GGC Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council


At the Greenwood Genetic Center, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace composed of individuals from all walks of life who share our passion for providing the highest quality care.

The Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council of the Greenwood Genetic Center was formed in 2020 by the Director of GGC. The Council is composed of 14 GGC employees representing all divisions of the Center as well as two external community members. The IDAC meets regularly to address the needs and initiatives of the organization in alignment with the mission statement and goals of the IDAC.

Mission statement

The GGC Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council serves as a resource for the employees, patients, and students of GGC by supporting the organization’s mission and culture through the lens of equity.

Goals

  • Advise organizational leadership on topics and best practices that support, retain, and further a diverse and culturally competent workforce across all divisions of the GGC.
  • Educate and share resources that identify actionable evidence-based strategies relevant to inclusion and diversity center-wide.

GGC IDAC Members

Fatima Abidi, PhD
Zach Bowens
Laura Buch, MSPAS, PA-C
Katy Drazba, MS, CGC
Heather Flanagan-Steet, PhD
Talitha Kay
Ray Louie, PhD
Brent Parris*
Caroline Pinson
EJ Prijoles, MD
Janet Still
Falan Talbert
Kellie Walden, MS, CGC
Camerun Washington, MS, CGC
Holisa Wharton, PhD*
Angela Young

*community members

Contact the GGC Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council at IDAC@ggc.org

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When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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