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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

Janice Edwards

Janice G. Edwards, MS, CGC

Our program director is an experienced genetic counselor, educator and Founding President of the Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling, an international network of genetic counselor educators. Building consensus among multiple perspectives has been a theme in her work as she has also facilitated collaborations among national organizations around prenatal diagnosis and genetic carrier screening. 

With over 35 years in clinical practice focused on prenatal genetics and more recently, Huntington disease, Janice is committed to genetic counselor education. She has been recognized with Teaching Advancement Awards at the University of South Carolina and by the National Society of Genetic Counselors with their Regional Leadership and the International Leader Awards. 


Our Faculty 

David Everman

David Everman, MD

 Medical Director


Trena Lee

Trena Lee, MA

Program Coordinator


Ken Corning

Ken Corning, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor

Whitney Dobek

Whitney Dobek, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor Educator


Rebecca Evans

Rebecca Evans, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor Educator

Richard Ferrante

Richard F. Ferrante, PhD

Research Professor, Pediatrics

Emily Jordon

Emily Jordon, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor Educator

Angie Lichty

Angie Lichty, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor

Lydia Matesic

Lydia Matesic, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Victoria Vincent

Victoria A. Vincent, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor


Debera Zvejnieks

Debera Zvejnieks, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor Educator



Clinical Rotation Faculty 

Medical University of South Carolina

Sally Shields, RN, MS, CGC  
Leigh DeHoll, MS, CGC
Nicole Lucas, MS
G. S. Pai, MD
Daynna Wolff, PhD

Atrium Health

Pediatric Genetic Counselors
Cam Brasington, MS, CGC
Shelley Dills, MS, CGC
Tamara Haygarth, MS, CGC
Dana Mittag, MS, CGC

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

Cancer Genetic Counselors
Lisa Amacker-North, MS, CGC
Stacy Lenarcic, MS, CGC
Beth Dellinger, MS, CGC
Lindsay McNeely, MS, CGC
Megan Pollard, MS, CGC
Alexandra Henshaw, MS, CGC
Stephanie Nix, MS, CGC
Aly Athens, MS, CGC
Kelly Warsinske, MS, CGC
Mariah Gleason, MS, CGC
Sara Elrefai, MD, FACMG

Clinical Geneticists
Laurie Demmer, MD
Berrin Monteleone, MD

Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC)

Fran Annese, LMSW
Lori Bassett, MS, CGC
Neena Champaigne, MD
Alka Chaubey, PhD
Barbara Du Pont, PhD 
Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC
Michael J. Friez, PhD
Julie Jones, PhD
Jennifer A. Lee, PhD
Wesley Patterson, PA
Laura Pollard, PhD
Tim Wood, PhD
Steve Skinner, MD 
Roger Stevenson, MD 
Kellie Walden, MS, CGC
Hannah Warren, MS, CGC

GGC Columbia Office
Ken Corning, MS, CGC
Amy Toburen Dobson, MS, CGC 
L. Kate Byrd Clarkson, MD
Angie Ward Lichty, MS, CGC
EJ Prioles, MD 

GGC Greenville
Allison Bellomo, MS, CGC
David Everman, MD 
R. Curtis Rogers, MD 
Brooke Smith, MS, CGC
Julia Russo, MS, CGC
Elliot Stolerman, MD
Jessica Davis, MS, CGC

Greenville Hospital System (Oncology)

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Reproductive Genetics
Erin Campbell MS, CGC
Elysia Davis MGC, CGC
Kelly Gilmore MS, CGC
Emily Hardisty, MS, CGC
Ginger Hocutt, MR, MS, CGC
Diane Vargo RN, MS, CGC
Neeta Vora, MD

Adult and Cancer Genetics
Jim Evans, MD, PhD
Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD 
Bradford Powell, MD, PhD
Stefanie Finch, MS
Kate Foreman, MS
Katie Garbarini, MS
Kristy Lee, MS
Ashlynn Messmore, MS
Julianne O’Daniel, MS
Cecile Skrzynia, MS

 Duke University Medical Center 

Jennifer Sullivan, MS
Kelly Schoch, MS
Priya Kishnani, MD
Marie T. McDonald, MD
Dwight D. Koeberl, MD, PhD 
Vandana Shashi, MD
Yong-Hui Jiang, MD, PhD
Allyn McConkie-Rosell, PhD  
Heidi Cope, MS
Jane Ann Baker, MS 
Stephanie Austin, MS
Lauren Bailey Flueckinger, MS
Rebecca Crimian Spillman, MS
Erica Nading, MS
Sarah Hart, MS, PhD
Kacey Riley, MS
Sarah Montgomery, MS
Danielle Karlowicz, MS
Kristin Paulyson Nunez, MS
Deborah Wells, MS
Regan Matthews, MS
Michelle Baric, MS
Amanda L Padro, MS

Augusta University Medical Center

Carolyn Mills Lovell, MS, MAT, CGC

Fullerton Genetics

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

Memorial Health

Libby Hull Malphrus, MS, CGC
Sabrina Anderson, MS, CGC
Rachel Veazey, MS, CGC

Novant Health

Christen Csuy, MS, CGC
Katie Berrier, MS, CGC
Ashley Kamiski, MS, CGC