MEDIA RELEAE: PADUCAH, KY (08/29/2017) Lisa Bromley of Cadiz and an adjunct faculty member at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was recently elected to the American Medical Technologists Board of Directors.
Founded in 1939, American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for registered allied health professionals including medical technologists, phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory assistants, dental assistants, medical assistants and others.
The AMT Board of Directors, a 14-member board that is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies, helps maintain high standards in the allied health professions in the United States and abroad by offering continuing education to its members and by evaluating new legislations that may affect the members.
The board's nominating committee searches for candidates to serve on the board by contacting state societies, current board members and district councilors for recommendations.
A registered medical assistant with 16 years of experience, Bromley who works full time at Murray-Calloway County hospital and also teaches phlebotomy at WKCTC, was nominated by a board member from Texas.
"I am honored to have been nominated period, but to know that my service to the allied health profession was recognized by a board member from Texas is a great feeling," said Bromley, who also received the WKCTC's Adjunct Faculty Award earlier this year for her outstanding contributions and exemplary service to WKCTC students.
To be qualified to serve on the AMT board, candidates must have been a member of the Registry for three consecutive years and must have served terms as national or elected state or international society officer or director prior to their election or appointment.
Bromley fit the bill by serving as secretary on the Kentucky AMT state board of directors for the past 10 years. She will continue in that position for the next two years. Bromley has also served as the AMT National Chair for student activities for two years.
Once nominated, the AMT board began the interview process by talking with the Kentucky State Society to see if Bromley had performed well and met the requirements of the state society. When she passed with flying colors, Bromley's interview process continued with a new element for the candidates.
This year Bromley and fellow nominees had to submit a proposal to help state and national societies recruit new members.
"My proposal was repurposing a proctoring position to create a vocational high school liaison to help students understand AMT programs," said Bromley. "The board liked my idea, and here I am getting the wonderful opportunity to serve the allied health profession at a higher level," she said.
Bromley began her three-year term on the board in August. "I'm so excited for what lies ahead in the next three years."
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.