Imaging the World’s Board of Directors draws leading experts from diverse fields and corporate entities.
Martha Kikut, Chair
Martha received a BA in Sociology from Brandeis University and has worked as a business analyst for many years. Subsequently she has worked in communications and fundraising for education and other nonprofit entities. In addition to serving as board chair, Martha is guiding Imaging the World's five-year strategic plan, developing fundraising strategies and creating a communication plan for Imaging the World.
Kristen K DeStigter, MD, FACR
Kristen is Professor and Chair of Radiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the Radiology Health Care Service Chief for the University of Vermont Health Network. She is the co-founder and president of Imaging the World.
Kristen’s achievements include unique applications of ultrasound in rural medicine, the provision of integrated medical imaging services in under-served communities, medical education in diagnostic radiology, and global advances in women’s health care. She a member of the World Health Organization’s Referral Guidelines Development Group as part of the International Radiology Quality Network. Internationally recognized as an expert in the implementation science of radiology for rural health care, she sits on a Lancet Commission for Diagnosis, focusing in low- and middle-income countries. Currently, Kristen is Chair of the RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE) and a member of the RSNA Education Committee. She also serves on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation’s International Outreach Committee.
In addition to her clinical, administrative and international work Kristen excels as an educator at the University of Vermont’s medical school.
Magdalena R Naylor, MD, PhD
Magdalena is Clinical Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Over the past 25 years she has was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. As a director of the MindBody Medicine Clinic and the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit she conducted both clinical practice and NIH-sponsored research. Magdalena received her MD and PhD in cardiovascular physiology from the Warsaw Medical University in Poland and her training in psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center. She joined the Imaging the World team in summer of 2012.
Naiim Ali, MD
Naiim first developed an interest in American health policy as a medical student at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He has served in various leadership roles in organized medicine societies including the American Medical Association and American College of Radiology since 2010. During residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he currently serves as a chief resident, Naiim’s interest expanded to international health policy and medical work. With Imaging the World, he has been involved in community outreach, education and evaluation of sonographers, assessing sites for ultrasound readiness, and collaborating with partner organizations.
Tyler graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a degree in International Relations with an economic focus. An entrepreneur, he developed and sold two successful ski shops in Colorado and Wyoming before volunteering for four months at a medical clinic in Arusha, Tanzania. With a passion for international health, he is involved in the development of Imaging the World through new volunteer programs. He recently completed the post-baccalaureate pre-med program at the University of Vermont.
Brian is a computer programmer and systems analyst with over 20 years’ experience in developing and deploying enterprise-scale software for healthcare. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1994 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering, he worked as a computer programmer for several Fortune 500 companies. This includes 13 years at McKesson Medical Imaging where he held a variety of technical roles. Brian is passionate about driving the application of cutting edge technology to improve health care. Brian has been involved in several startup enterprises using emerging IT technology to help patients with chronic respiratory illness and reduce wait times in the ED (Blue Marble Labs, QiiQ Healthcare). Brian currently is a freelance consultant providing technical services to healthcare providers and IT vendors.