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NSGC Leadership

2019 Board of Directors 

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Deepti Babu
Director At Large

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Director At Large
Carrie Atzinger headshot.jpg Carrie Atzinger
llfqctcd.jpg Shannan Dixon
Director At Large
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colleen compressed.png Colleen Schmitt
Director At Large
ERamos_headshot.jpg Erica Ramos
Immediate Past President
heather compressed.jpg Heather Shappell
Director At Large
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Executive Director
 (ex officio)

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Director At Large
heather compressed.jpg Heather Zierhut
Director At Large


Marketing & Communications Workgroup

  • Rebekah Moore, Chair
  • Rachel Shapira, Vice Chair
  • Colleen Schmitt, NSGC Board Liaison

Education Committee

  • Carrie Guy, Chair
  • Taylor Berninger, Vice Chair
  • Heather Zierhut, NSGC Board Liaison

Annual Conference Program Committee

  • Katherine Lafferty, Chair
  • Rachel Mills, Vice Chair

Continuing Education Review Subcommittee

  • Elyse Mitchell, Chair

Public Policy Committee

  • Leila Jamal, Chair
  • Cori Feist, Vice Chair
  • Amy Sturm, NSGC Board Liaison
  • MaryAnn Campion, NSGC Board Liaison

Practice Guidelines Committee

Access & Service Delivery Committee

Membership Committee

  • Katie Bergstrom, Chair
  • Christie Hoell, Vice Chair
  • Deepti Babu, NSGC Board Liaison

Outcomes Committee

Finance Committee

  • Carrie Atzinger, Chair
  • Scott Weissman, Vice Chair

Nominating Committee

  • Erica Ramos, Chair

Ethics Advisory Group

  • Meghan Strenk, Chair
  • Maureen Flynn
  • Rebecca McClellan
  • Caitlin Mauer
  • Amy Mueller
  • William Campbell
  • Lauren Murphy 

Jane Engleberg Memorial Fellowship (JEMF) Advisory Group

Audrey Heimler Special Project Award Committee

  • Sara Pirzadeh-Miller, Chair
  • Megan Maxwell, Vice Chair
  • Meg Bradbury, Immediate Past Chair
  • Priscilla Hodges
  • Liz Varga
  • Carrie Castonguay
  • Katie Wusik
  • Emily Fassi
  • Blair Stevens, NSGC Board Liaison 

2019 Task Forces

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

  • Julia Platt, Co-Chair
  • Aishwarya Arjunan, Co-Chair
  • Kaitlyn Brown
  • Kara Bui
  • Nadine Channaoui
  • Mitch Cunnigham
  • Priscila Delgado Hodges
  • Tracey Grant
  • Ambreen Khan
  • Kristal Platt
  • Bruce R Haas
  • Hebbah Sayed-Ahmad
  • Nicole Thompson
  • Chani Wiesman
  • Kami Wolfe Schneider
  • Erica Ramos, NSGC Board Liaison 

NSGCares Task Force

  • Jay Flanagan, Co-Chair
  • Sarah Noblin, Co-Chair
  • Kaitlyn Amos
  • Melanie Baxter
  • Beth Denne
  • Sam Hyde
  • Amy Swanson
  • Kathleen Valverde

Research Task Force

  • Leigha Senter, Chair
  • Megan Cho
  • Jill Dolinsky
  • Stephanie Harris
  • Erin Linnenbringer
  • Ian MacFarlane
  • Vivian Pan
  • John Quillin
  • Julia Wynn
  • Gillian Hooker, NSGC Board Liaison

2019 Special Interest Groups

  • ART/Infertility: Alleigh Hebner and Gena Shepherd
  • Cancer: Megan Frone and Sarah Bannon  
  • Cardiovascular Genetics: Allison Cirino and Katherine Agre
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Kim Foil and Anna Essendrup
  • Education: Megan Tucker and Nikkola Carmichael
  • Genomic Technologies: Zoe Powis and Shannon Kieran
  • Health IT: Caiqian Cropper and Lola Shukla
  • Industry: Lauren Ryan and Melanie Hardy
  • International: Yue Guan and Arpita Neogi
  • Late-Career: Bonnie Baty and June Peters
  • Leadership and Management: Melanie Hardy and Holly Taylor
  • Metabolism/LSD: Meghan Strenk and Rachel Hickey
  • Neurogenetics: Krista Qualmann and Catherine Schultz
  • Pediatric: Audra Bettinelli and Jessica Kianmahd
  • Precision Medicine: Marci Schwartz and Tara Schmidlen
  • Prenatal: Christina Dupre and Katelyn Sagaser
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Emily Morris and Kennedy Borle
  • Public Health: Becca Vanderwall and Afifa Hamilton
  • Research: Julia Wynn and Courtney Berrios
  • Student / New Member: Tia Moscarello and Sarah Mazzola
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