Our Team

   

    Meet Our Cofounder

ELIZABETH TURNER, MS, CGC
 
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer
Certified Genetic Counselor

Elizabeth Turner, MS, CGC is a genetic counselor and the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling (AT-GC). Elizabeth’s team, one of the first tele-genetic companies to enter the industry, provides comprehensive genetic counseling services via telemedicine.  Elizabeth founded AT-GC in the belief that genetic counseling should be easily accessible and affordable for all.

Elizabeth’s core vision is dedicated to breaking down barriers to patient care and delivering expertise in the increasingly complex world of personalized genomics, all while helping save money for the institutions and medical practices that AT-GC is lucky to partner with. A major proponent of healthy lifestyle practices, Elizabeth seeks collaboration with others to encourage individuals to use the knowledge gained through the understanding of their genetic information to promote personal wellbeing.

 

Elizabeth’s former thesis project explored the novel concept of reducing reported prenatal patient stressors during telemedicine genetic counseling, versus traditional in-person appointments. This, along with the first-hand knowledge that genetic counseling remains largely inaccessible to large segments of both urban and rural populations, led to the desire to help practices and patients find the genetics support they deserve. From here the idea grew into what AT-GC is today.

 

Elizabeth has practiced in the areas of oncology, pediatrics, reproductive health, and general genetics, and hold a current certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She was featured on a 2019 Kentucky Educational Television episode of Kentucky Healthexploring genetic testing, and in a 2018 Delicious Livingarticle explaining the role of genetics in personalized medicine, and has provided speaking engagements on the role of telemedicine in genetics including the 2019 Southeast Regional Genetics Networkconference.

 

 

    Genetic Counseling Team Spotlight

trisha freel, cgc

director OF clinical genetics, CERTIFIED GENETIC COUNSELOR

 

Schedule with Trisha

 

A certified genetic counselor and the Director of Clinical Genetics with AT-GC, Trisha Freel, MS, CGC, has over seventeen years of experience in Reproductive and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Trisha provides family history risk assessment and discusses carrier testing options to determine the risk of hereditary genetic conditions. Trisha serves as the director of AT-GC’s genetic counseling team and as the clinical supervisor for three genetic counseling training programs for which AT-GC hosts students throughout the year. As part of this role, she also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics  Trisha provides genetic counseling in English and Spanish.

 

  KENDRA FROME, CGC

          CERTIFIED GENETIC COUNSELOR                  

 

 

Schedule with Kendra

 

 

Kendra Frome, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor who earned her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University. Kendra provided preconception and prenatal genetic counseling for NorthShore University HealthSystem, Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic in Chicago, and was an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she provided supervision to students. Kendra has a special interest in oncofertility. She has been working with Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling for one year and has enjoyed working with telemedicine. Currently, Kendra resides in Tucson, Arizona with her family. Kendra provides genetic counseling in English and Portuguese. 

APRIL O’CONNOR, CGC

     CERTIFIED GENETIC COUNSELOR            

 

 

Schedule with April

 

April O’Connor, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor with over fifteen years of experience in oncology, cardiology, prenatal, preconception, fertility, and health and wellness genetics. April received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Cytogenetics from Thomas Jefferson University and a Master of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling from The University of Arizona. April has lived in 9 states and visited 10 countries is always looking for the next adventure. April enjoys spending time with her family and doing just about anything in the great outdoors.

SHRUTI SHENBAGAM, CGC

     CERTIFIED GENETIC COUNSELOR           

 

Schedule with Shruti

 

A certified genetic counselor with AT-GC, Shruti Shenbagam, MS, CGC, has more than three years of specialization in preconception and prenatal genetic counseling. Shruti also has experience in cancer genetics, pediatric genetics, neurogenetics, and pharmacogenomics. Shruti provides genetic counseling in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil.

 

 

DIANE SIMEONI, CGC

         CERTIFIED GENETIC COUNSELOR              

 

Schedule with Diane

 

A certified genetic counselor with AT-GC and a graduate of an accredited genetic counseling program, Diane Simeoni, MS, CGC, has over thirty years of experience in reproductive and prenatal genetic counseling. She is a primary resource for reproductive genetic counseling on the Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling genetic counseling team.

Care for Your Patients

Expert Genetic Counseling Solutions for All Specialties.

          Staffed by board-certified genetic counselors, Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling is an innovative and scalable end-to-end virtual genetic counseling solution for organizations and the patients we serve.  

      Learn What Sets Us Apart.     

 

The world of genetic understanding is growing.

Let’s navigate it together.

Our Vision

Genetic counselor-founded, AT-GC is a woman-owned business dedicated to reducing traditional barriers to genetic counseling access through digital telemedicine models that keep us connected and available to the patients and organizations we serve–anytime, anywhere, and for all who need it.

Our innovation

AT-GC provides an economically-conscious solution for improving rapid access to genetics care through an online connection with certified genetic counseling experts. 

In addition to genetic counseling solutions, we’ve helped our clients with consulting and additional project types requiring the expertise of genetic counselors.

Our Mission

Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling (AT-GC), staffed by licensed, board-certified genetic counselors, provides telehealth genetic counseling and consulting services across North America and select international locations.

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news

PBS Interview for Kentucky Health with Dr. Wayne Tuckson, Genetic Testing: Not a Parlor Game

 

 

 

Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling (AT-GC) and MedAnswers Announce Partnership

In practice, our genetic counselors seek to uphold the Code of Ethics set forth by the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling supports the terms of professionalism, competence, integrity, objectivity, veracity, dignity, accountability and self-respect set forth in this Code.” 

Elizabeth Turner, MS, CGC

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer