Tricia Peters – Past President

The PSWTC is made up of an amazing group of volunteers looking out for the interest of technologists.  It is an honor to be President of this Chapter.  We give you the opportunity to make a difference in your profession, build strong relationships with your peers and enhance the success of your career path.  We provide continuing education opportunities as well as advocate for our profession.  I have had the pleasure of volunteering with this wonderful group of people since attending the leadership academy in 2012.  Since that time I have held many positions within the Chapter.  One of the reasons I have enjoyed my career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is that the profession is constantly evolving.  Because of this evolution I have experienced many changes, challenges, and upheavals during my career.  Today we are facing many challenges to our profession from isotope shortages to other professions encroaching on our practice.  We are also at the precipice of change with the advent of many new radioactive drugs that are treating cancer.  It is imperative that we continue to evolve and stay present with the technology in order for us to succeed.

A little about me:  I am the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.  It’s a wonderful place to work.  I was born in Santa Barbara and was fortunate enough to be able to return here for my career.  I have been married to an amazing man for 28 years.  We have three children.  Our oldest is getting married in May so that has been a large focus this year.  We are also planning on taking a family trip to Ireland this summer (15 of us) so I’m really looking forward to that.

I pride myself on developing others which is why I’m excited that we will be offering another leadership academy this year in association with our Mickey Williams, City of Hope meeting.  Julie Bolin does an amazing job organizing this endeavor and should you wish to develop in your career you should apply to attend.  I encourage all of you to give back to our community.  Surprisingly enough, you will get more in return.