Our Staff


Selena BoykinsSelena Boykins

Patient Advocate/Receptionist

Selena graduated from Bryant & Stratton in 1994. She has worked in the medical field for many years, four of them at Unity Hospital, followed by twelve at Borg & Ide Imaging where she held various positions. Selena joined The Vein Institute in 2011 as Patient Advocate. She is a steadfast contact for our patients, readily available to answer questions and help coordinate care from the first phone call through the last follow up.

Selena loves singing and has performed at multiple venues in New York and Los Angeles.



Janelle HennerJanelle Hunt, RDMS, MSHA

Practice Manager

Janelle earned a bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008. She spent four years at Rochester Radiology as a clinical sonographer. She then went on to attend Roberts Wesleyan College to receive her master’s in Health Administration and became The Vein Institute’s Practice Manager.

Janelle likes spending her free time with her husband boating on Sodus Bay in the summer and traveling in the winter.



Michelle HookMichelle Hook, RDMS, RVT


Michelle moved to Rochester from the Buffalo area to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. She graduated in 2014. During her clinical internship she had the rare opportunity to observe venous ultrasound and endovascular vein procedures. As a result, vein treatment became one of her main interests in sonography and she loves working at The Vein Institute.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys drawing, running, and gymnastics.



Val RasmussenVal Rasmussen, RDMS


Val worked in several industries before finding herself in the medical field. She attended culinary school and worked in food service for fifteen years. In 2003, she graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and joined Rochester Radiology. Her interest in vein procedures brought her to The Vein Institute.

Val spends summer weekends in Lake George and winters skiing and traveling with her husband and two children.



Kelley SwaglerKelley Swagler, RDMS, RPhS

Clinical Supervisor

Upon graduating from the Genesee Hospital School of Radiology, Kelley worked as a Radiologic Technologist at Rochester General Hospital. She joined Rochester Radiology in 1988 and finished a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991. She served as the Ultrasound Supervisor with Rochester Radiology before transitioning to Clinical Supervisor at The Vein Institute.

Kelley loves to ride horses, ski, and go camping with her husband and four sons.



Teri WernerTeri Werner

Insurance & Billing Specialist/Receptionist

Teri has a degree from Bryant & Stratton in Medical Administrative Assisting. She has been with Rochester Radiology since 2002. Teri started in medical records and worked as a Patient Intake Specialist before transitioning to Technologist Assistant. In 2010, she began work with The Vein Institute team as the Insurance & Billing Specialist. She is an expert in insurance authorizations and appeals, and acts as a liaison between patients and insurance companies when questions arise.

Teri enjoys camping and visiting the Thousand Islands with her husband and three children.



Gia WhiskerGia Whisker, RDMS, RVT


In 2012, Gia graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She completed a clinical internship with Rochester Radiology. There she assisted with procedures and quickly became proficient in venous ultrasound. After her internship, she transitioned and has become part of the core of The Vein Institute.

Gia enjoys vacationing at her family’s cottage in Henderson Harbor.