Effective January 1 Andrea Ramberg Begins Role As President Of The BRPT Board of Directors, BRPT Welcomes Three New Board Members

Effective January 1 Andrea Ramberg Begins Role As President Of
The BRPT Board of Directors

BRPT Welcomes Three New Board Members

Arlington, VA – December 13, 2021 – Effective January 1, 2022, Andrea Ramberg, BA, RPSGT, CCSH will begin her two-year term as President of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Ramberg has been a member of the BRPT Board since 2018 where she has served as chair of the BRPT’s Public Relations & Marketing committee, the Finance committee, Treasurer and most recently as President-Elect. Ramberg is the Customer Success Manager for EnsoData, helping to bring sleep into the future using Artificial Intelligence.

“I’m confident Andrea will swiftly and effectively move into the President’s role given her numerous leadership positions with the BRPT over the last four years,” said BRPT President Steve Marquis, MBA, RPSGT, CCSH. “Prior to her involvement with the BRPT, Andrea has been working on behalf of the sleep community for more than a decade through her many contributions to the AAST and the World Sleep Society; we’re lucky to have such a driven and passionate leader,” added Marquis.

“I’m honored to serve as the Board’s next President,” said Andrea Ramberg, BA, RPSGT, CCSH. “I’m so excited for the platform to continue advocating for new, evolving roles for sleep technologists. We are at a time where more information than ever is at our fingertips. It is now up to us to decide what we can do with that data and find ways it can empower us to create a new future for sleep medicine. Let’s work with the advancements in technology to help facilitate change that ultimately empowers sleep professionals to focus on our number one priority – patients.”

In addition, the Board welcomes three new members, Katie Tran, MD, Michelle DiMaria, BS, RRT, RPSGT, and Su Jeong Linstrom, RPSGT, RST.

These new roles in Board leadership take effect January 1, but an official installation will take place if not in person virtually, at the next Board of Directors meeting in February.

About The BRPT Board

The BRPT Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer members, all of whom serve four-year terms. The Board is international in scope and blends the expertise of the sleep community representing the interests of the consumer, patients, educators, and sleep technologists. Biographies of all BRPT Board members can be found at www.brpt.org.

New Board Member Biographies

Katie Tran, MD

Katie Tran is a board-certified sleep medicine physician practicing at UT Southwestern Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center. She is an assistant professor who helps with the sleep fellowship program, the sleep lab and sleep clinic operations. Dr. Tran has clinical interests in alternative therapies to obstructive sleep apnea and improving CPAP tolerance.

Michelle DiMaria, BS, RRT, RPSGT

Michelle DiMaria has a near 20-year career with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a Respiratory Therapist, Sleep Technologist, and Clinical Supervisor. She graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Respiratory Care. After a decade of working directly with pediatric patients conducting sleep research, being involved in publications and working on career advancements, she currently holds a position as Clinical Supervisor for a 16 bed, 3 site lab for both inpatient and outpatient pediatric sleep studies. Michelle is focused on the importance of interprofessional collaboration; improving patient care matched with an effective multidisciplinary team. Serving as a board member for the NJ Sleep Society for several years, Michelle helped create new marketing strategies for the organization making it more targeted and accessible to sleep professionals.

Su Jeong Linstrom, RPSGT, RST

Su Jeong Linstrom is currently the Associate Clinical Manager of the Sleep Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Su has served in various roles in adult and pediatric sleep since 2008. She is passionate about pediatric sleep and has a special interest in Health Literacy and advocates for inclusive and equitable care for all. Su studied Biology as an undergraduate student at Colorado State University and earned a Project Management certification from Cornell University.

About The BRPT

The BRPT develops and administers credentialing exams for polysomnographic technologists and technicians. The RPSGT is respected worldwide as the leading credential for polysomnographic technologists. Since the first credentialing exam administration in 1979, BRPT has credentialed more than 20,000 RPSGTs worldwide. In 2014, BRPT launched the Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination for healthcare providers specializing in sleep medicine who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and practitioners for patient care management, improved outcomes, and sleep health education and advocacy for patients and the community.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the BRPT is an independent, non-profit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists. The BRPT administers the RPSGT, CPSGT, and CCSH exams in the United States and internationally, as well as the Pediatric Sleep Certificate Program. Additionally, the BRPT maintains the RPSGT registry and CPSGT roster. The BRPT also provides its Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) Program for educational providers seeking continuing education credits for their offerings. For more information, please visit www.brpt.org.

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