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. 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.