Faculty and Certifications

Program Faculty

Program Director-Frank Zaleski, MBA, BS, RT ( R )

  • Master of Business Administration, Health Care Administration, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Community Health & Human Services, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
  • Associate of Art, Liberal Arts, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
  • Certificate in Radiography, Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, Riverhead, NY

Frank began his education in Radiologic Technology at Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology in 1996. He completed the requirements of the programin 1998, and began his career as a Staff Radiographer at First Choice Medical Care in Holbrook, New York. He performed Radiography and helped with medical triage of the patients in the facility. He was asked to be an adjunct instructor at his Alma Mater by providing course instruction in Medical Terminology and Film Analysis.

He continued his career as a Staff Radiographer at BAB Radiology in Huntingtonin 2000. As a Staff Radiographer, he was responsible for performing Radiography, Computerized Tomography and Bone Densitometry. At the same time, he attended Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York and completed the requirements for his Associate of Art degree in Liberal Studies in 2005.

Promoted to Chief Radiographer at BAB Radiology, Frank's responsibilities were expanded to include supervising technologists, maintaining schedules, and meeting the standards of accreditation with the American College of Radiology for Mammography and Computerized Tomography. He also supervised New York State Department of Health inspections of the Radiography machines and United States Food and Drug Administration inspections of the Mammography units.

In 2007, Frank completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and Human Services from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue,New York. He was invited to be an Instructor and a Clinical Coordinator at St. John's University's Program of Radiologic Technology. His responsibilities included schedule coordination, supervising clinical responsibilities, and maintaining records of competency for the students in the program. He provided course instruction in Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning, amongst other courses. He also was appointed to be Chairperson of the Subcommittee for Admission to the Radiologic Technology program. He also served as a guest lecturer in the Physician Assistant and Paramedic Programs at St. John's University.

Frank completed his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from St. Joseph's College, in Patchogue, NY, in August, 2009. During this time, he combined his roots in Radiologic Technology, his undergraduate career in Community Health and Human Services and his management experience as Chief Radiographer.

In May 2010, Frank was appointed Program Director for the School of Radiologic Technology at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He is currently responsible for insuring the objectives of the program are met with the students, performing the administrative needs of the program, supervising the budget, providing career counseling, and course instruction in the curriculum for the program. He is happy to be back at "home" and finds great joy in educating the future generation of Radiologic Technologists.

Frank is currently certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologistsin Radiography and is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support. He is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, and the Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of the State of New York.

He is currently continuing his graduate work in Social Welfare and Community Health at Stony Brook University.

Clinical Coordinator-Nicole Reimann, MS Ed, BS, RT ( R ) ( M )

  • Master of Education, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
  • Associate Applied Science, Radiologic Technology, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Certificate, Mammography, ARRT

Nicole Reimann has been a registered Radiologic Technologist and Mammographer since 1996. Nicole graduated Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Allied Health Imaging Technology from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi,TX and went on to complete a Bachelor of Art degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Education at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. Her 15 years of experience in radiology and mammography, as well as a biology and education degree, give her the knowledge and ability of integrating the principles ofeducation with the practical experience of clinical work.

Nicole currently serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the School of RadiologicTechnology. She is responsible for overseeing the clinical aspect of the program as well as making sure didactic and clinical requirements are met according to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Her teaching interests include human structure and function, radiation protection, radiographic pathology, film analysis, and mammography.

Before becoming the clinical coordinator for the school of radiology,Nicole had worked at out outpatient radiology facilities in Texas and New York where she worked as a staff technologist performing x-ray, mammography and quality control.

Clinical Instructor Bernardine Bauser, BS, RT, ( R )

  • Bachelor of Science, Educational Studies of the Radiologic Sciences, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Certificate Radiography, Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, Riverhead, NY

Bernardine graduated Summa Cum Laude from Empire State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, which complements her professional certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.  Graduating from Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology in 2011 as Valedictorian, Bernardine champions the high quality of education offered all students enrolled in this extremely competitive educational program.

Joining the faculty of the School of Radiologic Technology shortly after her graduation, Bernardine is responsible for ensuring didactic and clinical requirements are met according to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  Her teaching responsibilities encompass Quality Management, Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning in the clinical environment, Introduction to Radiologic Science and Radiographic Technique and Medical Terminology.

Bernardine has a vast wealth of experiences from her twenty-year career in various management positions within the aviation industry for a major U.S. airline.  Additionally, Bernardine’s  experiences as a corporate business owner enriched her with a  host of Human Resource and Finance Management tools that are vital in their application in the Health Care Industry today.

Instructor-Kevin DeCamp, BS, RT ( R ) ( CT )

  • Baccalaureate, Biology, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Certificate Radiography, Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, Riverhead, NY
  • Certificate, Computerized Tomography, ARRT

Instructor-Barbara Barry, RN

  • Associate Science, Nursing, SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY 

Clinical Instructor-Mary Galligan, RT ( R ) ( M )

  • Certificate Radiography, Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, Riverhead, NY
  • Clinical Site, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY 

Clinical Instructor-Joseph Kopel, RT ( R )

  • Certificate Radiography, Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology, Riverhead, NY
  • Clinical Site, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Patchogue, NY 

Clinical Instructor-Nicholas Carlo, RT ( R )

  • Certificate Radiography, Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens School of Radiography
  • Clinical Site, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Patchogue, NY

 

Certifications

The Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology is certified by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Radiologic Technology and by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

  • Available for inspection upon request are all detailed policies and procedures regarding vacation, sick leave, clinical time compensation due to extended illness, discipline and standards for student conduct and performance.
  • Also available are the criteria for radiography program accreditation described in the "Standards of an Accredited Educational Program for the Radiographer" published by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
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