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Team

Senior Program Manager

Molly Martzke

Molly has extensive experience working with diverse groups from local to international in providing family leadership training. 

Molly Martzke brings passion and real-life experience to her role with the National Genetics Education and Family Support Center. She has dedicated her life’s work to improving the experiences and outcomes of all families with children with special healthcare needs. Molly is committed to actively engaging families as equal partners in their child’s health care and ensuring that the family voice is represented throughout the family’s journey and within their system of care. She believes that this change happens at the system level when there is diverse representation and honest dialogue amongst all parties.

Family Engagement Liaison

Kristi Wees

Kristi is a parent advocate and project manager for the Mountain States Regional Genetics Network.

She brings previous experience working in a laboratory and research setting as a chemist as well as scientific sales and marketing experience after completing her master’s degree in chemistry from UCLA. Kristi has utilized social media in the last 8 years as she had focused on outreach to mothers, especially mothers of children with special health care needs. Kristi’s daughter was suspected of a genetic condition that was not diagnosed at birth. She helps other families navigate the medical system through her patient advocacy work at Empowered Advocacy.

Program Communications Manager

Jamie Loey

As a public health professional and creative communicator, Jamie Loey is passionate about translating research findings into digestible, actionable content.

She bridges her technical background in research and evaluation with her health communication skills to create content that fosters a connection, shares information, and sparks a call for action. With years of experience in the field of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Jamie’s passion to serve women and families is rooted in the idea of centering their voices to inspire change.

Genetics Advisor

Amy Gaviglio

Amy Gaviglio has worked towards integrating genetics, screening, and public health for the past 12 years.

As a genetic counselor, Amy is passionate about bringing the value of genetics and population screening to the public, while fostering transparency, ethical standards, and ongoing education. Amy earned her Master's in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan.

Project Director

Natasha Bonhomme

Natasha Bonhomme brings nearly 15 years of nonprofit and maternal and child health experience.

She works to bring a range of consumer and professional stakeholders to address the need for clear, science-based information for families and individuals through tangible, actionable messages. Her focus is on bringing families' perspectives into policy and program design and implementation. Ms. Bonhomme has also testified in front of Congress on the importance of family support and education in newborn screening.

About

The National Genetics Education and Family Support Center (Family Center) provides tools and resources to support family engagement and genetic services.

Contact info

4301 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 404 Washington, DC 20008-2369

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