ACMG is led by a team of renowned medical genetics experts who comprise the ACMG Board of Directors. Hundreds of hard-working volunteers from all aspects of the medical genetics and genomics team including genetic counselors, clinical laboratory professionals and medical geneticist make up our volunteer committees. Our staff based in Bethesda, MD carries out the important daily work of the College to achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan.
All ACMG/ACMGF committee, task force, and board members must complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement (the ACMG Participation Agreement) annually for each instance of committee/board/task force/ participation. 

Leadership

President of ACMG

President
Emmet Brickowski
Emmet Brickowski
President
2020 - 2021
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“This is an amazing time for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions. A great opportunity now and in the future comes from the improved ability to identify the underlying molecular causes for genetic disorders.”

During her previous two years as president elect, Dr. Hudgins has chaired ACMG committees on governance, conflicts of interest and committee chairs, and she has served on committees that address finance and personnel issues. Her earlier involvement with ACMG included serving on the Board of Directors from 2002–2009, as co-chair of Professional Practice and Guidelines from 2003–2007, and as a member of the Maintenance of Certification Committee from 2005–2012. She has also been involved in numerous national and international professional activities, working with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Genetic Counseling, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the NIH/NHGRI Special Emphasis Review Panel, the American Society of Human Genetics, the International Congress of Human Genetics, and the NIH ClinGen project’s Consent and Disclosure Recommendations Workgroup, which explores ethical, legal, and social issues relating to reporting particular genes or variants and their actionability during the clinical care process.

At the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Dr. Hudgins is Medical Director of the Clinical Genomics Service and serves as Director of Perinatal Genetics. She is also a Professor in Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, by courtesy, at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she has been the Mosbacher Family Distinguished Packard Fellow since 2008.
Dr. Hudgins’ current principal research interests are primarily related to prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis. She has published more than 100 research articles during the course of her career. She also serves as a member of the Kabuki Syndrome Network Professional Advisory Group, and she has worked as a member of the organizing committee for the annual David Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis, both positions she has held since 2000.

Dr. Hudgins studied microbiology as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas and earned her MD at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in human genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut.
“Dr. Hudgins has a long history serving ACMG as a member of our Board of Directors and through her participation on numerous committees, helping us navigate medical, science and policy advances during the last 20 years,” said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, executive director of the ACMG. “Her institutional knowledge of the ACMG, clinical experience and work with other national groups will be a boon for the College as we move forward.”

Board of Directors

Roster
Emmet Brickowski
President
2020 - 2021
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Catherine W. Rehder, PhD, FACMG
Treasurer
2019 - 2023
Duke University Health System
Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics
Rm 213 Wadsworth Bldg
2351 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27710
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Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Secretary
2017 - 2021
Boston Children's Hospital
Dept of Cardiology
300 Longwood Ave
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
MOROCCO
(617) 355-8794
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Tina M. Cowan, PhD, FACMG
Director, Biochemical Genetics
2015 - 2021
Stanford University Medical Center
3375 Hillview Ave Rm 2101
Department of Pathology
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1204
UNITED STATES
(650) 724-7858
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Laurie A. Demmer, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Genetics
2017 - 2023
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
PO Box 32861
Clinical Genetics Program
Dept. of Pediatrics
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
(704) 381-6810
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Susan D. Klugman, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Genetics
2015 - 2021
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
1695 Eastchester Rd Ste 301
Dept Obstetrics & Gynecology
And Women'S Health
Bronx, NY 10461-2375
UNITED STATES
(718) 405-8150
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Elaine Lyon, PhD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Molecular Genetics
2017 - 2023
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
601 Genome Way
3rd Floor
3rd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35806
ALBANIA
(256) 327-9547
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Mary C. Phelan, PhD, FACMG
Director, Cytogenetics
2015 - 2021
Florida Cancer Specialists
2848 Center Pointe Drive
12751 Westlinks Drive, Ste 3
Fort Myers, FL 33916
UNITED STATES
(239) 561-9622
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Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
ACMGF Foundation Liaison
2013 - 2023
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Dept Genetics
Kaul 230, 1530 3rd Ave S
Kaul 230, 1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-0001
UNITED STATES
(205) 934-9411
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Robert D. Steiner, MD, FACMG
Editor-in-Chief, Genetics in Medicine
2019 - 2025
University of Wisconsin
M220 Fox Fire Ln
Marshfield, WI 54449-8300
UNITED STATES
(715) 650-3030
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Lynn D. Fleisher, PhD, JD, FACMG
Legal Counsel
1991 - 2021
ACMG
641 W Willow St Apt 101
Chicago, IL 60614-5176
UNITED STATES
(312) 823-3809
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Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG
Executive Director
2001 - 2021
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854
(301) 718-9603
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Kathy Moran, MBA
Staff
2017 - 2025
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854
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Past Presidents

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Gerald Feldman, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2017 - 2019
Wayne State University School of Medicine
540 E Canfield 2375 Scott Hall
540 E Canfield, 2375 Scott Hall
540 E Canfield, 2375 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
UNITED STATES
(313) 577-6298
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Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2015 - 2017

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Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2013 - 2015
UCLA School of Medicine
Med Genetics/Molec Pathology
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
UNITED STATES
(310) 825-5648
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Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2011 - 2012
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Dept Genetics
Kaul 230, 1530 3rd Ave S
Kaul 230, 1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-0001
UNITED STATES
(205) 934-9411
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ACMG_BOARDBruce10Korf3/30/2012 12:00:00 AM
Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, FACMG
Past President
2009 - 2011
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC2-662
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
UNITED STATES
(914) 997-4555
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Marilyn C. Jones, MD, FACMG
Past President
2007 - 2009
Rady Children's Hosp, Univ CA, SD
3020 Childrens Way # 5031
Rady Children'S Hospital
San Diego, CA 92123-4223
UNITED STATES
(858) 966-5840
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Charles J. Epstein, MD, FACMG
Past President
2005 - 2007
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Edward R. McCabe, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2003 - 2004
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R Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG
Past President
2001 - 2002
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1320 S Dixie Hwy
Chairman, Emeritus, 626 BRB
1501 N. W. 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
UNITED STATES
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Reed E. Pyeritz, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
1999 - 2000
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Sctr 11-133
Sctr 11-133
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5127
UNITED STATES
(215) 573-5746
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David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
1997 - 1998
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Committees

Committee
ACMG Board of Directors
Emmet Brickowski
President
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The Board of Directors of the College shall have the powers and duties ordinarily delegated to the governing body of a corporation, including: maintaining legal authority and responsibility; establishing general administrative procedures and transacting the general business of the College; adopting rules and regulations governing membership; reviewing and approval of all College statements and documents to be released to the public or to be submitted to a body outside of the College; establishing principles of professional conduct; and maintaining good relationships with other medical organizations, allied medical professionals, the public, and various constituencies.
ACMG Board of Directors
ACMG Foundation Board of Directors
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
President
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The ACMG Foundation Board of Directors is the governing body of the ACMG Foundation and includes representatives from the American College of Medical Genetics, corporate representatives participating in the Partners in Science Program and directors representing the interests of the public. The ACMG Foundation is a charitable foundation of the American College of Medical Genetics. It is focused on funding educational activities related to medical genetics.
ACMG Foundation Board of Directors
ACMGF Development Committee
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
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The Foundation Development committee's purpose is to help identify and solicit new philanthropic sources of support.
ACMGF Development Committee
Adult Genetics Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Neel B. Shah, MD, FACMG
Co-Chair
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The objectives and goals of the Adult Disease Special Interest Group are: (1)To foster awareness and understanding among stakeholders (consumers, health professionals, insurers, policy makers, etc.) of the role of clinical genetics and genomics in adult medicine (2) To support and provide evaluation of educational programs that address clinical genetics issues for adults; (3)To promote the use of and support the development of guidelines for the recognition, detection and management of adult genetic disorders (4)To promote research evaluating the clinical utility and outcomes of genetic intervention (evaluation/consultation) in the detection and management of adult genetic disorders and disease.
Adult Genetics Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Education and CME Committee
Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Board Liaison
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The Education and CME Committee shall (1) study and evaluate various aspects of medical genetics education; (2) review and recommend proposed changes in medical genetics education; (3) consider and recommend means by which the College may provide information, direction, and leadership in the field of medical genetics education; (4) consider and recommend policies and procedures by which clinical and laboratory geneticists may be assisted in maintaining their professional competence, including continuing medical genetics education, and develop criteria whereby such achievement may be recognized; and (5) plan, organize, and conduct various educational activities of the College.
Education and CME Committee
Finance Committee
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG
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The Finance Committee is composed of the Treasurer of the College, appointed ACMG directors and at least two College members appointed by the ACMG President. The committee meets annually to review the prior year's financial statements and to plan a new budget for the upcoming year. The committee also studies, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the College's financial status. All recommendations of the Finance Committee require Board of Directors approval.
Finance Committee
Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee
Caroline Astbury, PhD, FACMG
Vice Chair
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The Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee shall be composed of the Vice President for Laboratory Genetics and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall investigate and report to the Board of Directors on issues which arise from or may impact upon the provision of laboratory genetics services. Such issues may include scientific and technological advances, patient and clinician needs, laboratory accreditation, socioeconomic factors, and liability concerns. When appropriate, the committee shall study, evaluate, and prepare information for dissemination to members of the College or to the public, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The CAP/ACMG liaisions report to this committee.
Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Ayesha Ahmad, MD, FACMG
Incoming ABMGG Liaison
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In 2003 the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) began to develop an expanded four part Maintenance of Certification plan that each member Board would be required to have in place by 2009. This four part MOC plan is uniform across Boards in concept, but can vary somewhat in the specifics. The long term plan for the MOC committee is to provide ongoing guidance to the ABMG and the ACMG in their efforts to develop the practical application of these plans. The vision for this joint committee is to use the experience and perspective of each committee member on questions of timing, scope of activities, as well as to guide the development of the practice improvement portion of the plan.
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Darrel J. Waggoner, MD, FACMG
Incoming ABMGG Liaison
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In 2003 the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) began to develop an expanded four part Maintenance of Certification plan that each member Board would be required to have in place by 2009. This four part MOC plan is uniform across Boards in concept, but can vary somewhat in the specifics. The long term plan for the MOC committee is to provide ongoing guidance to the ABMG and the ACMG in their efforts to develop the practical application of these plans. The vision for this joint committee is to use the experience and perspective of each committee member on questions of timing, scope of activities, as well as to guide the development of the practice improvement portion of the plan.
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Lorraine Potocki, MD, FACMG
Board Liaison
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In 2003 the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) began to develop an expanded four part Maintenance of Certification plan that each member Board would be required to have in place by 2009. This four part MOC plan is uniform across Boards in concept, but can vary somewhat in the specifics. The long term plan for the MOC committee is to provide ongoing guidance to the ABMG and the ACMG in their efforts to develop the practical application of these plans. The vision for this joint committee is to use the experience and perspective of each committee member on questions of timing, scope of activities, as well as to guide the development of the practice improvement portion of the plan.
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Membership Committee
Laurie A. Demmer, MD, FACMG
Board Liaison
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The Membership Committee shall be composed of the Vice President for Clinical Genetics, the Vice President for Laboratory Genetics, the Secretary, and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall (1) review applications for membership in the College and recommend qualified applicants to the Board of Directors for election to membership; (2) annually review the membership of the College to determine whether action is needed to maintain a proportional Fellowship and recommend such action, when necessary, to the Board of Directors; (3) periodically reassess membership classes and qualifications and report their findings to the Board of Directors; (4) develop programs for the promotion and retention of membership in the College; and (5) consider applicants' petitions for exceptions to membership qualifications and recommend appropriate exceptions, if any, to the Board of Directors.
Membership Committee
Program Committee for Annual Meeting
Michael T. Geraghty, MD, FACMG
Incoming SIMD Liaison
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The Program Committee shall be composed of the chairperson of the Education Committee and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall plan, implement, and conduct the annual meeting of the members of the College, evaluate potential sites for future annual meetings, and, as may be necessary, evaluate products or services submitted for exhibition at the annual meeting.
Program Committee for Annual Meeting
Public Health Genetics SIG Executive Committee
Lynn W. Bush, PhD, MS
Chair
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The mission of the Public Health Interest Group is to provide a forum for 1). Information sharing regarding programs in public health genetics and newborn screening; ethical, legal, and social issues in public health genetics and newborn screening; translational genetics activities; and scientific and clinical advances in public health genetics and newborn screening; 2). Development of policies and papers related to public health genetics and newborn screening to be shared, as appropriate, with ACMG committees and/or Board of Directors.
Public Health Genetics SIG Executive Committee
Quality Improvement Special Interest Group
Edina Torgyekes, MD, FACMG
Chair
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Quality improvement (QI) in clinical medicine is increasingly recognized as a robust approach to rapidly correct problems and improve the care of patients. QI is an iterative process that continues to modify the system to continuously improve outcomes, and insure that the improved outcome persists. QI projects of the ACMG SIG include: Metabolic Disease data collection and follow-up; Family History; Evaluation of Developmental Delay and Mental Retardation; Neurofibromatosis Type 1; Evidence-based interventions for Autism; Genetics Pedigree Project; Patient Satisfaction Survey Standardization.
Quality Improvement Special Interest Group
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee
Lynn D. Fleisher, PhD, JD, FACMG
Board Liaison
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The Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues Committee shall be composed of such members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall consider and report to the Board of Directors on social and ethical issues which arise from or may impact upon the delivery of clinical genetics or laboratory genetics services. Such issues may include access to medical genetics services, informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure of genetic information to third parties, and discrimination based on genetic status. When appropriate, the committee shall study, evaluate, and prepare information for dissemination to members of the College or to the public, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee
Susan D. Klugman, MD, FACMG
Board Liaison
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The Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues Committee shall be composed of such members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall consider and report to the Board of Directors on social and ethical issues which arise from or may impact upon the delivery of clinical genetics or laboratory genetics services. Such issues may include access to medical genetics services, informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure of genetic information to third parties, and discrimination based on genetic status. When appropriate, the committee shall study, evaluate, and prepare information for dissemination to members of the College or to the public, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee

Staff

Roster
Joanne Adelberg, MS
Project Manager, NBSTRN
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Claudia Barnett,
Education Coordinator
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Judith Benkendorf, MS
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Bruce E. Bowdish, PhD
Project Manager
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Amy M. Brower, PhD
Project Manager, NBSTRN
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Jenna L. Cohen
Meetings Coordinator
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Janae D. Collins
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Jane Dahlroth
Director of Meetings/Exhibits
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Christopher Day
Senior Project Analyst, NBSTRN
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Reymar Delos Santos
Communications Coordinator
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Danielle Ekoma
Project Coordinator, NBSTRN
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Penelope Freire
Meetings & Exhibit Manager
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Jan Higgins, PhD
Managing Editor, GIM
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Alisha Keehn, MPA
Associate Project Director, NCC
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NeKeyia Lewis
Membership Coordinator
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Jennifer Loutrel, MS
Senior Data Integration Analyst
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Megan Lyon, MPH
Project Manager, NCC
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Michelle McClure, PhD
Public Policy Director
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Kathy Moran, MBA
Director of Communications/ PR
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Katharine Murphy, MA
Social Media Mgr/ Editorial Asst.
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Irene Njiraini
Staff Accountant
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Nicole Osborne Bell
Foundation Manager
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Chris Pitro, MBA
Senior Finance Manager
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Jane Radford, MPH
Associate Director of Education
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Sanjyot Sangodkar, MA
Administrative Assistant NCC/NBSTRN
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Jaime Ulloa
Accounting Manager
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Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG
Executive Director
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Meredith Weaver, PhD, ScM
Associate Project Director, CRVR
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Melanie Wells, MPH
Director of Administration
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Whitney Wells
Receptionist
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