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

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

Agi Erickson, MS
Director of Business & Partnership
Community Health Center, Inc. / 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
Executive Director, New England Regional Genetics Group (NERGG)
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
New Hampshire

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

Bonnie ThompsonFamily advocate
Family Health Advocate

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