SSET Goes For 2020

SSET was established as a regional society of Neurodiagnostic Technology Professionals.  We are charted as a chapter of ASET The Neurodiagnostic Society with members located in the Southern United States.  Our current chapter president, Cindy Jenkinson, is located in Florida and has been in the field of neurodiagnostics for over twenty years.

SSET organizes annual conferences, webinars and other materials designed to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for technologist performing electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potential testing (EP), intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) and Polysomnography.

States Served by SSET: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina

SSET Board of Directors

Cindy Jenkinson, R.EEG.T, CLTM (President)

Cindy has been in the neurodiagnostics field for over thirty-six years and has been involved with SSET for the past eight years.  She lives in Largo, Florida with her husband and two dogs.  She enjoys traveling and time with her grandchildren.

Cindy works for Brainwave Works as a neurodiagnostic consultant.

Michelle Kelley, R.EEG.T, CLTM, CNIM (Past-President)

James Watt, CNIM, R.EP.T (President-Elect)

James has been in the neurodiagnostics field for over twenty-two years and has been involved with SSET for the past eight years.  He lives in Springdale, Arkansas with his wife Lisa and their dog Lola.  He enjoys gardening, traveling, and running.

James works for Advanced Monitoring Services (AMS) and serves as co-chair of the ASNM webinar committee.

Lorenzo Randall, MS, CNIM (Treasurer)

Lorenzo has been in the neurodiagnostic field for over twenty-two years and has been involved with SSET for the past several years.  He lives in Wylie, Texas and works at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as a neurodiagnostic technologist and teaches at Concorde Career College.

He enjoys hunting and fishing when he is not working.

Jessica Taylor (Board Member 2019-2021)

Jessica has been in the field of neurodiagnostics for over three years and works at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is currently studying for her R.EEG.T.

Her hobbies include traveling, cooking and loving on her pets.

Kristina Campbell, BHA, R.EEG.T, CLTM (Board Member 2019-2021)

Krissy has been in the field of Neurodiagnostics for over thirteen years.  She lives in Mooresville, North Caroline and works for Intranerve Neuroscience, Lake Norman Regional Hospital and Novant Health Huntersville.

When she is not working, she loves working out, traveling and playing with her cats.

Tracie Hardin-Anderson, R.EEG.T, RPSGT (Board Member 2020-2022)

Tracie has been in the field of Neurodiagnostics for over thirty years.  She lives in Richardson, Texas and works for Monitoring Concepts.

Rudy Garza, LVN, R.EP.T (Board Member 2020-2022)

Rudy has been in the field of Neurodiagnostics for over fourteen years.  He lives in Ovalo, Texas and works for Axis Neuromonitoring.

He loves spending time with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Riley, a senior in high school this year!  He loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and barbecuing.  When he needs to wind down, he likes to get away and go jeeping and hunting.

Clare Gale, CNIM, R.EEG.T, R.EP.T, F.ASNM/ASET (Executive Director / Secretary)

Clare has been in the field of neurodiagnostics for over thirty-nine years and owns eWaveForm, LLC, serves as a neurodiagnostic consultant for several companies, and has served on multiple society boards over her career.  She has been involved with SSET for over eight years and has served as president from 2016-2018.  She is currently a board member of ASNM and adjunct faculty for Laboure College in Massachusetts.

Her hobbies include travel and spending time with her six grandkids.

What is the Field of Neurodiagnostics?

Neurodiagnostics is a field dedicated to the recording and evaluation of electrical activity from the nervous system.  Neurodiagnostic professionals perform various tests of the nervous system to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system such as epilepsy, seizures, syncope, sleep disturbances, and injury to the spine and brain.  Electrical data obtained from the patient’s nervous system can be used for later diagnosis and treatment or in real-time in the operating room for surgical decision making.  

Neurodiagnostic professionals can be trained on-the-job or through an educational program.  Following training, technologists are encouraged to obtain certification from testing organizations such as ABRET.  Some of the tests that neurodiagnostic professionals perform include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials (SSEP, TcMEP, ABR, VEP)
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
  • Long Term Monitoring in Epilepsy
  • Critical Care EEG Monitoring
  • Autonomic Nervous System Testing
  • Polysomnography (Sleep Studies)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Our History

The Southern Society of Neurodiagnostic Technologist (formerly The Southern Society of EEG Technologists) was founded in 1960. The technologists from the southern United States now had a society to call their own.  Over the years, SSET has represented Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Marion Menze,. R.EEG.T, RCET, Ed.D was elected the first SSET President and she, along with her Board of Directors, set the Southern Society of Neurodiagnostic Technologists on the track for 60 years of education and representation of technologists in the southern states.

If you have pictures, stories or other historical information about SSET, please email it to jameswattjr@gmail.com.  We would like to include as many historical items as we can on the website.

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