The QVI Difference
are at our last team meeting
QVI easily has the most knowlegeable and
experienced staff in the state of Florida and possibly the nation. We specialize in vascular testing, and
it is all we do. This makes us the clear experts in all areas of vascular disease and vascular testing. Our
staff averages over 15 years experience in ultrasound testing.
Kathleen McCloskey, RT, RDMS, RVT
specialized training in radiology technology and in addition has extensive experience in various radiological
special procedures. Early on in her training however, she was drawn to Ultrasound and in fact, has three
different ultrasound registries. Vascular testing emerged as her favorite and has been her primary focus for
over a decade. She is extremely talented and knowledgeable in the abdominal vasculature, especially renal artery
evaluation. Her experience in special procedures has allowed her to easily extend those skills into venous
interventional procedures. We all agree, Kathleen is the best!
Garcia, BS, MHsc
graduated in 2008 from the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Athletic Training. After graduation, Amy practiced as a board certified, state licensed athletic
trainer for several years. Wishing to continue her education, she applied and was accepted to graduate
school. She graduated in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences with a
Master of Health Science degree specializing in Vascular Sonography. When not at work, Amy enjoys showing
her muscle cars, enjoying lake activities, sampling new craft beers, competing in running events with her
husband, and playing with her three dachshunds.
Peters, RVS, RVT
With more nearly 15
years experince as a vascular technologist, Peggy came to QVI with both enthusiasm and an impressive resume. For
many years, she operated a vascular laboratory for a local group of vascular surgeons. Additionally, she has
been an instructor at an area ultrasound school. Patients enjoy her wonderful personality and genuine caring
Al is QVI office manager and brings extensive knowledge and experience in medical office management to
our facility. In addition to the unenviable task of maintaining the
schedule of all the staff at varied locations, Al is an expert at insurance billing. If you have any questions
about insurance, he is always ready to answer your questions and help you with the intricacies of your insurance
Jean Melendez (White), RVT,
Jean White served as Technical Director Technical of the Cranley Surgical
Associates, Inc. Vascular Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio for 10 years prior to relocating to Florida in 1999.
She served as technical director for a private vascular laboratory in Bradenton until forming QVI, Inc. In
addition to a history of technical proficiency, she has extensive experience in vascular laboratory management.
She is an application reviewer and site visitor for the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of
Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), the premier accrediting body for vascular technology quality assurance. She has
served on the Board of Directors of the both the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), the Vascular Disease
Foundation, and is the current chair of the Phlebology exam task force for Cardiovascular Credentialling
International (CCI). She is nationally recognized as one of the premier experts in venous disease and is a
frequent lecturer throughout the country. Truly the heart and soul of QVI, Jeannie is now an avid triathlete and recently completed her first Ironman competition in Tempe, Arizona!
She was honored as a Fellow of the SVU in 2014.
William B. Schroedter, BS,
RVT, RPhS, FSVU
Bill began the Vascular Laboratory at Venice Hospital in 1987 and is well known in the Venice medical community.
He has authored multiple publications and has been an invited speaker, nationally and internationally. With over 30
years experience in the field, he is recognized as an expert in the technical aspects of vascular testing. Bill
spent 7 years on the Society of Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors and served as SVU Vice President. With
numerous scientific and clinical publications, Bill has been an invited lecturer both nationally and
internationally. He also became interested the professional and governmental issues surrounding vascular
technology. He is past chair of the SVU Government Relations Committee, Bill has served on the SVU Board of
Directors, is past Vice President and past Chair of the Government Relations Committee and has testified at the
Florida State Legislature on the profession of Vascular Technology and as an advocate for quality patient care. He
was honored as a Fellow of SVU in 1998.
Quality Vascular Imaging has
affiliate agreements with several schools providing formal education in vascular testing including Oregon
Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon, NOVA Southeastern in Ft Lauderdale, Fl, and South Hills in
Pennsylvania. So don't be surprised if there is an "extra" person in the room talking "shop!"
2010 QVI staff with students enjoy
some beach time!