Angela Cyza, RT(R)
Chairman of the Board
I started my journey with the NSRT as a student representative and have held many offices on the board
since that time (and over the last 9 years).
For 7 1/2 years I worked as an evening staff technologist as St Elizabeth's in Lincoln. For the last 2 1/2
years I have worked full time for Southeast Community College as a classroom instructor and clinical instructor at St Elizabeth's.
I currently live in Lincoln with my husband, Aaron, and our dog Frannie. I enjoy being in my flower gardens as long as the mosquitos aren't nearby.
Nolan Vasa, RT(R)
I grew up mostly living in small town Malmo, Nebraska as a second child of four. I’ve lived in Nebraska my entire life, but have explored most of the United States through my travels. I pride myself on being a very social and interactive person. I perceive myself to be an approachable individual who can make friends out of any situation. This quality has already helped me make so many amazing connections throughout my short career. In my spare time I enjoy the company of my friends and planning adventures and trips both locally and throughout the country. I also enjoy my morning and evening runs with my dog. Dexter, who is an extremely energetic blue merle border collie. He keeps me very busy, and showers me with excitement every time I come home.
Creating complex images of the human body while having a career that is patient centered has given me a meaningful career thus far. Every day is something different! I proudly work in the Methodist Healthcare System as a CT, MRI and X-ray technologist. I also have interest in building a career as a traveling technologist someday.
I went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha for my pre-requisites for my degree. During this time, I became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and gained quite a bit of valuable patient care and hospital experience. I graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center radiography program, CT practicum and MRI programs. I was elected the student representative for the NSRT for the three years I was a student. The connections I built and the experience I gained while working with leaders in my profession at a state and national level led me to holding the position of Vice-President of the NSRT.
Stephanie Cannon, RT(R)
I began my career as a graduate from Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology. I continued my education at UNMC and received a Bachelor’s degree in radiation sciences. I worked as a diagnostic and MRI technologist for a little over a year at Regional West before moving to Missouri. While in Missouri,
I practiced as a diagnostic, MRI, and finally a cardiac catheterization / interventional technologist. In 2013, my family decided to return to
western Nebraska. I accepted a position as the program instructor at Regional West. I was fortunate to be offered the Program Director position in 2016.
I graduated with my Masters of Science in Radiologic Sciences from Midwestern State University in the summer of 2017.
My first experience with the NSRT was helping my mom plan the 1993 NSRT annual conference in Gering. Upon returning to Nebraska in 2013, I became a member
and assisted with the 2014 Spring Education Saturday. I was the 2016 Annual Conference Co-Chair, and the 2017 Fall Education Saturday Organizer.
I have been married to my husband Chris for almost 18 years. We have two sons, Weston and Sterling. We spend our time going to soccer games, horse shows,
and 4-H meetings.
I am looking forward to having an active role in my professional society and being able to serve its members.
Mike Dutt, RT(R)
Karin Bellows, RT(R)
Council Bluffs, IA
I am the Clinical Coordinator for the Nebraska Methodist College Radiologic Technology Program. I
received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of
Science in Degree in Radiation Science Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
I currently still practice as a staff technologist at Methodist Jennie Edmondson in Council Bluffs, IA.
I was first involved in the NSRT as a student and then again once I began teaching. I want to serve as
a role model for my students and other professionals that show them the importance of being involved in
your profession. In 2019 I was the Spring Education Saturday coordinator and also presented Patient Care:
Why Should I Care?
I have been married to my husband Paul for 10 years and we have three children, Noah, Alexis (6),
and Ayden (3). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and I also serve
as the Nebraska Chapter Chair of the Star Legacy Foundation in memory of my son, Noah.
Tanya Custer, RT(R)
Advisory Board Member
Tanya Custer is an assistant professor & distance education coordinator in the Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
Tanya’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiation Science Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center studying both radiography and radiation therapy. In 2009, Tanya earned a Master of Science Degree in Leadership Education with a specialization in Distance Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Tanya held positions as both a staff radiation therapist and a clinical education coordinator prior to becoming faculty at UNMC in 2006.
Tanya is active in the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologist and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Tanya has lectured at numerous local, state, regional and national conferences over the past several years. Her research interests include various topics related to the education of medical imaging students including mindfulness, the flipped classroom approach, the Anatomage Virtual dissection table and e-Learning.
Shelli Weddum, RT(R)
Advisory Board Member
I am an associate professor and Assistant Director/Clinical Coordinator of the Clarkson College RT Program. I graduated
from Jennie Edmundson School of Radiologic Technology in 1993, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging
in 2005 and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration in 2011 from Clarkson College. I have been employed at Clarkson College
for 15 years and have held my current position for over 10 years.
I have been an active member of NSRT and held my first position on the Board of Directors as Nominations Chair in 2015.
I continued on the board as President Elect in 2016, and now President in 2017. I am looking forward to representing
the NSRT as a Nebraska Delegate at the annual ASRT House of Delegates meeting in June.
My focus is to give back to the profession that has given me so many career and life opportunities, advocate and
increase membership for our state society and be a mentor for those interested in serving on the board.
And a personal note, I thoroughly enjoy and cherish family time with my two boys and husband.
Darren Wells, RT(R)
I recently went through the proverbial mid-life crisis and went back to school. I graduated in August, 2018 from the Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in Scottsbluff, NE with my A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology. I also hold a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Chadron State College. After graduating and passing my Radiography Registry, I accepted a position with Regional West Physicians Clinic as a staff technologist where I float between the Family Medicine/Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and Urgent Care clinics. A majority of my work history has been in healthcare from being a CNA, an optician, to a business manager for an optometric practice and a nursing home. I am a military veteran having served 13 years in the Nebraska and Colorado Army National Guards and having spent a year (2003-2004) deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom.
I served as a Student Representative on the NSRT Board the two years (2016-2018) I was a rad tech student. I was honored to be selected by the NSRT to attend the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program in the summer of 2018 (Viva! Las Vegas!). I continue to be involved in the ASRT-SLDP taking education modules (leadership academy and advocacy academy). I have always been involved in my community and professional organizations. I am looking forward to serving you as the Nominations Chair and to continue to be actively involved with the NSRT.
I was born and raised and have lived in Nebraska all my life except for a four year stint in Colorado. My wife of 29 years, Wendy and I along with our two boys, Chase-19 and Keaton-16, and our dog Sassfaras, cat Misty, and hedgehog Quilber have made our home in Scottsbluff. In my free time, I enjoy walks with my family, traveling, watching local high school sports, Husker football, and relaxing.