BCA News: Winter 2017
Remembering our Colleagues, Friends and Leaders
Emeritus Member John Ford, RBP, FBPA passed away on May 24, 2016. John studied photography at Wayne University in Detroit. He was first exposed to medical photography while serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict and he retired from the Miami Valley Hospital where he worked for 40 years as Chief Medical Photographer. Since retiring John devoted his photographic skills to nature photography and photomicrography. He was a Registered Biological Photographer and a Fellow in the Biological Photographic Association. He has had several exhibits of his photomicrographs across Ohio. John was active in the BCA, serving on the Board of Registry and most recently he served as Chair of the Emeritus Committee.
William C. Nyberg, RBP, CRA, FOPS Scheie Eye Institute University of Pennsylvania. Bill was a member of BPA (BCA) and the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society for many years and a dear friend and mentor to many BCA members. In 2013 Bill retired from Scheie Eye Institute after a distinguished career of 40 years of service. Upon Bill’s retirement a co-worker remarked that with all due respect to some of the better-known giants and pioneers in the field of ophthalmic photography, Bill was hands-down the best photographer in our field. Bill also had an interest in oceanographic underwater photography and an avid woodworker.
BCA received a belated message that Emeritus member Rose Marie Spitaleri, RBP, FBCA, passed away on 31 January 2014 at age 88 in Amityville, NY. Rose Marie had a distinguished career in medical photography serving as Chief of Medical Photography at St. Barnabus Hospital and Lenox Hill Medical Center in New York City. She served the then BPA in many capacities at both the local and national level, particularly for many years as Secretary of the BPA, as Chair of the New York Chapter, as Program Co-Chair of the 1974 annual meeting in New York, NY and as Chair of the 1993 meeting in Stamford, CT which took place just after her retirement.
Rose Marie was especially proud of the work she produced with Dr. Irving S. Cooper, the pioneering neurosurgeon who developed cryo-surgery for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and epilepsy; and with Dr. James A. Nicholas one of the creators of the specialty of Sports Medicine. Generous of expertise and spirit Rose Marie became a valued friend to her colleagues and clients.
Rose Marie enjoyed her years of retirement on Long Island’s South Fork occupied with volunteer work, travel and opera.
Anita Tellier, FBCA passed away on February 29, 2016. Anita was an Emeritus Member, Past President and Fellow of the BioCommunications Association. She was honored with the Creer Service Award in 2002. She retired from Yale University School of Medicine in 2005 and was a graduate from RIT. Anita was active in the Connecticut Chapter and then the New England Chapter of the BCA and continued her service to the Association by serving on the Board of Governors and as President. After retiring she moved to Clover, South Carolina where she continued with her passion for photography. Her obituary is available here.
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