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Terin Bates

Terin Bates, co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Group, introduces herself as the lead and facilitator for the team. With over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector across various industries such as healthcare, higher education, industrial manufacturing, and public relations, Terin is dedicated to creating spaces for innovation and building meaningful relationships. Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, she has been the Volunteer Engagement Manager at Inteleos for four years.

Terin holds a Master’s in Business Administration from American University and has earned a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University’s online program, as well as a DEI in the Workplace certificate from the University of South Florida’s MUMA College of Business. Her involvement in DEI initiatives extends to serving in numerous groups, including the American University’s KOGOD School of Business DEI Committee. Those interested in connecting with Terin can find her on LinkedIn.

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Tammy Walker

Meet Tamara Walker, co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Group, who serves as the executive liaison for the organization. Tamara, known as Tammy, is a transformative leader with a rich history of over 25 years in driving cultural change and leading transformative initiatives within complex organizations and networks during periods of growth and transformation.

Currently serving as the Chief People Officer (CPO) at Inteleos for over six years, Tammy has developed her career across diverse industries, including healthcare, technology startups, human rights not-for-profit, government contracting, and residential remodeling. She brings a passion for making a positive impact, team building, and talent development to her work, aiming to transform organizations from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Tammy holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She has also earned certifications from the Scrum Alliance, Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For those interested in connecting with Tamara, visit her LinkedIn profile.

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Dr. Ed Hasan

Dr. Ed Hasan, a Palestinian-American and Muslim, is an author, speaker, and professor. He serves as the CEO of Kaizen Human Capital, an evidence-based organizational development, coaching, and training firm. Dr. Hasan is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and holds the position of Subject Matter Expert and Instructor for the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a sought-after speaker on workplace diversity and inclusion, culture, and leadership.

Recognized as one of George Mason University’s Prominent Patriots in Business, Dr. Ed exemplifies a well-rounded scholar engaged in innovative practices. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Georgetown University, acknowledging his commitment to inclusive excellence and his role as a consummate professor. Dr. Hasan earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Southern California, focusing his research on religious inclusion in the workplace.

For professional connections and more information, visit Dr. Ed Hasan’s LinkedIn profile.

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Dale Cyr

Dale Cyr serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Inteleos, the overarching governance and management organization encompassing the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA), the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy, and the Inteleos Foundation. With a combined 22 years of tenure at ARDMS and Inteleos, Dale has played a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s trajectory.

Throughout his tenure, Dale has had the privilege of representing Inteleos globally, delivering numerous lectures and workshops on business and certification. This exposure has afforded him the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures and individuals, contributing significantly to his personal and professional growth.

Dale’s commitment to guiding Inteleos towards mission growth for the enhancement of global health and public safety through assessments is evident. His leadership involves tackling two Grand Challenges and implementing the Interaction Field methodology to foster shared value opportunities, ultimately contributing to the development of diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities worldwide.

Educationally, Dale holds an MBA in finance from the Albers School of Business and Economics in Seattle, WA. He also possesses a certificate in Social Finance from Oxford University’s Said Business School, Oxford, UK. Notably, Dale has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Interestingly, Dale’s professional journey began as a sonographer before he pursued business school.

For those seeking to connect or learn more about Dale Cyr, visit his professional LinkedIn profile.

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Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown, M.Ed., RDMS (AB, BR, FE, OB/GYN), RVT, RT(R), holds the position of Medical Imaging Clinical Coordinator and Lead Sonography Faculty at the Maine College of Health Professions (MCHP) in Lewiston, Maine. With a career spanning over a decade, Danielle has served as a staff Sonographer, educator, and subject matter expert. Her commitment to accessible and inclusive education for the industry’s future professionals has been a driving force throughout her tenure.

In addition to her clinical and educational roles, Danielle pursued her master’s degree with a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the classroom setting. As part of her passion projects, she actively integrates the principles of Sonographer ergonomics and injury prevention into the ultrasound education curriculum at MCHP.

Currently serving as the President of the Maine Sonographers Association, Danielle plays a key role in fostering professional collaboration and development within the field. Her dedication extends beyond the classroom, influencing the broader sonography community.

Danielle holds a master’s degree in Higher Education, Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Additionally, she is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership program at the same institution.

For those interested in connecting with Danielle Brown or learning more about her professional background, visit her LinkedIn profile.

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David Dawson, MD

Dr. David L. Dawson is a distinguished vascular surgeon, educator, and leader, bringing over 14 years of dedicated volunteer service to Inteleos. Currently, he serves as the Chair for the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) Council, showcasing his commitment to advancing medical certification standards. Throughout his extensive volunteer service, Dr. Dawson has held various leadership roles, consistently focusing on initiatives to enhance inclusion and broaden engagement.

As a decorated veteran, Dr. Dawson retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of colonel. His military career was marked by unique and diverse roles, including serving as the Chief of the Medical Sciences Division at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In this capacity, he managed medical support for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, highlighting his ability to navigate complex and critical healthcare environments.

Beyond his military service, Dr. Dawson holds the title of emeritus professor from the University of California and currently serves as a clinical professor at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine. He earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California.

For those interested in connecting with Dr. David L. Dawson or learning more about his professional background, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Lorraine Chisar

Lorraine Chisar

Lorraine Chisari, Manager of the Ultrasound Department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Hospital of Chicago, brings over 30 years of dedicated service to Lurie Children’s, formerly known as Children’s Memorial. Commencing her career as a staff sonographer, Lorraine has evolved into her current role as an influential leader in pediatric ultrasound.

With RDMS certifications in Abdomen, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurosonology, and an RVT certification in Vascular Technology, Lorraine’s expertise is integral to her commitment to hiring and nurturing new graduates from Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs. Her passion lies in cultivating these individuals into proficient pediatric sonographers.

Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Leadership from National Louis University, underscoring her commitment to advancing her education and expertise in healthcare leadership.

In addition to her clinical role, Lorraine has been an active volunteer with ARDMS/Inteleos for nearly two decades. Beginning as an Item Writer, she has contributed significantly to various committees and task forces, culminating in her current position as an Inteleos Board of Director.

For those interested in connecting with Lorraine Chisari or learning more about her professional journey, visit her LinkedIn profile.

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Liz O'Brien

Liz O’Brien, CSPO, has served as the Manager of Customer Relations at Inteleos for over 4 years, bringing with her a wealth of experience accumulated over a 25-year career in leading teams and shaping customer experiences. Her professional journey spans both for-profit and non-profit sectors, with a specific emphasis on contributing to organizations in the health and education domains.

As the proud mother of a 19-year-old son who is “differently-abled,” Liz has garnered extensive experience advocating for equal access and inclusion in both private and public sectors. This personal journey has fueled her passion for championing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for both employees and customers.

Liz obtained her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and she furthered her education by earning an MBA from Ashford University. Her academic achievements reflect her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

For those interested in connecting with Liz O’Brien or learning more about her professional background, visit her LinkedIn profile.

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Bhupindar Singh, MD

Dr. Bhupinder Singh, MD, brings over 11 years of diverse leadership experience to his role as a prominent figure in establishing and obtaining approval for major healthcare programs in Canada and internationally. His notable achievements include spearheading the development of managed care educational strategies, integrating delivery systems, and enhancing the quality and utilization of management programs in education.

As a Renowned Educational Consultant, Dr. Singh currently holds the position of Professor and Head of the Health Faculty at Canadian All Care College. Simultaneously, he serves as the CEO of the Institute of Business and Technology and holds the esteemed role of President at Lotus Educational Inc.

As a minority in Canada, Dr. Singh is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the workplace and the broader community. His passion for creating a more inclusive environment extends to employees, customers, and society as a whole.

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Guillermo Renderos, MD

Dr. Guillermo Renderos, MD, MHA, RDMS, RVT, RT (R), is a distinguished Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Salvadoran Medical Doctor, bringing over 20 years of extensive experience to his multifaceted career. His professional journey spans various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, where he has excelled in the practice of different radiology modalities, including ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, musculoskeletal ultrasound, urology ultrasound, and transcranial Doppler.

Dr. Renderos holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and is a proud member of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. With a solid academic foundation and empirical knowledge in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) education, he has had the honor of serving as a DMS Program Director, Clinical Director, and staff faculty for multiple schools in Southern California.

In addition to his roles in education, Dr. Renderos has contributed significantly to the field as an ACCET evaluator, DMS curriculum creator, and a member of APCA and ARDMS. Through his involvement, he has recognized the importance of promoting student academic success, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the realms of sonography and medical advancement.

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Lashelle Jones

Lashelle Jones, an accomplished ultrasound specialist specializing in obstetrics and gynecology (RDMS-OB GYN) and fetal echocardiography (RDCS-FE), currently serves as the Lead Sonographer at Maternal Fetal Associates in Reston, Virginia. Boasting over 20 years of expertise in women’s health and perinatal medicine, Jones has cultivated a profound understanding of her field.

Jones embarked on her journey in maternal fetal medicine with a unique opportunity, receiving direct training from a perinatal specialist. This experience solidified her unwavering dedication to advancing women’s health, fetal development, and echocardiography. Throughout her illustrious career, Jones has actively contributed to the field through various initiatives, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the standards of care in maternal-fetal health.

In addition to her clinical role, Jones generously dedicates her time to tutoring recent graduates, offering valuable guidance and support as they prepare for their registrant exams. This tutoring service is facilitated through Varsity Tutors, a platform connecting students with experienced educators.

For those interested in connecting with Lashelle Jones or learning more about her expertise, visit her LinkedIn profile.