Meet the Team at Vein Institute of Connecticut
At Vein Institute of Connecticut, we are proud of our friendly, efficient and compassionate team of professionals who make our practice unique. Each one is dedicated to giving you the best experience possible, from timely appointments and a warm welcome to responsive answers to your questions and concerns. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and well cared for at all times.
Samantha Dempsey, MBA, Practice Manager
Samantha is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she majored in Biology, as well as Western Governor’s University, in Salt Lake City, Utah where she received her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management.
Samantha is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), and the Connecticut Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
In her free time, Samantha enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Cassandra Costa, Office Coordinator
Cassandra is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Cassandra joined Vein Institute of Connecticut in 2012 as Office Coordinator. Cassandra verifies patient insurance coverage and communicates this information to the patients to ensure their full understanding of their level of benefits.
In her free time, Cassandra enjoys cooking and spending time with her fiancée and son.
Renee Laboy, RN
Renee attended Southern Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
In 2010, Renee joined Vein Institute of Connecticut as a Registered Nurse, specializing in sclerotherapy and aesthetics.
Renee enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Gary DeBrito, CMA, RMA, Medical Assistant
Gary is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), who joined the VICT team in 2014 after completing his clinical rotation with the practice.
Gary enjoys hiking, Origami, and is very dedicated to living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Ashley Shorrock, Patient Billing Associate
Ashley has been with Vein Institute since 2013. She is actively pursuing her Associates Degree. She is focusing her studies on Dental Hygiene.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Daniela Nunez, Patient Services Associate
Daniela is actively pursuing her Associates Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Gateway Community College. She is a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In her free time, Daniela enjoys Frisbee, paddle-boarding and music.
Jetlira Alimi, Patient Billing Associate
Jetlira has been with VICT since 2012. She is fluent in Albanian and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, and traveling.
Jenifer Davidge RDMS, RVT RPhS
Jenifer attended Gateway Community College where she obtained her Associates of Science in Sonography. She joined the Vein Institute in 2015 where she could pursue her interest in vein disease.
Recently, she became the third sonographer in Connecticut to be accredited as a Registered Phlebology Sonographer, a concentration that specializes in the treatment and imaging of venous disease. She is also accredited as a Registered Vascular Technologist.
Jenifer enjoys exploring new countries and attending concerts with her friends.
Jessica Pratt, Patient Services Associate
Jessica attended Training Direct, located in Danbury CT in 2016 where she obtained her certification in Medical billing and coding.
In her free time she loves spending time with her son and her family and friends.
Shawn McGirl, Physician Liaison
Shawn began his passion for the Medical field in 2009 when he became a special needs teacher in Newington High School. He has worked in specialties including: Orthopedic Surgeons, Cardiology, Vascular, and Medicare Billing.
Shawn is very passionate about his family, and has a great love for sports.
Jean Gutierrez, RDMS, RVT
Jean obtained her bachelor degree from Sacred Heart University. She continued her ultrasound studies at St. Vincent’s College.
She is accredited by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist.
In her free time, Jean enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.