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Board of Directors Election


We look forward to meeting the challenges of 2017 with you. We are confident that our board possesses the innovation that will lead to the continued growth of the AVIR. In addition to our traditional board positions, the AVIR has also instituted an Educational Committee, who under the guidance of the Vice President, will work to fulfill one of our most important responsibilities, providing relevant and engaging continuing education credits and opportunities to our members. 


Meet the 2017-2018 AVIR Board of Director Elect's


Kristen Welch, RT(R)(VI)-President Elect

I am incredibly grateful for the time I have been able to serve on the AVIR board of directors over the last year as the Annual Program Chair. This position as afforded me many opportunities including networking with other leaders within our field, and the obvious; working to plan our very anticipated annual meeting. 

I have many goals for our organization as president-elect. There are several changes approaching in the near future on guidelines upheld by the ARRT that will affect all technologists. With these evolving requirements, we will be responsible for providing more to our membership. As president-elect and Chairman of the Education committee, I will ensure we continue to provide our members with consistent and relevant educational offerings to meet these requirements. This provides great opportunity to expand our membership by leading continuing education in the interventional field.



Sandra Strycker, RT(R)-Secretary Treasurer

Ms. Strycker is currently employed  as an Interventional Technologist at UW-Health University 

Hospital in Madison,Wisconsin. University Hospital is a 505-bed regional referral center that is 

equipped with a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, American College of 

Surgeons-verified Burn Center, one of the nationlargest organ transplant programs, one of 

the nations first certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, 

one of 41 National Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the country.  


Her professional experience includes her current position at UW-Health University Hospital 

Madison,WI, 9 years at Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, being an active member in her local 

Southeastern Wisconsin AVIR Chapter, and along with being an active member in the 

Wisconsin Society of Radiologic Technologists. 


I am honored to serve on the AVIR board of directors and to share my experience of positive 

patient care. I look forward to what the future holds not only for the AVIR, but also for us as 

Interventional Technologists. This is a fast paced, technological, medically advanced field and I 

am thankful to be part of it.  


Mike Kelly, RT(R)(VI)(RCIS)-Director at Large

My interest in the AVIR is because I want to be a part of the continued growth of our profession and society. As Director at Large, my goals include Chapter growth, support, and continued interaction with one another. I want to work with the leadership team of the AVIR to expand our educational offerings to ensure that every tech in all facets of IR, Neuro, endovascular suites, and cardiology, feel well supported and represented.



Lora Cheek, RN-Associate Director  

Hello, I am Lora Cheek, an RN of twenty-one years’ experience at The University of Maryland Medical Center and I would be honored to participate in the continued diverse growth of AVIR as the RN representative to the AVIR Board of Directors. Having spent fourteen years in the Neurocare ICU, two years as the Stroke Coordinator and the last five years in Intervention Radiology, I have been very privileged to have worked with many distinct hospital teams throughout the hospital.  Stroke and care of the Neuro patient are two of my passions and I feel fortunate that I’ve been asked to lecture on these subjects at a number of Local, State and National conferences.  Additional interests in the healthcare setting include; decreasing clinical errors, improving patient outcomes, increasing patient and staff satisfaction and enabling procedures to be done in a safe environment. I believe we can accomplish amazing advancements in healthcare with our clinical teams through situational awareness, mutual support, and communication by allowing everyone to have an equal voice.          




All ballots must be received by Friday February 3rd 2017. Your participation will take only seconds but will help direct AVIR for the next year.Thank you for taking an active role in AVIR.


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