Paul Pridmore

Paul joined the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining GGC, he served as Executive Director, Administrator, and CFO at several senior living communities and is a licensed nursing home and assisted living administrator. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator Preceptor, having mentored several individuals aspiring to become administrators themselves. Paul is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, and has played an active role in state and federal senior care organizations. He is a member of the Rotary Club and life-long resident of Greenwood County.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8193
Fax (864) 388-1062
ppridmore@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration/Accounting, Lander University, 1984
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), Clemson University, 1997

Davis, Alli

Alli joined GGC in 2021 as a Genetic Assistant at the metabolic clinic located at GGC’s Charleston office. Her responsibilities include gathering and reviewing family and medical history, patient scheduling and check in, recording vital signs, and assisting the metabolic team with patient visits at the Charleston office as well as during clinics at GGC’s Charleston and Florence offices.

Contact Information

Office (843) 735-5094
Fax (843) 676-9881
adavis@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Biology, University of South Carolina Beaufort, 2021

Smith, Marie

Marie Smith joined the Education Division at GGC in 2021. She provides students across the state of South Carolina with genetics lab experiences on the Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab, in the classroom, and at GGC. Marie is passionate about enhancing genetic literacy and hopes to inspire students to explore career options in science and biotechnology.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8194
masmith@ggc.org

Education

  • M.S., Applied Health Research and Evaluation, Clemson University, 2021
  • B.S., Biology, Furman University, 2020

Buff, Brandi

Brandi joined the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) in 2013 as grants administrator and accounting officer and was named CFO in 2021. She oversees the daily financial operations of the GGC and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. prior to joining GGC, Brandi had eight years of public accounting, auditing, and tax experience.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8151
bbuff@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, 2005

Millare, Emily

Emily re-joined the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2021, after starting a genetic counseling service that focused mainly on adult cancer genetics in Liberty, MO. She had worked as an administrative assistant at the Greenwood Genetic Center from 2017-2018. After her time as an administrative assistant in the Greenville office, she attended the genetic counseling program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. At GGC’s Greenville office, Emily now provides general genetic counseling for adult and pediatric patients, and cancer genetic counseling for adults. Emily is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Contact Information

Office (864) 672-6893
Fax (864) 250-9582
emillare@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Biology, Clemson University, 2017
  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2020

Rose, Aubrey

Aubrey joined the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2021. She received her B.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 2019 and her M.S. degree from the University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program in 2021. Aubrey works in the Charleston office providing genetic counseling to pediatric and adult patients in the general genetics clinic. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Contact Information

Office(843) 735-5086
Fax (843) 735-5097
arose@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S. Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • M.S. Genetic Counseling, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2021

Selected Publications

  • Paleo, B. J., Madalena, K. M., Mital, R., McElhanon, K. E., Kwiatkowski, T. A., Rose, A. L., Lerch, J. K., & Weisleder, N. (2020). Enhancing membrane repair increases regeneration in a sciatic injury model. PloS One, 15(4), e0231194. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231194
  • Kwiatkowski, T. A.*, Rose, A. L.*, Jung, R., Capati, A., Hallak, D., Yan, R., & Weisleder, N. (2020). Multiple poloxamers increase plasma membrane repair capacity in muscle and nonmuscle cells. American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology, 318(2), C253–C262. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpcell.00321.2019 *A. L. Rose and T. A. Kwiatkowski contributed equally to this publication
  • May, F. J., Baer, L. A., Lehnig, A. C., So, K., Chen, E. Y., Gao, F., Narain, N. R., Gushchina, L., Rose, A., Doseff, A. I., Kiebish, M. A., Goodyear, L. J., & Stanford, K. I. (2017). Lipidomic Adaptations in White and Brown Adipose Tissue in Response to Exercise Demonstrate Molecular Species-Specific Remodeling. Cell Reports, 18(6), 1558–1572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2017.01.038

Mendes, Michael

Michael joined GGC’s Diagnostic Laboratory in 2020 as an Application Specialist at the Greenwood office. His responsibilities for the Diagnostic Laboratory include implementing data management protocols, maintaining third party cloud computing environments, and software development for NGS analysis pipelines.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8158
mmendes@ggc.org

Education

  • Clemson University, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2013
  • Clemson University, M.S., Biomedical Data Science and Informatics, 2019

Belcher, Bailey

Bailey assists in the organization of multiple clinical trials with Dr. Curtis Rogers and Laura Buch, PA and serves as the study coordinator for clinical trials for lysosomal storage disorders and Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Bailey coordinates visits between providers and patients as well as manages data upkeep, trial documentation, and distribution of the investigational medications. Her additional roles include obtaining patient specimens, coordinating lab testing, as well as documentation of clinical visits.

Contact Information

Office (864) 678-7888
Fax (864) 250-9582
bbelcher@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Genetics (minors in Biological Sciences and Psychology), Clemson University, 2019

 

Nail, Olivia

Olivia joined the Education Division at GGC in 2021. She provides students across the state of South Carolina with genetics lab experiences on the Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab, in the classroom, and at GGC. Her goal is to get students excited about genetics and introduce them to the STEM field through engaging hands-on activities and tours of GGC. As a former GGC student herself, she desires to inspire and encourage the next generation of scientists.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8194
Fax (864) 388-1062
onail@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Genetics, University of Georgia, 2020

 

Merrihew, Allie

Allie joined Greenwood Genetic Center in 2021. She received her B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 and her M.S. degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2021. Allie works in the Greenwood office providing genetic counseling to pediatric and adult patients in the general genetics clinic and cancer genetic counseling in the oncology clinic. Allie is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is a member of the Neurogenetics and Research Special Interest Group (SIG).

Contact Information

Office (864) 388-1046
Fax (864) 941-8114
amerrihew@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of SC School of Medicine, 2021

Lucy's Story

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 and guide her care. Dr. Champaigne and Ami...

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