Our Board Of Directors
Francine van Broekhoven, CCT, CCTT
De Groene Zuster (The Green Nurse)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
Francine was an acupuncturist before she decided to dedicate her life to Thermography. She had a big “why-moment” when her mother died from complications related to breast cancer. She realized that there is a great need for preventative care in the area of breast health. She started with thermography in 2014 in The Netherlands, and by June 2018 she’d done thousands of breast studies. This has helped not only Francine understand what steps women can take for breast health, but also her clients to make informed decisions.
Since she wanted to reach out to as many women as possible, Francine became an expert in marketing breast health. She has thousands of followers on Facebook, she wrote a book (also translated into English as “The Handbook of Breast Health and Thermography”), she launched a magazine, she writes blogs for influential websites, she is a frequent speaker both live and on Facebook.
“As President, I would like to contribute by providing support to our medical thermographers. The thermographers need an organization that is their backbone and that helps making medical thermography well known and understood. My goal is to bring medical thermography to the highest professional level so that it deserves its place in lifestyle medicine”.
Julie has been in various fields of the Health and Wellness Industry for over 25 years, and has a sincere passion for helping others take charge of their health. She knows from her own personal experience with serious health issues, how important it is for people to know their options for preventative Health Care vs. Sick Care. As of 2010, Julie is a Breast Cancer Survivor without chemo or radiation (lumpectomy surgery only) and has a truly amazing story of her own about surviving 3rd stage breast cancer.
Julie is a graduate of the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, and has worked with health care professionals on all levels and has a good understanding of medical terminology. She is currently the Owner and principal Thermographer of Safe Body Imaging Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In February of 2021 she stepped into her new role as Vice President of membership for the Institute for Advancement of Medical Thermography. She is focused on helping all medical thermographers around the world create successful thermography businesses. As a small business owner, and with 35+ years of business experience, she brings so many excellent skills to the IAMT.
Julie is passionate and dedicated to helping others to monitor their own health care, and believes health is wealth. She is proud to be a part of an industry that will help people monitor their health.
Carol has been a Medical Imaging professional for over 40 years specializing in Mammography and breast health. She owned a portable x-ray business in California in the 1980’s and was a member of the Arizona Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners for 15 years. Carol is also certified in wildlife rehabilitation which, after witnessing how birds react to changes in the environment, caused her to adopt an organic lifestyle.
After years of research for a safer, more comfortable way to detect early breast disease, Carol found Med-Hot and High Definition Thermal Imaging in February 2009. Since corporate medicine has moved away from patient-focused-care to only caring about the bottom line, Carol decided the time had come to start her own Medical Thermal Imaging business and give people back the power to prevent disease by providing a safe method of early detection and prevention.
She founded Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging in April 2009. In July, 2009, a breast thermogram showed a “suspicious change” from her first thermogram three months prior. After a “diagnostic” digital mammogram showed nothing at all Carol had a breast ultrasound which showed an 8mm suspicious mass. An ultrasound guided biopsy was then performed which proved the mass to be an invasive cancer. By the time she had a mastectomy in September, 2009, her cancer had grown to 1.6 cm. Without thermography, annual mammograms would have taken years to show this very aggressive cancer.
Since her diagnosis and surgery Carol has adopted an alternative lifestyle for the prevention of further cancer.
Although still maintaining all of her Radiologic Technology licenses, researching alternative treatment options has caused a 180 degree shift in her perspective of health care for the 21st century. No longer associated with Western, Allopathic Medicine, Carol knows
every Naturopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and other alternative health care providers within a 100 plus mile radius of her business and can thus refer her clients to the best health care providers for their health care.
Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging has over 2,000 clients from all over the U.S and 3 foreign countries who return regularly and refer new clients. In 2016 Carol hired an Office Manager and hopes to intern this year.
Howard Vics, New York, U.S.A.
Thermal Medical Imaging Center
New York, USA
Howard along with his wife Diane, owns Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center in Clifton Park New York, with remote imaging sites throughout the Capital Region of upstate New York. Howard graduated from Northeastern University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He is an Infraspection Institute certified Level III Thermographer, with certifications in Technical and Clinical Thermography.
His first use of thermography was for building diagnostics (insulation assessments, moisture mapping, energy audits, etc.) After meeting Dr. Carol Chandler in late 2012 and seeing thepotential to use thermography to positively affect people and their health, Howard expanded his application of Infrared/Thermal Imaging to the Medical Field and formed Medical Thermography Associates in 2013.
He is considered an expert in the field of applied infrared/thermal imaging and has been a speaker and presenter at InfraMation (the largest gathering of thermographers worldwide) and at IR Info, where he has presented papers and conducted clinics in applied thermography.