Enrico Perez, CRA, FAHRA - Candidate for AHRA Director

Administrative Director at NYU University Hospital in Mineola, NY 

To be nominated by your peers, and fellow Board members is extremely humbling and now I am seeking re-election. As a Board Member, the past 3 years has been an amazing time for AHRA. I believe there is work to continue to prepare the organization and all of it current and future members to embrace the changes and challenges we are all facing. I still have much to offer and give back to an organization that has given me so much over the many years and want to continue to serve all of you. This is the organization that provides its members the ability to network, bounce ideas off your peers, and provides valuable information to help with our positions. The organization then provides us with the resources to assist us in the performance of our jobs such as meetings, webinars and articles. Our books enables members to further develop their skills, advance in their careers, seek further degrees, and become a CRA. If elected to this position, it would give me the opportunity to ensure that educational opportunities given to our members continue to not only meet their expectations, but also exceed expectation. I will work with the industrial experts as well as regulatory experts, with the other directors and committees to ensure our mission is achieved and that we continue to grow and be the resource for imaging professionals in all modalities including Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology and for our military members as they transition from a military life to the world of Public Healthcare. The past 3 years has been amazing with the recruitment and transition of our CEO, and I would like to continue working with him to make AHRA the organization where administrators go to enhance their careers and stay current with technology and ideas, and to have the resources both educational and personal to discuss the latest concepts and challenges. Thank You.

Question & Answer

What do you see as the primary role of AHRA’s Board of Directors?
The role is to provide direction and oversite to the Organization, by maintaining the Mission, and Policies of the organization.

How do you define governance? Describe your experience with strategic planning.
Prior to being a Board Member, I had been on the Committee to update the Strategic plan and set the path forward.  Then over the past 3 years, I have worked to implement the plans in place and continue to assist keeping them updated as needed.

What was your initial reason for joining AHRA, and why do you choose to continue your membership?
This is the organization that provides information and education for a leader so that he or she can stay up to date on current issues and solutions being used by your peers. It is a place to brain storm major issues and at times get a different perspective.

What would you say to a peer who was on the fence about becoming a member?
This is about your position and how you get information. It is a place to get fresh ideas, different point of views, as well as a place where you can present your accomplishments and explain how you solved an issue that probably affects many. It is a support group and a group of your peers that actually cares. What could ever be wrong with having colleagues, potential lifelong friends and acquaintances to help you meet the challenges we all face.

Professional History and Experience

Medical Imaging: 39 Years
Work History:

• 2003-Present: Administrative Director, NYU University Hospital, Mineola, NY
• 1996-2003: Senior Director, NY Presbyterian, NYC, NY
• 1977-1996: Administrative Director, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, NYC, NY


• 1974: BS, Biology/Pre Med, Long Island University, NY

• 2002: CRA credential at AHRA
• 1982: RT(R) designation at ARRT

AHRA / AHRA EF Offices, Appointments, and Activities

AHRA member since 1980, CRA since 2002, Fellow since 2011
• 2005-2007, 2012: Item Writer , Test question writer
• 2006, 2007: Design Team Member, Annual
• 2008: Spring Design Team, Spring Conference
• 2009: Chair Spring Conference, Spring Conference
• 2010-2015: Commissioner,  RACC 
• 2011: Secretary/Treasurer, RACC
• 2012-2013: Vice-Chair, RACC
• 2014-2015: Chair, RACC

Other Professional and Community Activities

• 2012-Present: Free and Accepted Masons, Mason

Other Board Experience

• 2011-Present: Carestream, Medical Advisory Board Member

Fundraising Experience

• 2009-2011: Winthrop University, Fund raising for New Building

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