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Alumni Spotlight

Emma SabelEmma Sabel

Emma grew up in Greenville, Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with a chemistry minor from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  During her undergraduate career, she participated in research and volunteered both at a hospital and a pregnancy crisis center.  Emma graduated from UAMS in May 2015.  She is currently working as a general genetics counselor at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Lindsey MetteLindsey Mette

Lindsey is a former Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow and graduated from UAMS in 2010. There, she co-chaired a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health literacy in international Latino communities. This volunteer work spurred her interest in public health, which ultimately led her to a second master’s degree. She received her MScPH from Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, during which time she interned at the Genetic Diagnostic Commission of the Robert Koch Institute. Returning to the United States she completed the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences. She returned to clinical practice as a Certified Genetic Counselor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology. In addition to her work in pediatrics, she is currently working with the GRACIAS Texas (Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer In All South Texas) program to identify at-risk individuals in South Texas. GRACIAS Texas provides genetic risk assessment, counseling, testing, and screening for both insured and uninsured individuals free of charge. She is currently serving as the Chair of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Society of Genetic Counselors.


Other Genetic Counseling Alumni

Darlene Ho RiethmaierMay, 2008Invitae
San Francisco, CA
Carla BellAugust, 2008DNAXpert, LLC
Conway, AR
Christi ArreguinMay, 2009DNAXpert, LLC
San Antonio, TX
Danielle Johnson BishayMay, 2009University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Nicholas CollinsMay, 2009Counsyl
Chicago, IL
Tiffany Lepard TassinMay, 2009UAMS Genetic Counseling Dept
Little Rock, AR
Nicole Rose MatilaMay, 2009Bellin Health Care Systems and Counsyl
Green Bay, WI
Lindsey Johnson MetteMay, 2010Invitae
San Antonio, TX
Sarah Smith GreenMay, 2010UAMS & ACH, Northwest campuses
Fayetteville, AR
Jacob SouthMay, 2010St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital
Savannah, GA
Ben KosewskiMay, 2011Western Maryland Health System Cancer Services
Cumberland, MD
Lindsay OuztsMay, 2011UAMS - Telemed
Jennifer RobertsMay, 2011Children’s Mercy
Kansas City, MO
Brittany SchubertMay, 2011Sequenom Laboratories
Jacksonville, FL
Meghan ShermanMay, 2011TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Kali ChathamAugust, 2011Myriad Genetics
Fairway, KS
Erin BerryMay, 2012Mercy Health System
St. Louis, MO
Alicia HernandezAugust, 2012Cook Children’s Hospital
Fort Worth, TX
Julie KaylorMay, 2012InformedDNA
Little Rock, AR
Jeanine SchulzeMay, 2012Indiana University-Purdue
University Indianapolis
Mary Katy WilliamsMay, 2012UAMS – Adult Genetics
Little Rock AR
Angela JacksonDecember, 2013
Katie BeattieMay, 2014GeneDX
Gaithersburg, MD
Jennifer LeonhardMay, 2014Sanford Health
Bimidji, MN
Shirelle FigueroaMay, 2014Texas Children’s Hospital
Dallas, TX
Emily BootheMay, 2014Univ of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Devin CoxMay, 2014Univ of Kanas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Nicole PedersonMay, 2014Essentia Health
Duluth, MN
Jacquelyn JohnsonDecember, 2014Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, IL
Christine BruhaMay, 2015Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Naho HaradaMay, 2015Bio Reference Laboratories
Seattle, WA
Jordan HillsMay, 2015UAMS & ACH, Northwest campus
Fayetteville, AR
Tamara (Johnson) HaygarthMay, 2015Atrium Healtah
Charlotte, NC
Emma SabelMay, 2015St. Vincent Hospital
Green Bay, WI
Lauren TuttleMay, 2015The Genetics Center
Santa Ana, CA
Shelby BrownMay, 2016Evicore
Sioux Falls, SD
Courtney CookMay, 2016Highland Oncology Group (HOG)
Rogers, AR
Jacqueline IsaacMay, 2016University of Michigan, Fetal Diagnostic Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Hyelim KimMay, 2016UAMS OB/GYN Department
Little Rock AR
Shogher NalbandianMay, 2016Integrated Genetics
Reseda, CA
Sherrell ReavesMay, 2016Evicore
Birmingham, AL
Taylor WarnerMay, 2016University of Iowa Health Care
Pediatric Genetics
Andrew BellMay, 2017Baptist Medical Group
Memphis, TN
Samantha CassisiMay, 2017Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Jamie FisherMay, 2017OptumCare Cancer Center
Las Vegas, NV
Shawn GessayMay, 2017University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
Claire HackingMay, 2017Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
Brittany HensenMay, 2017Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR
Caroline KochMay, 2017
Karli BlockerMay, 2018Stanford Children’s Health
Layfayette, CA
Nancy MeierDecember, 2018
Tiana PallisterMay, 2018Bass Breast Center
Kalispell Regional Healthcare
Supraja PrakashAugust, 2018Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Emily GimpelMay, 2018Norton Cancer Center
Louisville, KY
Katherine SerajiDecember, 2018
Anna StrangMay, 2018University of South Florida
Tampa, FL