TSGC has appointed committee chairs. Chairs are full members of TSGC. Volunteer opportunities are available!
Please contact the committee chair and let them know you are interested in becoming involved.
The TSGC Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting and maintaining membership and communicating relevant issues between the organization's Board and its members. Regular emails are sent out to the TSGC membership at large with information about genetic services in Texas, legislative news, educational opportunities and conferences, and current Texas job postings. The committee also maintains current contact information on members and individuals moving into and out of the state.
John Zimmerman, MS, CGC
The TSGC Professional Issues Committee PIC is responsible for issues pertaining to the profession of Genetic Counseling such as Annual Education Conferences, Mission and Vision statements of the TSGC and any local or national issues regarding our profession.
The PIC was involved in planning the recently concluded annual education conference for the TSGC at San Antonio. We are now actively working to establish a speaker’s bureau to respond to requests for talks about different areas of our field. If you are interested in joining the speaker’s bureau, please contact the committee chair.
Christina Falugi, MS, CGC
The TSGC Genetic Services Committee is responsible for issues pertaining to the provision of genetic services within the state of Texas. Relevant data such as birth defect rates, number and location of practicing genetic counselors and geneticists etc… is continuously collected and organized for use in future assessment projects.
All genetic counselors in the state of Texas will be asked on an annual basis to provide information regarding the number and type of patients seen for creation of a database used to track the genetic counseling services provided in the state year to year. All of this information is collected and managed for the purpose of assessing the need for, utilization of, and accessibility to genetic services within the state of Texas.
Amber Gemmell, MS, CGC
The TSGC Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for keeping abreast of legislative issues and bills that may impact the provision of genetic services and/or the profession of genetic counseling within the State of Texas. This committee strives to provide a voice for TSGC during legislative sessions, acts as a conduit for support from other healthcare providers on actions and bills, working closely with the Ad-hoc Committee on Licensure.
Sarah Huguenard, MS, CGC
The TSGC Ad-hoc Committee on Licensure is responsible for drafting a suitable licensure bill. The committee chairs facilitate communication between TSGC, Texas Medical Association (TMA) and other interested parties and coordinate efforts of our membership surrounding ongoing licensure activities. In the past, this has included a lobby day at the capitol for membership as well as e-mail, fax and letter-writing campaigns. For more details about TSGC’s current licensure goals and objectives, please refer to the members’ only section.
Sayoni Lahiri, MS, CGC and Carla McGruder, MS, CGC