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 Comer’s 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 where 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. He currently holds a position at Kansas University Health System.
Alaa has been a member of the AAET exam committee since 2014.
Melisa Mayberry, R.NCS.T.
Melisa started her career at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO in 2001, where she performed EEG’s, EP’s, NCV’s, ENG’s, and IOM Cases. She received her neurodiagnostic training with Larry Head and EMG/ NCV training with Jerry Morris R.NCS.T.
In 2008 she became a traveler for Aureus, extending her contract with Greenville Memorial Healthcare, SC where I eventually took a full time position mainly performing NCS on pediatrics and adults, under the direction of a Physician.
In 2014 she accepted a position at University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO performing mainly NCV and assisted in teaching nerve conduction to rotating residents and students. In 2015 she passed the R.NCS.T exam.
She has been Neurodiagnostics for 17 years and is looking forward to extending her contribution to the field by joining the AAET Board of Directors.
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.