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Advisory Board

The UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program advisory board provides high-level oversight and support of continuous improvement in matters related to:

  • Adherence to the standards of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
  • Assessment and evaluation of program performance
  • Changes to program curriculum or direction

The advisory board meets at least annually to ensure that the GCGP is compliant with all ACGC standards and that the program is succeeding in its mission to train genetic counselors who are proficient in all ACGC Practice-Based Competencies.

Board Members

Robin L. Bennett, M.S., CGC, Sc.D. (Hon.), Acting Program Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

Brad Rolf, M.S., CGC, Acting Associate Program Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and Research Coordinator, Department of Neurology, University of Washington

Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program; Head, Division of Medical Genetics; Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Genome Sciences; and Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington

Margaret Adam, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington; Attending Physician, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Austin Bland, M.S., Genetic Counselor, Hawaii Department of Health, Co-Coordinator of the Minority Genetic Professionals Network and Western States Regional Genetics Network

Peter H. Byers, M.D., Professor, Departments of Pathology and Medicine, University of Washington

Penny Chow, M.S., CGC, Genetic Counselor, Craniofacial Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Katrina Dipple, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Division Chief and Director of Medical Genetics, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Tony English, Ed.D., Academic Partnership Management Director, UW Continuum College

Katie Golden-Grant, M.S., CGC, Research Genetic Counselor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Edwin G. Lindo, J.D., Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington

Debra Lochner Doyle, M.S., CGC, Former State Genetics Coordinator (retired), Washington State Department of Health

Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, M.S., CGC, Genetic Counselor, Cytogenetics and Clinical Genomics Laboratory, University of Washington

Kelly Ormond, M.S., CGC, Codirector, M.S. in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling and Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University

Lauren Puryear, M.S., CGC, Genetic Counselor, Genetic Medicine Clinic, University of Washington Medical Center

Erika Snure Beckman, M.S., CGC, Genetic Counselor, Biochemical Genetics, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Bruce S. Weir, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Public Health Genetics; Professor, Department of Biostatistics; and Adjunct Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, University of Washington