President: Benjamin Roberts, MS, CBET (Supervisor, Scientific Instruments, UW)
Benjamin Roberts: Ben started his career as an Electronics Technician in the Air Force. After his enlistment he joined the Air National Guard in Portland Oregon while he worked for Qwest communications. He then decided to go back to school, obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. Followed by a Master of Science in Applied Physics. After working as an Optoelectronic Design Engineer he decided he wanted to work in the field again. Ben started his biomed career at Providence’s Cooperative Health Resources (CHR) in Portland Oregon. Currently he is working with the University of Washington Scientific Instruments. Scientific Instruments supports direct and indirect patient care, and research equipment. While in Oregon he was a proud member of the Oregon Biomed Association (OBA). He is now happy to be one of the board members of the Washington state biomed Association WSBA.
Secretary: Ron deRu, Norwest Medical Supply (email at email@example.com)
Ron Has been in the biomedical equipment industry for 35 years. He is currently the owner and operator of Northwest Supply, managing biomedical and imaging equipment services, dealing in surplus, and performing appraisals for the greater Seattle area. He has been functioning as the WSBA secretary for a number of years and is interested in promoting practical application, education and maturation of incoming students and career-change technicians.
Treasurer & Webmaster: Chris Walton, CBET-R (Philips & Physio-Control Retired) (email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris is now retired, having served the HTM profession for over 30 years in numerous capacities (hospital Biomed, Field Service Engineer, and Service Product Manager at Philips and Physio-Control). Chris remains engaged in the WSBA due to his strong desire to help promote career development within the HTM community.