Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Leadership

Name Title Contact
Angela Trepanier, MS* Genetic Counselor, Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program atrepani@med.wayne.edu
Erin Carmany, MS* Associate Program Director, Genetic Counseling Program ecarmany@med.wayne.edu
Gerald L. Feldman, MD, PhD* Medical Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program gfeldman@med.wayne.edu

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Faculty

Name Title Location
Ronald Bachman, MD* Clinical Geneticist California State University Stanislaus, and Oakland Kaiser Permanente
Allison Bannick, MS, BSN, RN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Research Project Advisor Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Erawati Bawle, MD* Clinical Geneticist Retired, but active with program
Elizabeth Cameron, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Genesis Genetics
Rashmi Chikarmane, MS* Genetic Counselor, Advisory Committee GeneDx, Inc.
Michelle Cichon, MS* Genetic Counselor, Program Manager, Course Director Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics Wayne State University
Robert Conway, MD* Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Michele Cote, PhD Epidemiologist, Research Project Mentor, Advisory Committee Karmanos Cancer Institute
Amy Decker, MS*   Genetic Counselor GeneDx, Inc.
Debra Duquette, MS* Genetic Counselor, Instructor, Advisory Committee Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Salah A.P. Ebrahim, MD* Cytogeneticist DMC University Laboratories
Susan Eggly, PhD Researcher, Behavioral Core Karmanos Cancer Institute
Lynnette Essenmacher, MPH Instructor, Statistical Methods Detroit Medical Center, Family Medicine
Russ Finley, PhD Graduate Officer, PhD Program in Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Advisory Committee Wayne State University, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Leigh Anne Flore, MD* Clinical Geneticist, Advisory Committee Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Lawrence Grossman, PhD Molecular Biologist, Course Director, Chair  Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University
Cheryl Harper, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Beaumont Hospital
Sommer Hayden, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator St. Joseph-Mercy Hospital
Cheryl Hess, MS* Genetic Counselor, Advisory Committee NextGxDx, Inc.
Melissa Hicks, MS* Genetic Counselor Hutzel Women's Hospital
Allison Jay, MD Clinical Geneticist St. John Providence
Kelly Kennelly, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Dawn Misra, PhD  Epidemiologist, Course Director Wayne State University, Family Medicine
Vinod Misra, MD, PhD Clinical Geneticist Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Anwar N. Mohamed, MD* Cytogeneticist DMC University Laboratories
Kristin Monaghan, PhD* Molecular Geneticist, Medical Geneticist, Advisory Committee GeneDx, Inc.
Kathleen Moore, PhD Clinical Psychologist Wayne State University
Tressa Orthmeyer, MS Genetic Counselor, Course Director Wayne State University, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Amy Paine, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Beaumont Hospital
Nancie Petrucelli, MS* Genetic Counselor, Coordinator, Cancer Genetic Clinic, Course Director Karmanos Cancer Institute  
Kristen Pierce Rauch, MS* Genetic Counselor, Instructor Counsyl, Inc.
Kristen Purrington, PhD Epidemiologist-Public Health, Advisory Committee Department of Oncology, Wayne State University
Jacquelyn R. Roberson, MD* Clinical Geneticist Division Head, Genetics Henry Ford Hospital
Kelly Beaudry-Rodgers, MS* Genetic Counselor Beaumont Hospital
Peggy W. Rush, MS* Genetic Counselor, Coordinator, Metabolic Clinic Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Sheila Saliganan, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Michigan State University Genetics
Alicia Salkowski, MS Genetic Counselor, Research Assistant Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University
Michael Simon, MD, MPH Oncologist
Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling Service
Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University
David Stockton, MD* Clinical Geneticist, Division Chief Division of Genetic, Genomic and Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Michigan,Wayne State University
Erin Wakeling, PhD Technical Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Clinical Coordinator Detroit Medical Center University Laboratories
Alyssa Wright, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Oakwood Hospital
Julie Zenger-Hain, PhD* Medical Geneticist, Cytogeneticist, Director, Cytogenetics Department Oakwood Hospital
Lia Zitano, MS* Genetic Counselor, Clinic Coordinator Spectrum Health 
Lidong Zhai, PhD Biochemical Geneticist, Clinical Coordinator Detroit Medical Center Laboratories- Biochemical Genetics Lab

*Indicates certification by either the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling

Contact Information

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3127 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137
Email: geneticcounseling@med.wayne.edu