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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

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Whitney Dobek, MS, CGC

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Genetic Counseling Program has announced the appointment of Whitney Dobek, MS, CGC as the program’s newest director effective July 1, 2023.

Dobek has been with the Genetic Counseling Program since 2014, most recently serving as the assistant director of curriculum and as a course instructor and thesis research advisor.

Since receiving her master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from University of North Carolina Greensboro, her clinical work has included prenatal and cancer genetic counseling.

Dobek also contributes to several committees focused on clinical practice (Prisma Health Breast Leadership, Prisma Health Cancer Committee), graduate education (Curriculum, Admissions, and Graduate Committees), and in the national arena (Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Match Committee and the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination).

Our Faculty 

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Janice G. Edwards, MS, CGC

Program Director Emeritus, Clinical Professor

Jessica Fairey

Jessica M. Fairey, MS, CGC

Assistant Director, Fieldwork
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy Wardyn

Amy Wardyn, MS, CGC

Assistant Director, Thesis Research
Clinical Assistant Professor

Crystal Hill Chapman

Crystal Hill-Chapman, PhD

Francis Marion University
Professor, Psychology

Richard Ferrante

Richard F. Ferrante, PhD

Research Professor, Pediatrics

Shandrea Foster

Shandrea Foster, MS, CGC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Angie Lichty

Angie Lichty, MS, CGC

Greenwood Genetic Center
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Morgan Driver, MS PhD, CGC

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Hayley Granger, MS

Clinical Instructor

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Georgia Tucker, MA, MEd

Genetic Counseling Program Coordinator

Fieldwork Faculty 

Stacy Lenarcic, MS, CGC
Beth Dellinger, MS, CGC
Lindsay McNeely, MS, CGC
Megan Pollard, MS, CGC
Alexandra Bailey, MS, CGC
Stephanie Nix, MS, CGC
Aly Athens, MS, CGC
Kelly Warsinske, MS, CGC
Kevin Capehart, MS, CGC

Shelley Dills, MS, CGC
Tamara Haygarth, MS, CGC
Dana Mittag, MS, CGC
Caitlin Bozick, MS, CGC
Samuel Miller, MS, CGC
Laurie Demmer, MD

Teresa Brady, MS, CGC
Jean St. John, MS, CGC
Nicole Lasarsky, MS, CGC
Lauren Masso, MS, CGC

Sara Hart, PhD, CGC
Erin  Huggins, MS, CGC
Courtney Jensen, MS, CGC
Erica Nading, MS, CGC
Kacie Riley, MS, CGC

Danielle Karlowicz, MS, CGC
Regan Matthews, MS, CGC
Kristin Nunez, MS, CGC
Amanda Padro, MS, CGC
Trish Thompson, MS, CGC

Shearon Roberts, MS, CGC 
Kerry Crandall, MS, CGC 
Carolyn Wilson-Brackett, MS, CGC 
Camila Shanahan, MS, CGC
William Allen, MD 
Holli Drendel, PhD 
Monica Basehore, PhD
Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD

Greenwood Clinic
Hannah Moore, MS, CGC
Ellen Richardson, MS, CGC
Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC
Falecia Thomas, MS, CGC
Kellie Walden, MS, CGC
Wesley Patterson, PA
Mike Friez, PhD
Barbara Du Pont, PhD
Steve Skinner, MD 
Roger Stevenson, MD 

Columbia Clinic
Katy Drazba, MS, CGC
Amy Dobson, MS, CGC 
Angie Lichty, MS, CGC
EJ Prioles, MD 
Katie Clarkson, MD

Greenville Clinic
Jessica Davis, MS, CGC 
Brooke Smith, MS, CGC
Anna Childers, MS, CGC
Camerun Washington, MS, CGC
R. Curtis Rogers, MD 
Elliot Stolerman, MD

Charleston Clinic
Meg Wilkes, MS, CGC
Sara Cathey, MD
Mike Lyons, MD
Richard Schroer, MD

Charly Harris, MS, CGC
Libby Malphrus, MS, CGC

Leigh DeHoll, MS, CGC
Julie Griffin, MS, CGC
G.S. Pai, MD
Daynna Wolff, PhD

Sally Shields, RN, MS, CGC  
Paige Babb, MS, CGC
Laura Bulmer, MS, CGC

Alex Tessari, MS, CGC
Kelly Kemak, MS, CGC

Whitney Dobek, MS, CGC
Shandrea Foster, MS, CGC
Caroline Say, MS, CGC
Amy Wardyn, MS, CGC

Janice Edwards, MS, CGC
Jessica Fairey, MS, CGC
Vicki Vincent, MS, CGC
Debbie Zvejnieks, MS, CGC

Allison Bellomo, MS, CGC
Kara Bui, MS, CGC
Lindsay Metcalf, MS, CGC
Gail Stapleton, MS, CGC

Winn Surka, MS, CGC

Elysia Davis MGC, CGC
Kelly Gilmore MS, CGC
Emily Hardisty, MS, CGC
Ginger Hocutt, MR, MS, CGC
Diane Vargo RN, MS, CGC
Rachel Veazy, MS, CGC

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