Our leadership is a distinguished cadre of esteemed practitioners, career and industry professionals who bring a unique perspective to the work of ACMGF. Many are recognized in the field as "cutting edge" professionals who have successfully laid the foundation of success, and developed the best-practices used in genetics and genomic science that has become the standard today. Specifically, ACMGF leadership is centered on advancing its mission of creating opportunities for others through philanthropy to fund programs and research to achieve better health through genetics for everyone.

ACMGF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and completion of ongoing work of the organization defined by the ACMGF’s mission statement and strategic plan. ACMGF Board members are volunteers and elected by colleagues. Once approved, a member is eligible to serve a term commencing at the ACMG Annual Meeting. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: fundraising and fiduciary governance, oversight of legal and ethical considerations, and strategic direction.
Roster
Nancy J. Mendelsohn, MD, FACMG
President
2023 - 2028
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Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG
Past President
2023 - 2025
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David A. Whiteman, MD, FACMG
Vice President
2017 - 2024
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Madhuri Hegde, PhD
Secretary/Treasurer
2023 - 2025
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Sucheta D. Bhatt, MD, FACMG
Director
2023 - 2025
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Sarah H. Elsea, PhD, FACMG
Director
2020 - 2024
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Nasha Fitter, MBA
Director
2020 - 2024
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Evan Jones, MBA
Director
2013 - 2024
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Brynn Levy, PhD, MMedSc, FACMG
Director
2019 - 2025
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Rong Mao, MD, FACMG
Director
2023 - 2025
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Matthew Rabinowitz, PhD
Director
2015 - 2025
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Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, FACMG
Director
2020 - 2024
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David Tilstra, MD, MBA, FACMG
Director
2019 - 2024
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Mira B. Irons, MD, FACMG
Ex-Officio Representative
2023 - 2029
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Susan D. Klugman, MD, FACMG
Ex-Officio Representative
2021 - 2027
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Marc S. Williams, MD, FACMG
Ex-Officio Representative
2018 - 2025
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Lynn D. Fleisher, PhD, JD, FACMG
Legal Counsel
2007 - 2025
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Melanie Wells, MPH, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
2023 - 2029
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Karl Moeller, MPA
Staff
2022 - 2024
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Chris Pitro, MBA
Staff
2016 - 2026
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Nataly Schwartz, MBA
Staff
2020 - 2024
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ACMGF President

Nancy J. Mendelsohn, MD, FACMG
Previously the Chief Medical Officer for Complex Health Solutions at UnitedHealthcare and a clinical leader serving in both the Optum and UnitedHealth Group organizations, Dr. Mendelsohn is a clinical geneticist, physician-scientist, healthcare executive and researcher with leadership experience. Her role as Chief of Specialty Pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest children’s hospital centers in the United States, included the strategy and development of the multi-specialty physician practice.

She has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and presentations. Dr. Mendelsohn received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Indiana University and an MD from the University of Missouri. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in medical genetics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis.

Early on as a general pediatrician and an Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she established the first genetics service at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Mendelsohn then would go on to build the genetics program at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Children’s Hospital Minnesota from as little as two clinicians to the largest genetics program in the Upper Midwest. She has served broadly on national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the ACMG, the ABMGG, and Children’s Minnesota.

ACMG Development Committee
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Karl Moeller, MPA
Staff
(2022 - 2024)
ACMG Foundation
Washington, DC 20003
PHONE 202-489-5845
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Nataly Schwartz, MBA
Staff
(2022 - 2024)
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1101
Bethesda, MD 20814-4837
PHONE (301) 718-9603
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Aditi S. Parikh, MD, FACMG
Member
(2022 - 2024)
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave.
LKSD 1500
Cleveland, OH 44106-1716
PHONE (216) 844-3936
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Alka Chaubey, PhD, FACMG
Member
(2022 - 2024)
Bionano Genomics
9540 Towne Center Drive
SUITE 100
San Diego, CA 92121
PHONE (858) 337-2120
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David A. Stevenson, MD, FACMG
Member
(2022 - 2024)
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Drive H314
# H-315
Stanford, CA 94305
PHONE (650) 736-7696
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Madhuri Hegde, PhD
Member
(2022 - 2024)
Revvity
Revvity, 940 Winter Street
940 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
PHONE (404) 966-4281
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Marilyn C. Jones, MD, FACMG
Member
(2022 - 2024)
Rady Children's Hosp, Univ CA,
3020 Childrens Way # 5031
Rady Children'S Hospital
San Diego, CA 92123-4223
PHONE (858) 966-5840
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Nasha Fitter, MBA
Member
(2022 - 2024)
FOXG1 Research Foundation and Ciitizen Corp
349 Blue Oak Ln
Los Altos, CA 94022-2105
PHONE (206) 604-0240
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Robert G. Best, PhD, MS, FACMG
Member
(2023 - 2024)
USC School of Medicine
1904 TW Alexander Dr
Durham, NC 27703
PHONE (803) 315-5625
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David A. Whiteman, MD, FACMG
Chair
(2022 - 2024)
Takeda Pharmaceutical
1185 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2112
PHONE (207) 776-2888
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