Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship

Bob Luther

"I want to be more involved in leadership development. I'd like to identify, guide and support those individuals who can contribute to the board of directors, and ultimately the future of the RBMA and the profession itself."
–Bob Luther, 2001 

Bob Luther was a long-time member of RBMA for 24 years and president from 1998 to 1999. He had an extensive record of volunteerism with RBMA serving on several committees and liaison positions. His commitment to the organization led to his election to the RBMA Board of Directors which culminated ultimately in him becoming president. During his time in leadership, he provided a steady hand during times of organizational change and helped implement a multi-year plan of initiatives for the association. For many years, Bob served as RBMA’s liaison to the American College of Radiology, where he promoted better relations between the organizations that still pay dividends to the radiology profession to this day. He is remembered as a man of honor and quiet humor. Bob passed away in December 2006.
The Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship was created to give RBMA members who are first time practice managers or those interested in one day becoming a practice manager a chance to experience the value of RBMA. 

Apply Now for a 2025 Scholarship

Completed applications are due by Nov. 8, 2024.

Do I Qualify?

Applicants must meet all of the following stipulations:
- Is an RBMA Member
- Has never attended an RBMA National meeting OR has not attended an RBMA National meeting in the past 3 years
- Desires to further their career within radiology business

How Do I Apply?

Complete the online application.
As part of the application you'll be asked to upload your resume/CV and one letter of recommendation.

The RBMA Foundation for Education and Research reserves the right to request additional letters of reference or conduct interviews in the event more information is required to select a candidate. 

What's included?

- The recipient receives a complimentary registration to the 2025 RBMA Annual Meeting, PaRADigm, March 25-28, 2025 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.
- The recipient receives up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel expenses

Scholarship Award Requirements

Recipients selected as a 2025 Bob Luther Emerging Leader Travel Scholarship will be subject to the following requirements:
- The recipient will maintain membership with RBMA for 2024 & 2025
- The recipient will supply a professional photograph and short bio for use in RBMA meeting publications
- The recipient is required to stay at the official conference hotel selected by RBMA for the conference they are attending
The recipient will provide a one page typed testimonial or participate in an interview for the RBMA Bulletin on lessons learned after attending the conference

Past Recipients

2024 Zoe Duffy - Central Oregon Radiology - Bend, Ore.
          Hilary Grove - Central Oregon Radiology - Bend, Ore.
          Susan Kowalczyk, MBA, CIIP - Millennium Medical Imaging, PC - Fultonville, N.Y.
          Maggie Roberts, MHL, RDMS, RDCS - TRA Medical Imaging - Tacoma, Wash.
          Michelle C. Venable, CMPE, FMC - MSN Healthcare Solutions - Baton Rouge, La.

2023 Wendy Meadows-Anderson - Dakota Radiology, Rapid City, S.D.

2022 Sara Cannata - Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Warwick, R.I.

2021 Samantha Bond - Synergy Radiology, Houston, Texas

2020 Amanda Gillum - Bloomington Radiology, Normal, Ill.
          Oleksandra Kutsenko - SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.

2019 Emily Myatt - Advanced Radiology, S.C., Moline, Ill.
          Taryn Phan - Radiology Associates of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
          Schaeffer Smith - Comprehensive Radiology Services, PLLC, Hattiesburg, Miss.

2018 Tawana Haynes - Radiology Associates of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
          Alex George - Health Images at Denver West, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2017 Allison Dano - Sheridan Health, St. Petersburg, Fla.
          William Hauber - Radiology Group, PC, SC, Davenport, Iowa

2016 Kyle Young - Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging of Billings, Billings, Mont.
          Kerri Spadaccia - Progressive Physician Associates, Bethlehem, Pa.

2015 Jammia Shea - Medical Center Radiologists, Inc., Virginia Beach, Vir.

2014 Sarah Chester - East Georgia Radiology

2013 Terri Bice - Radiology & Interventional Associates of Metairie

2012 Layne Mitchell - Georgia Health Sciences University

2011 Connie Brown - Banner Health, North Colorado Medical Center
           Kassie Hoglund - Radiological Associates of Sacramento

2010 Heather Flannigan - Arcadia Radiology Medical Group
            Brandi Osborne - Valley Regional Imaging

2009 Linda Masin - Eastern Radiological Associates

2008 Jennifer Wenning - Medical Imaging Physicians, Inc.

2007 Barbara Cooley - Early Detection Imaging

Through a gracious donation from the Bob Luther Family, RBMA was able to award two scholarships in 2010 and 2011.
Through a gracious donation from the RBMA Aloha Chapter, RBMA awarded two scholarships in 2016, 2017 and 2018.