Wendy L. Sebetka, R.NCS.T., R.EEG.T.
President 2012-2013, 2017-Present
Vice President 2010-2012, 2015-2016
Examination Committee 2004-2010
Wendy began her career in 1999 after graduating from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with in her degree in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology. For the five years following graduation she worked at St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids performing EEG's, NCS and OR monitoring. In 2000, she successfully passed the AAET Registry examination granting her the R.NCS.T. credentials.
In 2004, she chose to focus her career on nerve conduction studies by accepting her current position at the University of Iowa EMG Lab. At the University of Iowa she works with a wide array of physicians consisting of neurologists, including neuromuscular and pediatric specialties, and physiatrists. She is also active in assisting in the training of medical students, residents, clinical neurophysiology fellows and Electroneurodiagnostic Technology students. In 2013 she graduated from Mount Mercy University with her Bachelor's of Applied Sciences degree in Management.
Wendy has been actively involved in AAET since 2004 when she was elected onto the examination committee. Since that time she has been involved with the various committees, AAET workshops, and the Board of Directors.
Alaa Bouzhar, R.NCS.T.
Vice President 2016-Present
Examination Committee 2014-2015
Alaa graduated from East-West University ENDT program in 2005. He started his career at Come Children's Hospital where he performed EEG', EP's, and NCV's. In 2012, Alaa took a full time position at the University of Chicago Medical Center. There, he mainly performed NCS and assisted in teaching nerve conduction techniques to rotating residents and fellows. Alaa passed his R.NCS.T. exam in 2014. In 2015, Alaa joined the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia Missouri. Alaa has been a member of the AAET exam committee since 2014.
Jan Buss, R.NCS.T
Recertification Committee 2008-Present
Mentoring Committee 2007-Present
Examination Committee 2009-2014
She began her career at Mayo in 1976 and received her neurodiagnostic training under the direction of Dr. Edward Lambert. Jan is registered in Nerve Conduction Studies and Evoked Potentials. Jan earned a bachelor's degree from Concordia University and was appointed an Instructor in Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
Jan has been with the MSHS Clinical Neurophysiology Technology program as a faculty member since its inception in 1991 and became program director in 1996. She is responsible for oversight of the program and students and the instructor for curriculum in nerve conduction studies and evoked potentials.
She has been an active member of AAET since 1977. Jan just finished her 2nd term on the AAET Examination Committee and is currently on the AAET Recertification and Mentoring committees.
Jan received the AAET 2014 Technician of the Year award and has received the MSHS Outstanding Educator and Excellence in Teaching awards several times during her career at Mayo Clinic.
Brian Garrison, R.NCS.T.
Brian Garrison is an AAET registered nerve conduction technologist who has been working in the field of neurodiagnostics since early 2012. Brian graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in May 2013 with his associates degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology, then passed the exam for R.NCS.T in 2014. Brian has been working for Neurology and Neuroscience Associates since late 2012 where he performs multiple tests (Evoked potentials, EEGs and Nerve Conductions) in 3 hospitals and 3 outpatient offices. Since graduation, Brian has been actively pursuing becoming an instructor at CCC and will hopefully be taking on a student or two for nerve conduction clinical education. Brian's hobbies include hiking, foraging for wild edibles, woodworking, music and fixing anything and everything. Brian has 3 children ranging from 19 months to 8 years old.
Vickie Rod, R.NCS.T.
Member at Large 2016-Present
Vice President, 2011-2014
Education Committee 2009-2012
Member at Large 2009-2011
Vickie began her career in the EMG Lab as a certified medical assistant at the Dean Medical Center in Madison, WI in 1990 as an assistant to the Neurologist. In 2008 she became the first technologist there and in 2009 obtained her R.NCS.T. She does routine and many of the advanced procedures including phrenic nerve studies and pediatrics. She also helps with a busy Botox clinic run in the EMG lab.
After she passed her registry, she helped begin the Education Committee for AAET. From there she was elected onto the Board of Directors for AAET as the member at large from 2009-2011, and then Vice-President from 2011-2014. She became the Chairperson for the Recertification Committee in 2016. She is very happy to be back on the Board of Directors to fulfill the member at large position.
Vickie loves to travel to the warm climates, especially to visit her daughter and relatives in New Orleans. She loves gardening and to be around any body of water and to hang out with her other daughter in Madison.