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The Minnesota Genetic Counselor Association

Welcome to
The Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association

A Chapter of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

About MNGCA

Welcome to the Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association. MNGCA is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 and became a working chapter of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) in 2009.  We are made up of genetic counselors and genetic counseling graduate students from across the state of Minnesota.  There are now over 100 genetic counselors currently practicing in Minnesota.  Most are members of MNGCA and NSGC.

The Minnesota Genetic Counselor Association

Join Our Membership!

  • Member-Only Events

  • Reduced Event Rates

  • Voting Rights

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Exclusive Access

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Meet The Board

 
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CHAIR
AMBER VOLK,
MS, MA, CGC

VICE CHAIR 
BRIDGET WINCHESTER,
MS, CGC

SECRETARY
JESSICA BORTNOVA, MGCS, CGC

TREASURER
VICTORIA SCHARZINGER, MS, CGC

Reasons For Genetic Counseling

Cancer

A cancer genetic counselor meets with individuals and families to help them understand...

Heart

A cardiovascular genetic counselor specializes in understanding the genetic conditions....

Neurology

A genetic counselor working in the field of neurology specializes in understanding...

Newborn Screening

A genetic counselor working in newborn screening specializes in public health....

Pediatrics

A pediatric genetic counselor works with newborns, infants, and children with known....

Pregnancy

A prenatal genetic counselor meets with individuals and couples who are expecting or....

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Hopkins, 756 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA
    Rescheduled MNGCA Members Happy Hour due to snow emergency! We are excited to announce our new date to come together after the holidays. Drink tickets and snacks will be provided for members. Please RSVP by 12/27.