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For Students & Volunteers

ACGC accreditation assures students, employers, educational institutions, the profession, and the public that a program meets established standards that will enable it to produce graduates prepared to enter the genetic counseling workforce.

prospective students

Prospective students can identify accredited programs that meet their chosen profession’s standards for academic education and fieldwork training. Graduation from a program that was accredited by ACGC at the time of matriculation is required to establish eligibility for the certification examination in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and satisfies the educational requirements to be eligible for the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) board examination.

Find an accredited program

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For Volunteers

The management of the affairs of ACGC is vested in a Board of Directors, consisting of members with varying areas of expertise relevant to the process of accreditation.

The ACGC Communications Committee is charged with overseeing communications involving the ACGC and enabling transparency in the accreditation process for graduate programs in genetic counseling. This entails creating and overseeing the annual strategic communication plan, website, annual report, submissions to genetic counseling publications, and other tasks related to communication with our stakeholders.

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee is instrumental in revising existing accreditation processes and standards to ensure greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in genetic counseling graduate education. To fulfill these goals, members of this committee work to identify systematic inequities in accreditation of genetic counseling programs, provide recommendations to other ACGC committees regarding DEIJ language, and recommend revisions to policies to encourage embedding DEIJ focus across all ACGC activities and initiatives.

The Finance Committee monitors financial investments, works with an investment advisor under the guidance of the investment policy, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding fiscal policies.

The goal of the ACGC Nominating Committee is to identify a slate of candidates for election to the ACGC Board of Directors.

The Program Review Committee reviews applications submitted by programs seeking ACGC accreditation. This committee will review accreditation applications to assess whether programs are compliant with the Standards of Accreditation and make recommendation to the Board of Directors regarding the accreditation decisions.

The purpose of the ACGC Standards Committee is to make recommendations to the ACGC Board of Directors as to necessary changes to the Standards of Accreditation for Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteers completing work for ACGC, including individuals who serve on the Board of Directors, Committee members, and Task Force members, must comply with ACGC’s Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the ACGC Executive Office at info@gceducation.org.

2023 Volunteers

  • Chloe Dugger, MS, LCGC | Specialty Genetic Counselor, Genome Medical, Inc. – Chair
  • Kate Reed, MPH, ScM | Director, Clinical Education Program, The Jackson Laboratory – Board Liaison
  • Andrea Moon, MS, CGC | Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine
  •          Jiani Chen, MS, CGC | Clinical Genomic Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Katie Gallagher, MS, LCGC | Assistant Program Director, Sarah Lawrence College
  •      Jessica Shamshoni, MS, LCGC | Pediatrics Genetics, UCLA Children’s Hospital

  • Ian Wallace, MS, CGC, MBA | Pullman Regional Hospital
  • Jennifer Eichmeyer, MS, CGC | Program Director/Clinical Professor, Boise State University – Board Liaison
  • Allayna Frank, MS, CGC | Neurogenetic Counselor, SUNY Upstate University Hospital
  • Sally Rodriguez, SCM CGC | Director of Laboratory Genetic Services, Sequence46
  • Jessica Denton, MS, CGC, PhD | Assistant Program Director/Assistant Professor – Genetic Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Jimena Prado, MSGC | Laboratory Genetic Counsellor, IWK Health
  • Emily ‘Pei-Chen’ Hsieh, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic
  • Megan Hinton, MS, CGC | Assistant Professor, Genetic Counselor Feinberg School of Medicine; Prenatal and Preconception Genetic Counseling, Northwestern University
  • Tyler Stokes, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, University of Maryland
  • Devin Shuman, MSGC | Genetic Counselor, Genetic Support Foundation
  • Jennifer Eichmeyer, MS, CGC | Program Director/Clinical Professor, Boise State University – Chair/Treasurer
  • Erin Carmany, MS, CGC |Associate Professor, Clinician Education, Associate Director – Genetic Counseling Graduate Program| Wayne State University – President
  • Molly McGinniss, MS, CGC |Senior Director, Population Genomics Genome Medical – Past President
  • Juliann Stevens McConnell, MS, CGC |Genetic Counselor, GeneDx
  • Megan Hinton, MS, CGC | Assistant Professor, Genetic Counselor Feinberg School of Medicine; Prenatal and Preconception Genetic Counseling, Northwestern University – Chair
  • Molly McGinniss, MS, CGC | Senior Director, Population Genomics Genome Medical – Board Liaison
  • Emily ‘Pei-Chen’ Hsieh, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic
  • Terri Blasé, MS, CGC | Director of Genetic Counseling Services, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Susan Armel, MSc, MS, MScCH (Ed), CGC | Senior Genetic Counsellor, The Familial Cancer Clinic Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Assistant Director, Clinical Supervision and Learning MSc Generic Counselling Program, The University of Toronto – Chair
  • Maria Gyure, MS, LCGC | Program Director, Clinical Genetics and Genomics Graduate Certificate Program, University of Connecticut – Vice Chair
  • Gip Seaver, PhD | Academy Solutions, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University – Vice Chair
  • Brad Rolf, MS, CGC | Associate Program Director, University of Washington – Vice Chair
  • Sharon Aufox, MS, CGC | Assistant Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, Northwestern University
  • Emma Bedoukian, MS, LCGC | Genetic Counselor and Educational Core Leader, Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Kathleen Berentsen Swenson, MS, MPH, CGC | Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences & Education, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Boston University Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling
  • Fallon Brewer, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Genetic Counseling Program, Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Nancy Callahan, MS, LCGC | Clinical Professor/Director Emeritus, Genetic Counseling Program, School of Health and Human Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Tahnee Causey, MS, LCGC | Program Director, VCU MS Genetic Counseling Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christina Dailey MS, CGC | Pediatric Genetic Counselor at Fairview Health Services
  • Jessica Denton, MS, CGC, PhD | Assistant Program Director/Assistant Professor – Genetic Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Kristin DePrince Mattie, MS, LCGC |Genetic Counselor, Cooper University Health Care
  • Sara Fernandes, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Labcorp
  • David Flannery, MD | Director of Telegenetics and Digital Genetics, Staff Physician, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic
  • Elizabeth Gelfman, MMSc, CGC | Genetic Counselor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Samantha Greenberg, MS, MPH, CGC | Assistant Professor/Program Director, University of Texas Southwestern Genetic Counseling Training Program
  • Nancy Hanson, MS, LGC | Cancer Genetic Counselor, Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Nina Harkavy, MSGC | Assistant Professor of Genetic Counseling, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Amanda Higgs, MGC, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC | Genetic Counseling, Biochemical and Medical Genetics Clinics, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alanna Kulchak Rahm, PhD, MS, LGC | Clinical Investigator Associate Professor, Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute
  • Kathryn Leal, MS, CGC | Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth Houston
  • Sarah Mazzola, MS, LCGC | Licensed Genetic Counselor, Cleveland Clinic
  • Alexandra McClellan, MS, LCGC | Genetic Counselor, Yale School of Medicine; Clinical Research Project Manager, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Willonie Mendonca, MSc., MS | Blueprint Genetics Laboratories Inc.
  • Michelle Merrill, MS, CGC | Co-Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program, Case Western Reserve University
  • Elyse Mitchell, MS CGC | Genetic Counselor, Cytogenetics, Mayo Clinic Laboratories
  • Andrea Moon, MS, CGC | Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Cindy Morgan, MS, LCGC | Director, Human Genetics University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Nichole Morman, LCGC | Genetic Counselor, Ohio Health Genetic Counseling
  • Salma Nassef, MS, CGC | Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; Associate Program Director, School of Health Professions, BCM Genetic Counseling Program
  • Sarah Noblin, MS, CGC | Laboratory Genetic Counselor, Natera
  • Arti Pandya, MD, MBA | Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism; Associate Professor Pediatrics, UNC Healthcare
  • Jenna Petersen, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Genome Medical, Inc.
  • Lillian Power, Med, MS, LGC | Genetic Counselor, Indiana University Health
  • Ann Seman, MS, CGC | Assistant Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Director of Clinical Education, Master of Science in the Genetic Counseling Program, MGH Institute of Health Professionals
  • Heather Stalker, MSc, CGC | Assistant Program Director, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, University of Florida
  • Wen-Hann Tan, MD | Attending Physician/Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Amanda Toland, PhD | Professor, Ohio State University
  • Megan Trinkle-Knotts, MS, CGC | Assistant Director/Fieldwork Coordinator for Genetic Counseling, Bay Path University
  • Jodie Vento, MGC, LCGC | Assistant Professor and Director, Genetic Counseling Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • Meredith Weaver, PhD, ScM, CGC | Associate Project Director, American College of Medical Genetic and Genomics
  • Jerome Yankowitz, MD | Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa
  • Leslie Cohen, MS, PhD, CGC | Manager, Women’s Health Remote Genetic Counseling, Sema4 – Chair
  • Sarah McBrien, PhD | Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum & Assessment, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Board Liaison
  • Andrea Shugar, CGC | Genetic Counselor, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Carrie Castonguay, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Quest Diagnostics
  • Carrie Atzinger, MS, CGC | Co-Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Claire Davis, CGC | Co-Director, MS Human Genetics Program, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Curtis Coughlin, MBe, MS, PhD | Associate Professor, Pediatric-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Fallon Brewer, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Genetic Counseling Program, Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Jessica Hartley, MS, MSc, CGC | Program Director, MSc in Genetic Counseling, University of Manitoba
  • Jill Slamon, MAT, MS, CGC | Assistant Program Director/Reproductive Genetic Counselor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Judy Westman, MD | Medical Director, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Karen Dent, MS, CGC | Director, Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, University of Utah
  • Lori Erby, CGC | Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Margaret Lilley, MSc, CCGC, CGC | Genetic Counselor, University of Alberta
  • Megan Cho, CGC | Associate Director, JHU/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Training Program
  • Robin Grubs, MS, PhD, LCGC | Associate Professor, Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
  • Teresa Kruisselbrink, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Supervisor, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Therese Ingram, MA | Senior Instructional Designer and Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Tia Moscarello, MS LCGC | Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Genetics, Stanford University
  • Jessica Shank, MS | Laboratory Genetic Counselor, Seattle Children’s University
  • Jessica Shamshoni, MS, LCGC | Pediatrics Genetics, UCLA Children’s Hospital
  • Amy Donahue, MLIS, MGCS, CGC | Assistant Professor; Director of Student and Curriculum Inclusion, Master of Science Genetic Counseling Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Kestutis Micke, MS, CGC | Instructor, Ob/Gyn-Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Paula Delk, MS, LCGC | Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical and Molecular Genetics, Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Sheedy Smith, LGC | Genetic Counselor, Medical Genetics/Genomics, Geisinger
  • Kate Shane-Carson, MS, LGC | Assistant Professor, Clinical, Human Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio University College of Medicine – Chair
  • Sarah McBrien, PhD | Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum & Assessment, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Board Liaison
  • Lauren Lichten, MS, CGC | Assistant Program Director/Assistant Professor, Emory Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Daniel Riconda, MS, CGC | Associate Professor, Genetic Counseling Program Director School of Health Professions & Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Michelle Merrill, MS, CGC | Co-Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program, Case Western Reserve University
  • Tiffiney Carter, MS, CGC | Genetic Counselor, Houston Methodist Sugar Land, Houston Methodist West
  • Hetal Vig, MS, MGC, CGC | Adjunct Faculty, Boise State University