Board of Directors
What are the qualifications for board service?
The MDCB seeks a diverse board comprised of clinicians, educators, public member, medical physicists and radiation oncologists. CMDs should meet the following criteria:
- Be a CMD for a minimum of 3 years
- Have a minimum of a BS degree
- Be a current practitioner
- CMD Board terms are 5 years in length.
- The Board meets for two days, 3 times a year, in cities across the US and Canada.
- At board meetings issues related to the administration of the certification exam, policy and strategic initiatives are considered.
- Individual board members' knowledge and expertise are an important component during discussions. Each member should be prepared to discuss the issues at all meetings.
- Each board member serves on one or more board committees: Executive, Eligibility, Ethics, Finance, Maintenance of Certification, Test Development or Leadership Development. Time commitment on each committee varies and may be up to 2 hours per week. Committee service is rotated annually.
- Board members are guided through the process to submit the requisite number of exam items for each board meeting and will be awarded a maximum of 20 CE during the board term.
So why would you want to give your time and effort?
- Quite simply, because you will be rewarded. The reward is not in funds, of course, but in other valuable currency:
- Continuing education - learn from fellow board members in the oncology field, CMDs, Physicists and Radiation Oncologists.
- Professional growth - gain new leadership skills that will augment your CV.
- Interpersonal skills development - build both social and career relationships that will last for many years.
- Pride in enhancing the profession- giving back to your community, your knowledge, expertise and time.
What is the nominating process?
- Applications are reviewed by the MDCB Leadership Development Committee.
- Selected candidates are interviewed via teleconference by the committee.
- The committee recommends candidates for nomination to the board.
- Final candidates are elected by board vote.
- Elected candidates are notified of board decisions in March.
Applications are accepted annually between November 1 and February 1. CMDs interested in board service or wish to nominate a fellow colleague can submit a completed application, and email it with a current CV, letter to the president indicating your service goals and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com with the subject line "MDCB Board Nomination."
MDCB Board of Directors 2021-2022
George Spencer Arnould, MS, CMD
Spencer is Chief of Dosimetry at University Hospitals. In 2014, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Dosimetry at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and subsequently earned his CMD in 2015. To continue his professional growth, Spencer joined the AAMD Journal staff as Associate Editor.
Spencer sees his role on the board as an opportunity to continue to learn, grow, and give back to the medical dosimetry profession.
Christopher Amaloo, BSEE, CMD
Christopher Amaloo is a clinical dosimetrist at Cone Health Cancer Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1990. His interest in dosimetry sparked a career change from the business world. He received formal dosimetry training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, passing his boards in 2014 to become a CMD. Prior to returning to North Carolina, he worked at The Ohio State University during the transition to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Science dosimetry program at Southern Illinois University.
Christopher’s interests include volunteerism, community engagement, cancer survivorship, patient value maximization, radiotherapy quality & safety, and workflow automation. He has published several research papers and informational posters on these topics and was elected Cone Health Cancer Center’s Employee of the Year for 2018 based on his efforts with survivorship. He is excited about his service on the board during a dynamic time in the field of radiation oncology, with the hope of providing value to the medical dosimetry profession and the patients they serve.
Michael Manteuffel, MS, R.T. (R)(T), CMD
Michael is a Staff Dosimetrist at the Mosaic Life Care Center, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Health Care Management in 2011 and earned his CMD in 2012.
Michael served on the AAMD Scope of Practice Phase II Task Group in 2012-2013. As a member of the task group, he contributed to the research and drafting of the revised scope of practice. Michael found his participation on the committee a valuable experience and hopes to continue to expand his professional growth through his MDCB board service.
Allison McCarthy, BS, CMD
Allison McCarthy is the Chief Dosimetrist at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, New York City. She completed the Medical Dosimetry Program at Stony Brook University and earned her CMD in 2005.
At NYU, Allison is the preceptor for the Medical Physics Rotation. In addition to her preceptor duties, she provides oversight for the Radiation Therapist Clinical Treatment Planning Rotation. She has participated in the research for a number of published papers.
Ontida Apinorasethkul, MS, CMD
Ontida is the Lead Photon Dosimetrist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology in Genetics, and Business Management in Finance at Stony Brook University, NY. As she entered the Medical Dosimetry career, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Radiologic Sciences in Medical Dosimetry at Thomas Jefferson University in 2011 and earned her CMD in 2012. She completed her Master’s degree in Medical Dosimetry at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2015.
Ontida has been an active volunteer on the AAMD Directed Journal Reading Committee since 2014. As a member of this committee, she has participated in generating quiz questions from the selected journal articles as one of the ways for AAMD members to earn CE credits.
Pierre Beaunegre, BS, CMD
Pierre is a native of Haiti. He attended college in the Dominican Republic. In 2002, he enrolled in the Health Sciences program at Stony Brook University in New York where he earned his Bachelor's of Science degree. He soon became a dosimetrist and was certified in 2008. After working in Georgia for a number of years, followed by Locum work, he settled in western Connecticut with his family. He currently works as a solo dosimetrist at New Milford Hospital, an hour and 20 minutes away from NYC.
In his free time, he enjoys throwing football, running around or playing Minecraft with his son and daughter: Sean and Taisha.
His unusual path in life has taught him to never forget the power of hope and faith in the face of adversities. He sees the opportunity to serve on the MDCB board as a unique chance to learn, give back and help make a difference.
Karisa Glowinski, BS, RT(T), CMD
Karisa Glowinski is a Staff Dosimetrist at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2012 from The Ohio State University, a Graduate Certificate in Medical Dosimetry from Indiana University in 2014, and was certified in 2015. She is currently in the process of obtaining a Master of Health Care Administration with an expected graduation date of May 2022. Within her current role at UNM, Karisa has been involved in various research and teaching opportunities.
Karisa views board service with the MDCB as an opportunity for professional growth and a way to give back to the medical dosimetry profession. Additionally, she believes the opportunity to collaborate with fellow board members provides an invaluable learning opportunity.
In her free time, Karisa enjoys volunteering at a local dog shelter and spending time outdoors with her husband and three dogs.
Destiny Jacobs, MS, CMD
Destiny Jacobs is a medical dosimetrist at Augusta University in Georgia. Destiny earned her CMD in 2006. As a result of her dedication to learning the most current technologies in medical dosimetry, she recently earned her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse medical dosimetry program.
Along with her medical dosimetry duties, Destiny serves as an adjunct instructor for the University Wisconsin - La Crosse Medical Dosimetry Program, as well as Clinical Preceptor for the Augusta University Radiation Therapy Program.
Stephanie Olson, MS, R.T.(T), CMD
Stephanie Olson is the lead dosimetrist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Hospital Radiation Oncology department. She received her bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy in 2003 and worked as a therapist for 11 years before returning to school. She obtained her master’s degree in Medical Dosimetry in 2015 and earned her CMD in 2016. In addition to her daily duties, she is an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse’s Radiation Therapy program and participates in planning studies for research and publications.
When not busy with work, she enjoys watching her two boys play sports, spending time with family, reading, and spinning.
Neil Savage, PMP
Neil serves as the Public Member of the MDCB Board out of a commitment to community service and a desire to support the medical community. As a Project Management Professional, he's a strong proponent of credentialing who believes in MDCB's mission.
Neil is currently a Marketing Manager at Comcast NBCUniversal in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works on the communications team and focuses on e-commerce. Outside of work, Neil enjoys writing, woodwork, and spending time with his girlfriend, Sam, and their two cats, Yum Yum and Chai.
Akhil Tiwari, BS, CMD
Akhil Tiwari is a staff dosimetrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his Bachelor of Science in medical dosimetry in 2014 at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and was board certified in 2015.
Akhil was introduced to volunteering with the MDCB by participating for the Job Task Analysis. He also serves as a member of the communications committee for the AAMD. He hopes to continue his professional growth through his board service and sees it as a way to give back to the profession.
Minsong Cao, PhD
Dr. Minsong Cao is one of two physicist representatives to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Minsong is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in California and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Sichuan University, China. He earned his American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in 2010.
Dr. Cao is active in the medical physics field. He currently serves on several AAPM Subcommittees including the Training and Practice of Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals including The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Medical Dosimetry Journal and the British Journal of Radiology.
Steven de Boer, MSc, FAAPM
Steven de Boer is one of two physicist representatives to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Steven is a Medical Physicist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a Research Assistant Professor at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Steven also serves as a Medical Physics surveyor for the American College of Radiation Oncology. He earned his American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification in Therapeutic Radiological Physics in 1997.
Steven is an active volunteer in the medical physics community. Currently, he serves as Chair of both the AAPM committee on the Medical Physics education of Allied Health Professionals and the Therapy Practice Accreditation subcommittee and as a member of the Clinical Practice Committee, Education Council, and Task Group 287. Additionally, Steven is a reviewer for several journals, including the Medical Physics journal, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and Sensors journal.
Blair Murphy, MD
Dr. Blair Murphy is Chief of Pediatric Radiation Oncology and serves as Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. She has actively participated in several clinical trials and research projects in the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Murphy has co-authored a number of published papers in medical journals and textbooks. She is a member of several professional societies including ASTRO and ACRO.
Daniel Song, MD
Dr. Daniel Song is an Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Affairs for the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Song’s clinical expertise is in the management of genitourinary cancers. His areas of research include the development and refinement of new imaging methods to improve radiation targeting as well as innovative means of reducing potential side effects of radiation treatment, and is supported by both federal and private non-profit research endowments.
He is also a reviewer and examiner for the American Board of Radiology, and he currently serves on the Scientific Planning Committee for the American Brachytherapy Society annual meeting. He has co-authored consensus guidelines on stereotactic body radiation therapy and image-guided robotic brachytherapy.