Everyone says we need more genetic counselors, but few people have put as much time and effort into creating them as MaryAnn Campion, current co-director of the Master’s Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Stanford University. MaryAnn has a doctorate of Educational Leadership and Policy from Boston University, where she was also the founding director of the BU genetic counseling program.
So it comes as a bit of a surprise that MaryAnn does not think we need to be so aggressive about growing the field.
She is thinking about what it will mean to lead the NSGC in the politically tumultuous climate of 2020. Will NSGC get involved in political battles if the outcome will affect access to care? MaryAnn claims that they have been and will be “strategic.”