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NSGC Leadership

2021 Board of Directors 

Contact the Executive Office for contact information.

Sara Riordan Headshot.jpg Sara Riordan
President
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Michelle Fox
Director-At-Large

       
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Heather Zierhut
President-Elect

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Director-At-Large
         
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Secretary/Treasurer

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Director-At-Large
     
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Secretary/Treasurer-Elect
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Director-At-Large
     
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Director-At-Large
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Director-At-Large
    
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Immediate Past President

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Aishwarya Arjunan
Director-At-Large
   
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Executive Director
 (ex officio)


2021 COMMITTEES

Access & Service Delivery Committee

  • Kendra Schaa, Chair
  • Lauren Ryan, Vice Chair
  • Shivani Nazareth, NSGC Board Liaison

Annual Conference Program Committee

  • Barry Tong, Chair
  • Melanie Hardy, Vice Chair

Audrey Heimler Special Project Award Committee

  • Katie Wusik, Chair
  • Megan McKenna, Vice Chair
  • Megan Maxwell, Immediate Past Chair
  • Emily Fassi
  • Shannon Mulligan
  • Samuel Hyde
  • Sarah Spinette 
  • Jodie Vento, NSGC Board Liaison 

Continuing Education Review Subcommittee

  • Rebecca LeShay, Chair
  • Christine Delaney, Vice Chair

Education Committee

  • Dawn Nixon, Chair
  • Rachel Mills, Vice Chair
  • Aishwarya Arjunan, NSGC Board Liaison

Ethics Advisory Group

  • Emily Higgs, Chair
  • Amy Mueller
  • Caitlin Mauer
  • William Campbell
  • Lauren Murphy
  • Taylor Berninger
  • Beth N. Peshkin

 Finance Committee

  • Colleen Campbell, Chair
  • Heather Hampel, Vice Chair

 Jane Engleberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Advisory Group

  • Erin Linnenbringer, Chair 
  • Sarah Kalia, Immediate Past Chair
  • John Quillin, Chair-Elect 
  • Flavia Facio, Finance Chair
  • Susan Estabrooks Hahn
  • Leila Jamal, Secretary
  • Sara Fitzgerald Butt, Information Officer
  • Sharon Aufox
  • Adam Buchanan
  • Yue Guan
  • Jodie Vento, NSGC Board Liaison 

Marketing & Communications Workgroup

  • Becca Freeman, Chair
  • Sohnee Ahmed
  • Lila Aiyar
  • Cara Barnett
  • Kyle Davis
  • Stefanie Geisler
  • Amanda Gerard
  • Jess Greenwood
  • Kristen Miller
  • Emily Nazar
  • Rachel Shapira
  • Christine Steele
  • Chelsea Wagner
  • Sarah Yarnall

Membership Committee

  • Phil Connors, Chair
  • Carrie Haverty, Vice Chair
  • Christie Hoell, Immediate Past Chair
  • Vivian Pan, PSS Chair
  • Caiqian Cropper, PSS Co-Chair
  • Ilana Mittman, PSS Co-Chair
  • Katie Bergstrom, NSGCares Chair
  • Laura Sulmonte, NSGCares Co-Chair
  • Altovise Ewing, NSGC Board Liaison 

Nominating Committee

  • Gillian Hooker, Chair
  • Sara Riordan
  • Sara Pirzadeh-Miller
  • Altovise Ewing
  • Michelle Takemoto
  • Tiffiney Greer
  • Jessica Kianmahd
  • Flavia Facio

Practice Guidelines Committee

PGC Committee page can be viewed here.

  • Tara Schmidlen, Chair
  • Andrea Murad, Vice Chair
  • Amanda Bergner
  • Ana Morales
  • Arpita Neogi
  • Ashley Svensen
  • Beth Leeth
  • Bill Campbell
  • Cindy James
  • Daniella Kamara
  • Erin Carmany
  • Holly Mueller
  • Kate Orland
  • Katherine Hunt Brendish
  • Meghan Manello
  • Monica Helm
  • Samuel Hyde
  • Samantha Freeze
  • Whitney Espinel
  • Yue Guan
  • Carolyn Applegate, NSGC Board Liaison 

Public Policy Committee

  • Vivian Pan, Chair
  • Jordan Brown, Vice Chair
  • Chinmayee Nagaraj
  • Kelsey Newell
  • Renée Pelletier
  • Christy Moore
  • Kate Donohue
  • Michelle Strecker
  • Cori Feist
  • Katelynn Sagaser
  • Austin Bland
  • Susheela Jayaraman
  • Elizabeth Fieg
  • Antonia Wojcik
  • Sara Riordan, NSGC Board Liaison
  • Heather Zierhut, NSGC Board Liaison

Research, Quality, and Outcomes Committee

RQO Committee page can be viewed here.

  • Karen Wain, Chair
  • Julia Wynn, Vice Chair
  • Amy Wardyn
  • Ashley Cannon
  • Chenery Lowe
  • Colleen Caleshu
  • Emily Higgs
  • Jessica Fairey
  • Jill Slamon
  • Kennedy Borle
  • Laura Amendola
  • Melanie Hardy
  • Rachel Gore
  • Sarah Kalia
  • Susan Christian
  • Stephanie Cohen
  • Michelle Fox, NSGC Board Liaison 

2021 Special Interest Groups

  • ART/Infertility:  Paulina Nassab and Ellen Johnson
  • Cancer:  Sheila Solomon and Lindsey Byrne
  • Cardiovascular Genetics: Lindsay Meyers
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Becky Darrah and Trisha Neidlinger
  • Education: Nikkola Carmichael
  • Genomic Technologies: Shannon Kieran
  • Health IT: Deanna Erwin and Pooja Mohan
  • Inpatient: Kristen Fishler and Kimberly Widmeyer
  • International: Arpita Neogi and Yue Guan
  • Laboratory/Industry: Sarah Witherington and Andrew McCarty
  • Late-Career:  Cindy Soliday and Linda Robinson
  • Leadership and Management: Lauren Ryan and Sandra Prucka
  • Metabolism/LSD: Rachel Hickey and Kristen Ondy
  • Neurogenetics: Shawn Gessay and Lauren Schenck
  • Opthalmology and Hearing Loss: Emma Bedoukian and Kari Branham
  • Pediatric: Jessica Kianmahd 
  • Precision Medicine: Stacey Detweiler and Kristen Koprowski
  • Prenatal: Aarti Ramdaney and Kristen (Leppert) Miller
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Kennedy Borle
  • Public Health Genomics: Afifa Hamilton and Hannah Wand
  • Research: Emily Higgs
  • Student / New Member: Larissa Peck and Courtney Cook
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