Meet our team of Registered Vein Technologist and Sonography Specialist
Melissa Aquilante, RVT
Melissa Aquilante, Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), is a 2014 graduate of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT, where she also received an associate degree in Science. During her schooling, Melissa grew a passion for vascular imaging and shortly following graduation, Melissa began her Ultrasonography career at Milford Vascular Institute.
Melanie Suraci (ARDMS, ARRT)
Melanie Suraci grew up in West Haven and is a graduate of West Haven High School. After graduation, she was accepted into the Radiologic Technologist program at Gateway Community Technical College. After finishing her studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, she entered a six-month course at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she studied echocardiography. She is the lead vascular Ultrasonographer at the Institute.
Rose Owen, Vein Coordinator
Rose grew up in Milford and attended Lauralton Hall High School. After high school, she earned an Executive Secretarial Degree at Katherine Gibbs in Norwalk. In addition, she has background in medical anatomy and physiology and medical terminology which adds to her organizational skills in working with insurance companies. Rose is the bridge between you and your insurance company.
Amanda Hershman is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she majored in English with a focus on the Pre-Health track. She returned to Connecticut upon graduation to work towards a career in the Health Care field. Amanda is currently in Nursing School and will further her degree upon completion. Amanda remains an active member of the Connecticut community where she volunteers in various community events along the Shoreline. At MVI Amanda is in charge of scheduling all procedures and assisting patients during their visits.
Kayla Jennings is a graduate of Platt Tech High School. After graduating Kayla wanted to pursue a career in the Health Care field and she attended Porter and Chester. She graduated in 2014 with her Medical Assistant Certificate and License. Before joining Milford Vascular she worked for NEOPS. She joined the team at Milford Vascular Institute in 2016 and works hands on with patients. In addition, Kayla works in Madison where she helps to take care of individuals with disabilities. Kayla hopes to continue advancing her career in the healthcare field.
Pasquale Warrick (PJ)
Pasquale Warrick (PJ) graduated from East Haven High School in 2013. Following graduation, he attended Branford Hall Career Institute where he received his Medical Assistant License and Certification. Pasquale has prior Medical Assistant experience working for the Yale Health Plan assisting patients in the Student Health and Athletic Medicine fields. Pasquale jointed the Milford Vascular Institute team in October of 2016. He hopes to pursue a nursing career in the future.
Nicole Rizio, Registered Diagnostic Medical sonographer (RDMS), is one of the Ultrasonographers at MVI. Nicole is a Gateway Community College graduate with a degree in General Studies. Nicole then attended the Institute of Allied Medical Professions where she earned her certificate and license in diagnostic medical sonography. Prior to working at MVI, Nicole worked at Milford Hospital as an ultrasonographer. In addition to working at MVI, Nicole also works at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford. Nicole has a vast experience working in outpatient offices and office settings. Nicole grew up in Milford Connecticut and is now a resident in Orange.