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Our Faculty

Our dedicated and caring faculty will help you through your time in our program. We're also fortunate to have clinical rotation faculty across the Southeast to help our students pursue hands-on experience in a variety of specialties. 

Our Program Director 

Our program director, Janice Edwards, leads a group of eight genetic counselors serving patients with prenatal, preconception, infertility, cancer, Huntington disease and adult genetic concerns. She has special interest in the international development of genetic counseling, having founded the Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling in 2006. Ms. Edwards has been honored by the National Society of Genetic Counselors with the 2000 Regional Leadership award and in 2010 with the International Award. 

Janice G. Edwards, M.S., CGC
Professor and Director

Our Faculty 

Emily Jordon, M.S., CGC
Assistant Director

David Everman, M.D.
Medical Director
Greenwood Genetic Center

Victoria A. Vincent, M.S., CGC
Assistant Professor

Whitney Dobek, M.S., CGC
Instructor

Jessica Fairey, M.S., CGC
Instructor

Lydia Matesic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology

Richard F. Ferrante, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Pediatrics

Crystal Hill-Chapman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Francis Marion College

Andrea A. Sellers, M.S., CGC
Assistant Director
Education Outreach

Ken Corning, M.S., CGC
Assistant Professor
Greenwood Genetic Center

Angie Lichty, M.S., CGC
Assistant Professor
Greenwood Genetic Center

Debera Zvejnieks, M.S., CGC
Instructor

  

Clinical Rotation Faculty 

Medical University of South Carolina
  • Sally Shields, RN, M.S.  
  • Leigh DeHoll, M.S.
  • G. S. Pai, M.D.
  • Daynna Wolff, Ph.D.
  • Spencer Wood, M.S.
Carolinas Medical Center

Pediatric Genetic Counselors

  • Cam Brasington, M.S.
  • Shelley Dills, M.S. 
  • Amy Blevins, M.S.

Prenatal Genetic Counselors

  • Teresa Brady, M.S.
  • Jenny Hargett, M.S.
  • Jean St. John, M.S.
  • Stephanie Nix, M.S.
  • Nicole Lasarsky, M.S.
  • Lauren Masso, M.S.

Cancer Genetic Counselors

  • Lisa Amacker North, M.S.
  • Brook White, Sc.M.S
  • Stacy Lenarcic, M.S.
  • Lindsay McNeely, M.S.
  • Claire Harwood, M.S. 
  • Beth Dellinger, M.S. 

Clinical Geneticists

  • Laurie Demmer, M.D.
Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC)
  • Lori Bassett, M.S. 
  • Fran Annese, L.M.S.W.
  • Tim Wood, Ph.D.
  • Roger Stevenson, M.D. 
  • Neena Champaigne, M.D.
  • Steve Skinner, M.D. 
  • Barbara Du Pont, Ph.D. 
  • Michael J. Friez, Ph.D.
  • Julie Jones, Ph.D.
  • Charles Schwartz, Ph.D. 
  • Kellie Walden, M.S.
  • Lauren Baggett, M.S.
  • Hannah Warren, M.S.
  • Swetha Krishnamurthi, M.D.
  • Monica J. Basehore, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer A. Lee, Ph.D.
  • Alka Chaubey, Ph.D.
  • Robin Fletcher, M.S.
  • Laura Pollard, Ph.D.
  • Anand Srivastava, Ph.D.
  • Melanie Jones, Ph.D.

GGC Columbia Office

  • Ken Corning, M.S.
  • Amy Toburen Dobson, M.S. 
  • L. Kate Byrd Clarkson, M.D.
  • Angie Ward Lichty, M.S.
  • EJ Prioles, M.D. 


GGC Greenville

  • Allison Bellomo, M.S.
  • David Everman, M.D. 
  • Elizabeth Francisco, M.S.
  • R. Curtis Rogers, M.D. 
  • Brooke Smith, M.S. 
  • Elliot Stolerman, M.D.
  • Winn Surka, M.S. 
Greenville Hospital System (Oncology)
  • Kara Bui, M.S.
  • Lindsay Metcalf, M.S.
  • Gail Stapleton, M.S.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Reproductive Genetics:

  • Neeta Vora, M.D.
  • Emily Hardisty, M.S.
  • Diane Vargo, RN, M.S.
  • Ginger Edwardsen, M.S.
  • Erin Eaton, M.S.

Pediatric Genetics:

  • Arthur Aylsworth, M.D.
  • Cynthia Powell, M.D.
  • Joseph Muenzer, M.D.
  • Muge Calikoglu, M.D. 
  • Debra Kellean-Fuller, M.S.
  • Beth Hudson, M.S.
  • Myra Roche, M.S.
  • Christie Turcott, M.S.

Adult and Cancer Genetics:

  • Jim Evans, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Bradford Powell, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Catherine Fine, M.S.
  • Kate Foreman, M.S.
  • Kristy Lee, M.S.
  • Ofri Leitner, M.S.
  • Cecile Skrzynia, M.S.
  • Julianne O’Daniel, M.S.
Duke University Medical Center 
  • Jennifer Sullivan, M.S.
  • Kristin Paulyson Nunez, M.S.
  • Deborah Wells, M.S.
  • Liz Melvin Heise, M.S.
  • Kelly Schoch, M.S.
  • Priya Kishnani, M.D.
  • Marie T. McDonald, M.D.
  • Dwight D. Koeberl, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Vandana Shashi, M.D.
  • Yong-Hui Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Chantel Kelly, M.S.
  • Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Ph.D.  
  • Jennifer Goldstein, M.S., Ph.D.
  • Blythe Crissman, M.S. 
  • Amy Mottola, M.S.
  • Regan Matthews, M.S.
  • Heidi Cope, M.S.
  • Adam Buchanan, M.S.
  • Amanda L Padro, M.S.
  • Jane A McKillop Baker, M.S. 
  • Stephanie Austin, M.S.
  • Kathryn Sheets, M.S.
  • Stephanie Wechsler, M.D. 
  • Courtney McGuire Yerxa, M.S.
  • Azita Sadeghpour, M.S., Ph.D.
  • Rachel Mills, M.S.
  • Shelly Epps, M.S.
  • Dagny Patton, M.S.
  • Amanda L Padro, M.S.
  • Elizabeth J Tootoo, M.S.
  • Amy Dameron, M.S.
  • Yezmin Perilla, M.S.
  • Lauren Bailey, M.S.
  • Rebecca Crimian, M.S.
  • Loren Del Mar Pena, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Keelia Rhoads, M.S.
Georgia Regents University (Medical College of Georgia)
  • Carolyn Mills Lovell, M.S., M.A.T., C.G.C.
Fullerton Genetics 
  • Shearon Roberts, M.S. 
  • Kerry Crandall, M.S. 
  • Carolyn Wilson-Brackett, M.S. 
  • Camila Shanahan, M.S.
  • Suzanna Schott, Sc.M. 
  • William Allen, M.D. 
  • Ellen Boyd, M.D.
  • Jack Tarleton, Ph.D. 
  • Joseph Kearney, Ph.D.
  • Holli Drendel, Ph.D. 
Savannah Perinatology
  • Libby Hull Malphrus, M.S.
  • Sabrina Anderson, M.S.