President



Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC

president@illinoisgenetics.org

Jessica Stoll graduated from the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and was board certified by ABGC in 2014. She joined Tempus Labs as their first genetic counselor in 2019, where her current role is Director of Genetic Counseling.  She has prior clinical experience in cancer genetics, most notably as the Associate Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at University of Chicago Medicine. Her other career focus has been in educational programming, designing curriculum and presenting on clinical genetics to trainees and practicing clinicians in multiple specialties, including serving as a Core Faculty Member of the Northwestern Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. She is an active member of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC), currently serving on the Education Committee and as a previous Council member.  She has been a member of the Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals (ISGP) since 2014.


Secretary

Liana Abramson, MS, CGC

secretary@illinoisgenetics.org

Liana graduated with a Bachelor's in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary in 2017 and a Master's in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University. She was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2019. Liana started her career as a prenatal genetic counselor with the Center for Maternal and Fetal Health at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. There, she was also involved with the IDPH newborn screening program for cystic fibrosis, providing genetic counseling and relevant educational presentations. Liana is currently practicing as a prenatal genetic counselor with the Advocate Illinois Masonic Antenatal Resource Center team. She is a Core Faculty Member of the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and has been a member of the Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals Since 2017. 

Treasurer


Lenika De Simone, MS, CGC treasurer@illinoisgenetics.org

Lenika De Simone graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at Stanford University in 2012 and a master’s degree in Physical Anthropology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2014. She joined Counsyl, a genetic testing company in South San Francisco, and worked as a genetic test billing specialist for 2 years. Lenika received her master’s degree in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University in 2018. She is currently a clinical genetic counselor in the Division of Neurology at Lurie Children’s Hospital and has a special interest in neuromuscular genetics and lab utilization. Lenika is a core faculty member for the Northwestern Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and has been a member of Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals since 2017. 

Past-President



Brittany DeGreef, MS, CGC

Brittany DeGreef received her Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University in 2016 after receiving her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2010. She was board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors in 2017. She is a clinical cancer genetic counselor at Northwestern Medicine in the Cancer Genetics Program. She has a special interest in inherited hematologic malignancies and is working to establish a clinic for these patients and families. Aside from her clinical roles, Brittany is an instructor in the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Feinberg School of Medicine and is a core faculty member for the Northwestern Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. Brittany joined ISGP in 2016, serves on the community outreach committee, and became President Elect in 2020.

President-Elect


Rikki Gaber Caffrey, MA, MS, CGC

Rikki Gaber Caffrey is the Coordinator of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Advocate Aurora Health, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, in the Creticos Cancer Center. She also serves in a part time role as a clinical ethicist, where she is building a Genomics Ethics Committee to provide ethics support regarding genomics issues throughout the health system. She completed a masters degree in Medical Ethics & Humanities from Northwestern University in 2013 prior to earning her masters degree in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University in 2015. She is currently pursuing a clinical doctorate in Bioethics from Loyola University. Rikki is also a faculty member for the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University. She is thrilled to be a board member at-large for the Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals this year. 

Board Member At Large


Nicholas Collins, MS, CGC

Nicholas Collins graduated with a master's degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Genetic Counseling program in 2009 and is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors. Previously, he received his bachelors of science degree from the University of Kansas Honors Program. He is currently a Regional Medical Specialist with Myriad Women’s Health (formerly Counsyl). Nick works primarily with healthcare providers, helping them to discuss and offer genetic testing responsibly. Before moving to the Chicago area for Counsyl, he worked in prenatal, pediatric and cancer genetics clinics at hospital systems in New England, at Baystate Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Nashua. He is an ancillary faculty member for the Northwestern Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling and previously taught the graduate course in molecular genetics at the University of Arkansas Genetic Counseling program. Nick joined ISGP in 2013, serves on the finance committee as a board member at large, and through the National Society of Genetic Counselors has served as a member at-large on the awards subcommittee.

Board Member At Large


Kristen Young, MS, CGC

Kristen received her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University in 2019. She started her career as a prenatal genetic counselor at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Kristen is currently a genetic counselor at the Chicago Institute for Fetal Health at Lurie Children's Hospital. She has a special interest in fetal therapies and ultrasound anomalies and further developing the role of genetic counselors in multidisciplinary fetal centers. She is a faculty member for the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. She is also an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, serving on the Access and Service Delivery Committee.

Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals

Chicago, IL USA

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