Committee Members

Name Representing
Dennis Swanson, MS (Chairperson)  
Scott Mason
(Vice Chairperson)
University Management
Bill Yates, PhD University Management
Lara R. Paciello, DrPH, CHP University Radiation Safety Officer
Darlene Lovasik, RN School of Nursing
Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBA Gamma Knife/Neurosurgery
Judi Joyce, MD        Nuclear Medicine
Joel Greenberger, MD Radiation Oncology
Saiful Huq, Ph.D. Medical Physics, UPMC Shadyside Radiation Safety Committee
Paula Novelli, MD Diagnostic Radiology
Judi Joyce, MD PET Facility, UPMC Presbyterian Radiation Safety Committee
Patricia Opresko, PhD Isotope Research
Lydia Kleinschnitz UPMC Administration
Kristen Harman Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Radiation Safety Committee
David Rimsek UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Radiation Safety Committee
Kim Moses Esq. (Non-voting) University Office of General Counsel
Al Ciocca, Esq.
(Non-voting)  
UPMC Corporate Legal Counsel

Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC) / Human Use Subcommittee—Radiation Safety Committee (HUSC-RSC)

  • Scott Mason, PhD (Chairperson)
  • Dennis Swanson, MS
  • Lara Paciello, DrPH, CHP 
  • Kelly Manella, MS, DABSNM
  • Darunee Whitt, MS, DABR
  • John Holmes, DMP, DABR
  • James Mountz, MD
  • Ashok Muthukrishnan, MD
  • Nghi Nguyen, MD
  • David Clump, MD