Arlene Richardson, MD

Director, RAD-AID Tanzania

Arlene Richardson is a Chicago based radiologist, specializing in musculoskeletal radiology. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine followed by radiology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she was elected chief resident. She completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Chicago. Currently, she is chair of the department of radiology at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Richardson first participated in the RAD-AID Tanzania program in 2017. She is currently serving in the role of Director of RAD-AID Tanzania. Her goals are to help build and expand imaging and non-imaging skills of radiologists at various sites in Tanzania, ensure their continuing professional development and long-term fruitful relationship with their respective institutions.

Jessica Shell, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

Program Manager, RAD-AID Tanzania

Jessica Shell is a radiologic technologist registered with the ARRT in General Diagnostics, Computer Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. She has practiced as a traveling technologist for several years and continues to work in various areas and clinical settings across the United States as an MRI Applications Specialist. In February of 2018, Jessica traveled to Dar es Salaam to help support the RAD-AID Tanzania Program’s effort and support for global outreach at Aga Khan Hospital. Jessica returned to Dar es Salaam in October 2019 to work with the MRI department at Muhimbili National Hospital and again traveled to Moshi in May 2022 to work with the MRI department at KCMC. Jessica has a strong passion and dedication to the field of radiology as well as global support which continues to aid in achieving her goals to support the RAD-AID Tanzania Program team.

Lauren Ton

Assistant Program Manager, RAD-AID Tanzania

Lauren Ton is a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Master of Public Health student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She previously worked with CureCervicalCancer, a global health NGO, and she has recently joined RAD-AID Tanzania as Assitant Program Manager after collaborating with RAD-AID’s new site in Zanzibar (Tanzania). She envisions a career at the intersection of radiology and public health.