APCR Board of Directors: 2021-2022
|Melinda Parangan-Chu||President||University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
|Tina Hunter||President-Elect||University of Nebraska Medical Center
|Amanda Easton||Immediate Past President||University of Washington
|Angela Huff||Board Member-at-Large||
|Amanda Hicks||Board Member-at-Large||University of Illinois
|Ranitta McDowell||Board Member-at-Large||Emory University
|Kim Christman||Board Member-at-Large
Virginia Commonwealth University
Melinda has worked at the UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging for the past 23 years. In her current role as the Director of Education Programs, she is responsible for overseeing the 10 clinical fellowship programs, diagnostic radiology program, integrated and independent interventional radiology residency programs, medical student radiology rotations, and the postgraduate continuing education program. She is an active member of the Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology (APCR) and serves on the board, chairs the Fellowship and Survey Committees, and is a member of the Electronic Communication and Wellness Committees.
Residency Program Coordinator
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Tina has worked in the Department of Radiology for 25 years. She started as an office associate, was assistant to the Chairman, and has been an Education Coordinator for the last 19 years. She oversees the radiology residency/fellowships/medical students for the department. She has 24 radiology residents, 5 fellows, and approximately 16 medical students that rotate monthly in the department. She is the chair of the Membership Committee and also serves on the Mentoring Committee for the APCR. She been a member of the APCR for 18 years, and has served as an APCR board member since 2018.
Sheik became the Assistant Director of Education in the Department of Radiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in November 2012. Responsibilities include oversight of all educational programs. Prior to that he held positions in graduate medical education in Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia and NYU.
At NYPH-Columbia Sheik has served, led, and helped establish the first NYPH Coordinators Sub-Committee. He has presented at the ACGME conference and co-authored a publication about residency recruitment. In addition, he contributed to the successful application of a grant for hybrid learning initiatives for medical students and serves as a team member implementing the new educational paradigms.
Sheik became a member of APCR in February 2013 and serves on the APCR Mentoring Committee.
Amanda Easton is the Radiology Education Manager and oversees all of the Program Coordinators and ACGME and Non-ACGME training programs within the University of Washington Department of Radiology including clerkships and the ABR IMG Alternate Pathway. She is lucky to work closely with a great group of Program Directors and Program Coordinators. Amanda is active within the University of Washington GME community having served on the GME Position Allocation Committee and as a founding member of the Program Administrators Advisory Council. The University of Washington GME and Department of Radiology are very supportive of Program Coordinators/Administrators and not only supported, but encouraged Amanda to pursue opportunities at a larger level with the Association of Program Coordinators. Amanda has worked in graduate medical education since 2014. Prior to her switch to graduate medical education, Amanda worked as a Director of Human Resources for a large, national non-profit. Amanda was born and raised in Seattle and is happy to work for her alma mater. When not busy as a Program Education Manager, Amanda enjoys reading, watching true crime, and trying new restaurants.
For the last eight years Angela Huff has been the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Coordinator at Emory University, a position that started as a temp job in August 2012. Before becoming a Program Coordinator, she served in the U.S. Army. Her military background instilled an exceptional set of core values ‐ honor, integrity, and dependability that still cultivate her drive today. She has over twenty years of working experience. She currently serves on the following APCR committees: Membership Committee, Wellness Committee. Additionally, she previously served on the APCR Scholarship Committee.
Amanda Hicks serves as Program Coordinator for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine‐Peoria, a position she’s held since June 2016. Prior to that, she spent four years in administration of the Med‐Peds Residency Program at the same institution. Her work life before entering graduate medical education included work with the Upward Bound program to encourage high school students from low‐income families to continue their education levels beyond high school. Amanda earned an Associate’s degree in Arts and Science from Illinois Central College in 2012 and is working toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Illinois‐ Springfield. Amanda also earned her Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) initial certification in 2019. In the past, Amanda has served as an officer for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society. She was also a recipient of the “Staff that Makes A Difference Award” for her work with the Upward Bound program, and most recently has served as graphic arts director for the Civil Service Employee Council at the University of Illinois College of Medicine‐Peoria. Amanda serves as a member of the Mentoring Committee. In addition, she serves as the Chair of the Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee. When Amanda isn’t managing the day‐to‐day operations of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, she loves to paint, teach dance, and bowl in leagues and tournaments. She lives in Spring Bay, Illinois with her husband Greg, kids Devin and Summer, and two dogs Nina and LJ.
Ranitta McDowell began her career as an Administrative Coordinator in 2010 with the GME office at Summa Health in Akron, OH. Upon promotion to Program Coordinator she acquired 3 programs. Two of them had site visits on the horizon. Being thrown in the fire not only fueled her hunger to learn more but also ignited a passion for organization, readiness and process improvement which lead to her current role as Program Coordinator at Emory University for 5 programs for 7 ½ years. She joined the APCR in 2013 and has attended AUR annually since joining. She served on the Fellowship Committee from 2015-2019. She is currently serving on the following APCR committees:
- Electronics Committee
- IR/DR AD-HOC Committee
- Membership Committee
- Mentoring Committee
- Professional Development Committee
Since August 2012, Kim Christman has served at the Senior Program Coordinator for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at VCU Health in Richmond, VA. Prior to moving to Virginia, she was a Respiratory Therapist. She has over twenty years of working experience between respiratory therapy and work in Radiology since 1998. Kim actively participates in her institutions GMEC and GME Oversight Committee as well as Chairs the PC Board Council. She currently serves on the following APCR committees: IR/DR Ad-Hoc Committee, Special Events Ad-Hoc Committee. Previously, she served on the APCR Survey Committee.