||Amy Decker, MS, CGC.
Ms. Decker is the Lead Genetic Counselor and Clinic Coordinator for the
Henry Ford Health System's Genetics Clinic. Ms. Decker has worked at
Henry Ford in Genetics for almost 15 years. She sees patients for a
wide variety of indications in prenatal, pediatric and adult genetics.
Ms. Decker received her Master of Science in Medical and Molecular
Genetics from Indiana University and is certified by the American Board
of Genetic Counseling. She has been actively involved in the clinical
training of genetic counseling students from both Wayne State
University and University of Michigan. She is currently working with
the CDC and the Michigan Department of Community Health at Best
Practices in Cancer Genomics.
|| Renee E. Hilber, MS, CGC.
Ms. Hilber is a Genetic Counselor at the Henry Ford Health Systems
Genetics Clinic. She received her Master of Science in Genetic
Counseling from the University of South Carolina. Renee’s graduate
thesis was entitled “Assessment of parent/caregiver's level of guilt,
worry, and uncertainty related to their child's increased risk of
psychiatric disorders associated with 22q11 deletion syndrome." Her
clinical interests include genetic risk assessment and counseling for
pediatric and adult onset disorders.
|| Mary Nyhuis, MS, CGC.
Ms. Nyhuis is the Lead Genetic Counselor in the Division of Medical Genetics at Henry Ford Health System. She
received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Wayne State
University. In addition to providing cancer, adult, and pediatric
genetic counseling to patients, she is also involved with the
Multidisiplinary Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She
provides clinical supervision for Wayne State University and University
of Michigan genetic counseling students. Ms. Nyhuis is a member of the
National Society of Genetic Counselors and the Michigan Association of
|| Amy Paine, MS, CGC.
Ms. Paine is a genetic counselor at Henry Ford Health System's Genetics
Clinic, where she provides genetic counseling in the prenatal,
pediatric, adult, neurogenetics, and cancer genetics settings. She
received her Master of Science in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental
Biology and Genetics with an emphasis in Genetic Counseling from the
University of Minnesota. Her clinical interests include prenatal
genetics and cancer genetics. Other professional interests include
research in the realm of genetic counseling in practice, community
outreach education and the supervision of genetic counseling students.
She is a member of the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors and
the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
|| Renée Tousignant, MSc, MS, CGC. Ms.
Tousignant is a genetic counselor at Henry Ford Health, where she
provides genetic counseling in prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer
genetics. She is also the research coordinator for a Neurofibromatosis
type 1 and Breast Cancer study and is currently involved in the Best
Practices in Cancer Genomics project with the Michigan Department of
Community Health. Ms. Tousignant graduated from the genetic counseling
program at Wayne State University in 2012. She also received a
MSc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Windsor in 2009.
|| Jessica J. Wetherbee, MS, CGC.
Ms. Wetherbee joined the Henry Ford Health System Division of Medical
Genetics in January 2013. She received her Master of Science in
Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University in Chicago in 2007 and
is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She was
previously a genetic counselor at the University of Louisville’s
Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center where she provided counseling for
pediatric, cancer, metabolic, adult and prenatal patients. She
was involved in nursing, resident, and medical student education and
was the genetic counseling graduate student coordinator. After
returning to her home state of Michigan she provided cancer genetic
counseling at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center. She also
joined the adjunct faculty at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI
for two semesters where she taught in the Biology Department. In
her current position at Henry Ford, Ms. Wetherbee provides genetic
counseling primarily for pediatric, cancer and adults patients.
She is thrilled to once again have the opportunity to supervise genetic
counseling students. Ms. Wetherbee is a member of the National
Society of Genetic Counselors and the Michigan Association of Genetic
|| Carin Yates, MS, CGC Ms.
Yates received her Masters of Science in Medical and Molecular Genetics
from Indiana University and is certified by the American Board of
Genetic Counseling. She currently works in
the Division of Medical Genetics at Henry Ford Hospital where she
serves as a clinical counselor in the reproductive and general genetics
clinic. She is also the Department’s Education Coordinator for the
medical genetics residency and fellowship programs in addition to the
many other trainees that rotate through the genetics clinics. Prior to
her current position, Ms Yates was the Associate Program Director for
the Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. She was
also an Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Lead Genetic
Counselor for the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Northwestern
University in Chicago, Illinois and the Program Coordinator for the
Center for Genetic Counseling at Community Hospitals in Indianapolis,
Indiana. Throughout her career, Ms. Yates has been actively involved
with the training of genetic counseling students, medical students,
residents, and fellows through formal teaching, research mentorship,
and clinical supervision. She has a long-standing interest in the
genetics of infertility and the associated genetic counseling
challenges. Ms. Yates currently serves on the Ethics Advisory Group of
the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is the President of the
Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors.
|Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3127 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
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