Meet the Genetic Experts

Our clinical team includes medical geneticists, genetic counselors, primary care doctors, pharmacists and other specialists who can provide medical services in all 50 states.

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SPECIALTY AREA LEADS

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Lindsay Meyers, MS, CGC

Director, Cardiovascular and Pediatric Genetic Services

Lindsay is Genome Medical’s Sr. Manager, Cardiovascular and Pediatric Genetic Services. She is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cardiac and pediatric genetics. She has over 9 years of experience and helped establish the first genetics service in pediatric cardiology at Primary Children’s Hospital.

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Scott Weissman, MS, CGC

Director, Cancer Genetic Services

Scott serves as Genome Medical’s cancer services lead. He is a board-certified genetic counselor with 15+ years experience in adult-onset genetic disorders and a focus on cancer genetics. He has worked at several hospitals as well as genetic testing labs.

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Betsy Swope, MS, CGC

Director, Reproductive Genetic Services

Betsy is Genome Medical’s reproductive service lead. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with more than 17 years of experience. She has worked at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina and Progenity, Inc.

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Alan Rope, MD

Genetics Physician Lead

Alan is Genome Medical’s pediatric service lead. He previously served as a staff physician and medical geneticist at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Gillian Bell, PHARMD

Pharmacogenomics Service Lead

Gillian Bell is the Pharmacogenomics Service Lead at Genome Medical and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her Pharm.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and 2 years of postgraduate training in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacogenomics at the Memphis VAMC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, respectively. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she was most recently the Director of Genetics and Personalized Medicine at Mission Health. In addition to her current role, she serves as a member of several national and international working groups focused on implementing pharmacogenomics in clinical care.

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GENETIC COUNSELORS

The genetic counselors of Genome Medical are our frontline experts — clinically trained to assess people’s risk for genetic disease, facilitate informed decision-making about genetic testing and interpret test results.

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Fatima Amir, MS, CGC

Fatima is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Master of Science in Medical Genetics at the University of Cincinnati in 2018. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at a major academic medical center in Boston, MA. Fatima is passionate about increasing access of cancer genetic services to underserved communities and overall achieving health equity in the field. During her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones and exploring the city.

Sarah Bannon, MS, CGC

Sarah is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in hereditary predispositions to cancer. She completed her Master’s of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Stanford University in 2010. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she specialized in genetic counseling for individuals with blood cancers (leukemia and lymphoma). Sarah is passionate about expanding access to genetic counseling and genetic counselor education and mentorship. During her spare time, she enjoys singing with a local opera company.

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Natalie Beck, MGC, CGC

Natalie is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in pediatric and adult genetics including metabolic and skeletal conditions. She completed her Masters in Genetic Counseling degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2009. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she helped to develop and expand multidisciplinary clinics to improve the comprehensive care of patients with complex craniofacial and skeletal conditions at a major academic hospital. Natalie is passionate about improving access to genetics services to patients throughout the country. During her spare time, she enjoys being outside running, hiking or gardening.

Angela Brickle, MS, CGC

Angela is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of South Carolina in 2017. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked to establish a cancer genetics clinic at a hospital-based oncology center. Angela is passionate about helping patients feel confident in learning about their genetic health. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking and trying new recipes.

Caitlin Campbell, MS, CGC

Caitlin is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in reproductive genetics and healthy screening. She completed her Master of Science in Medical Genetics at the University of Cincinnati in 2015. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she provided prenatal and preconception genetic counseling services within Perinatology clinics (high-risk pregnancy centers). Caitlin is passionate about providing individuals with the knowledge and support they need in order for them to process and make informed decisions about complex genetic information. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, baking, and traveling.

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Maria-Renee Coldagelli, MS, CGC

Maria-Renee is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in pediatric and adult rare disease. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Utah in 2016. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked with metabolic, pediatric, and rare disease patients in hospital-based medical genetics clinics. Maria-Renee is passionate about expanding genetic services to Spanish-speaking populations (Yo hablo Español!). During her spare time she enjoys trying new recipes, renovating her home, and spending time with family and friends.

Chloe Dugger, MS, CGC

Chloe is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Masters of Science in genetic counseling at the University of Utah in 2019. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at Valley Children’s Hospital in prenatal genetics and also held a monthly pediatric oncology clinic. Chloe is passionate about helping individual’s understand their risk of cancer. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, going to the beach and traveling.

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Sara Fernandes, MS, CGC

Sara is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in reproductive genetics and healthy screening. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Cincinnati in 2014. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in hospital-based maternal fetal medicine clinics and helped develop the first prenatal genetic counseling office at a local hospital. Sara is passionate about mentorship, student supervision, and bioethics. During her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and trips to the beach.

Chrissy Keywan, MS, CGC

Chrissy is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in pediatric, cardiovascular, and rare disease. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at Boston University School of Medicine in 2018. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she managed a translational genetic research program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Chrissy is passionate about expanded access to genomic services. During her spare time she participates on a competitive swim team and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Katie Kobara, MS, CGC

Katie is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Masters of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Stanford University in 2014. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in a clinical research role at a commercial laboratory and in a hereditary cancer clinic for a large healthcare system in the Bay Area. Katie is passionate about implementation of new genetic testing technologies and accessibility to genetic counseling and testing. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors exploring beautiful Colorado.

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Katie Lemas, MS, CGC

Katie is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer and pharmacogenetics. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at California State University, Stanislaus in 2011. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in multiple community oncology clinics and developed a hereditary cancer program at a new oncology practice. Katie is passionate about empowering patients to use genetic information to improve health for themselves and their family members. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside camping, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding and sampling local foods and beverages.

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Danielle Lemke, MS, CGC

Danielle is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in pediatric genetics and rare disease. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Utah in 2012. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in specialty clinics in a pediatric hospital and a genetic testing laboratory providing counseling for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Danielle is passionate about helping people/families navigate the process of uncovering a genetic reason for their health concerns. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor (mountain) activities, riding horses, and spending time with her dogs, family, and friends.

Joanna Mercado, MS, CGC

Joanna is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer. She completed her Masters of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Thomas Jefferson University in 2019. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at a cancer genetic and prevention clinic in Boston, MA. Joanna is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice efforts within the field of genetic counseling. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exploring new restaurants, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Lindsay Meyers, MS, CGC

Lindsay is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cardiovascular genetics and rare disease. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Utah in 2011. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she helped develop and implement the first cardiovascular genetics service in a hospital based pediatric cardiology clinic. Lindsay is passionate about expanding genetic services through alternative service delivery models. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, getting outdoors in beautiful Utah, and gardening.

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Megan Myers, MS, CGC

Megan is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at the California State University, Stanislaus in 2011. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at the University of California, San Francisco and Providence St Joseph as well doing some contract work for Color Genomics and Human Longevity. Megan is passionate about breaking down barriers and providing effortless access for cascade testing and screening for hereditary cancer syndromes to patients and their family members. During her spare time, she enjoys camping, running and playing on the beach with her family.

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Emily Nazar, MS, CGC

Emily is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas in 2014. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Emily is passionate about helping individuals understand their personal risk factors and empowering them to pursue early detection and preventative strategies. During her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and time with her family.

Tara Newcomb, MS, CGC

Tara is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in neurology genetics including pediatric neurology. She completed her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Utah in Y2010. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at the University of Utah in pediatric and adult neurology clinics as well as in neuromuscular genetics research. Tara is passionate about helping individuals and families navigate the genetic testing process. During her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family.

Peyton B. Nunley, MS, CGC

Peyton is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston in 2019. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in a large health system in South Carolina, seeing patients for cancer genetic counseling in both metropolitan and rural areas. Peyton is passionate about empowering patients with their genetic information and helping facilitate testing for family members after a hereditary risk for cancer is identified in a family. During her spare time, Peyton enjoys running, hiking, and trying all of the wonderful foods Colorado has to offer.

Leighanne Ormston, MS, CGC

Leigha is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2020. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in an academic medical center in the Chicagoland area seeing patients for cancer genetic counseling. Leigha is passionate about working with patients to find affordable options for genetic testing and helping to coordinate additional genetic testing for a patient’s family once a hereditary risk has been identified. During her spare time, Leigha enjoys cooking, hiking, and exploring the East Coast.

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Ashley Parrott, MS, CGC

Ashley is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cardiovascular genetics. She completed her Masters of Science in Medical Genetics at the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked in the cardiology department of a pediatric children’s hospital, providing cardiovascular genetic counseling services to children and adults. Ashley is passionate about providing access to evidence-based genetic medicine to families. During their spare time, they enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, the great outdoors, and following their local sports teams.

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Katelyn Swade, MS, CGC

Katelyn is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cardiac genetics. She established an adult cardiac genetics program at the University of Utah. In this role, she provided genetic counseling for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, familial hypercholesterolemia, cardiac amyloidosis and other adult-onset cardiac conditions.

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Betsy Swope, MS, CGC

Betsy is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in reproductive genetics. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Howard University in 2000. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked as a reproductive genetic counselor at the following academic institutions: Wayne State University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and University of Michigan. She also worked at Progenity as a Laboratory Medical Science Liaison. Betsy is passionate about innovative approaches to patient education, decision-making, and follow-up care. During her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, walking the dog, and spending time with her family.

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Sheryl Walker, MS, CGC

Sheryl is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She completed her Master of Science in Medical Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she expanded and led the cancer genetics clinic at Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Texas. Sheryl is passionate about student supervision, community education, and personalized patient care. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring nature, and reading mystery books.

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Scott Weissman, MS, CGC

Scott is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. He completed his Master’s of Science in genetic counseling at Northwestern University in 2002. Prior to joining Genome Medical, he spent time managing a genetics team at a healthcare system and worked for a genetic testing laboratory. Scott is passionate about cancer care and supports the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers surveying breast cancer treatment centers. During his spare time, Scott loves going to concerts, spending time with his family, and caring for Bonzai trees.

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Shannon Wieloch, MS, CGC

Shannon is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in preconception, prenatal and health screening. She completed her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Beaver College in 2001. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at Mayo Clinic, CooperGenomics, The Delaware Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The National Naval Medical Center. Shannon is passionate about providing greater access to genetic information and cultivating her passion for patient advocacy and clinician education. Her goal is to make genetics commonplace. During her spare time, she enjoys working in her garden, reading fantasy and historical fiction, and spending time with her friends and family doing anything outside.

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Ashley Woodson, MS, CGC

Ashley is a board-certified genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer assessment with specific expertise in inherited risks for breast, prostate, renal, and genitourinary cancers. She completed her Masters of Science in genetic counseling at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2011. Prior to joining Genome Medical, she worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in multiple specialty genetics clinics and helped establish their genitourinary genetics clinic. Ashley is passionate about educating individuals and healthcare providers on the inherited risks to many common cancers and increasing access to specialized genetic services. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors with her family.

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MEDICAL GENETICISTS

Medical geneticists are physicians with specialized training in genetics. Our medical geneticists work collaboratively with our genetic counselors, primary care physicians and care coordinators to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. They are available for direct patient care, as well as peer-to-peer consultation with health care providers in the United States and the international community who may be in need of genetics expertise for case review.

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Steven Bleyl, MD, PhD

Steve is Genome Medical’s chief medical officer. He is a board-certified medical geneticist and associate professor in medical genetics and pediatrics at the University of Utah. Previously, Steve directed the Clinical Genetics Institute for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

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Brian Kirmse, MD

An expert in telemedicine and genetics, Brian works with Genome Medical on innovative methods to increase access to genetic services. He is chief of the division of medical genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he also directs the department’s program for inherited disorders of energy metabolism.

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Alan Rope, MD

Alan is Genome Medical’s pediatric service lead. He previously served as a staff physician and medical geneticist at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Douglas Stewart, MD

Douglas received all of his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in clinical genetics and internal medicine. After his clinical genetics training, he joined the National Institutes of Health* to develop a program in neurofibromatosis type I (NF1). He is currently affiliated with the National Cancer Institute* where he conducts research on pediatric cancer genetics (in particular, the DICER1 syndrome and NF1), syndrome characterization and gene discovery. (*Dr. Stewart is serving in his personal capacity.)

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Primary Care MDs and Pharmacists

Holistic patient care is a top priority for Genome Medical. While it may be a specific genetic question that drives a patient to seek care from Genome Medical, the inclusion of primary care providers on our care team allows us to support patients across the spectrum of care — from ordering genetic testing to providing medical management recommendations.

Carol Bell

Pharmacogenomics

Knoxville, TN

Gillian Bell

Pharmacogenomics

Asheville, NC

Jay Bernstein

Emergency Medicine

Cincinnati, OH

Jill Butler

Internal Medicine

Holmdel, NJ

Kathleen Cullen

Internal Medicine

Seminole, FL

Tarsha Darden

Family Medicine

Washington, DC

Ramesh Donepudi

Internal Medicine

Shrewsbury, MA

Paresh Goel

Internal Medicine

Phoenix, AZ

Adam Gratz

Internal Medicine

San Francisco, CA

David Lipkin

Internal Medicine

Boston, MA

Sheilaja Mittal

Internal Medicine

Salinas, CA

Audrey Powell

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Houston, TX

Judith Rubin

Family Medicine

San Diego, CA

Mitchel Schwindt

Emergency Medicine

Minneapolis, MN

Lori Semel

Pediatrics

Mt. Vernon, NY