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Meet the Board

The Board of Directors shall appoint a President, Chairman of the Board, Secretary, Treasurer, Western Regional Representative, Northern Regional Representative, Central Regional Representative, and Eastern Regional Representative. At the end of the appointed term, the immediate President will become the Past-President and the appointed member will assume the office of the President. 

Hailey Feldman
Hailey FeldmanPresident

I graduated from Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN with a Master of Science degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics in 2018. I am currently a licensed and board-certified prenatal genetic counselor working in the department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. I am also an Instructor for the OBGYN department through the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine and I have the privilege of teaching both VTC medical students and Carilion's OBGYN residents.

In my role as President, I serve as the representative for VaAGC members through media, legislative, and other public interactions. I chair the regular meetings the VaAGC Officers and the meetings of the general membership. I also serve on the Bylaws and Public Policy Committee. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding VaAGC as an organization or if you would like to get involved in VaAGC.
Chelsea Chambers
Chelsea ChambersPast-President

I graduated from Arcadia University in Philadelphia, PA in 2014. I have recently become the Neurology genetic counselor in the Neuromuscular program at VCU Health. Previously, I was a Neurology genetic counselor at the University of Virginia. My work at VCU in Neuromuscular includes both clinical and research responsibilities. I have also been a clinical supervisor for the VCU Genetic Counseling program during my time at UVA.

In my role as Past President, I work to maintain continuity from one administration to the next.
Wendi Gill
Wendi GillSecretary

I graduated from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences genetic counseling program. I currently work as a telehealth cancer genetic counselor at Genome Medical and I previously worked as a cancer genetic counselor at the University of Virginia.

In my role as secretary, I keep minutes during officer meetings. I also serve on the Digital Maintenance committee.
Casey McKenna
Casey McKennaTreasurer

I graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with an MS in Genetic Counseling in 2013. I started my career at the University of Virginia as a pediatric and lysosomal genetic counselor. I spent six years at InformedDNA as a senior genetic counselor within the ocular and cancer genetics teams practicing telemedicine across multiple states. I am excited to be joining the National Fabry Disease Foundation as their Senior Program Manager to promote patient and provider education, outreach, and access to research.

In my role as treasurer, I plan and implement funding of the VaAGC’s key activities and projects. I also serve on the Membership committee.
Kristen Kinne
Kristen KinneEastern Representative

I graduated from Lehigh University with my BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. I obtained my MS in genetic counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010. I am currently a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor practicing prenatal and preconception genetics in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Prior to joining EVMS in 2016, I practiced as a pediatric and general genetic counselor at Emory University.

In my role as Eastern Representative, my job is to represent genetic counselors in the Eastern Virginia region and serve as a point of contact at VAAGC for genetic counselors in this region. I also serve on the Digital Maintenance Committee.
Tahnee Causey
Tahnee CauseyCentral Representative

I graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Biology/Psychology. I obtained my MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina. I have been a practicing genetic counselor for 25 years and have been at Virginia Commonwealth University for 14 years. I am the Director of the MS in Genetic Counseling Program at VCU.

In my role as Central Region Representative, my job is to serve as the contact for regional resources and educational opportunities. I also serve on the Membership committee.
Laura Famularo
Laura FamularoWestern Representative

I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and psychology minor. I received my Master’s in Genetic Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2019. After graduating from VCU I was a pediatric genetic counselor at the University of North Carolina for 3 years before returning to Virginia. I am currently a pediatric and general genetic counselor at the University of Virginia (UVA). In addition to general genetics, I participate in the multidisciplinary Hemophilia Clinic at UVA.

In my role as Western Representative, my job is to represent genetic counselors in the Western Virginia region and serve as a point of contact at VAAGC for genetic counselors in this region. I also serve on the State Meeting & Education committee.
Katie Schwarting
Katie SchwartingNorthern Representative

I am a board-certified and licensed cancer genetic counselor at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. I joined Inova in the fall of 2020. I studied biology and Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I received my Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University.

Prior to joining Inova, I spent three years as a cancer genetic counselor in Orlando, FL where I helped establish a pediatric oncology genetics program at OrlandoHealth. I also helped mentor genetic counseling students as part of their educational training.

As a genetic counselor, I am passionate about empowering patients and their families through education and support regarding hereditary cancer, including navigating the intricacies of genetic testing, medical management, and family communication. I am also passionate about training and educating the next generation of genetic counselors. In my free time, I love to read, run, play volleyball and tennis, and cheer on the UVA basketball team.

In my role as Northern Region Representative, my job is to serve as the contact for regional resources and educational opportunities. I also serve on the State Meeting & Education committee.
Julie Bayer-Vile
Julie Bayer-VileBoard of Directors

I received my Master’s in Genetic Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021. In my current role as a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor at VCU Health, I work in the pediatric and adult general clinic and the multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic. Prior to pursuing genetic counseling, I was a senior medical technologist in the molecular diagnostics laboratory at VCU Health. I also hold a Master’s in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch and am certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, a Specialist in Clinical Chemistry, and a Technologist in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. I am also a parent and a long-distance runner, with a goal to run a race in every state (11 down, 39 to go).

In my role as a board member, my role is to elect/confirm officers and participate in officer meetings. I also serve on the Bylaws and Public Policy Committee.
Dina Alaeddin
Dina Alaeddin Board of Directors

I graduated with a Master of Genetic Counseling from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2017 and am currently a genetic counselor at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

In my role as a board member, I elect/confirm officers and participate in officer meetings. I also serve on the Communication and Outreach committee.
Kim Skellington
Kim SkellingtonBoard of Directors

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master’s in Genetic Counseling. Eager to serve patients in reproductive healthcare, I began my career as a clinical prenatal genetic counselor. Building on this foundational understanding of the clinic and prenatal setting, I then set out to gain experience working for a laboratory, counseling on preimplantation genetic testing. The challenge of navigating the complex genetic testing landscape became apparent not only for patients but providers across these experiences. My goal is to empower patients to make decisions that best align with their values through proper informed consent and to create resources for providers to confidently support their patients through the organization, Modern Reproduction.

In my role as a board member, I will elect/confirm officers and participate in officer meetings.

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