A native of Savannah Georgia, Yonella has been a sonographer for over 12 years. Her first year as an ultrasound clinical preceptor she was awarded “Clinical Preceptor of the Year”. After successfully being a contributing author of a recent ultrasound textbook she worked on creating SONONOTES™ Pediatric Sonography Study Guide. She holds membership with the SDMS and actively participates in local and international professional conferences. Many would say she is outgoing, self-motivating, compassionate and truly committed to teaching. She is the program director of a CAAHEP accredited sonography program that she designed. Yonella’s educational experience includes a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Radiologic Sciences with concentrations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Health Administration respectively, and she will be defending her dissertation for her doctorate degree in Fall 2021 where she will obtain a PhD in Health Related Sciences and a graduate certificate in real estate.