The goal of the Inteleos Foundation is to ensure patients around the world have access to quality healthcare from providers with validated knowledge, skills, and abilities.

We aim to make a beautiful mark on the world.

The Inteleos Foundation logo exemplifies the ideals of Inteleos and its family of Certification Councils. As with all Inteleos logos, the orange circle in the center signifies the patient. The dark blue dots embody medical professionals, and the light blue dots represent the organizations that work collaboratively with the Foundation.

These individual elements, brought together in the circular Foundation logo, portray community, inclusivity, and that collectively we can make a beautiful mark on the world.


The Foundation Team

The Inteleos Foundation, established in 2020, will accelerate the expansion of the mission-driven work of Inteleos ARDMS, APCA and the POCUS Certification Academy. Other organizations and groups that share Inteleos’ goals for healthier world are also encouraged to seek funding and support through the Inteleos Foundation.

Board of Directors

Thomas Shipp

Chair

MD, RDMS

Paul Wagner

Director

BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Christine McEntee

Vice Chair

BSN, MHA, FASAE

Mary Jo Assi

Director

DPN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

JoAnn Grainger

Secretary, Treasurer

Clarke Porter

Director

Rose Matricciani

Director

RN, AA, BA, JD

Leadership Team

Dale R. Cyr

Executive Director

MBA, CAE

Currently Recruiting

Director of Finance

David Kushner

Director of Governance

Hannah Mason

Director of Operations

MA, PMP, CSM

Kelly Herman

Executive Assistant

CSPO, CAP


The Inteleos Foundation will accelerate the expansion of the mission-driven work of Inteleos ARDMS, APCA and the POCUS Certification Academy.

The groundwork for this up-and-coming charitable body was started in 1975.

It was 45+ years ago that the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) was established. Fast forward to today and the ARDMS roots have flourished into the Inteleos family of internationally recognized and respected non-profit organizations with more than 120,000 affiliated medical professionals representing 70 countries.

History of the Inteleos Foundation

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1975
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) was incorporated
1986
Administered first international exam in Germany
2001
Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Ultrasound Foundation was created
2005
Programs earn international accreditation through the International Standards Organization (ISO) in Geneva
2005
Introduced the organization’s first physician-centric certification – Physicians Vascular Interpretation (PVI)
2011
First generation of miniaturized handheld ultrasound equipment introduced
2014
Launched Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation in China examination
2014
Breast Ultrasound Foundation was sunsetted as all goals were met
2015
Launched Latin American Ultrasound Certificate Program in partnership with Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Ultrasonido FLAUS
2016
The Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) was established
2016
Inteleos was created as the governing body for ARDMS and APCA
2016
Merged with the Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging (CCCVI) to APCA’s portfolio of physician assessments (CBNC and CBCMR)
2018
Launched MissionPOCUS Program to expand the reach of point-of-care ultrasound to under-resourced areas around the world
2019
Inteleos launches the Ultrasound Proficiency Grand Challenge
2019
Incorporation of POCUS Certification Academy
2020
Acquired American Board of Vascular Medicine’s (ABVM) examinations in vascular and endovascular medicine
2020
Inteleos launched Inteleos Foundation

The Inteleos Foundation will engage partners and secure sources of funding to support innovation in technology and assessments to improve global health programs.

How can you help?

Your generosity makes a difference by helping medical professionals improve their practice and treat their patients.

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