New England Regional Genetics Group

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of NERGG.  We gather Providers, Public Health officials, and consumers 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: Jacquelyn Halliday, MS, CGC
Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

President-elect: Fay H. Larson, RN, MS, NC, Nurse Consultant
Dr. Kelley State of Connecticut Public Health Laboratory
Rocky Hill, CT

Immediate Past President: President: Beverly Hay, M.D.
UMass Memorial Hospital
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Treasurer: A. Merrill Henderson, MS, CGC
Gorham, Maine

Secretary: Margaret Emmet, MS, CGC
Boston, MA


Lisa Brailey, M.D.,
Dianon Systems, Shelton, CT

Beverly Burke (alternate)
Connecticut Department of Public Health

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

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

Janet Farrell
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Cari Cornish, esq., Consumer

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

Eleanor Mulcahy, RNC
Maine Genetics Program, Augusta, ME

Shirley Helms, RN
Maine CDC Newborn Screening, Augusta, ME

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

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

Linda Kincaid, BSN, RN
New Hampshire Newborn Screening, Concord, NH

Jennifer Schwab, MS, CGC
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence

Cynthia Jackson, PhD
Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI

Christelle Farrow, MPH
Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence

Karen Lemke, RN
Rhode Island Department of Health, Warwick

Cindy Ingham, RN, BSN
Vermont Department of Public Health, Burlington

Betty Morse, HST, CSHN, Consumer
Burlington, VT


Board Calendar

Members are welcome to attend board meetings as non-voting participants.