California Society for Respiratory Care Board of Directors
RCP for over 30 years, Member of AARC and CSRC since 1983.
Currently Clinical Specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital Respiratory Department. Clinical Instructor for Grossmont Community College. Past CSRC San Diego Chapter President, Secretary, Treasurer, membership officer.
Credentials: B.A., B.S.E., RRT-NPS, RPFT
Employment History: INOVA Healthcare Systems; Fairfax, Virginia (1984 - 1986)
National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland (1986 - 1988)
Georgetown University Medical Center; Georgetown, Washington D.C. (1988 - 1991)
Roberts Home Medical; Rockville, Maryland (1991 - 1997)
Woodbine Rehabilitation Center; Alexandria, Virginia (1997 - 2000)
Pulmonary Associates; Arlington, Virginia (2000 - 2002)
Sibley Memorial Hospital; Georgetown, Washington DC (2002 - 2005)
Redlands Community Hospital; Redlands, California (2005 - 2007)
Victor Valley College; Victorville, California (2006 - 2009)
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.; San Bernardino, California (2009 - 2010)
San Joaquin Valley College; Rancho Cucamonga, California (2010 - Present)
Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Whitewater, Wisconsin (1972-1977)
Northern Virginia Community College-Alexandria; Alexandria, Virginia (1983-1985)
• BS - California State University at Hayward, Bio. Sciences,
• AA - Chabot College, Hayward, Biological Sciences
• RT - Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.
• CRT - National Board for Respiratory Care, Active Status
• RRT - NBRC, #3438, Active Status.
• RCP - California Respiratory Care Board, #RCP 692
• FAARC - Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care 2002
• American Association for Resp. Care, Active Member since 1972
• Chair, Judicial Committee 2001 – 2005, Fellow, AARC, Oct 2002,
• Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2007 - 2009
• California Society for Respiratory Care; Active Member since ‘72
• State President 93-94, Honorary Life Time Member,
• California Delegate to the AARC House of Delegates, 1999-2002, 2006-2009
• Past Liaison to the California Thoracic Society, Clinical Practices Steering Committee
• California State Conference Planning Committee, ’92-‘93
• Distinguished Chapter Service Award 1987-88-89,
• Chapter #9 Past President '77-'78 and Treasurer,
• Instigator and Past Chairman of many Tahoe Conference Planning Committees since 1978
• Lung Association of Alameda Co., Board of Directors, '78-'84, and '91-'97, Chairman RT Committee, '76-'80, '87-'91,
• Ohlone College RT Program Advisory Committee, 1980-present
• Past Chairman, current Dir Clinical Ed.
• San Leandro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Graduate, 2004
• San Leandro Leadership Steering Committee, ’04 to present
• Commissioner, Recreation and Parks, City of San Leandro, '09 to present
Mark Goldstein is a senior respiratory/clinical manager of Sutter VNA Timberlake, a DME division that provides respiratory educational & consulting services to patients in the Northern California Area. Mark has been involved in The California Society of Respiratory Care for over 20 years. He consults regularly with physicians and professionals from a variety of governmental and health care related fields to help create synergistic solutions to the developing home care arena.
Roger has been involved in the medical field in a variety of positions since he graduated from high school. His first job in the medical field began immediately after high school graduation as a surgical scrub nurse, which continued for 6 years while he attended college and received his B.S. degree. This was a wonderful experience as he had the opportunity to work with his father-in-law who was an anesthesiologist and as a result Roger had more intubations in those six years then most Respiratory Care Practitioners have in a life time. Following this he operated the heart-lung machine as a perfusionist for 8 years as well as being a surgery assistant for a group of pulmonary and cardiovascular/thoracic surgeons. This was followed by many years serving as a pharmaceutical sales representative for several pharmaceutical companies. With encouragement from his father-in-law and two brothers-in-law who are all physicians, Roger enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program at Victor Valley College following a near fatal heart attack.
In 2000, Roger became Manager of the Respiratory Therapy, Cardiology, Sleep Lab and Telemedicine Departments at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH), Ridgecrest, CA. Since then he has been involved the exciting and growing profession of Respiratory Care including:
• Associate Faculty, Victor Valley College, Clinical Instructor and Classroom Instructor, 1999 – present
• Member of the Advisory Board for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Victor Valley College, 1999 - present
• Coordinator at RRH for the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program, 2001-present
• Developing a Ventilator Management Protocol and approximately 30 additional protocols, 2002 – present
• Initiated the “In-House Registry” program, 2003
• Initiated the “Earn to Learn” program, 2003
• Chairman of the Telemedicine Committee, 2000 – present, and the Rapid Response Team Committee, 2005 - present
• Mentor for CTEC (California Telemedicine & eHealth Center), 2003 - present
• Received the “Meritorious Award” from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, 2005
• Presentation/Speaker at the High Sierra Critical Care Conferences, Reno, NV, 2007 and 2008
• Member of the AARC International Congress Program Committee, 2007 – 2008
• Editor of the AARC Management Section Bulletin, 2007 to present
▪ Has written numerous articles that have been published in the Management Section Bulletin as well as the Acute-Care Bulletin and Education Bulletin
• Nominated to be a Fellow of the AARC, 2007
• Received his doctorate degree in 2007
• Roving Reporter for the AARC International Congress, Anaheim, 2008
• Speaker/lecturer at the AARC Summer Forum, Marco Island, Florida, 2009
• Item Writer for the NBRC, 2008 and 2009
• Published several articles in “RT Magazine” and “Advance for Respiratory Care Managers” with Blog entries every two weeks, 2007 - present
• Sign a contract to publish a study guide for individuals preparing to take the CRT NBRC exam, 2009.
• Elected “Treasurer” for the CSRC, 2009
• Appointed Chairman of the Nominations and Election Committee of the CSRC, 2009
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In 2012, Barry will celebrate his 42th year in Respiratory Care. Beginning in 1970, he earned an A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy, later earning an A.A degree in Business Administration, B.S. in Vocational Education, and M.Sc. in Educational Administration and Leadership. He has worked and managed RT departments in the SF/Bay Area, Central California, and Southern California Regions. 2012 will also mark his 29th year working at San Joaquin Valley College in the capacity of Program Director, Chair of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, and Administrative Director overseeing four on ground RT programs and an Online RT Upgrade program. In 2003 he was honored as Teacher of the Year, by the National Career College Association (CCA). He is an adjunct online instructor for MaxKnowledge® and The Center for Excellence in Education in Irvine, CA. He is also a graduate of the Sequoia Regional Leadership program, a 1-year training program sponsored by the California State Office for Counties and Chamber of Commerce.
2012 will mark 29 years in elected or appointed offices serving a variety of roles with the CSRC. He has maintained continuous membership with the CSRC since 1975 and the AARC since 1973. Currently, Barry is serving his third term as Delegate to the AARC. Among other offices in the CSRC, Barry was President of the Chapter-6 and Central California region for 10 years; appointed Education Co-Chair (2008); appointed Scholarship Coordinator, Education Committee; (2001-04); appointed editor of The Pneumogram, newsletter for CRSC (1996); Chair, Publications Committee (1996); Co-Chairman: Public Relations Committee (1991-92); and member of the CSRC Conference Planning Committee (1983, 1987-91, 1994-96). Barry also is an instructor for the CSRC’s Legal Obligations and Ethical Responsibilities Ethics Course since 2009.
Since 1995 he has served the NBRC as an Item Writer for the CRT, WRRT, Clinical Simulation, Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist, and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist, credentials he also possesses. He has served as an expert witness in two cases of malpractice and negligence, and has been a Site Review Team member for the California State BPP&VE – Degree Program Accreditation. He was contracted as a New Terms consultant for Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing - 6th Edition (2007), and Stedman’s Pocket Dictionary -1st Edition (2008).
Related organizational offices and appointments include:
• American Lung Association (member since 1975). Offices with the ALA include: Board Member, American Lung Association of Central California (2002-07); Asthma Symposium Planning Committee (1996); Program Planning Committee Member (1986); Symposium Planning Committee (1985-86); Respiratory Therapy Committee (1979-81); and Education Committee Member 1975-81.
• Chairperson, Tulare County Asthma Coalition (2003-05)
• Co-Chair, Tulare County Asthma Coalition (2002-03)
H. Robert (Bob) Bence has been a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) for over twenty five years. He earned his under graduate degree (BS) in Health Science, from California State University at Chico. He practiced clinical care at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose California, where he was the Assistant Director for Respiratory Care, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiology and Neurodiagnostics. Mr. Bence was instrumental in initiating protocol based care, utilizing RCP’s in the Cardiac Cath Lab, and establishing via quality initiatives, point of care laboratory services. Pioneering other programs based upon a consummate understanding of both clinical practice and educational methodology, many privy to his insightful and compelling work, have themselves become leaders. Robert simultaneously ascended the leadership path of the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC) and from 2002 to 2004 served as its President and Executive Officer. A member of numerous professional organizations, directly and indirectly related to Respiratory Care, Mr. Bence has lectured, consulted and educated healthcare professionals in fifteen different states and in at least two foreign countries. He has testified on behalf of the Respiratory Care profession several times in Sacramento. He has both initiated and authored position papers for the state professional society. Robert was primarily responsible for establishing a collaborative relationship between the CSRC and the California Respiratory Care Board. Under his leadership the CSRC initiated a number of strategic initiatives, most of which carry forth today. One initiative, the mandatory Professional Ethics course (PEc) for all California RCPs, was taken on despite skeptical antagonism from a larger national RC organization. The California PEc is today the national standard for Professional RC ethics. Another project, the formation of a charitable public organization, with a basis in Respiratory Care, is “Seventy Square Meters”. Mr. Bence has dedicated a lifetime toward the betterment of the Respiratory Care profession and believes Seventy Square Meters to be the culmination of that passion.
SAN DIEGO/INLAND EMPIRE REGION PRESIDENT
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION PRESIDENT
GREATER BAY ARE REGION PRESIDENT
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EDUCATION CHAIR COMMITTEE CHAIR
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Emigrated to Riverside, California in 1978. RCP since 1983. Currently Program Director for San JoaquinValleyCollege in Rancho Cucamonga. In 2000 completed BA in History from CSUSB and in 2008. Completed Masters in Management from the University of Redlands. Married to Tisha Guzman, RRT, since 2004. Have 3 children, Elaina (23), Demi and Austin (13). Has served as the CSRC Education Co-Chair since 2008.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIR
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE CHAIR
MSHS – Emergency & Disaster Management. Member of DMAT CA-11, CalMAT, ModestoCERT, Modesto Medical Reserve Corps. Goal: for all RCP’s to understand their role in Emergency Management and be prepared for any event; small or large, local or national.