Board of Directors

Scott Wood

Scott D. Wood
Director of Building Sciences

Scott D. Wood, President of Scott Wood Associates, LLC, ITC Level III Thermographer, is a leading expert in building science and thermography, providing consulting, investigations and testing for commercial and residential buildings. He provides building investigations and evaluations from architectural design review to completed building testing including water testing fenestrations and enclosures. Having provided feedback to the 2009 USACE air leakage protocol for buildings, Scott provides consulting for large building air leakage design reviews, installation oversight and air barrier testing.

As the primary independent instructor/consultant for the Building Science Institute (BSI), Scott provided the curriculum and instructed the Certified Building Science Thermographer courses from 2003-2011 through FLIR’s Infrared Training Center (ITC). He also provided instruction for level I thermography and roofing application classes for the ITC. As Technical Director for United Infrared’s MoistureFindIR modules, Scott provides their instruction on infrared’s use for the detection of water, moisture mapping and water testing. 

Scott Wood Associates, LLC provides independent level I and II Building Science thermography certification courses unique as providing both thermal and building science education in his certification course.

Mr. Wood is also the Senior Building Scientist at VaproShield, LLC, providing product QA/QC on manufactured materials. Scott investigations and tests products and evaluates properties for new product development and competitor products.  He provides technical support for VaproShield, their representatives, clients and assists in the development and updating product literature as well as writing educational papers. Mr. Wood has created numerous AIA presentations and provides them to thousands worldwide.

Mr. Wood is one of the founding members of the International Association of Certified Thermographers (IACT), formally the National Association of Certified Thermographers (NACT). Mr. Wood’s list of publications include many on infrared thermography’s use in buildings and building sciences. One of his contributions includes authoring the appendix G for the IEA ECBCS Annex 46, Energy Process Assessment Protocol for the use of thermography in building energy assessments. He has performed hundreds of site evaluations, instructed thousands of students as well as; providing presentations, clinics and workshops regarding infrared thermography’s use in buildings as well as building science.

Professional Association Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Institute of Building Science (NIBS)
  • ASTM International voting committee member for; C16 on Thermal Insulation and E06 on Performance of Buildings 
  • Seattle Building Enclosure Council (SeaBEC)
  • Australian Professional Thermography Association (AUSPTA)
  • 2003 Peer Review Committee for the IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard and Reference Guide Committee member for the IICRC S520 chapter 7, structural remediation revisions
  • 2008-IICRC committee member for the Building Moisture Thermography Technician
Maria Papakyriacou

Maria Papakyriacou, PhD, CTT
Director of Condition Monitoring

Maria Papakyriacou is the founder and CEO of Dr. MaPaTech and has been involved in the condition monitoring field for over 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Vienna, Austria. In the field of Material Science and Engineering.

Dr. Papakyriacou has almost 30 years of professional experience in developing high performance materials and technologies, processes and devices for light weight applications (e.g. auto racing, aerospace, medical, railway, electronics) from invention to industrial manufacturing. As part of this development process, she analyzes materials and components and monitors industrial processes using non-destructive testing via infrared thermography.

Dr. Papakyriacou has held multiple professional corporate positions including: Head of Research and Development “Materials and Processes” at Knowles-Sound-Solutions, Department Head for Dynamic Material Testing and Project Manager of the Unit “Composites” at Light-Metal-Competence-Center Ranshofen, Division Head for Biocompatible Implant Materials and Project Manager for Aerospace Materials in the University of Vienna.

Dr. Papakyriacou is also a noted researcher with several peer-reviewed published studies. She also holds utilized patents in the engineering and physics fields. Dr. Papakyriacou is a passionate inventor and scientist with a hands-on mentality.

Education and Certifications

  • 1985-1992 MSc-Physics with distinction, University of Vienna, Austria, field of Materials Science & Engineering
  • 1992-1996 PhD-Physics with distinction, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Since 2003 University Lector (Priv.Doz.) in the field of Applied Physics
    2006 Black-Belt Six-Sigma Certification for process optimization in industrial manufacturing
  • 2016 Clinical-Thermographic-Technician Certification, International Academy of Clinical Thermology
Dr. William Amalu, , DC, DABCT, DIACT, FIACT

William Amalu, DC, DABCT
Director of Medical Infrared Imaging

Dr. William Amalu, DC, was born in Honolulu Hawai’i and spent his early years immersed in his native culture. Dr. Amalu eventually moved to California and graduated from Serra College Preparatory before beginning his graduate studies. In 1990, Dr. Amalu graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and went into private practice. Dr. Amalu brings almost 30 years of thermal imaging experience to the IACT.

On October 6, 1999, Dr. Amalu lost his step-sister Robin to a 5 year battle with breast cancer. At the age of 47, she left two young daughters and the love of her life. She had faithfully listened to her doctor and had both physical breast exams and mammograms as recommended. Her mammograms did not detect her tumors, first in one breast and then later in the other. The lumps were easily felt and not detected on the images. What if thermal imaging had been readily available to Robin?

Robin’s passing clarified what needed to be done. Dr. Amalu realized that he needed to expand upon his own imaging center and add a new focus – education. Through education more offices and imaging centers would be able to provide this lifesaving technology worldwide. Dr. Amalu pursued this idea, approached the recognized medical infrared imaging associations, and was eventually made an executive board member of the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, the International Thermographic Society, and the medical director of our association. Dr. Amalu was also asked to join the IACT and the American Academy of Thermology’s committees for the development of thermography guidelines. His participation as a co-author has resulted in internationally recognized quality assurance guidelines under which thermal imaging and interpretation should be performed. 

Dr. Amalu is also a recognized researcher and contributing textbook author on the clinical uses of thermography. And as a post-graduate instructor for the International Academy of Clinical Thermology, Dr. Amalu provides educational courses for technicians and doctors internationally. As a board certified clinical thermologist Dr. Amalu also provides thermogram interpretation services for offices and imaging centers worldwide. Dr. Amalu has made all of this a mission in his life.


  • Board Certified Clinical Thermologist
  • Diplomate in Clinical Thermography
  • Clinical Thermology Fellow

Credentialing Bodies 

  • American Board of Clinical Thermography
  • American Board of Medical Infrared Imaging
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology

Extended Clinical Training

  • Post-graduate training in infrared breast imaging interpretation under the mentorship of William Hobbins, MD, FACS.

Executive Board Officer

  • International Thermographic Society
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology
  • Medical Director – International Association of Certified Thermographers (Founding Member)

Thermographic Guidelines Committee Member and Co-Author

  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology – “Quality Assurance Guidelines – Standards and Protocols in Clinical Thermographic Imaging”
  • American Academy of Thermology – “Breast Thermography Guidelines”

Post-Graduate Education Instructor

  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology

Professional Association Member

  • International Thermographic Society
  • International Academy of Clinical Thermology
  • IEEE – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • International Association of Certified Thermographers
Scott Miles

Scott Miles, MD. FACOG
Medical Infrared Imaging Board

Dr. Scott Miles was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated in the first graduating class from Perry Meridian High School in 1975. He received his B.A. degree from University of Indianapolis in 1979 with majors in Chemistry and Biology, and a minor in mathematics. In 1984, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Finch University of Health Sciences/ The Chicago Medical School, receiving the OB/Gyn clerkship award for the highest grade in his class for this clinical rotation. Dr. Miles completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Cook County Hospital, Chicago Illinois, graduating in 1988. He passed board written and oral exams and was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1990 and was recertified in 2000. Dr. Miles has been in private practice on Indianapolis’ Southside for 20 years. His practice has been limited to Gynecology since 2002. His other certifications include: Diplomate of The American Board of Clinical Sexology (Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction), Certified Thermology Technician (IACT), Designated Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (Federal Aviation Administration), Designated FAA Safety Team member. Current professional memberships include: Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Functional Medicine, American College for the Advancement of Medicine, Indiana State Medical Association, and The Indianapolis Medical Society. 

Dr. Miles has always been interested in alternatives to traditional medicine believing that approaches that integrate the best of all disciplines will ultimately benefit the patient the most. As such, he and the late Dr. Larry Davis pioneered the first integrated center of its kind in the state. Thereafter, he became deeply involved in natural and integrative approaches in women’s healthcare. In early 2008, he founded “Miles Ahead Health and Wellness, LLC” a company dedicated to managing hormone and wellness issues in both men and women along with providing thermal imaging of the breast and whole body.

Valerie Quijano, DC, BCCT
Medical Infrared Imaging Board

Dr. Valeria Quijano, DC, earned her board certification from the American Board of Clinical Thermography. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1995 and has been in private practice for 25 years.

Dr. Quijano developed the Medical Wellness Centers of Hawaii and was the director of from 2010-2013. She has also completed various certifications to include medical weight management, passed the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicines’ written exam and is currently completing her certification to become a Professional Eating Psychology Practitioner.

Dr. Quijano is the owner of InVogue Health Consultants, L.L.C. in Kamuela Hawaii. Her office is currently the only thermal imaging center on the island. She also provides mobile thermography services for other health care offices.

Michelle Hodge, DC, CTT

Medical Infrared Imaging Board

Dr. Michelle Hodge, DC, earned her board certification in breast thermology from the International Academy of Clinical Thermology. Dr. Hodge has been in full time private healthcare practice for over 23 years in Redding California. Dr. Hodge incorporated thermal imaging into her practice over 14 years ago. During this time, Dr. Hodge was professionally recognized by the Shasta County Board of Health for introducing a new method of breast cancer screening to Shasta County.

IACT By Laws


Section 1. Name. The name of the organization shall be the International Association of Certified Thermographers.

Section 2. Purpose. The purposes of the International Association of Certified Thermographers are to advocate and promote the common association and interests of certified thermographers, promotion and education with respect to thermography and the thermography industry, and to promote educational activities directed towards the improvement of professional knowledge and the business conditions of the thermography industry and certified thermographers.

  1. to build consumer awareness of the importance of infrared thermography in areas and industries including building sciences, condition monitoring, and medical applications, and to enhance to the professionalism of current and future thermographers;
  2. to promote, educate and provide information to the general public and thermographers involving infrared thermography and on the latest advances and equipment involving infrared thermography;
  3. to fund research involving infrared thermography as applied to engineering, architecture, and medicine;
  4. to engage in education, promotion, and governmental relations regarding the establishment, administration and/or maintenance of state or federal certifications for various disciplines involving thermography; and
  5. to promote ethical standards of practice and to provide the public with a means of selecting an ethical and well-trained thermographer.


Section 1. Offices. The registered office and agent of the Association shall be in the State of Virginia, but the Association may conduct its business within or outside of the Commonwealth, as the Board of Directors (“Board”) deems advisable. The central operational offices of the Association shall be 38 Raft Island Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335.


Section 1. Member Classes: There shall be one main classification of membership: Certified individuals.

  1. Certified individual members shall be professional thermographers, excluding those Members that are engaged solely in clinical work or applications of thermography in the medical field, that have satisfied all thermography certification qualifications as established from time to time by the Board of Directors. 

Section 2. General rules applicable to members.

  1. No member shall have any preemptive right to acquire any other issued or unissued membership interest of any class, real or personal property of the Association.
  2. All members shall read and comply with the Association’s Code of Ethics, and will abide by such Code of Ethics and all other rules and regulations of the Association.
  3. All members acknowledge that the Association is a membership organization, not a certification body or authority, and that membership in the Association by itself in no way allows a member to state, print or imply that the member is a “certified thermographer.”
  4. Membership in the Association is not transferable or assignable, unless such transfer or assignment is approved by the Board of Directors.
  5. Membership dues shall be established from time to time by the Board of Directors and shall be payable at the times specified by the Board.
  6. The members of the Association shall not be personally liable for any debt or obligation of the Association.

Section 3. Payment of Dues and Termination.

  1. Any person eligible for membership may become a member upon completion of application and payment of first annual dues.
  2. All members shall pay annual dues on an annual basis to coordinate with the Association’s fiscal year.
  3. In the event any member shall become delinquent in the payment of dues for thirty (30) days, such member shall be notified of the delinquency; if such a delinquency continues for a period of thirty (30) days after such notice, such delinquent member shall automatically be declared in default and be suspended from this organization until such time as the dues are paid. Said member shall not receive any benefits of the organization during this suspension.
  4. The Board of Directors may suspend or expel any member, or impose other disciplinary measures, for good cause, including but not limited to failure to fulfill any obligation of membership; fraudulent behavior, the violation of any criminal law; or conduct which may bring disrepute upon the field or profession of thermography or upon the Association.


Section 1. General Powers: The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors.

Section 2. Number and Qualification: Each Director must be a Certified Individual Member of the Association. The Board of Directors shall consist of at least three (3) members. The exact number of members on the Board of Directors shall be determined by the standing Board of Directors.

Section 3. Nomination: As needed, a nominating committee appointed by the Board of Directors shall nominate candidates for each position and shall present such nominations for approval by the Board.

Section 4. Election and Term: Directors shall be elected as needed. A Director shall continue to hold office until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal in the manner hereinafter provided.

Section 5. Meetings.

  1. Regular Meeting: As a minimum, a regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held annually.
  2. Special Meetings: Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held when called by a member of the board. The notice shall specify the date, time, and place of such meeting and the nature of any business to be considered. The notice shall be sent to all Directors not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled time of the meeting.
  3. Meeting by Means of Electronic Communication: Members of the Board of Directors, or any committee designated by such Board, may participate in a meeting of such Board or committee by means of a telephone conference or similar means of communication by which all persons participating in the meeting can simultaneously hear each other, and participation in a meeting pursuant to this section will constitute presence in person at such meeting. The notice shall be sent to all Directors not less than three (3) business days prior to the scheduled time of the meeting.

Section 6. Vacancies: Any vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors shall be filled by a majority vote of the then remaining members of the Board of Directors. 

Section 7. Resignations: A Director may resign at any time by filing a written resignation with the Board of Directors.

Section 8. Removal: Any Director may be removed from office by the remaining Board of Directors for good cause, including but not limited to failure to fulfill any obligation of membership; fraudulent behavior, the violation of any criminal law; or conduct which may bring disrepute upon the field or profession of thermography or upon the Association.

Section 9. Quorum and Voting: A majority of the directors are a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will take action by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at any duly held meeting, except as to any question upon which any different vote is required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these Bylaws.

Section 10. Action by Unanimous Consent: Any action required to be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors or any other action which requires Director approval may be taken without a meeting if consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by all of the Directors entitled to vote with respect to the subject matter thereof. Such consent may be evidenced by email or other electronic response.

Section 11. Compensation: Directors shall not receive any salary for their services as Directors. Directors shall be entitled to reimbursement of expenses incurred in the conduct of the business of the Association with the prior approval of the Board.


Section 1. General: The Board of Directors may designate one or more standing or special committees. Each committee shall exercise such power and carry out such functions as are designated by these Bylaws or as delegated by the Board of Directors from time to time. Each committee shall have one or more directors, and all committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.


Section 1. Indemnification: The Association shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless an individual as provided in the Articles of Incorporation of the Association.


Section 1. Corporate Records: The Association shall keep as permanent records its Articles of Incorporation or restated Articles of Incorporation and all amendments thereto and Bylaws or restated Bylaws and all amendments thereto currently in effect, annual reports filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors, a record of all actions taken by the Board of Directors and a record of all actions taken by a committee of the Board of Directors. The Association shall maintain appropriate accounting records. The Association shall maintain its records in written form or in another form capable of conversion into written form within a reasonable time. 


Section 1. Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on the 1st day of January and end on the 31st day of December each year.

Section 2. Amendments: These Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted at any meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of a majority of all of the Directors, provided that written notice of the intention to alter, amend, repeal, or adopt new Bylaws is included in the notice for such meeting.

Section 3. Dissolution: Except as specifically provided in these Bylaws, no part of the assets, income, profits, or net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of or be distributed to its members, Directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered or debts owed and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of its purposes. Upon the dissolution or final liquidation of the Association, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets of the Association for an exempt purpose or purposes in such manner as the Board of Directors may determine.

The foregoing Bylaws for International Association of Certified Thermographers have been amended, restated, approved, and adopted by the Board of Directors.