Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE
Director, RAD-AID Haiti; RAD-AID Manager of Equipment Implementation
Dr. Berndt Schmit is an emergency radiologist in large private practice based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed two years of emergency medicine training at the University of Arizona. He then completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Mount Auburn Hospital and his musculoskeletal fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2014, he earned a Master of Business Operation Excellence degree from The Ohio State University. Dr. Schmit joined RAD-AID in 2015 with the formation of the UPMC chapter in Pittsburgh. He has worked on projects in Guyana, Haiti and Nicaragua. He joins the leadership team of RAD-AID as Manager of Equipment Implementation.
Michael Yannes, MD
Program Manager of Resident Education, RAD-AID Haiti
Michael Yannes is a diagnostic radiology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended the Pennsylvania State University and Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to focusing on access to radiological services and radiology education in Haiti, Dr. Yannes served in various primary care capacities in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, and Haiti. As part of RAD-AID Haiti, Dr. Yannes participates on educational trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he assists in both didactic and hands-on training with the only radiology residency program in the country. For continued support, he directs teleradiology case conferences with the residency program. Additionally, he served as a member of the RAD-AID Informatics team, helping to implement a PACS system in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Natasha Monchil, BS, RT(R)
Program Manager of Technologist Education, RAD-AID Haiti
Natasha Monchil is a registered radiologic technologist with 21 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor of science in healthcare management from Clayton State University. She is a clinical educator in interventional pain management for Halyard Health. Natasha joined RAD-AID in 2015, was a RAD-AID ASRT Foundation Community Outreach Fellow to Haiti, has served as an interpreter after the Haitian earthquake, provides radiology education to radiographers and radiology residents at the University Hospital of Haiti, aided in the implementation of Merge efilm at HUEH, and is currently leading an initiative to support radiographer education in Haiti.