Imaging the World’s Board of Directors draws leading experts from diverse fields and corporate entities.
Jane Alsofrom, Chair
Jane is the former Radiation Therapy Program Director at the University of Vermont where she also taught courses in the radiation therapy degree program and the Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences department. She has worked with Imaging the World in different capacities since 2015 and holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College and a Master’s of Education from the University of Vermont. In addition, Jane chairs the Vermont Board of Radiologic Technology.
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.
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.
Barbara is the Department Administrator for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont. She previously served as a Senior Principal Banking Officer at the Bank of Uganda in Kampala. She offers Imaging the World in-depth experience in data analysis, business administration and project management. She holds a Master’s in Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics, both from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Thomas F Coates III
Tom is cofounder and executive committee member of Coates & Davenport, a law firm in Richmond, VA. He has an extensive background in real estate and business transactions from residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales to major corporate mergers and acquisitions. Tom has also provided general business and corporate legal advice to businesses and professional practices. He has a life-long involvement in nonprofit communities, serving on the boards of, and as counsel for, numerous nonprofit educational and charitable organizations.
Bob is founder of Sustainable Digital, a consulting firm offering technology and digital communication services to nonprofits and international NGOs. Bob began his career as a reporter and editor before moving online with the advent the internet. He has worked with internet startups in the US, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and India, mostly in the online travel field. Bob started Sustainable Digital in 2015 and works throughout Vermont, New England and internationally.
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.
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.
Mary became involved with Imaging the World in 2009, contributing in research, education, and training. In this role she leads activities relating to quality assurance, quality improvement, and patient experience improvements. This role supports creating standardization in care delivery and developing quality metrics to guide clinical decision making. Mary has a Master’s in Radiologic Sciences and is the Radiology Quality Officer for the University of Vermont Medical Center and is a clinical instructor at the UVM College of Medicine.