New England Regional Genetics Group

Board of Directors

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

Board meetings are held quarterly by conference call and/or Zoom meeting. Members are welcome to attend as non-voting participants. For phone-in or Zoom information for the meetings, please contact Cindy Ingham at director@nergg.org

2020 BOARD MEETINGS
March, June, September, and December, details to be announced

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT
Sam Drazin
Changing Perspectives, Executive Director
Bradford, VT
sam@cpne.org

PRESIDENT ELECT
Kunal Sanghavi, MBBS, MS, LCGC
Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Program Manager – Genetic Counseling
Farmington, CT
kunal.sanghavi@jax.org

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mary-Frances Garber, MS, CGC
Listening, Reflecting, Healing, Genetic Counselor
Needham, MA
mfgcgc@yahoo.com

TREASURER
Maria Gyure, MS, CGC
University of Connecticut – Genetic Counseling Program, Director
Storrs, CT
maria.gyure@uconn.edu

SECRETARY
Kimberly Zayhowski, MS, CGC
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Genetic Counselor
Worcester, MA
kimberly.zayhowski@umassmemorial.org

 

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVES

CONNECTICUT
Practitioner: Lisa Louise Brailey, MD
Public Health: Marie Burlette, Newborn Screening Coordinator
Consumer: Margaret (Peggy) Sweeney

MAINE
Practitioner: Tom Brewster, MD
Public Health: Holly Richards, Program Manager, Maine CDC
Consumer: Vacant

MASSACHUSETTS
Practitioner: David Harris, MD
Practitioner (alternate): Catherine Nowak, MD
Public Health: Eirini Nestoridi, MD
Consumer: Sophia Zilber

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Practitioner: Erica Stelmach, MS, CGC
Practitioner (alternate): Lisa Demers, MS, CGC
Public Health: Vacant
Consumer: Joanne Huff

RHODE ISLAND
Practitioner: Kerry Ahern, MS, CGC
Practitioner: Jennifer Schwab, MS, CGC
Public Health: Emily Eisenstein, MPH, Newborn Screening
Consumer: Tara Hayes, Rhode Island Parent Infant Network

VERMONT
Practitioner: Christine Giummo, MS, CGC
Public Health: Sydney Williamson-White, Newborn Screening Coordinator
Consumer: Allison Wood