Our Staff

*In addition to the extensive experience of our Staff (below)  they are also able to speak Spanish, Hindi, Farsi and Russian if needed.

Lance Smith, RDMS (FE, NE, OB, AB, BR), RVT, RDCS, RPhS

Technical Director


Lance has 21 years of experience in ultrasound imaging, with 15 years as an ultrasound trainer and educator.  He is a graduate of the USAF Radiography and  Sonography programs with  advanced ultrasound training at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Medical Center the University of Arkansas Children’s Medical Center and Denver Children’s Hospital. Lance is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and is credentialed in Fetal Echocardiography, Neurosonography Obstetrics and Gynocology, Breast and Abdominal ultrasound.  He also is a Registered Vascular Technologist and Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.  He is also an instructor for ICAVL certification.

Lance has  10 years experience in performing venous insufficiency ultrasound examinations using ICAVL and ACR guidelines and has 18 years experience in vascular interventions requiring ultrasound guidance.

Joanna I. Coello, RVS, RPhS

Director of Clinical Ultrasound

Joanna I. Coello has been on the ultrasonographer team at Virginia Vein Care for the past two years, having three years previous experience in our office as a Medical Assistant. Joanna received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Sanford Brown College in McLean, VA and her certificate in Sonography from Sanford Brown Institute in Landover, MD.

With her unique aptitude and knowledge stemming from experience while training at Washington Radiology Associates, she has developed both great communication skills and a gentle demeanor. Her focus is providing the best care for her patients.

Joanna enjoys spending her time watching movies and spoiling her nephews and niece.

Lieann D. Wade RN, BSN

Lieann D. Wade has been a registered nurse since 1998 and a specialist in sclerotherapy services for the past five years. Touted by her patients as one with a light touch, minimizing treatment discomfort wherever possible, Lieann’s mastery of sclerotherapy, warm reception, articulation of expectations, and gentle demeanor provides her patients with the care they deserve. Prior to sclerotherapy Lieann’s clinical specialty was in neurology where she served as department head for a metropolitan hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, she has worked as a home health nurse, and has superived a health clinic at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.

Lieann received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She also has an associate’s degree in nursing from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Lieann and her family – husband, two children and four cats – have recently made their home in Hamilton, VA.

Kimberly Smith RN, BSN

Kimberly earned a bachelor of science in Nursing from Montana State University where she became a member of sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing and graduated cum laude.

Kimberly started her nursing career in the St. Vincent Healthcare Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After moving to the Washington, D.C. area, she continued her career in other NICUs in the area . Providing care to the smallest of patients has help Kimberly hone the skills needed to gain vascular access painlessly.

In addition to providing microsclerotherapy at Virginia Vein Care, Kimberly is an active partner at Exemplar Education & Consulting. EEC provides continuing medical education and training for healthcare professionals performing and interpreting ultrasound exams, IAC and vascular laboratory accreditation and ultrasound registry review courses.

Joyce J Jackson, MSN, APRN, BC

Joyce has 40 years of experience as a nurse with the last 26 focused on the treatment of venous disease. She received her masters and nurse practitioner degree from the Catholic University of America.

Joyce is a published author in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, Your Health magazine and the textbook Phlebology, Vein Surgery and Ultrasound.

She is also a regular presenter at the American College of Phlebology conferences, where she is the immediate past Chair of the APN/PA section.

Previous experiences and opportunities include: adjunct faculty at Prince George’s Community College and the University of the District of Columbia. She has also been the Nursing Director of an emergency room and employee health department, nursing supervisor and ICU nurse.

Joyce currently spends her time between Washington, DC and Palo Alto, CA.