Our Faculty & Staff

Greenwood Genetic Center is proud to have over 180 of the most dedicated professionals a part of our team, each with individualized expertise to provide a well-rounded staff of experts passionate about enriching the lives of people affected by genetic disorders.


Lori Bassett, MS, CGC

Head of Office of Communications

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Kevin Farren

Director of Data Integration and Management

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Dawn Puderbaugh Hodges

Administrator

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Boo Ramage

Special Assistant to the Director

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Janet Still

Human Resources Manager

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Debbie Bealer, RN

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Sara Cathey, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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LaToya Hughes

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Shelia Johnson

Genetic Assistant

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Michael Lyons, MD

Associate Clinical Geneticist; Director of Clinical Services

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Mandy Nilsen

Genetic Assistant

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Jonathan Ploeger

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Richard Schroer, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Melinda Whetsell, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Jon Bos, PsyD, MSCP, ABPdN

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Katie Clarkson, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Amy Dobson, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor/Genetic Service Coordinator

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Katy Drazba, MPA, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Mitzi Grappone, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Angie Lichty, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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EJ Prijoles, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Shannon Bell

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Laura Beamer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Monica Bready

Clinic Coordinator

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Carrie Buchanan, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

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Anna Childers, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Jessica Davis, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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David Everman, MD

Associate Clinical Geneticist; Director, Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Program

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Laura Gardner, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, MAPP Fellow

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Curtis Rogers, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Julia Russo, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Brooke Smith, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Jennifer L. Stallworth, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

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Elliot Stolerman, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Camerun Washington, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Fran Annese, LMSW

Genetics Clinic Manager

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Neena Champaigne, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist; Director Metabolic Treatment Program

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Hannah Warren Moore, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Wesley Patterson, MSPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Steve Skinner, MD

Director

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Kameryn Butler, PhD

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Xiaolan "Alice" Fang, PhD

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Mike Friez, PhD

Director - Diagnostic Laboratories

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Jennifer Gass, PhD

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Matt Tedder, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Kellie King Walden, MS, CGC

Laboratory Representative and Counselor

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Laura Pollard, PhD

Associate Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory; Director, Laboratory Training Program

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Tim Wood, PhD

Director – Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

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Barbara DuPont, PhD

Senior Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Timothy Fee, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Benjamin Hilton, PhD

Assistant Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Fatima Abidi, PhD

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Raymond Caylor, PhD

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Julie Jones, PhD

Clinical Genomic Sequencing Program Director

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Katharine Kubiak, MS

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Jennifer A. Lee, PhD

Lead Director - Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Ray Louie, PhD

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Stephen McGee, MS

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Anita Mohandas, MS

Bioinformatics Software Specialist

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Srikrishna Narava, MS

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Xuemei Shi, MD, PhD

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Luigi Boccuto, MD

Assistant Research Scientist

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Jane Dean, RN

Coordinator, SC Birth Defects Prevention Program

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Heather Flanagan-Steet, PhD

Director of Functional Studies

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Po-Nien Lu, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Rini Pauly, MS

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Charles E. Schwartz, PhD

Senior Research Scholar - Retired

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Richard Steet, PhD

Director of Research, Head of JC Self Research Institute

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Roger Stevenson, MD

Ravenel Boykin Curry Chair in Genetic Therapeutics; Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Tong Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Seok-Ho Yu, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Zach Bowens

Genetics Instructor

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Hannah Daniel

Genetics Instructor

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Dillon Gary

Genetics Instructor

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Leta Tribble, PhD

Director of Education

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Meet Makayla Gunn

Meet Makayla Gunn

Makayla was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in April of 2015 at the age of two.   At about 18 months, we noticed she had started some repetitive hand motions, and her pediatrician was a little concerned that she did not have many words.  She had learned some sign language, and was saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, but that was it.  Then she suddenly stopped all of that.  At her 2 year old check-up, the pediatrician referred us to BabyNet, ...

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