Shawnda Krupicki, assistant manager of nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and assistant radiation safety officer at St. Bernards Medical Center, has been elected by the membership committee of the Health Physics Society to plenary membership as a health physicist.
A native of Sheridan, she holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear medicine and a master of science in health education from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway. She completed the nuclear medicine program at Baptist School of Nursing and Allied Health in Little Rock and is a board certified nuclear medicine technologist. She is a registered nuclear medicine technologist by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists and licensed in nuclear medicine by the state of Arkansas.
On staff at St. Bernards for the last 10 years, she serves as the safety champion for nuclear medicine, the PET Center, Neurodiagnostics and the Sleep Lab at St. Bernards.
The Health Physics Society is a scientific organization of professionals who specialize in radiation safety. Its mission is to support its members in the practice of their profession and to promote excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety.
Her election makes her the tenth plenary member health physicist in Arkansas – and the second on Northeast Arkansas. (Both are on staff at St. Bernards.)
Membership requirements include specific educational accomplishments, six years of professional level experience in health physics and sponsorship by two plenary member health physicists. In her application she demonstrated a solid science educational background with more than 24 credit hours in physics, including nuclear physics and radiation health physics.
A former president of the Northeast Arkansas American Society of Radiological Technologists, she is board eligible for the America Board of Health Physics and The American Board of Science I Nuclear Medicine. She also has served as a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences clinical instructor for the last six years.
She and her husband, Roger Allen, have two children, Jake, 8, and Sydney, 3. They live in Brookland and are active members of Community Fellowship Church in Jonesboro, where she teaches pre-school on Wednesday evenings.
She is the daughter of Leta and Fred Veazey of Sheridan.