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.


Administration

Bassett, Lori

Head of Office of Communications

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Farren, Kevin

Director of Data Integration and Management

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Hodges, Dawn Puderbaugh

Administrator

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Ramage, Boo

Interim Executive Director, GGC Foundation

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Still, Janet

Human Resources Manager

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Charleston Clinic

Bealer, Debbie

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Cathey, Sara

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Hughes, LaToya

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Johnson, Shelia

Genetic Assistant

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Lyons, Michael

Associate Clinical Geneticist; Director of Clinical Services

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Nilsen, Mandy

Genetic Assistant

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Ploeger, Jonathan

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Schroer, Richard

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Whetsell, Melinda

Metabolic Dietitian

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Columbia Clinic

Bos, Jon

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Clarkson, Katie

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Dobson, Amy

Clinical Genetic Counselor/Genetic Service Coordinator

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Drazba, Katy

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Grappone, Mitzi

Metabolic Dietitian

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Lichty, Angie

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Prijoles, EJ

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Florence Clinic

Bell, Shannon

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Greenville Clinic

Beamer, Laura

Clinical Psychologist

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Bready, Monica

Clinic Coordinator

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Buchanan, Carrie

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

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Childers, Anna

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Davis, Jessica

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Everman, David

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

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Gardner, Laura

Physician Assistant, MAPP Fellow

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Rogers, Curtis

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Russo, Julia

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Smith, Brooke

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Stallworth, Jennifer L.

Genetic Counselor

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Stolerman, Elliot

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Washington, Camerun

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Greenwood Clinic

Annese, Fran

Genetics Clinic Manager

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Champaigne, Neena

Assistant Clinical Geneticist; Director Metabolic Treatment Program

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Moore, Hannah Warren

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Patterson, Wesley

Physician Assistant

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Scott, Kathy

Nurse

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Skinner, Steve

Director

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General Labs

Butler, Kameryn

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Fang, Xiaolan "Alice"

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Fletcher, Robin

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Friez, Mike

Director - Diagnostic Laboratories

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Gass, Jennifer

Fellow - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Tedder, Matt

Staff Scientist

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Walden, Kellie King

Laboratory Representative and Counselor

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Biochemical Lab

Pollard, Laura

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

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Wood, Tim

Director – Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

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Cytogentic Lab

DuPont, Barbara

Senior Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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Fee, Timothy

Staff Scientist

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Hilton, Benjamin

Assistant Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

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DNA Diagnostic Lab

Abidi, Fatima

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Caylor, Raymond

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Jones, Julie

Clinical Genomic Sequencing Program Director

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Kubiak, Katharine

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Lee, Jennifer A.

Lead Director - Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Louie, Ray

Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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McGee, Stephen

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Mohandas, Anita

Bioinformatics Software Specialist

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Narava, Srikrishna

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Shi, Xuemei

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Thompson, Shelly

Molecular Specialist

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Research

Boccuto, Luigi

Assistant Research Scientist

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Dean, Jane

Coordinator, SC Birth Defects Prevention Program

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Flanagan-Steet, Heather

Director of Functional Studies

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Lu, Po-Nien

Postdoctoral Associate

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Pauly, Rini

Bioinformatics Specialist

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Schwartz, Charles E.

Senior Research Scholar - Retired

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Steet, Richard

Director of Research, Head of JC Self Research Institute

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Stevenson, Roger

Ravenel Boykin Curry Chair in Genetic Therapeutics; Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Wang, Tong

Postdoctoral Associate

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Yu, Seok-Ho

Staff Scientist

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Education

Bowens, Zach

Genetics Instructor

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Daniel, Hannah

Genetics Instructor

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Gary, Dillon

Genetics Instructor

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LaVerdure, Ashley

Genetics Instructor

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Tribble, Leta

Director of Education

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Meet Reggie Roper

Meet Reggie Roper

Reggie has been part of the GGC family for over 18 years. He has short stature, webbing of his hands, pulmonary stenosis, seizures and hydrocephalus along with developmental delay. He carried an initial diagnosis of cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome; however, as genetic testing advanced, GGC made the diagnosis of Noonan-like syndrome with loose anagen hair by identifying a mutation in the SHOC2 gene. He is also an active participant in the Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project. "GGC is...

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