CCAC is proud to welcome Kacie Holderny as a new Chairperson on the Advisory Committee
for the Radiologic Technologist, CAT and MRI program. Learn more about Kacie, in her
own words, below.
Kacie Holderny MHA, R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT)
Pittsburgh Market Imaging Services Director, Emerus Holdings
"Why did you select radiology as a profession?" people often ask. To which I always
reply that radiology is a form of art. Radiology necessitates patience, time, and
a thorough understanding of how to illustrate superior image quality for diagnostic
and healing purposes. The field, its revolutionary impact, and the essential role
it plays in the healthcare industry all piqued my interest. Its multiplex technology,
which allows doctors to "see" into the human body, is nothing short of astounding.
Not to mention the capacity to always seek and learn from it, which allows us to strive
for the next level of imaging excellence.
Currently, I work as the Market Imaging Services Director for Emerus in Pittsburgh,
where I oversee the radiology operations of Allegheny Heath Network’s Neighborhood
Hospitals. I began working at Emerus in 2020 as the Market Imaging Services Manager,
and in July 2021, I was promoted to my current position of director.
In 2011, I graduated from the Community College of Beaver County's Radiologic Technology
program with an associate of applied science degree. In 2012, I graduated from LaRoche
College with a bachelor's degree in medical imaging, as well as a secondary program
in computed tomography at Community College of Beaver County. In 2018, I received
my Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from Point Park University.
I excelled clinically throughout my studies, seizing any opportunity to learn something
new. I began as a part-time x-ray technologist and progressed to a full-time CT scan
technologist. My advancement as a leader began in CT, where I worked as an assistant
lead CT technologist before becoming a chief CT technologist. It's one thing to know
what radiology departments require to function. Another is to understand firsthand
what radiology technologists require to succeed in their areas.
At home, I am a wife to Dan, a mother to our three-year-old son Hunter, and a stepmom
to Jesse and Simon, two wonderfully talented and special young men. We're usually
on the go as a family of five, yet we always make time to spend together. When I'm
not working, you'll find me in the kitchen concocting a new dish or harvesting our
garden in preparation for canning handmade foods. I also support the conservation
of our state's game land areas as an active archery and rifle hunter.
I am honored to serve as the new Chairperson of the CCAC's Advisory Committee for
Radiological Technology Programs. I'm excited to be a part of its successes and to
support all present and future radiology students with a profound experience, just
like my predecessors did for me.