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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. She has directed genetic education conferences and symposia regionally, nationally and internationally, most recently developing a week-long immersion course, BootCamp: A Short Course in Genetics and Genomics, to prepare thought leaders in reproductive genetics.

 

Our Faculty 

Whitney Dobek

Whitney Dobek, MS, CGC

Assistant Director, Curriculum
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jessica Fairey

Jessica M. Fairey, MS, CGC

Assistant Director, Fieldwork
Clinical Assistant Professor

Trena Lee

Trena Smith, MA

Genetic Counseling Program Coordinator

Andrea Sellers

Andrea Sellers, MS, CGC

Assistant Director, Education Outreach

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 Instructor

Angie Lichty

Angie Lichty, MS, CGC

Greenwood Genetic Center
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lydia Matesic

Lydia Matesic, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology

Caroline Say

Caroline Say, MS 

Clinical Instructor

Victoria Vincent

Victoria A. Vincent, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor

 

Debera Zvejnieks

Debera Zvejnieks, MS, CGC

Clinical Instructor

 

 


Fieldwork Faculty 

Cancer 
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

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

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

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

Prenatal
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prenatal
Winn Surka, MS, CGC

Prenatal
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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