, as well as bringing innovative thoughts to the forefront in hopes to advance the neurodiagnostic profession. The diverse experience I have within the societal organization allows me to provide additional contributions to ISETT.
I believe this will allow the board as well as the members of the ISETT to decide whom they feel are most appropriate for the open board positions.
MeChelle R Vance, REEG/EPT,CNIM,CLTM
Cynthia Russel R. EEG/ E.P. T., CNIM:
I am pleased to accept a nomination for Vice-President of ISETT. I have served as Secretary for the past 2 years and I have found it to be a wonderful experience serving the membership. I have been in END for 9 years now. Five of those years, I worked for a traveling IOM company and worked up to being a Regional Manager in charge of hospital and doctor contracts, managing my staff, and working in the OR as well. I have also been a guest lecturer at Purdue University West Lafayette several times spreading the word on our field and the opportunities that are available in it. Additionally, I have worked as the OR teacher for the END program run at IU Health and been an examiner for ABRET Boards. All of these activities have allowed me to spread my knowledge and passion for the END field. Becoming the Vice-President of ISETT will allow me to continue spreading this knowledge to our membership and bring new advances, as well as background knowledge to our membership to help each member, no matter how new or old to the field, to learn and grow in our profession. – Cynthia Russel R. EEG/ E.P. T., CNIM
Sondra O’Connor, R.EEG/EP T, CNIM:
Sondra graduated from the Clarian Health Electroneurodiagnostic program in September of 2001. She later earned her ABRET EEG registry in 2002, ABRET EP registry in 2003, and ABRET CNIM registry in 2004. She has been an ABRET EEG/EP board examiner. She also held the position of ISETT treasurer from 2004-2007. Sondra currently works full-time for St. Vincent Hospital and holds a PRN position at IU Health – Methodist.
Shelia Osterman, REEG/EPT, RPSGT:
I have been registered in EEG since 1989, EP's since 1994, and sleep since 1999. So, yes, I had to take orals in all except the sleep boards. (Andrea Erwin was one of my examiners for the EP orals!) I was trained in EEG by Faye Tyner while she and Dr's Knott and Mayer were still writing their books. (I guess that tells you how old I am.) I moved to Indiana 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia (HATED the traffic). While in Georgia, I served as the Education Coordinator, Vice-President, and President of the currently dormant Georgia Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists. As President, I worked to get the society incorporated and to write by-laws. I am a firm believer in registry and continuing education. I am also a firm believer in local societies as, for most of us, our organizations no longer send us to national meetings and, for most of us, paying for them out of our own pocketbook is prohibitive. Therefore, local societies are the main source for continuing ed. and for building a resource network when we do have questions. -- Shelia Osterman, REEG/EPT, RPSGT
Alisa Miles, R.EEG/EP T.:
My name is Alisa Miles and I am pleased to be running for Secretary of ISETT. I joined ISETT in late 2009 as a student member when I entered the END program through Indiana University Health. In February of 2011 I received my EEG and Evoked Potential registries two months prior to graduating from IU Health’s Electroneurodiagnostic program in April of 2011. I work at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and have been with IU Health Neurophysiology department since June of 2010. I joined ISETT as a student so that I was able to learn from and meet new people in our field. It is important to me to be a part of ISETT for the education that is offered and also to be a part of a Society that is paving the way as our field progresses. I am looking forward to and hope that I am able to serve you over the next two years.
Kristen Siebenlist, R.EEG T.:
Dear ISETT voting members,
As a fresh face to your society, I would like to introduce myself and offer my skills and unique background to your well-rounded team. In 2006 I received my Bachelor's from Marian College in graphic design and was also the women's cycling team captain and helped lead my team to several National Championships during my four years. Prior to beginning in an allied health career, I worked in marketing and managed many projects for institutions such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Colts, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just to name a few. In 2010, I started my END career as a polysomnography student with the Institute of Health Sciences. In 2011, I earned my RPSGT and started training at IU Health for EEG. I recently earned my R.EEG T. and I am setting my 2012 goals for gaining my R.EP T. and CLTM. Being a goal oriented person, I think it's important to set expectations of yourself to help you grow as an individual. I am also very detail oriented and take pride in the work I do. I believe that my past experiences and fresh view into this field will be a valuable resource to an already successful organization. Thanks, Kristen
Shelley Wolfe, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM:
I feel I would be a good candidate for this position because I have been on the ISETT board before as Treasurer, so I have previous experience with ISETT functions. I have 27 years experience in the Neurodiagnostic field, including IOM, EEG, LTM, EP and EEG. Through my contacts at work and outside of work, I would be able to get speakers for meetings/webinars. I am excited to get new people involved in ISETT.
Patty Miller, R.EEG/EP T.:
I would honored to serve in the field that I love. Although I am new to the field of Electroneurodiagnostics, I have many years of clerical experience at St. Andrew Church and HealthNet. I graduated from the Clarian Health Electroneurodiagnostic Program in 2009. Iearned my ABRET EEG registry in 2009 and ABRET registry in 2010. I am currently working towards the ABRET CNIM registry. I have three adult children and one wonderful grandchild. I live with Lucy, my adopted Fox Terrier, and my daughter's 18 year old cat, Cleo.
Corinne Curtis, R.EEG/EP T.:
I feel that I would be a good candidate for representative because of my experience in both performing neurodiagnostic tests and research. I have been employed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital for five years. The first three years I was here, I was involved in driving forward research initiatives as an intern while I was pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. After training on the job after graduating, I obtained my registrations in EEG and EP within my first year. I am passionate about learning, educating others, and research and I believe that these qualities will help assist ISETT with its mission of keeping members up-to-date with evolving technology and education. Thanks, Corinne Curtis
Erica Collins R. EEG. T.:
I would like to become an Officer for ISETT because I feel that I am a good technologist, and I would represent ISETT well. I would like the chance to recruit new members, and learn new things along the way. I am a new technologist and would like to take every chance possible to meet other technologists from around the state. So please, vote for me this upcoming election. I won't let you down – Erica Collins R. EEG. T.
Bryan Faust, BSEE, BSAMT, CNIM:
Dear, ISETT Board: I am writing you today to fulfill my obligations to be placed on the ballot this November 5, 2011 for the position of a regional representative. Below you will find a summary of my achievements and qualifications that would make me a good candidate for this position.
Taking a step back, I obtained my first BS in Electrical Engineering, in March of 2003, and my second BS in Robotics Engineering in December of 2003. I have worked in many different fields from OEM manufacturing (designing, programming equipment/lines to make various parts), to streamlining processes to make lines more efficient and profitable. I have also worked on several vehicle projects from designing braking systems for the Toyota Rav 4, Toyota Camry, to GM’s H3.
Upon making a career change I was able to obtain my CNIM certification within one year of making the career change (CNIM obtained in February 2010). I am well under way for obtaining my second registry in EP.
As many of you may or may not know, I am married to the current president of ISETT, therefore I have previously volunteered and participated in many of the physical tasks that a regional representative will encounter such as setting up for meetings, and taking care of the audio and video set-ups at various locations. I am willing to adapt to any role needed within the Society. With this vast diversity of experience, I feel that I am well suited to fill the position of a state representative.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me for regional representative, Bryan Faust
Eric Pepper, R.EP T.:
I am honored someone nominated me and am excited at the prospect of becoming a member of the board. I am fairly new to our field, but with that hope to bring some fresh ideas and energy to the table. I am a former Purdue Cheerleader, so I bring a lot of spirit to everything I do. I enjoy working with others and like to use my extroverted personality to network and pull people together for a common goal. On the football field that meant getting the entire stadium to cheer along for my Boilers, for ISETT it would be uniting our fellow colleagues from around the state to get involved and becoming a part of this great society. Thank you, Eric Pepper
Matt Engman, R.EEG/EP T., CNIM:
I feel that I could be a benefit to the society because of the experiences I have had in this field. During my career thus far, I have gotten the opportunities to train, educate, and lead individuals; all of the individuals whom I have helped train have now earned their CNIM certification. I have continued my own education in this field and earned my R. EEG T. and R. EP T. registries, with plans to earn my CLTM in the future. I also have some experience from other societies, including the Tennessee Society of Neurodiagnostics. During my career, I have gotten to meet some great, intelligent people, who are doing wonderful things for our field and I’m happy to help everyone build their own networks. Thank you for the opportunity to run for the ISETT board. Sincerely, Matthew Engman
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ABCs of EEG
Anesthesia and NIOM
Carotid Endarterectomy Monitoring
END Educational Opportunities
EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
Evoked Potentials: Tips and Tricks
OSA and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Video EEG Monitoring