SNMMI and SNMMI-TS Announce 2020 Leadership Academy Candidates

January 10, 2020

SNMMI is pleased to announce the selected candidates for both the SNMMI Future Leaders Academy and the SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy, taking place in conjunction with the SNMMI 2020 Mid-Winter Meeting. These highly competitive leadership development workshops only accept a limited number of applicants each year and are considered the cornerstone of SNMMI’s governance training for committee chairs, council and center leadership, and the SNMMI and SNMMI-TS executive boards.

SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy has seen 168 graduates since it’s inception in 2007. The SNMMI Future Leaders Academy was then created in 2014 and since then has graduated 41 participants. We look forward to seeing what leadership positions these future graduates will strive to hold! 


2020 SNMMI Future Leaders Academy Candidates:

Yoram Baum, MD    Emory University
Sarah Cheal, PhD       Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ryan Downey, MD      University of Nebraska Medical Center
Shadi Esfahani, MD, MPH    Massachusetts General Hospital
Pedram Heidari, MD, MPH  Massachusetts General Hospital
Mary Ellen Koran, MD, PhD  Stanford
Courtney Lawhn Heath, MD        University of California San Francisco
Maria Menendez, DVM, PhD   Ohio State University
Domnique  Newallo, MD     Emory University
Thomas Ng, MD, PhD  Brigham and Womens Hospital
Darpan Pandya, PhD   Wake Forest
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, MD, MSc Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal
Daniella Pinho, MD   UT Southwestern Medical Center
Ali Salavati, MD, MPH  University of Minnesota
Vanessa Sanders, PhD   Brookhaven National Laboratory

2020 SNMMI-TS Leadership Academy Candidates:

Roberta  Alvarez, MS, ARRT(N)(MR)     Hartford Healthcare Medical Group
Rebecca Gallagher, CNMT Jeanes Hospital
Jose Meza, CNMT,PET,NCT,R.T.(N)    VA North Texas Healthcare System
Samantha Miller, RT(N)      Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Christopher Owens, CNMT, PET, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(N)     Florida Cancer Specialist and Research Institute
Laura Wotta, CNMT   CentraCare Health
Garrett Anderson    Loma Linda University
Taylor Steenburgen    Kaiser Permanente School Of Allied Health
Thalia Zolis    Robert Morris University
Nicole LaBrecque     Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Keexia Osborne     Indiana University School of Medicine


Congratulations to all those selected for these exclusive programs!