Debra J Poelhuis, MS, RT(R)(M)

Associate Director, RAD-AID India

Debbie Poelhuis earned her master’s degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is registered in both radiography and mammography and has been in radiography education as a program director for 36 years. She has clinical experience in CT, mammography, forensic radiography, trauma radiography and interventional radiography. She has given professional presentations at the local, state, national and international levels and has co-author two textbooks: one in radiography and one in nursing. Debbie was a RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Community Outreach Fellow to Chandigarh, India for the Asha Jyoti Women’s Health project in July 2016. She is currently serving in the role of the associate director of RAD- AID India having made three trips to India. Her goals are to assist in the continued development and operation of RAD-AID’s women’s health outreach programs in India.

Olive Peart MS, RT(R)(M)

Associate Director, RAD-AID India

Olive Peart is an established author, educator, and radiographer. She graduated from a hospital-based radiography program in Jamaica, WI, and later obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Olive has authored several textbooks including The Dangers of Medical Radiation; Spanish for Professionals in Radiology; Mammography and Breast Imaging: Just the Facts; Lange Q&A Mammography Examination; Mammography and Breast Imaging Prep; and Radiography Flashcard. She is an educational program director, practicing mammographer, and regularly presents lectures on mammography and other radiography-related topics at seminars throughout the United States and Canada, plus internationally via webinars. In 2014, Olive was selected by RAD-AID and ASRT Foundation to be a technologist fellow with Asha Jyoti Women’s Health project in Chandigarh, India. Since that time, she has returned for a total of three work trip visits, and Olive is now an enthusiastic team member in support of Asha Jyoti and similar outreach programs.