Meet the Breast Care Team at Methodist Hospitals Breast Care Center

By: Methodist Hospitals Breast Care Center Last Updated: February 2, 2016

BCC-TeamMeet the Breast Care Team at Methodist Hospitals Breast Care Center.

027My name is Jennifer, Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals I have been with the Methodist family for over 17 years now. I Started my journey at the Northlake Campus in Gary, IN as an X-ray Technologist and worked with the best crew. An opportunity to apply as a Mammography Technologist was given to me only after working 1 year in the Diagnostic Radiology field. Obviously we know which profession I chose and I couldn’t be happier. The one on one interaction along with the chance to educate and inspire woman to live healthier lives makes me feel blessed every day I come to work. I am passionate about what I do and I promise to bring you the kind, compassionate, and respectful care that each and every one of you deserve!!

025Hello, my name is Kim. I graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1996. I have an Associates degree in Radiologic Sciences. In 2001 I attended a MTMI course in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became a registered Mammography Technologist. I have worked for Methodist Hospitals Mammography Department since February of 2001. I enjoy working with people and making what can be a sometimes unpleasant experience a little easier for my patients by providing compassionate care and the respect they deserve while in my care.

037Hello, my name is Pam. I have been with Methodist Hospitals since 2000 when I graduated from Indiana University Northwest with an Associates Degree in Radiologic Sciences. In addition, I became a registered Mammography Technologist in 2002. I chose Methodist Hospital because they were at the forefront with the newest and most advanced in technology which allowed me to take great care of my patients. As a member of the Breast Care Center here at Methodist, I find it very rewarding helping patients have an educational, enjoyable and anxiety free experience.

045My name is Yolanda. I have been in the Imaging field for over 26 years, with 23 of them right here at Methodist Hospitals. I have worked in Radiology, CT, and currently here in Mammography. I must say I have enjoyed the journey. At this time, I feel blessed to work in the field of Mammography. I help save women’s lives through the process of using the most advanced technology has to offer when it comes to screening and diagnostic mammographic procedures. I make it a priority to make an often uncomfortable test as pleasant as possible by providing a relaxing and safe atmosphere during your procedure.

039My name is Amy and I have been an employee of The Methodist Hospitals since 1991. I earned an Associate of Radiologic Sciences degree in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1994 from Indiana University Northwest. I am registered in Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), and Mammography. I have been fortunate enough to work in all of these modalities while employed here at Methodist. I enjoy meeting new people every day and being able to provide an important and necessary service to women. Most importantly, I take pride in providing quality care for my patients in a facility that provides the latest technology in women’s care.

048Hello, my name is Vera. At home, I am a wife to a loving husband and a mom to three beautiful children. At work, I am proud to be a Mammographer/Radiologic Technologist for over 25 years now, representing The Methodist Hospitals. Throughout those years, I have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of professionals. They have become my friends, my family, a part of me. I pride myself with having our patients receive the utmost care and compassion I can give. I hope to be able to provide the much needed breast care and education to our communities to ensure the early detection and treatment of this disease.

DenaHello, my name is Dena. I graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 2015 with an Associates degree in Radiologic Sciences. However, I have been with my Methodist family for 13 years. Prior to becoming a Mammography Technologist I was the secretary for the Mammography Department. Needless to say Mammography is my passion. I truly love my job, but even more I love seeing our patients year after year because they also become like family. I treat each patient with the utmost respect and compassion as I know the anxiety that is sometimes associated with having mammograms; and will do anything in my power for them to have a more pleasant experience.

033Hello, my name is Laurie. I graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1991 and became a Radiologic Technologist. I became registered in Mammography in 1995. I am proud to say I have been employed with Methodist since 1991. I enjoy the one on one interaction with my patients. My goal is to give each patient caring and compassionate services along with providing a quality mammogram with the best technology has to offer.

043Hi, my name is Rita. I have been a Mammography Technologist at Methodist Hospital for over 30 years now. I have an Associates degree from Indiana University Northwest and I am a registered Mammography Technologist. Here at our Breast Care Center, we as a team strive in giving women the best experience possible through our caring attitude, empathy, and dedication to women’s health. Being there for my patients and comforting them during their testing and difficult times makes every day here a rewarding one.

014Hello, my name is Vicki. I have been an employee of The Methodist Hospital since 2009 and recently joined the Mammography Department in 2013. I enjoy working with people along with greeting Them when they first arrive in the Breast Center and I enjoy helping them feel welcome. I also enjoy being part of the wonderful team that staff this department. I strive to make sure I have addressed all the patient’s concerns and worries ensuring everyone has what is needed while awaiting the tests. 

047Hi, my name is Jan. I have worked at Methodist Hospitals for 39 years. I first worked in Nuclear Medicine but decided Ultrasound was my passion and has been for over 29 years now. I am one of sonographers in the State of Indiana that is registered in Breast, Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular and Neurosonography. I take pride in providing quality care for all of my patients.

KathyHi, my name is Kathy. I have enjoyed the privilege of being employed by Methodist Hospitals since 1984. I began my career after obtaining an Associate degree in Radiologic Sciences from Indiana University Northwest. I am currently a registered Ultrasonographer (ARDMS, RVT, RT). It is my honor to be a part of the Breast Care Center team. I enjoy providing every patient with compassionate and very good care while utilizing our leading edge technology.

VesnaHi, my name is Vesna. I have been employed at Methodist Hospital since 1982. I earned my degree in Radiologic Sciences in 1982 at Indiana University Northwest. I have worked in Diagnostic Radiology, CT scan department. Currently though, I am a registered sonographer in Ultrasonography (ARDMS). I have the honor to work in the Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals where we use the latest technology to diagnose breast diseases. I feel blessed to work at a Breast Center of Excellence that provides excellent patient care for all patients we serve.

CarlisaHi, my name is Carlisa. I have been working at Methodist Hospitals for 23 wonderful years. I have earned an Associate’s Degree from Indiana University Northwest in 1993. I am a registered Sonographer (ARDMS), as well as a registered Radiologic Technologist & Mammographer RT (R)(M). I am much honored to be part of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals. My role as a sonographer is to utilize cutting edge technology, demonstrate a high level of competency regarding my Ultrasound skills. I also aim to provide very good and compassionate care to all patients. 

StacyHello! My name is Stacy and I am an Oncology Nurse Navigator with more than 24 years of experience in healthcare. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at Purdue University, Calumet and I am currently in pursuit of a Master of Business in Healthcare Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. I am certified in Breast cancer treatment and imaging through the National Consortium of Breast Centers and I am a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. I am an advocate for early detection and a speaker on Breast Health in the community. I'm a native Hoosier and I reside in Northwest Indiana.