Albany Technical College Appoints New Dean of Healthcare/Business Technology
Friday, November 8th, 2019
Albany Technical College (ATC) has appointed a new Dean of Healthcare/Business Technology. Lisa Yvonne Stephens, MBA, RT (R) (CT) (MR), will start the position immediately.
Ms. Stephens commented, “It is truly an honor to serve as a mentor to faculty, a champion for students, and an advocate for healthcare careers in the Southwest Georgia community in my new role as Dean of Healthcare/Business Technology at Albany Tech.”
Her new position will allow Stephens to provide leadership and management for instructional programs in the Healthcare/Business Technology area and assist in college-wide recruiting and enrollment management efforts. She will also supervise academic personnel, programs, and services, as well as have responsibility for area curricula.
Stephens is a native of Dawson, Georgia, and a graduate of Terrell County High School. In 2015, she received her associate degree in Advanced Medical Imaging and obtained technical certificates of credit in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging from Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, Georgia.
Stephens continued her medical imaging education earning a Bachelor of Medical Science from Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta in May 2016. In July 2018, she received a Master of Business Administration in Health from Mercer University.
Stephens started her career as a Radiologic Technologist Extern in May 2012 at Macon’s Medical Center, Navicent Health. She worked there for one year performing and evaluating developed imaging for diagnostic purposes in a level one trauma center. She continued as a Radiologic Technologist with Navicent Health until January 2014. In that capacity, she served a diverse patient caseload including: newborns, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Stephens also mastered radiology/hospital information systems, including Cerner and GE Centricity, to maintain and track patient diagnostics.
In January 2014, Stephens became a CT Technologist at Medical Center, Navicent Health, and is currently still serving in that position. She became skilled in operating a 64- & 16-slice GE scanner to accurately interpret a physician's scanning instructions while demonstrating an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and medical terminology.
Stephens became an MRI Technologist at Radiology Associates of Macon in January 2016. This post required her to perform diagnostic testing using a GE 3.0 Tesla scanner in an inpatient setting, working under the supervision of physicians and other medical personnel.
Stephen's experience as an educator started in June 2016 as a Clinical Coordinator at Central Georgia Technical College. In June 2017, Stephens accepted a position at Albany Technical College as the Program Director for the Radiologic Technology Program. This position allowed her to oversee ongoing program assessment, participate in budget planning, and assume the leadership role in the continued development of the program. She was in this role until October 2019.