Council on Cardiovascular Sonography


The Council on Cardiovascular Sonography is now accepting applications/nominations for open Council Steering Committee positions.  The role of the Steering Committee is to oversee all Council activities.

The deadline for submission of applications/nominations is March 8, 2019.

Open Position for Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee, beginning June 2019 (immediately following ASE’s Scientific Sessions) include:

  • One (1) Member at Large – 2 year term 

Criteria for Serving on a Council Steering Committee:

  • Active voting member of ASE (membership dues paid through 2019)
  • Candidates with FASE designation are preferred but not required
  • Candidate should have interest and experience in cardiovascular sonography
  • Candidates should have time to participate in Council meetings (1 face to face) and quarterly conference calls
  • Positions are open to members in all ASE membership categories except IRT or industry-affiliated members (full or part-time employees in non-medical settings)

Process for Application/Nomination to Serve on the Council Steering Committee:

1)   Candidates who meet the criteria outlined above may nominate themselves with a letter of interest; or members may be nominated by their peers (any nominee should be advised they are being nominated prior to submitting the nomination)

2)   At least one letter of support is required with a self-nomination (maximum of 3 letters)

3)   Candidates are requested to complete the ASE Volunteer Self-Assessment Form

4)   Candidates are requested to submit a current CV or resume

5)    All volunteers are required to complete an annual disclosure statement.

6)   Letters of intent or nomination, letters of support, and CV or resume should be emailed to or mailed to ASE, c/o Council Steering Committee Nominations, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 450, Durham, NC  27713.  The ASE Volunteer Self-Assessment form is submitted online.  The deadline for submission is March 8, 2019.

7)   Applications/nominations will be reviewed by the Council Nominating Task Force in March or April 2019.   The Nominating Task Force will present a slate of officers and directors for approval by ASE’s President in May.

8)   Candidates will be notified in May 2019.

9)   Elected candidates will assume office in June 2019. 

The ASE Council on Cardiovascular Sonography is dedicated to the following objectives:

  • Support cardiovascular ultrasound interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the ASE Board of Directors regarding sonographer issues;
  • Provide a forum for members with similar interests to network;
  • Appoint directors to the ASE Board of Directors (as council representatives)
  • To provide educational offerings for sonographers, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee

Sonography Council Steering Committee Activities

  • Monthly article in JASE
  • Provide guidance to the ASE Guidelines and Standards Committee relating to Guideline documents and white papers
  • Targeted track at ASE Scientific Sessions
  • Advocacy efforts related to issues affecting cardiovascular sonographers
  • Sonography Community on  Connect@ASE
    • Monthly message from chair
    • Resource library
    • Allows members to discuss issues and network
    • Forum for news and announcements about ASE and cardiovascular sonography

Priscilla J. Peters, BA, RDCS, FASE was named ASE’s Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.


Criteria for applying for ASE awards for sonographers can be found here.

  • ASE Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award:
    2016: Maryellen Orsinelli, RN, RDCS, FASE
    2018: Priscilla J. Peters, BA, RDCS, FASE
  • Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award: (this award is rotated with the Cardiac Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award and will be presented every other year.)
    2015: Peg Knoll, RDCS, FASE
    2017:  Margaret “Koko” Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE

Participating in the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography:

Membership in ASE’s councils is a complimentary member benefit. You can join one or more subspecialty councils of interest to you by checking the relevant boxes on your membership application or by selecting them in your online membership profile.

Most of the information about council activities, announcements, discussion boards and volunteer opportunities are available in the council’s community on Connect@ASE, ASE’s online networking site.   This site is an ASE member benefit, and allows council members the opportunity to network, discuss issues, be aware of deadlines for travel grants and volunteer opportunities, and be in the know about council initiatives, concerns and news. Members can opt for daily or weekly digests of news related to the council communities in which they chose to participate. Simply opt to join the communities of interest to you by clicking on the “communities” tab on your Connect@ASE homepage.

Sonographer resources on ASE offers information on sonographer education and training and FAQs on the following webpage:

Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in SOnography

Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Steering Committee

Chair:   Elaine Shea, RCS, RCCS, FASE.

Vice Chair:  Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE

Immediate Past Chair: Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE

Scientific Sessions Sonographer Track Chair:  Lanqi Hua, RDCS (AE/PE/FE), FASE

Scientific Sessions Sonographer Representative: Sue Phillip, RCS, FASE

Education Committee Representative:  Chris Karmer, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Guidelines & Standards Committee Representative:  Alicia Armour, BS, MA, RDCS, FASE

Council Representative on ASE’s Executive Board:  Wyman Lai, MD, FASE

ASE Board:   Liza Sanchez, RCS, FASE

Members at Large: Joan Olson, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE; Kristen Billick,BS, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE, and Neha Soni-Patel, BS, RDCS, FASE