About S.T.A.R.

Established in June of 2003, South Texas Associates of Radiology are committed to assisting radiologic technologists in achieving technical competency and receiving quality continuing education through professionally developed seminar settings (with ASRT approved classes). These events will meet ARRT requirements and Texas requirements for biennium certification and licensure requirements.

Company Officers:

Warren Parker is a retired Army veteran, having served more than 20 years in the military. He has held various positions in Radiography to include an Angiography Technologist, MRI Technologist, and Diagnostic Supervisor throughout his military career. Additionally, he served as a Radiology Instructor for 5 years at the Academy of Health Sciences and 2 years as a Clinical Instructor at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia. Warren completed his undergraduate degree at Wayland Baptist University and holds a Master’s Certificate in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Health Services Management from Webster University.


David Velez has over 25 years experience as a radiology manager, educator and technologist. He graduated from the Army Medical Department's Radiology Program in 1980.  Registered with (ARRT) American Registry of Radiology Technologist, RT[R], David also has a Masters in Management in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University.  Also a member of (ASRT) American Society of Technologists, he has served as Director of radiology services for a 200 plus-bed hospital, coordinator  for an 190 bed hospital, been manager for an Imaging Center, and Senior Imaging Supervisor in a 400-bed care medical center with a teaching program. David has three years experience as an Occupational Health Care facility Administrator with 9 separate radiology locations and was a Radiology instructor for five years in the largest producing radiologic technologist program in the country, the U.S. Army, from which he retired after a distinguished twenty year professional background.


John Mayes received his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1971.  He enlisted into the Army and was trained as a Radiologic Technologist.  Immediately following his three year enlistment and based on his teaching credentials he was hired by the Army to teach technologists in courses of Radiographic Physics, Principles of Exposure, Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning, Computer Literacy, and many others until his retirement from federal service in 2004.  He estimates that he had a part in training 12,000 technologists from the largest RT school in the world.  His students included 7 fathers/sons during his 33+ years of federal service.  He received his Master of Arts in 1978 with a dual master’s in Management and Human Relations from Webster University.  He is an RT[R], a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the Alamo Area Society of Technologists.  He has co-authored two textbooks and counts woodworking and computer databases among his hobbies.



 
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