Electronic Ballot for STCHPS 2021 Election of Officers

Deadline: May 21, 2021

This year, you are voting for President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and one Board Member position.
You are allowed to vote only once. The electronic voting system counts the votes and records whether a member has voted already. It does not allow to trace individual votes.

Biographies can be found below the ballot on this page. Please scroll down!

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2021 STCHPS Officer Nominations


Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley is a Safety Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a Certified Health Physicist with 7 years of experience in health physics at in the hospital and benchtop research realm. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Radiological Health Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2013 and is a member of both the State of Texas Chapter and the National Health Physics Societies.



John Metyko

John Metyko has been a radiation safety professional in medical and academic settings for ten years. He is currently the Radiation Safety Officer and Laser Safety Officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and will be returning to Texas in a new role with MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is certified in health physics (CHP), medical laser safety (CMLSO), general safety (CSP), and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board to practice medical health physics within the state of Texas. He also serves the Medical Section of the Health Physics Society in the position of president-elect.

Formal academic training included a MS in nuclear engineering and a BS degree in physics (both with a health physics elective focus) from the University of Texas and Texas Southern University, respectively, along with a BA in liberal arts from the University of St Thomas. While residing in Seattle, John has maintained close ties with his home state, including STC-HPS membership, and would love to serve the Chapter in the treasurer position.


Board Member

Abby Kurwitz

Ms. Kurwitz graduated with a Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University and began her professional career as an Assistant Health Physicist at Texas A&M soon after. She has been with Texas A&M Radiological Safety team for over two years and has now decided to pursue a Masters in Health Physics. Ms. Kurwitz hopes to become a Certified Health Physicist and work in a clinical setting someday. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and being out on the lake.


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