New England Regional Genetics Group

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of NERGG.  We gather genetics service providers (physicians and genetic counselors), public health officials, and consumers (patients and families) from the six New England states, to hear their unique perspectives as we work together to improve access to genetic services throughout the region.


PRESIDENT: Mary-Frances Garber, MS, CGC
Listening, Reflecting, Healing
Needham, MA

PRESIDENT ELECT:  Samuel Drazin 

Executive Director, Changing Perspectives
Bradford, VT

Technical Director, Molecular Diagnostics & Clinical Trials
Dianon Pathology/LabCorp Specialty Testing Group, Shelton, CT 


TREASURER: Maria Gyure

SECRETARY: Lauren Lichten


Catherine Nowak, M.D.
Feingold Center for Children, Massachusetts

David Harris, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts

Elicia Estrella, M.S., CGC (alternate)
Boston Children's Hospial, Massachusetts

Tom Brewster, M.D.
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Holly Richards, MPH, CHES (alternate)
Office of Disease Control and Prevention, ME

Erica Stelmach, MS, CGC
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH

Lisa Demers, MS, CGC (alternate)
Ariosa Diagnostics, Bedford, NH

Jacquelyn Halliday, MS, CGC
Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

Jennifer Schwab, MS, CGC
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Delores Edwards
Sickle Cell Association of America, CT

Donna Maselli, RN, MPH
Department of Public Health, CT


2018 Board Meetings

Members are welcome to attend board meetings as non-voting participants.  For phone-in information for conference calls, please contact Cari Cornish at

Wednesday, March 14th at 8:30am

Wednesday, June 13th at 12pm

Wednesday, September 12th at 12pm

Wednesday, November 28th at 6pm (in-person meeting)