Our Faculty and 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.



Brian Albon

Clinical Operations Manager

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Lori Bassett, MS, CGC

Director of Communications

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Brandi Buff

Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Farren

Director of Data Integration and Management

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Talitha Kay

Assistant Human Resources Manager

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Paul Pridmore

Chief Operating Officer

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Boo Ramage

Special Assistant to the Director

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Janet Still

Director of Human Resources

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Debbie Bealer, RN

Genetic Service Coordinator

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Sara Cathey, MD

Assistant Clinical Geneticist

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Alli Davis

Genetic Assistant

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LaToya Hughes

Metabolic Clinic Coordinator

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Michael Lyons, MD

Director of Clinical Services; Associate Clinical Geneticist

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Aubrey Rose, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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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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Meg Wilkes, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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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, MPH, 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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Meaghan Bade, RN

Metabolic Nurse

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Laura Beamer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Bailey Belcher

Clinical Trial Coordinator

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Monica Bready

Clinic Coordinator

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Laura Buch, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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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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Holly Crozier, MS, RD, LD

Metabolic Dietitian

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Jessica Davis, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Sarah English, MS

Clinical Trial Coordinator

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Emily Millare, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Curtis Rogers, MD

Senior Clinical Geneticist

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Brooke Smith, MS, CGC

Clinical 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

Contract Physician

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Allie Merrihew, MS

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Hannah Warren Moore, MS, CGC

Lead Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Wesley Patterson, MSPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Ellen Richardson, MS, CGC

Clinical Genetic Counselor

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Kathy Scott, RN, BSN

Nurse

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Steve Skinner, MD

Director

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Mattie Sullivan

Genetic Assistant

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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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Michael Mendes, MS

Application Specialist

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Matt Tedder, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Falecia Thomas, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

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Kellie King Walden, MS, CGC

Director of Diagnostic Development

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Jiyong Wang, PhD

Fellow – Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

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Laura Pollard, PhD

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

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Kameryn Butler, PhD

Assistant Director, Cytogenetics 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

Associate 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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Jennifer A. Lee, PhD

Lead Director – Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Ray Louie, PhD

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

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Xuemei Shi, MD, PhD

Clinical Molecular Specialist

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Shelly Thompson, MS

Molecular Specialist

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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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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

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Seok-Ho Yu, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Dillon Gary

Lead Coordinator/Lead Instructor

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Ashley LaVerdure

Genetics Instructor

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Olivia Nail

Genetics Instructor

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Marie Smith

Genetics Instructor

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Leta Tribble, PhD

Director of Education

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Meet the Shenal Family

Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without...

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