Team

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


Radiologist

Jason Brown, MD

Brown
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.”

Anthony Filly, MD

Filly
Board-Certified: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Residency: Stanford University
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology: Stanford University
Chairman of Dept. of Medicine: Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
President of Harmonic Imaging

Owner / Sonographer

Gary L. Boss, RDMS, RDCS

BossCertification: 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

BossCertification: 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.”


Sonographer

Lori Coverdale, RDMS, RVT, FE

COVERDALECertification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ob/Gyn, Abdomen, Neurosonography, Fetal Echo), Registered Vascular Technologist, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Nuchal Translucency (NTQR)
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

“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.”


Nic Williams, RDMS, RVT

WilliamsCertification: 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, FE

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

“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.”


Tina Reed-Fogel, RDMS

Reed-FogelCertification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Abdomen, Breast), CPR – American Heart Association
Graduate: Diagnostic Ultrasound Diagnostic School, Jacksonville, FL. Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology, Keiser University, Jacksonville, FL
Member: Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Celestia Rowell, RDMS

RowellCertification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Abdomen, Ob/Gyn), American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers
Graduate: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Member: Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Alaska State Ultrasound Society, Co-chair of UAA Diagnostic Medical Sonography program


Billie Baker, RDMS, FE

BakerCertification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Abdomen, Ob/Gyn, Fetal Echo), American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers, Nuchal Translucency (NTQR), Cervical Length Certification with Perinatal Quality Foundation
BA: Administrative Leadership, University of Oklahoma
Member: Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS), Continuing Medical Education provider through SDMS


Office Manager

Tammy Gay

Gay
“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.”

Billing Manager

Kelly Nelson

NELSON“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.”


Reception & Administrative Support

Valerie Young

“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.”


Lili Duran

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Melissa Sanders


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To schedule an appointment for an ultrasound at Alaska Family Sonograms, call 907-561-3601. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.

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