Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI



Amy Decker 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 a genetic counselor 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 Genetic Counselors.


  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 Department 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 Counselors.


  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 Department 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
Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137
Email: lknight@med.wayne.edu
Webmaster: bb7585@wayne.edu

 

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