Our Faculty and Staff

Greenwood Genetic Center is proud to have over 180 of the most dedicated professionals a part of our team, each with individualized expertise to provide a well-rounded staff of experts passionate about enriching the lives of people affected by genetic disorders.



Brian Albon

Clinical Operations Manager

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Lori Bassett, MS, CGC

Director of Communications

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Brandi Buff

Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Farren

Director of Data Integration and Management

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Talitha Kay

Human Resources Manager

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Cady Nell Keener, CFRE

Executive Director, GGC Foundation

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Michael Mendes, MS

Software Developer

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Paul Pridmore

Corporate Compliance Officer

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Lindsey Price, MHA

Director of Facilities and Safety

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Boo Ramage

Director of Philanthropic Services

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Janet Still

Director of Human Resources

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Debbie Bealer, RN

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Alli Davis

Genetic Assistant

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LaToya Hughes

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Michael Lyons, MD

Director of Clinical Services; Associate Clinical Geneticist

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Nisha Pandya, MS

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Julia Piermattei

Genetic Assistant

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Aubrey Rose, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Richard Schroer, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Kelly Wagner

Genetic Assistant

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Melinda Whetsell, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Meg W. Keating, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Katie Clarkson, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Kenya De Leon, MS

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Amy Dobson, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor/Genetic Service Coordinator

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Katy Drazba, MPH, MS, CGC

Lead Genetic Counselor

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Mitzi Grappone, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Karsyn Hannahoe

Genetic Assistant

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Angie Lichty, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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EJ Prijoles, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Ansley Roberts

Genetic Assistant

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Shannon Bell

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Meaghan Bade, RN

Metabolic Nurse

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Laura Beamer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Emily Black, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Monica Bready

Clinic Coordinator

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Laura Buch, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Carrie Buchanan, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

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Kyle Carroll

Genetic Assistant

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Holly Crozier, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Nicole Johnston, RN, BSN

Clinical Trials Coordinator

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Anna LaGroon, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Jessica Lopez, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Emily Millare, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Natasha Rudy, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

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Elliot Stolerman, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Camerun Washington, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Fran Annese, LMSW

Genetics Clinic Manager

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Neena Champaigne, MD

Contract Physician

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Maya Chandler

Genetic Assistant

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Ellen Linebaugh, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Wesley Patterson, MSPA, PA-C, PhD

Physician Assistant

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Mattie Piotrowski

Lead Genetic Assistant

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Kathy Scott, RN, BSN

Nurse

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Brett Sparks, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

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Steve Skinner, MD

President and CEO

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Jessica Cooley Coleman, PhD

Fellow – Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Alex Finley, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Mike Friez, PhD

Director – Diagnostic Laboratories

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Adithya ‘PK’ Kandhadai

Data Scientist

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Devin Keane, MS

Bioinformatics Analyst

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Drew Lay, MS

Lead Bioinformatics Specialist

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Nikhil Sahajpal, PhD

Fellow – Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Matt Tedder, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Falecia Thomas, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Kellie King Walden, MS, CGC

Director of Diagnostic Development

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Aneta Kaczmarczyk, PhD

Assistant Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

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Francyne Kubaski, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Laura Pollard, PhD

Lead Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory; Director, Laboratory Training Program

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Kameryn Butler, PhD

Assistant Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Barbara DuPont, PhD

Senior Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Timothy Fee, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Benjamin Hilton, PhD

Assistant Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Fatima Abidi, PhD

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Raymond Caylor, PhD

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Julie Jones, PhD

Clinical Genomic Sequencing Program Director

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Jennifer A. Lee, PhD

Lead Director – Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Ray Louie, PhD

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Rebecca MacPherson, PhD

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Sneha Mokashi, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Xuemei Shi, MD, PhD

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Shelly Thompson, MS

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Max Colonna, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Jane Dean, RN

Coordinator, SC Birth Defects Prevention Program

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Heather Flanagan-Steet, PhD

Director of Functional Studies

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Jen-Jie Lee, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Po-Nien Lu, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Courtney Matheny, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Rebecca Myers, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Richard Steet, PhD

Director of Research, Head of JC Self Research Institute

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Seok-Ho Yu, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Paige Braaten

Genetics Instructor

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Alyssa Labdon

Genetics Instructor

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Ashley LaVerdure

Operations Manager/Instructor

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Haley Newton

Genetics Instructor

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Leta Tribble, PhD

Director of Education

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Meet Reggie Roper

Reggie has been part of the GGC family for over 18 years. He has short stature, webbing of his hands, pulmonary stenosis, seizures and hydrocephalus along with developmental delay. He carried an initial diagnosis of cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome; however, as genetic testing advanced, GGC made the diagnosis of Noon...

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