Committees and Chairs
Application Review Committee
Mike Longman, RPSGT, RRT, Chair
The Application Review Committee carefully evaluates exam applications to ensure they are free of errors and contain all necessary information, including documentation of eligibility criteria. In addition, committee members carefully review specific portions of the applications, including making sure candidates have agreed to abide by the BRPT Standards of Conduct.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Su Jeong Linstrom, RPSGT, RST
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is the BRPT’s newest committee that’s working to foster a welcoming, inclusive community that values and respects diverse backgrounds, opinions, and experiences. Creating the DEI Committee was important to the BRPT as we represent the sleep technologist community we serve and the patient population we treat.
Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST, Chair
The Education Committee is committed to encouraging formal education programs for sleep technologists. In doing so, the committee oversees the Sleep Technology Approved Resource (STAR) Program. The Education committee is responsible for reviewing all new STAR program applications and, if accepted, approving the curriculum for those programs.
Examination Development Committee
Kenan Hoelke, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, Chair
The Examination Development Committee is comprised of subject matter experts who work year-round to maintain, update, and validate the BRPT exams in accordance with best practices in the credentialing industry. The committee meets both in person and virtually a couple of times a year to address a number of tasks, depending on where we are in the lifecycle of an exam.
Angelica Benitez Yusti, RPSGT, RST, Chair
The International Committee was established to promote global sleep certification and generate awareness of sleep education programs among Spanish-speaking communities. Members of the committee are tasked with developing and implementing initiatives that further sleep education and certification in different languages.
Professional Review Committee
Deborah Kovacs, Chair
The Professional Review Committee (PRC) ensures credential holders are in accordance with the CPSGT, RPSGT and CCSH standards of professional conduct which govern their professional activities. A violation of these standards may be grounds for administrative action and possible revocation of a credential. The mission of the PRC is to ensure that all technologists are held to the highest standards that would be expected from anyone working in or receiving healthcare services.
Public Affairs & Marketing Committee
Marc Johnson, BA, RPSGT, Chair
The Public Affairs and Marketing Committee devises strategies and tactics to market the BRPT exams and offerings to current and prospective exam candidates and works to reach new audiences in related allied health fields while generating interest from the next generation of sleep technologists. The committee also identifies industry-related conferences for attendance, speaking or exhibiting opportunities and maintains the BRPT’s booth and suite of materials.
Michelle DiMaria, BS, RRT, RPSGT
The Scholarship Committee oversees the four scholarship opportunities the BRPT offers each year. This includes issuing calls for applications and reviewing all applications through a carefully crafted rubric to determine the best qualified applicants.
Marc C. Johnson, BA, RPSGT, Chair
The Volunteer Committee is the committee that reviews all volunteer applicants and places them on the appropriate committees or projects. The BRPT has a dedicated email ([email protected]) for those interested in inquiring about the current volunteer opportunities and what may be required of them.
For information about volunteer opportunities with BRPT please contact us at [email protected] and request a volunteer interest form.