617-963-0900 Director@NERGG.com

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.


  • 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.


BioMarin presents a virtual educational program focused on skeletal dysplasia red flag symptoms and confirmatory genetic testing. The Program will
The 2020 annual meeting of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs will be held virtually due to the ongoing
Sanofi Genzyme invites you to a virtual discussion of Gaucher Disease presented by Stuart Ditchek, MD, FAAP of the NYU
Pancreatic Cancer: Your Family, Genes, and Cancer Risk (Virtual Event) Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Center for Cancer Risk Assessment
NERGG's 43rd Annual Educational Conference, co-sponsored with NERGN, will be held in a virtual format. GC CEU credits are available.
Rare New England is hosting four online Genetics Career Fairs during the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021.
SAVE THE DATES The Virtual 44th Annual Educational Conference will be presented on Thursday and Friday, December 2 and 3,
The 2020 annual meeting of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs will be held virtually due to the ongoing
On Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM EST, BioMarin will be hosting a virtual event for caregivers
The New England Metabolic Consortium of Metabolic Programs is pleased to announce its annual meeting, which will be held virtually

Kunal Sanghavi, MBBS, MS, LCGC
Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Program Manager – Genetic Counseling
Farmington, CT

Kathleen Swenson, MPH, MS
Boston University – Genetic Counseling Program, Director
Boston, MA

Sam Drazin
Changing Perspectives, Executive Director
Bradford, VT

Maria Gyure, MS, CGC
University of Connecticut – Genetic Counseling Program, Director
Storrs, CT

Gillian McNeil, BS
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT


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