I am a board certified genetic counselor with 19 years clinical experience. I have worked in clinics providing both preimplantation and prenatal diagnosis. I currently work in a general genetics clinic for adults. Through our clinic, I work with adults with all forms of genetic disease including connective tissue disease, cardiomyopathy, inherited arrhythmias, hereditary cancer syndromes, inherited eye disorders, hearing loss, intellectual disability, and dysmorphology disorders. I provide predictive counseling and testing for neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington disease and ALS. Our clinic manages patients with lysosomal storage diseases and I personally manage patients with Fabry and Pompe disease.
Genetic Counselor, 08/2012 to Current Cardiac and Vascular Center, University of Colorado Hospital – Aurora, CO I work in a general genetics clinic focused on providing care for adults. In addition to providing genetic counseling, I coordinate clinical care for a number of conditions. I also select, order, and interpret a variety of genetic testing for our patients.
Genetic Counselor, 08/2002 to 08/2012 University of Colorado Hospital – Aurora, CO I was initially the sole genetic counselor for the University of Colorado Hospital Prenatal and Diagnosis Department. I provided genetic counseling and test coordination for high-risk pregnancies. I developed the genetic counseling program for the sequential screening program for all OB patients at our hospital and this eventually led to the creation of a second genetic counseling position.
Genetic Counselor, 08/2000 to 07/2002 Reproductive Genetics Center – Denver, CO I provided genetic counseling for patients in a prenatal diagnosis clinic.
Genetic Counselor, 08/1999 to 08/2000 Reproductive Genetics Institute – Chicago, IL I provided genetic counseling for patients requesting prenatal diagnosis. Additionally, I provided genetic counseling and test coordination for patients in a preimplantation genetic diagnosis setting.
Master of Science: Human Genetics, 1998 Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Bachelor of Arts: Biology and Psychology, 1996 Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
American Board of Genetic Counseling, 1999- current
Co-coordinator, Difficult Decisions Support Group Denver, CO 2000- 2012
Developer and coordinator, Genetics Journal Club, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 2013-current
Clinical Supervisor, Genetic Counseling Training Program University Of Colorado, 2000-presentLecturer, Nurse Midwifery and Women\'s Health Practitioner Program University Of Colorado Denver, 2002-2012Lecturer, Ultrasound Training Program University Of Colorado Denver, 2002-2012