2020-2021 Committees

Education Committee

ARubinAdam Rubin, RT(R)(VI)

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Adam Rubin graduated from the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program in 2006. After graduation, he began his career as a staff technologist in Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic. In 2012, he helped to build the Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship and was the programs first Clinical Instructor. In 2015, he became supervisor of the Interventional Radiology department and Program Director of the Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship.

Education Committee

Josh Kramer, RT(R)(VI)(ARRT)

Clinical Applications Specialist – IGT
Clinical Services, Diagnostic Imaging and Image Guided Therapy
Philips North America

A graduate of the Charles J Tegtmeyer School of Interventional Radiology and Special Procedures at the University of Virginia in 2013, Josh has vast experience from IR, to Neuro, Cardiac Cath, to EP.  Josh was a travel technologist before joining Philips Healthcare as a Clinical Applications Specialist in 2018.  His knowledge of multiple modalities and drive to always learn has helped him be successful and his passion for teaching has helped him pass this success to other people he has crossed paths with.  He is very passionate about our profession and ensuring the security of technologists’ expert role in the lab for years to come by encouraging them to further their education and pursue credentialing.  Josh also serves on the VI Board Exam Committee with the ARRT.

Education Committee

Jessica Borges RT(R)(VI)

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Jessica graduated from Mayo School of Health Sciences Radiologic Technologist program in 2015. She began working in Diagnostic Radiology, and also began the IR internship offered at Mayo Clinic. She was then hired and has been working as an VI certified technologist in IR for 5 years, assisting in exams within IR, NeuroIR, and assisting the Vascular Surgeons in the OR. Jessica has also become a clinical instructor for the internship, precepts new employees, participates as the Wellness Champion, and is a member of the Commitment to Safety team in her department.

Jessica has been a member of AVIR since 2018. Since joining she started a local chapter in Jacksonville, Florida and joined the Website Committee as well as the Educational Committee and continues to help create the Directed Journal Readings for CE credits. In 2020, Jessica became the Program Chair and is planning out our virtual meeting for March 2021.

Education Committee

 Shelby Schepis, RT(R)(VI)

Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus,OH

shelbyschepis@outlook.com

Being a certified Vascular Interventional Radiology Technologist, with success in multi-modality imaging including Computed Tomography, has opened many doors in my career thus far. I have experience in a fast paced, busy hospital setting, involvement with trauma services, knowledge on a wide variety of interventional products and procedures, and a constant drive to continue learning and improving.

Part of my drive for this profession comes from teaching. I am a preceptor for new employees in my department, as well as a volunteer with the Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative. My role is to teach other technologists how to be successful in the profession by education and hands-on training.

Newsletter Committee

kwelchKristen Welch, RT(R)(VI), FAVIR

Past President, Past Vice President, Past Program Chair

Siemans Healthineers
Milwaukee, WI

I am currently employed as an Interventional Technologist with the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this role I have the opportunity to precept new technologists and students from my institution’s Interventional Technologist Internship Program as well as supporting interventional research. I am incredibly grateful for the time I have been able to serve on the AVIR board of directors. Being involved with this organization has afforded me many opportunities including networking with other leaders within our field and learning from world class experts. I look forward to serving as President of this organization and working with our incoming Board of Directors to continue providing our membership exceptional education while offering opportunity for their own growth and professional development.