Our Team


Nicole Rizio

Nicole Rizio, Nicole Rizio is a Registered Vascular Sonographer and a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She is the lead sonographer at MVI. Nicole is a Gateway Community College graduate with a degree in general studies. Nicole then attended the Institute of Allied Medical Professionals where she earned her certificate and license in diagnostic medical sonography. Prior to working at MVI, Nicole worked at Milford Hospital as an ultrasonographer, and Diagnostic Imaging of Milford. Nicole has a vast experience working in hospital and outpatient office settings. Nicole grew up in Milford Connecticut and now resides in Orange.


Alayna Beddington

Alayna Beddington (RDMS) is a 2017 graduate of Quinnipiac University's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with a Bachelor's degree in science. Prior to working at MVI, she was an ultrasonographer at Milford Hospital. In addition to MVI, Alayna works as a sonographer at St. Vincent's Hospital.


Arianna Lawless

Arianna Lawless graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She is one of our ultrasonographers here at MVI. Arianna also works at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford, as well as their other office locations in North Haven and East Haven.



Kayla Jennings

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.



Raymond Russell

Raymond Russell is a registered medical assistant and licensed phlebotomist. He received his certifications from Branford Hall. He joined the Milford Vascular team in March 2017. He has prior medical assistant experience working at St. Vincent's Woundcare. Ray is a jack of all trades and always eager to help with any task he is presented.


Nicholas McQuade

Nicholas McQuade graduated from Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford and has since been attending Gateway Community College pursuing a degree in nursing. Nicholas was coached by Dr. Esposito on Foran's wresting team, and has joined MVI to further his knowledge in the medical field. He has placed great importance on continuing to be an active member and supporter of the Milford community.


Ashley Fitzgerald

Ashley Fitzgerald is the Administrative Coordinator at Milford VascularInstitute. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics. Ashley has been working at Milford Vascular Institute in various roles since 2010. Currently, you will see her managing patient intake and scheduling. She also manages social media, the company's website, and marketing.


Amanda Hershman

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.


Samantha Murphy (Samm)

Samantha Murphy (Samm) graduated from Jonathan Law High School in 2016, where she took great interest in biology, chemistry, and psychology. Upon graduation, Samm worked in the mental health field assisting community members with their daily lives. In 2018, she joined MVI's team where she does patient intake and scheduling. Samm continues to volunteer and be an active member of the Milford community. Samm is one of the many friendly faces to greet you when you come into our office.


Jada Craddock

Jada Craddock is a graduate of Platt Technical High School and grew up in Bridgeport. Following graduation, she attended Gateway Community College where she received a degree in General Studies. She has a background knowledge in Emergency Medical Technician training and medical terminology. Her main roles at Milford Vascular include scheduling and assisting patients during their visits.


Rose Owen Mitchell, 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.



Rebecca graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BS in Business Management. She brings years of experience from the Radiology and Vascular fields and coordinates the Office Based Lab schedule as well as obtains authorizations for our office procedures. She will be happy to assist scheduling your surgical procedure or help explain your insurance benefits!



Michele Pierce

Michele Pierce is the Accounts Receivable/Collections Manager at Milford Vascular Institute in Milford, Connecticut. Michele graduated from Kaplan University and majored in Health Information Management. Following college, she became RHIT certified. Michele has prior experience in many aspects of the medical field, including chiropractic and mental health. Michele moved to the New England area from Florida in 1999. She lives here in Connecticut with her daughters and fiancé. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family.





These are some of the insurances we accept at Milford Vascular. To confirm that we accept your insurance please contact our team or call your insurance provider to ensure we are covered under your insurance plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Net
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare

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20 Commerce Park Drive
MIlford, CT 06460