ACMG is led by a team of renowned medical genetics experts who comprise the ACMG Board of Directors. Hundreds of hard-working volunteers from all aspects of the medical genetics and genomics team including genetic counselors, clinical laboratory professionals and medical geneticist make up our volunteer committees. Our staff based in Bethesda, MD carries out the important daily work of the College to achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan.
All ACMG/ACMGF committee, task force, and board members must complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement (the ACMG Participation Agreement) annually for each instance of committee/board/task force/ participation. 

Leadership

President of ACMG

President
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG
President
2017 - 2019
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Medical Genetics
Perinatal Genetics
300 Pasteur Drive, H315
Stanford, CA 94305-5208
650-498-4937
“This is an amazing time for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions. A great opportunity now and in the future comes from the improved ability to identify the underlying molecular causes for genetic disorders.”

During her previous two years as president elect, Dr. Hudgins has chaired ACMG committees on governance, conflicts of interest and committee chairs, and she has served on committees that address finance and personnel issues. Her earlier involvement with ACMG included serving on the Board of Directors from 2002–2009, as co-chair of Professional Practice and Guidelines from 2003–2007, and as a member of the Maintenance of Certification Committee from 2005–2012. She has also been involved in numerous national and international professional activities, working with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Genetic Counseling, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the NIH/NHGRI Special Emphasis Review Panel, the American Society of Human Genetics, the International Congress of Human Genetics, and the NIH ClinGen project’s Consent and Disclosure Recommendations Workgroup, which explores ethical, legal, and social issues relating to reporting particular genes or variants and their actionability during the clinical care process.

At the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Dr. Hudgins is Medical Director of the Clinical Genomics Service and serves as Director of Perinatal Genetics. She is also a Professor in Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, by courtesy, at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she has been the Mosbacher Family Distinguished Packard Fellow since 2008.
Dr. Hudgins’ current principal research interests are primarily related to prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis. She has published more than 100 research articles during the course of her career. She also serves as a member of the Kabuki Syndrome Network Professional Advisory Group, and she has worked as a member of the organizing committee for the annual David Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis, both positions she has held since 2000.

Dr. Hudgins studied microbiology as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas and earned her MD at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in human genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut.
“Dr. Hudgins has a long history serving ACMG as a member of our Board of Directors and through her participation on numerous committees, helping us navigate medical, science and policy advances during the last 20 years,” said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, executive director of the ACMG. “Her institutional knowledge of the ACMG, clinical experience and work with other national groups will be a boon for the College as we move forward.”

Board of Directors

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Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG
President
2017 - 2019
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Medical Genetics
Perinatal Genetics
300 Pasteur Drive, H315
Stanford, CA 94305-5208
650-498-4937
ACMG_BOARDLouanne5Hudgins
Anthony R. Gregg, MD, MBA, FACMG
President Elect
2017 - 2019
Baylor Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
(972) 817-6100
ACMG_BOARDAnthony15Gregg
Kristin G. Monaghan, PhD, FACMG
VP Lab Genetics
2017 - 2019
GeneDx
GeneDx
207 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
3015192100
ACMG_BOARDKristin20Monaghan
Maren T. Scheuner, MD, MPH, FACMG
VP Clinical Genetics
2015 - 2019
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11311 Wilshire Blvd.
Building 500, Room 3218
Los Angeles, CA 90073
UNITED STATES
(310) 478-3711 x48692
ACMG_BOARDMaren20Scheuner
Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Secretary
2017 - 2021
Boston Children's Hospital
Dept of Cardiology
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
UNITED STATES
(617) 355-8794
ACMG_BOARDAmy25Roberts
Robert D. Steiner, MD, FACMG
Treasurer
2015 - 2019
University of Wisconsin
M220 Fox Fire Ln
Marshfield, WI 54449-8300
UNITED STATES
(715) 650-3030
ACMG_BOARDRobert25Steiner
Joel Charrow, MD, FACMG
Director, Biochemical Genetics
2013 - 2019
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
Chicago, IL 60611
UNITED STATES
(312) 227-6120
ACMG_BOARDJoel30Charrow
Tina M. Cowan, PhD, FACMG
Director, Biochemical Genetics
2015 - 2021
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Dr # L235
Department of Pathology
Stanford, CA 94305-2200
(650) 724-7858
ACMG_BOARDTina30Cowan
Laurie A. Demmer, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Genetics
2017 - 2023
Carolinas Medical Center
PO Box 32861
Clinical Genetics Program
Dept. of Pediatrics
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
(704) 381-6810
ACMG_BOARDLaurie30Demmer
Susan D. Klugman, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Genetics
2015 - 2021
Montefiore Medical Ctr
1695 Eastchester Rd Ste 301
Dept Obstetrics & Gynecology
And Women'S Health
Bronx, NY 10461-2375
(718) 405-8150
ACMG_BOARDSusan30Klugman
Elaine Lyon, PhD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Molecular Genetics
2017 - 2023
ARUP Labs
500 S Chipeta Way
Dept of Molecular Pathology
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221
(801) 583-2787 X2420
ACMG_BOARDElaine30Lyon
Mary C. Phelan, PhD, FACMG
Director, Cytogenetics
2015 - 2021
Florida Cancer Specialists
Florida Cancer Specialists
12751 Westlinks Drive, Ste 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913
UNITED STATES
(239) 561-9622
ACMG_BOARDMary30Phelan
Lorraine Potocki, MD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Genetics
2013 - 2019
Baylor Col Med/TX Child Hospital
6701 Fannin St Ste 1560
Genetics Clinic Texas Children'S Hospita
Houston, TX 77030-2614
(832) 822-4290
ACMG_BOARDLorraine30Potocki
Catherine W. Rehder, PhD, FACMG
Director, Clinical Cytogenetics
2017 - 2023
Duke University Health System
Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics
Rm 213 Wadsworth Bldg
2351 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27710
UNITED STATES
(919) 613-8434
ACMG_BOARDCatherine30Rehder
James P. Evans, MD, PhD, FACMG
Editor-in-Chief, Genetics in Medicine
2006 - 2021
Univ North Carolina
Dept of Genetics
120 Mason Farm Rd, CB #7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
UNITED STATES
(919) 966-2007
ACMG_BOARDJames35Evans
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
ACMGF Foundation Liaison
2013 - 2023
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Dept Genetics
Kaul 230, 1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-0001
(205) 934-9411
ACMG_BOARDBruce35Korf
Lynn D. Fleisher, PhD, JD, FACMG
Legal Counsel
1991 - 2021
ACMG
641 W Willow St Apt 101
Chicago, IL 60614-5176
(312) 823-3809
ACMG_BOARDLynn40Fleisher
Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG
Executive Director
2001 - 2021
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854
(301) 718-9603
ACMG_BOARDMichael45Watson
Kathy Moran, MBA
Staff
2017 - 2025
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854
(301) 718-9603
ACMG_BOARDKathy50Moran
Chris Pitro, MBA
Staff
2016 - 2020
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste. 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4854
(301) 718-9603
ACMG_BOARDChris50Pitro

Past Presidents

Roster
Gerald Feldman, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2017 - 2019
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Molecular Medicine & Genetics
540 E Canfield, 2375 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-6298
ACMG_BOARDGerald10Feldman

 

Committees

Committee
ACMG Board of Directors
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG
President
The Board of Directors of the College shall have the powers and duties ordinarily delegated to the governing body of a corporation, including: maintaining legal authority and responsibility; establishing general administrative procedures and transacting the general business of the College; adopting rules and regulations governing membership; reviewing and approval of all College statements and documents to be released to the public or to be submitted to a body outside of the College; establishing principles of professional conduct; and maintaining good relationships with other medical organizations, allied medical professionals, the public, and various constituencies.
ACMG Board of Directors
ACMG Foundation Board of Directors
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
President
The ACMG Foundation Board of Directors is the governing body of the ACMG Foundation and includes representatives from the American College of Medical Genetics, corporate representatives participating in the Partners in Science Program and directors representing the interests of the public. The ACMG Foundation is a charitable foundation of the American College of Medical Genetics. It is focused on funding educational activities related to medical genetics.
ACMG Foundation Board of Directors
ACMGF Development Committee
Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Member
The Foundation Development committee's purpose is to help identify and solicit new philanthropic sources of support.
ACMGF Development Committee
Adult Genetics Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Shweta Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG
Chair
The objectives and goals of the Adult Disease Special Interest Group are: (1)To foster awareness and understanding among stakeholders (consumers, health professionals, insurers, policy makers, etc.) of the role of clinical genetics and genomics in adult medicine (2) To support and provide evaluation of educational programs that address clinical genetics issues for adults; (3)To promote the use of and support the development of guidelines for the recognition, detection and management of adult genetic disorders (4)To promote research evaluating the clinical utility and outcomes of genetic intervention (evaluation/consultation) in the detection and management of adult genetic disorders and disease.
Adult Genetics Special Interest Group Executive Committee
Economics of Genetic Services Committee
Matthew R. Fickie, MD, FACMG
Chair
The Committee on the Economics of Genetic Services shall study and assess billing and reimbursement mechanisms for medical genetics services with the goals of (1) ensuring appropriate integration of genetics services into evolving national, state, and private health care schemes; (2) educating medical geneticists regarding appropriate procedures to be followed; and (3) maintaining and improving patient access to medical genetics services.
Economics of Genetic Services Committee
Education and CME Committee
Monica A. Giovanni, MS
Chair
The Education and CME Committee shall (1) study and evaluate various aspects of medical genetics education; (2) review and recommend proposed changes in medical genetics education; (3) consider and recommend means by which the College may provide information, direction, and leadership in the field of medical genetics education; (4) consider and recommend policies and procedures by which clinical and laboratory geneticists may be assisted in maintaining their professional competence, including continuing medical genetics education, and develop criteria whereby such achievement may be recognized; and (5) plan, organize, and conduct various educational activities of the College.
Education and CME Committee
Finance Committee
Robert D. Steiner, MD, FACMG
Chair
The Finance Committee is composed of the Treasurer of the College, appointed ACMG directors and at least two College members appointed by the ACMG President. The committee meets annually to review the prior year's financial statements and to plan a new budget for the upcoming year. The committee also studies, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the College's financial status. All recommendations of the Finance Committee require Board of Directors approval.
Finance Committee
Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee
Sarah T. South, PhD, FACMG
Chair
The Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee shall be composed of the Vice President for Laboratory Genetics and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall investigate and report to the Board of Directors on issues which arise from or may impact upon the provision of laboratory genetics services. Such issues may include scientific and technological advances, patient and clinician needs, laboratory accreditation, socioeconomic factors, and liability concerns. When appropriate, the committee shall study, evaluate, and prepare information for dissemination to members of the College or to the public, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The CAP/ACMG liaisions report to this committee.
Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Melissa A. Merideth, MD, MPH, FACMG
Chair
In 2003 the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) began to develop an expanded four part Maintenance of Certification plan that each member Board would be required to have in place by 2009. This four part MOC plan is uniform across Boards in concept, but can vary somewhat in the specifics. The long term plan for the MOC committee is to provide ongoing guidance to the ABMG and the ACMG in their efforts to develop the practical application of these plans. The vision for this joint committee is to use the experience and perspective of each committee member on questions of timing, scope of activities, as well as to guide the development of the practice improvement portion of the plan.
Maintenance of Certification Committee
Membership Committee
Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD, FACMG
Chair
The Membership Committee shall be composed of the Vice President for Clinical Genetics, the Vice President for Laboratory Genetics, the Secretary, and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall (1) review applications for membership in the College and recommend qualified applicants to the Board of Directors for election to membership; (2) annually review the membership of the College to determine whether action is needed to maintain a proportional Fellowship and recommend such action, when necessary, to the Board of Directors; (3) periodically reassess membership classes and qualifications and report their findings to the Board of Directors; (4) develop programs for the promotion and retention of membership in the College; and (5) consider applicants' petitions for exceptions to membership qualifications and recommend appropriate exceptions, if any, to the Board of Directors.
Membership Committee
Nominations Committee
Amy E. Roberts, MD, FACMG
Chair
The Nominations Committee develops a slate and administers the election process of incoming directors and the next President Elect every two years.
Nominations Committee
Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee
David T. Miller, MD, PhD, FACMG
Chair
The Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee shall be composed of the Vice President for Clinical Genetics, the Vice President for Laboratory Genetics, and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendations of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall create and maintain a system for developing statements and shall develop statements for the practice of medical genetics. This will include ensuring a system for the identification, format, development, dissemination, monitoring and review of statements.
Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee
Program Committee for Annual Meeting
Christian P. Schaaf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Chair
The Program Committee shall be composed of the chairperson of the Education Committee and such other members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall plan, implement, and conduct the annual meeting of the members of the College, evaluate potential sites for future annual meetings, and, as may be necessary, evaluate products or services submitted for exhibition at the annual meeting.
Program Committee for Annual Meeting
Public Health Genetics SIG Executive Committee
Lynn W. Bush, PhD, MS
Chair
The mission of the Public Health Interest Group is to provide a forum for 1). Information sharing regarding programs in public health genetics and newborn screening; ethical, legal, and social issues in public health genetics and newborn screening; translational genetics activities; and scientific and clinical advances in public health genetics and newborn screening; 2). Development of policies and papers related to public health genetics and newborn screening to be shared, as appropriate, with ACMG committees and/or Board of Directors.
Public Health Genetics SIG Executive Committee
Quality Improvement Special Interest Group
Edina Torgyekes, MD, FACMG
Chair
Quality improvement (QI) in clinical medicine is increasingly recognized as a robust approach to rapidly correct problems and improve the care of patients. QI is an iterative process that continues to modify the system to continuously improve outcomes, and insure that the improved outcome persists. QI projects of the ACMG SIG include: Metabolic Disease data collection and follow-up; Family History; Evaluation of Developmental Delay and Mental Retardation; Neurofibromatosis Type 1; Evidence-based interventions for Autism; Genetics Pedigree Project; Patient Satisfaction Survey Standardization.
Quality Improvement Special Interest Group
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee
Robert G. Best, PhD, MS, FACMG
Chair
The Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues Committee shall be composed of such members as shall be appointed by the President based upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall consider and report to the Board of Directors on social and ethical issues which arise from or may impact upon the delivery of clinical genetics or laboratory genetics services. Such issues may include access to medical genetics services, informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure of genetic information to third parties, and discrimination based on genetic status. When appropriate, the committee shall study, evaluate, and prepare information for dissemination to members of the College or to the public, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
Social, Ethical and Legal Issues Committee
Therapeutics Committee
Nancy Braverman, MD, MGC, FACMG
Chair
The Therapeutics Committee was established to deal with the unique issues which physicians and their patients face with therapies for genetic disorders. The committee covers these issues by forming working groups; holding workshops at the ACMG annual meetings; writing position papers; participating in national meetings on therapeutic issues; and collaborating with other ACMG committees, SIMD and other professional groups, NORD and other patient groups, and NIH ORD, the FDA, OHRP, and other government agencies.
Therapeutics Committee

Staff

Roster
Joanne Adelberg, MS
Project Manager, NBSTRN
17999
Claudia Barnett,
Education Coordinator
18314
Judith Benkendorf, MS
Professional Staff Liaison
1033
Bruce E. Bowdish, PhD
3221
Amy M. Brower, PhD
Project Manager, NBSTRN/NCC
2682
Denise E. Calvert,
Director of Membership
8621
Jenna L. Cohen
Meetings Coordinator
18000
Janae Collins
Senior Administrative Assistant
21294
Jane Dahlroth
Director of Meetings/Exhibits
2402
Christopher Day
Senior Project Analyst, NBSTRN
8910
Reymar Delos Santos
Communications Coordinator
18662
Danielle Ekoma
Project Coordinator, NBSTRN
18177
Penelope Freire
Meetings & Exhibit Manager
10955
Jan Higgins, PhD
Managing Editor, GIM
6551
Alisha Keehn, MPA
Associate Program Director, NCC
3878
NeKeyia Lewis
Membership Coordinator
18153
Jennifer Loutrel, MS
Senior Data Integration Analyst
14676
Megan Lyon, MPH
Project Manager, NCC
10444
Michelle McClure, PhD
Public Policy Director
21467
Kathy Moran, MBA
Director of Communications/ PR
2520
Katharine Murphy
Social Media Mgr/ Editorial Asst.
14677
Irene Njiraini
Staff Accountant
18532
Nicole Osborne Bell
Foundation Manager
18082
Chris Pitro, MBA
Senior Financial Manager
16608
Jane Radford, MPH
Associate Director of Education
12786
Sanjyot Sangodkar, MA
Administrative Assistant NCC/NBSTRN
21538
Jaime Ulloa
Accounting Manager
18719
Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG
Executive Director
1548
Meredith Weaver, PhD, ScM
Associate Project Manager, NCC
4165
Melanie Wells, MPH
Director of Administration
16607
Whitney Wells
Receptionist
16988