Jean White-Melend

Jean White-Melendez, RVT, RPhS, FSVU

ESP Ultrasound, LLC/ESP Ultrasound, Inc/Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc., Palmetto, FL

Employer: ESP Ultrasound, LLC; ESP Ultrasound, Inc; Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.

Please explain your current employment role/responsibilities:

  • Program Director, ESP Ultrasound, LLC The Woodlands, TX (2018-Present)
  • Instructor/Professional Speaker, ESP Ultrasound, The Woodlands, TX (2015-Present)
  • President, Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc., Venice, FL (2000-Present)

What is your previous and current involvement with the SVU? 

  • Fundraising Committee, SVU, 2023
  • Chair of the Ultrasound Section, American College of Phlebology, 2015-2017
  • Fellow, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, 2012
  • Chair of the Registered Phlebology Sonographer exam (RPhS) Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), 2010-2016
  • Phlebology Registry Exam Task Force, (CCI), 2009-2010
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Vascular Disease Foundation 2007-2014
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) Application reviewer and Site Visitor, 1997-2007
  • Board Member, Vascular Disease Foundation, 2002-2004
  • Board Member, Society for Vascular Ultrasound, 2000-2003
  • Southeast Regional Chapters Advisor, Society of Vascular Technology, 2000-2003
  • President, Suncoast Society of Vascular Technology Chapter, 2000-2003
  • Committee Member, Awards, Society of Vascular Technology 1999-2003
  • Committee Member, Publications, Society of Vascular Technology 1999-2003
  • Vice President, Ohio-Indiana-Northern-Kentucky Chapter, 1998-1999
  • Recipient of the Biosound Scholarship, Society of Vascular Technology Annual Conference, Atlanta, 1998

Please share your passion for/commitment to /experience with vascular ultrasound and how this will be transformative at the Board of Director level:
I believe that I can make three significant contributions to our society – passion, energy and leadership. With my love for ultrasound, business and education, I aim to serve the vascular ultrasound community. Ultrasound has profoundly impacted medicine and my life, and I am passionate about it. The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) brings together people who share this dedication to advancing vascular technology. I am passionate about it, because it remains an organization that values this mission. Although it is a small society, it is mighty! I will bring energy to my service, and I love the quote by George Bernard Shaw, made famous by Robert F. Kennedy, which encompasses my attitude: “There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask, why not?” In addition, I have extensive leadership experience, including serving on various boards, running an education company, and starting and serving as the president of Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc. – an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility.