Board of Directors

ITW’s Board of Directors has drawn leading experts from diverse fields and corporate entities.

Board Chairman

Martha Kikut – Director of Development

Martha received a BA in Sociology from Brandeis University and has worked as a business analyst for many years. Subsequently she has worked in communications and fundraising for education and other non-profit entities. Martha is guiding the 5-year strategic plan, developing fundraising strategies and creating a communication plan for Imaging the World.


Kristen DeStigter, M.D.—Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Radiology at University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care

Kristen K. DeStigter, MD, FACR, is the John P. and Kathryn H. Tampas Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, in Burlington, Vermont, where she practices as an attending radiologist in the University of Vermont Medical Group. Dr. DeStigter is the program director for the Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Vermont. Among her professional achievements, Dr. DeStigter serves as president of the Vermont Radiological Society and is councilor of the Vermont Chapter of the American College of Radiology ACR).Read More

She participates as a member of the ACR Council Steering Committee and also chairs the ACR Symposium Committee. Dr. DeStigter has focused her career on radiology education. Currently, she serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR); she is a member of the New England Roentgen Ray Society Executive Committee; she also sits on the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. DeStigter’s scholarly interests and accomplishments include peer-reviewed publications, lectures and presentations of unique applications for ultrasound in clinical medicine, the provision of integrated medical imaging services in under-served geographies and communities, medical education in diagnostic radiology, and global advances in maternal and neonatal care. She is a champion of many projects for safety and quality of care in clinical radiology. . In the international community, Dr. Destigter leverages her knowledge and experience through her participation as a member of the World Health Organization Referral Guidelines Development Group as part of the International Radiology Quality Network. In addition, she serves on the Radiology Society of North America Committee on International Relations and Education and the ACR Foundation’s International Outreach Committee.. As a medical visionary and drawing upon her extensive experience in global applications of ultrasound, Dr. Destigter is the co-founder and president of Imaging the World, an organization dedicated to mitigating medical imaging deficiencies in the most under-resourced areas of the world using sustainable, low cost, technology-based solutions. As a result of this work, she is a recipient of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations and well as Grand Challenges Canada grants. Dr. DeStigter received her BS in French and Biology from Calvin College, her MD from Case Western Reserve University, her diagnostic imaging residency training as well as her body imaging fellowship training from University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH. She has four children.

Raquel Karnick

Raquel Karnick joined ITW’s logistics team in the spring of 2009 as the leader, and subsequently, was nominated to the board. She is originally from Venezuela and received a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies in the USA. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a B.S degree in Industrial Engineering. Raquel started her career in the Operations Management Leadership Program at GE Healthcare and continued to have several roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations within GE Healthcare, McKesson Medical Imaging and Ford Motor Company. She is currently aRead More

full time mom living in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two sons.

Brian Stachniak

Brian is a computer programmer and systems analyst with over 20 years experience in developing and deploying enterprise-scale software for healthcare. After graduating from theUniversity of Alberta in 1994 with a BSc. in Electrical Engineering, he worked as a computer programmer for several Fortune 500 companies. This includes 13 years at McKesson Medical Imaging where he held a variety of technical roles. Brian is passionate about driving the
application of cutting edge technology to improve health care. Brian has been involved in several start-up enterprises using emerging IT technology to help patients with chronic respiratory illness and reduce wait times in the ED (Blue Marble Labs, QiiQ Healthcare). Brian currently is a free-lance consultant providing technical services to healthcare providers and IT vendors: workflow analysis, system analysis, architecture/design and custom software