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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 25, 2020, 12 noon
  • June 24, 2020, 12 noon
  • September 30, 2020, 12 noon
  • December 2, 2020, 6:00 pm

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sam Drazin is the founder and Executive Director of Changing Perspectives, a non-profit providing schools and other organizations with disability
Kunal Sanghavi  is the Program Manager of Genetic Counseling at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT.  He
Mary-Frances Garber earned her B.S. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and her M.S. in Human Genetics from
Kimberly Zayhowski is a general genetic counselor at UMass Memorial Medical Center, working with patients in cancer, cardiac, prenatal, and
Maria Gyure is the Program Director of the Clinical Genetics & Genomics Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Connecticut. 

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

CT Practitioner: Lisa Brailey
CT Public Health: Marie Burlette
CT Consumer: Peggy Sweeney

ME Practitioner: Tom Brewster
ME Public Health: Holly Richards
ME Consumer: Vacant

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

NH Practitioner: Erica Stelmach
NH Practitioner: Lisa Demers (alternate)
NH Public Health: Vacant
NH Consumer: Joanne Huff  2019. 

RI Practitioner: Kerry Ahern   2019
RI Practitioner: Jennifer Schwab
RI Public Health: Emily Eisenstein
RI Consumer: Tara Hayes

VT Practitioner: Christine Giummo
VT Public Health: Sydney Williamson-White
VT Consumer: Allison Wood