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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.

2021 QUARTERLY BOARD MEETINGS

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact the executive director at director@nergg.org for dial-in/link information to attend the meetings.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Kimberly Zayhowski is a general genetic counselor at UMass Memorial Medical Center, working with patients in cancer, cardiac, prenatal, and
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Dr. Cathleen Raggio, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, presents a virtual educational program, Beyond the Bone:  Recognizing the Common Signs of Uncommon
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Western States Regional Genetics Network Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair The Western States Regional Genetics Network is excited to announce
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Rare New England Annual Conference 2020 Improving Health Care Experiences in the Rare Disease Community Virtual interactive conference. October 24,
ASHG 2020 will take place October 27-30, 2020 using a dynamic and interactive virtual platform and we hope you can join

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

PRESIDENT ELECT
Kathleen Swenson, MPH, MS
Boston University – Genetic Counseling Program, Director
Boston, MA
kbb2010@bu.edu

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

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

SECRETARY
Gillian McNeil, BS
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
gillian.mcneil@uconn.edu

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: Abby Pearson

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

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

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