Jason Newmark, BA, MHA, CRA, FAHRA
August 31, 2023 — The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) announced that it has hired Jason Newmark, BA, MHA, CRA, FAHRA, as its new Executive Director, effective Oct. 23. Newmark is new to association leadership but not new to AHRA. He has been an active member since 2005 and served on the Board of Directors for seven years as the Finance Director from 2012 to 2015 and then as President from 2016 to 2017. Additionally, in 2020, he was awarded the Jim Conway Gold Award for significant contributions to the association.
In addition to being an established AHRA leader, he brings over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience working with administrative and clinical staff at all levels, with a significant focus in medical imaging. During his tenure at Baystate Health, he rose to the role of Vice President of Diagnostic Services, where he oversaw system-wide laboratory and medical imaging services. In his most recent role as Principal at ECG Management Consultants, he led the firm’s laboratory and medical imaging advisory practice, working with numerous health systems and provider groups to develop multi-year strategic and capital plans, enhance operations, improve access to services, and drive financial improvements.
In a written statement, AHRA said “The Board of Directors would like to thank Interim CEO Nancy Green for her leadership and support of our organization through a time of transition and her willingness to stay on until Jason officially becomes the new Executive Director. Recently, we made the strategic decision to partner with Smithbucklin, the leader in association management and a proven partner for healthcare associations, to serve as our association management firm, effective September 1.
“AHRA is deeply committed to our mission to educate, develop, mentor and provide resources to medical imaging professionals. We selected a partner that will position us to not only deliver on that promise to our members, but also to conceive of and deliver new value, programs, and benefits to keep pace with the changing healthcare and technology landscape.
“Amid this transition, and under the leadership of Jason Newmark, we are committed to continuing to deliver exceptional member value and connection to the high-quality, actionable, and timely professional practice resources and information you have come to rely on from this diverse and passionate community.”
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