SVU is governed by its volunteer Board of Directors. There are five Officers and eleven Directors. The five Officers - President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President - comprise the Executive Committee, which convenes monthly. The full Board of Directors meets at least quarterly to set policy and determine the strategic direction of the organization. For a list of past SVU Presidents, click here.
Anita Harrington

Anita Harrington, MS RDMS RVT FSVU

Beth Israel Deaconess, Marstons Mills, MA
Joshua Lee

Joshua Lee, MBA RVT FSVU

President Elect
Premier Surgical Associates, Knoxville, TN

Karen Burns, FSVU MBA RN RVT

Rush University, New Lenox, IL
Marguerite Marlowe

Marguerite Marlowe, BS RN RVT

Medical University of South Carolina, Mount Pleasant, SC
Kelly Byrnes

Kelly Byrnes, BS RVT FSVU

Immediate Past President
Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

Board of Directors

Melinda Bender

Melinda Bender, BS, RDMS, RVT

Technologist Director
Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, Mentor, Ohio
Abraham Ettaher

Abraham Ettaher, RVT

Technologist Director
Jobst Vascular Institute, Sylvania, Ohio
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Jessica R. Kralec, RDMS, RVT, RPhS

Technologist Director
Vein Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center Health Partners, Monkton, MD

Jacqueline Ortiz, MA, RVT

Technologist Director
Rush University, Chicago, IL
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Brian Sapp, RVT, RPhS

Technologist Director
Registered Vascular Solutions, Inc./Truffles Vein Specialists, Newnan, GA
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Jill S. Sommerset, RVT

Technologist Director
PeaceHealth Vascular Surgery, Parkdale, OR
Traci Fox

Traci Fox, EdD, RT(R), RDMS, RVT

At-Large Director
Thomas Jefferson University, Claymont, DE
Kayla Wieseckel - At-Large Director

Kayla Wieseckel, MHSc, RVT, RVS, RPhS

At-Large Director
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Joseph Polak, MD MPH

Joseph Polak, MD MPH

Physician Director
Tufts University School of Medicine, Jamaica Plain, MA
David Murray

David Murray, MHSc BA RVT

Industry Partner Director
Philips Healthcare, Winston Salem, NC
Jennifer Martin - Student Director

Jennifer Martin

Student Director
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH