Steering Committee

The NERGN autumn leaveshas an active and engaged Steering Committee that provides input and overall guidance for project activities. Members provide representation from all 6 New England states and bring diversity in perspectives that greatly enriches the work of the NERGN. The members include health care providers, public health professionals, and individuals with genetic conditions and their families.



Leah Burke, MD
Clinical Geneticist, The University of Vermont Medical Center, Clinical Genetics Program
Burlington, VT

Cari Cornish, JDFamily advocate
Executive Director, New England Regional Genetics Group (NERGG)
Wayland, MA

Delores EdwardsFamily advocate
Executive Director, Sickle Cell Association of America – Southern CT
New Haven, CT

Agi Erickson, MS
Director of Project ECHO, Weitzman Institute
Middletown, CT

Greg Feero, MD, PhD
Faculty, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
MaineGeneral Health
Fairfield, ME

Julie Gortze, RNFamily advocate
Executive Director, Rare New England
North Attleboro, MA

Susan Hahn, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Quest Diagnostics
Boston, MA

Cynthia Ingham, RN, BSN
Newborn Screening Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
Burlington, VT

Mark Korson, MD
Clinical Geneticist, VMP Genetics
Boston, MA

Danielle Louder
Program Director, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Augusta, Maine

Kim Mohan, MA
Executive Director, NE Rural Health RoundTable
Meredith, NH

Betty MorseFamily advocate
Health Services Training & Technical Assistance Specialist Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) Vermont Department of Health
Burlington, VT

Greg Prazar, MD
Developmental Pediatrician, Child Development Clinic, Manchester Community Health Center
Past President, New Hampshire Pediatric Society

Denise Queally, Family advocate
President, New England Connection for PKU & Allied Disorders
Raynham, MA

Wendy Smith, MD
Clinical Geneticist, Maine Pediatric Specialty Care, ME Medical Center
Portland, ME

Bonnie ThompsonFamily advocate
Family Engagement Consultant
Commission Co-Chair of the MA Catastrophic Illness and Children Relief Fund

Tara TownsendFamily advocate
Family Voices Coordinator, Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Cranston, RI

Peter Wilner, JD, MPA
Principal, PMW Consulting
Member of the New England Health Equity Council
Brighton, MA