Awards & Grants

2018 Leadership Award Recipients

2018 Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award - Cindy E. Soliday, MS, LCGC

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The Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award is the most distinguished honor within the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Natalie Weissberger Paul retired in 1993 after a long career with the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. A long-time advocate for genetic counselors and the NSGC, she was instrumental in promoting the profession and securing financial support for projects and publications. The NSGC established this award in 1994. Ms. Weissberger passed away in 1996. This award honors one outstanding member who has served the NSGC with exemplary national achievements and volunteer activities on behalf of the NSGC and the profession.


2018 New Leader Award - Rebekah Moore, MS, LGC

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The New Leader Award is bestowed upon NSGC members who have graduated from their program within the last 5 years and have shown significant initiative in their contributions to NSGC and to the profession. Recipients are recognized for their significant contribution to a committee, SIG, or task force and their noteworthy participation in mentoring genetic counseling students.


2018 New Leader Award - Aishwarya Arjunan, MS, MPH, CGC, CPH

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The New Leader Award is bestowed upon NSGC members who have graduated from their program within the last 5 years and have shown significant initiative in their contributions to NSGC and to the profession. Recipients are recognized for their significant contribution to a committee, SIG, or task force and their noteworthy participation in mentoring genetic counseling students.


2018 Strategic Leader Award - Colleen A. Campbell, PhD, MS, CGC

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The Strategic Leader award is bestowed upon NSGC members who promote the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery. Recipients demonstrate strategic thinking and leadership through their work with NSGC and make significant contributions to achieving goals within NSGC’s strategic plan.


2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award - Rachel Mills, MS, CGC

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The Outstanding Volunteer award is given to an NSGC member who demonstrates exceptional volunteerism and makes many contributions to NSGC.


2018 Cultural Competency Award, Priscila Delgado Hodges, MS, CGC

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The Cultural Competency Leadership Award recognizes one outstanding NSGC member in good standing who has demonstrated leadership and exemplary achievements in cultural competency in genetic counseling.

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