Highly skilled, credentialed and experienced ultrasound professionals.

The quality of an ultrasound is not dependent solely on the advanced technologies being used. Ultrasound exams must be performed and interpreted with expertise, knowledge and skill.

Alaska Family Sonograms’ ultrasound technologists are all highly trained professionals and registered diagnostic medical sonographers, some of whom have additional advanced credentials. Having conducted many thousands of ultrasound studies of all types, they possess the knowledge and experience — and the unsurpassed commitment — to provide excellent care and obtain accurate diagnostic results.

Plus, AFS’ exams are interpreted by a highly experienced diagnostic radiologist. In addition, our doctor and sonographers are supported by a team of compassionate, caring people dedicated to patients’ needs and best health.

Meet our team

Jason Brown, MD
Radiologist

Board-Certified: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Spartanburg, SC
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
BS: Genetics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Clinical Assistant Instructor: Diagnostic Radiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2003–2007)
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

“I decided to become a radiologist when, as a child, I fell in love with the field because of a personal healthcare experience I had with a radiologist. All these years later and after interpreting the scans of more than 10,000 patients, I still love what I do, especially the intersection between technology and helping make a difference in people’s lives. People are sent for ultrasounds for a number of reasons, all of them having to do with answering specific medical questions. I love being able to answer those questions. Yes, I am presented with challenges each and every day. But I welcome them with determination and true compassion for every patient.”

Gary L. Boss, RDMS, RDCS
Owner / Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Adult Echocardiography), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Graduate: Diagnostic Ultrasound, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Graduate: Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Oklahoma City, OK
Military Experience: Specialist 5, Registered Radiologic Technologist, US Army, Quang Ngai Province Hospital Radiology Department, South Vietnam (1970-71)
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“I spent more than a decade as a radiological technologist before deciding to focus on ultrasound. This was back when ultrasound was new, and it was a really exciting development. Ultrasound suddenly gave us a new way to evaluate and ‘see’ human anatomy, noninvasively and without using radiation. Quite importantly, it provided new diagnostic information that other imaging modalities couldn’t provide. And I really appreciate that I’ve been able to participate in all the advances in ultrasound since then to improve diagnostic reach and accuracy. But after more than 30 years in medical imaging, I know that diagnostic excellence depends not just on advanced skill and capability but also on a total commitment to compassionate, highly communicative interaction and to always doing what’s right and best for each person.”

Radine Boss, RDMS
Owner / Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Graduate: Burwin Institute of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“From the first moment that I saw ultrasound being used in a medical setting, I was fascinated by it. And I have been for nearly 30 years. I’m intrigued by not really knowing what we’ll see inside the human body, and I’m excited by the challenge of using ultrasound to unravel that mystery. At the same time, I really enjoy interacting with patients and making their experience comfortable and easy, regardless of the surrounding circumstances. I am compassionate and caring to every patient, and I want them to always feel comfortable and know that I sincerely care about them and their well-being. This includes not making assumptions or guess about their medical situation. For me, ultrasound is about caring enough to insist on accuracy.”

Kaye Cole, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen), Registered Vascular Technologist, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Adult Echocardiography), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Graduate: Glenn E. Vickery School of Diagnostic Ultrasound certificate program, Montgomery, AL
Graduate: Baptist School of Radiologic Technology certificate program, Montgomery, AL
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“I’ve worked in the field of medical imaging for nearly two and a half decades, first as a radiographer and for the past 15-plus years as a sonographer. I came to this career after spending a lot of time with a loved one who was undergoing radiation treatment. This experience made me realize that I wanted to work with patients and provide comfort and care for them, and I still feel this way. I love that, after so long in this field, I am never bored and still really love what I do. I get the most satisfaction knowing that I make a positive difference in a lot of people’s lives, daily. With a positive, friendly attitude, I treat everyone like family and strive to make them feel comforted and relieved… and to feel absolutely certain they have received the best care possible.”

Lori Coverdale
Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen, Neurosonography), Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Graduate: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“I’ve always been interested in the healthcare field, very likely in part because my mother was a registered nurse. I also like photography, and medical imaging is essentially the act of taking pictures. In particular, I really enjoy the task of trying to find and measure abnormalities when conducting ultrasound exams. It’s a challenge that I enjoy, and I know that it is actually an important part of the patient’s healthcare. After more than 25 years in medical imaging, I know that I’m making a difference. I also know how important it is to bear in mind — and respond to — people’s sensitivities. So, just as I want them to know that I am more than competent to conduct their exam, I make a point to treat them with the heart, warmth and professionalism everyone deserves.”

Kari Miles, RDMS, RVT
Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen, Breast), Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
BS: Health Sciences, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
AAS: Associate of Applied Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
AAS: Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology Program, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“I always wanted a career where it mattered that I went to work every day, and being a sonographer certainly fits the bill. Today, after helping thousands of people get an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate care that follows, I know I’ve made a difference. It’s all about improving people’s lives. I aim to involve my patients in their care, engaging them, helping them understand their exams, and giving them the same high-level care that I would want for — and give to — any of my own family members.”

Nic Williams, RDMS, RVT
Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen), Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Graduate: Ultrasound Program (accredited), Southwest Missouri Allied Health Institute, West Plains, MO
BA: Computer Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“Originally working here at AFS as an IT technician, I had the opportunity to see what ultrasound was all about, especially as it is delivered with expertise and genuine compassion. Ultrasound’s capabilities made me want to become a sonographer. In particular, I was drawn in by the ability to track down anatomical problems in real time and ultimately answer the diagnostic question being posed. My goal is to be the mechanism by which people get answers, including directly answering their questions during the exam… and easing their concerns and fears.”

Sarah Williams, RDMS, RVT
Sonographer

Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen), Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
BS: Diagnostic Imaging, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Member: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuchal Translucency Quality Review

“I’m a sonographer because I’ve always wanted to do something that helps people. I’ve also found that I really love medical imaging. I like that we are basically medical detectives. It’s our job to find the problem and image it so the radiologist can make a complete and accurate diagnosis. Also, having done this for more than a decade, I really love interacting with people, which I find interesting and enlightening. Like everyone here at AFS, I want to give my patients a great experience, including the hope and comfort they need… and the best ultrasound exam they can get.”

Tammy Gay
Office Manager
“I started here at Alaska Family Sonograms as a fill-in, but I soon realized that this is a business that really makes a difference in people’s lives… and that I enjoyed being a part of that. Not everyone who comes here is experiencing ‘happy times’ (such as pregnancy), but I know that we can help everyone by providing a vital service with compassion and understanding. And it is important to me that we make each person’s experience the best they could hope for.”

Kelly Nelson
Billing Manager
“I’ve always had an interest in the medical field and, in particular, in helping people. I see this as my role at Alaska Family Sonograms, assisting people with the financial side of their ultrasound care. After nearly a decade and a half here, I still really love my work and being part of an environment that is so dedicated to people’s needs. I’m here to answer questions, address concerns, help with insurance issues and do all I can to make things easy and understandable.”

Sandra Salazar
Administrative Assistant
“I want our patients to feel comfortable and always know that we genuinely care about them — because we do. Nobody who comes to AFS is seen as an appointment time slot. These are real people. They’re here for quality healthcare, and I’m here to help them with any issues that exist or arise. I actually want to help, and I will if I can. I’ve had experiences elsewhere in which the office staff wasn’t helpful. Here, it’s all about giving the best care and attention possible, and I am all-in for it.”

Elizabeth Schultz
Reception & Administrative Support
“I strive to treat each person who comes in to our office in a friendly, caring manner. When speaking to anyone, my goal is to show compassion and to answer all questions to the best of my abilities. I also aim to provide each person with as positive an experience as possible. I try to treat each person as I’d like to see my own mother treated.”
Certification: National Interpreter Certification in American Sign Language

Valerie Young
Reception & Administrative Support
“I love working here, and the reason is that I love helping people. I hope to be able to give everyone who comes into the office a sense of comfort and ease, and to let them know that they are not just a number. We care, and we just naturally communicate that through what we do, how we interact with patients and, most of all, our total commitment to excellence in ultrasound and healthcare.”

To schedule an appointment for an ultrasound at Alaska Family Sonograms, call 907-885-0390. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.