Nursing

Patricia DuCharme, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Director, RAD-AID Nursing

Patricia DuCharme is a Registered Nurse and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with extensive clinical and leadership experience in primary care and public health. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Boston College. Prior to joining RAD-AID she managed medical departments for both Citibank and Revlon Corporations in New York and worked in the Regional Medical Offices of the U.S. Department of State in Hong Kong and Singapore. She has also been involved in the development of nursing education programs in Cambodia. In her role as RAD-AID International Director for Nursing, Patricia is developing comprehensive goals for nursing with a focus on education, continuum of care, and administration in global health radiology. To learn more about RAD-AID Nursing, please email info@rad-aid.org.

Mary Wetherall, RN

Associate Program Manager, RAD-AID Nursing

She is licensed as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and has advanced family nursing and midwifery training from the University of Scranton Family Nurse Practitioner program in Pennsylvania and the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Kentucky. Mary holds a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Walden University and has undergone additional certificate training for Women in Leadership from Cornell University as well as healthcare executive training through UCLA/Johnson and Johnson.

Cynthia Keener, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Program Manager, RAD-AID Nursing (IR)

Cynthia is a Registered Nurse, working in Interventional Radiology for Duke University Health Systems. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Millersville University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Villanova University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Queens University of Charlotte, and is currently completing a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education. She has a diverse background in hospital-based nursing and is Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development. Cynthia served as a Nursing Director on the Albanian Health Fund Board of Directors and has led numerous nursing teams on medical education mission trips to Tirana and Durres, Albania.

Dorothy Pierce, DNP

Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID Nursing

Dr. Dorothy Pierce’s nursing career began more than 32 years ago. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse and has been a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner since graduating Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Master’s Program in 2006, currently licensed in the State of New Jersey. Dorothy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2013, from Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a focus on lymphedema in the radiotherapy breast cancer population. Dorothy has over 28 years of experience and skills in radiology, radiation oncology, and infusion nursing. Dorothy holds numerous national certifications in radiology, infusion nursing, and oncology nursing as a Certified Breast Care Nurse, and she is a licensed lymphedema therapist.

Dorothy’s background encompasses a broad cross-section of medical specialties. Besides nursing, Dorothy attended Essex County College, Newark, NJ, graduating in 1983 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, and is Board-Certified as a Radiology Technologist. Dorothy has over 12 years of experience as a radiology technologist with an emphasis on general radiology, pediatrics, mammography, and computerized tomography. Also, Dorothy has completed the course Preparing Professional Nurses for Cancer Survivorship from City of Hope National Medical Center, California. Currently, she manages her survivorship clinic, focusing on breast, GYN, and prostate cancer survivors. Also, she completed the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Training Program in Palliative Care, from City of Hope National Medical Center.

Dorothy has conducted nursing research and disseminates these findings to nursing audiences in multiple venues, state and national conferences. She has published several articles, including Breast Health Education: Post-radiation, authored several book chapters, and oncology item writing development. Dorothy is an advocate for the underserved population, and she has worked with the Organization for International Development, an international medical mission organization as a volunteer in nursing where she provided medical care in Jamaica, West Indies. Dorothy believes that there is a need for individuals such as herself to continue to treasure new ideas because in today’s healthcare environment one has to be prepared and accept the challenge. She is committed to the future direction focusing on evidence-based nursing practice as a volunteer with RAD-AID International.