Advisory Group

The Advisory Group advises the project directors with idea generation, writing contributions, resource identification, evaluation, gap analysis, project selection and development and dissemination plan. Experts include nurses, outreach and education specialists, and genetic experts, as well as representatives from other healthcare disciplines. Members were selected based on their national reputation; established expertise in genetics, genomics, family history assessment, and experience in healthcare provider education. The Group assisted in content expertise and peer review of materials for accuracy, relevance and utility.

Advisory Group:

Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA
VP, Policy and Outreach
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation

Emily Brown, MGC, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Center for Inherited Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Bernice Coleman, PhD, ACNP
Research Scientist, Nursing Research and Development
Nurse Practitioner
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
University of Iowa

Grace-Ann Fasaye, ScM, CGC
Genetic Counselor
National Cancer Institute

W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD
Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Associate Editor, JAMA

Constance Goldgar, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Division of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Medicine
University of Utah

Andrea Gropman, M.D.
Division Chief of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics
Children's National, Washington, DCNHGRI Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG)

Joshua W. Knowles, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Chief Medical Advisor, The FH Foundation

Deborah J. MacDonald, PhD, RN, APNG
DJM Cancer Risk Consulting

Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP, CLS, AACC, FAHA
Nurse Scientist
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Lipid Specialist
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Women's Heart Center

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, FAHA
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
NHGRI Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG)

Virginia A. Pallante, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Cynthia A. Prows, MSN, CNS, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Genetics
Children's Hospital Medical Center

Irene Sandvold, PhD, RN
Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration

Diane Seibert, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
Professor and Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the
Graduate School of Nursing
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Lillian Tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Epidemiology
University of Utah

Director of Preventative Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine

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