USA – Women’s Health Initiative

John Scheel, MD, PhD

Director, RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative

Dr. John Scheel is a breast imaging radiologist at the University of Washington. Dr. Scheel earned his B.S. with high honors from the University of California, Riverside. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and completed his radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Virginia. As director of RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative, Dr. Scheel aims to increase access to breast and cervical cancer screening and other medical services to regions of the United States where healthcare inequalities disproportionately impact women of color.

Olive Peart MS, RT(R)(M)

Program Manager, Mammography Technologist, RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative

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. Olive became involved with RAD-AID in 2014 when she was selected by RAD-AID and ASRT Foundation to be a technologist fellow with Asha Jyoti Women’s Health project in Chandigarh, India. Olive is now an enthusiastic team member in support of RAD-AID USA Women’s Health Access Initiative.

Mary Wetherall, RN, MSN, HN-BC

Program Manager, RAD-AID USA Women’s Healthcare Access Initiative

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.

Dorothy Pierce, DNP

Program Manager, RAD-AID USA; Women’s Healthcare Access Initiative

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, believe that there is a need for individual 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 Organization.