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Newborn Screening Program Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee represents the interests of North Dakotans and assists in developing programs that ensure the availability of and access to quality genetic health-care services by all residents. The committee advises the North Dakota Department of Health regarding newborn screening and makes recommendations about the design and implementation of the newborn screening program. The committee is made up of representatives of professional groups, agencies, pediatricians, family practice physicians, consumers and individuals with an interest in promoting newborn screening services.

The Advisory Committee meets on an as needed basis via telephone conference call.

Committee Members

Jamison Beek, MS, Genetic Counselor
Sanford Health - Broadway Clinic
Fargo, ND

Stan Berberich, PhD - Program Manager
State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa - Medical Screening
Coralville, IA

Lori Berquist, RN - Follow Up Coordinator
Sanford Health - Hospital
Bismarck, ND

Larry Burd, PhD - Professor
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Department of Pediatrics
Grand Forks, ND

Sue Burns, RN, BNSc - Quality Review Coordinator
ND Department of Human Services - Medical Services
Bismarck, ND

Thomas Carver, MD - Physician
Trinity Health Center - West
Minot, ND

Kari Casas, MD - Physician
Sanford Medical Genetics Clinic
Fargo, ND

Luis Casas, MD - Physician
Sanford Health Broadway Clinic
Fargo, ND

Karen Ehrens, RD, LRD - Coordinator
Healthy ND - Ehrens Consulting

Bismarck, ND

Bernard Hoggarth, MD - Physician
Retired
Grand Forks, ND

Michael Holland, MD - Physician
Trinity Health - Medical Arts
Minot, ND

Carol Johnson - Director/Tristate Regional Co-Coordinator
University of IA Children's Hospital - IA Newborn Screening Program
Iowa City, IA

Jerry Jurena, President
ND Hospital Association
Bismarck, ND

Alan Kenien, MD - Physician
Sanford Children's Broadway Clinic
Fargo,ND

John Martsolf, MD - Professor
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Department of Pediatrics
Grand Forks, ND

Reba Mathern-Jacobson - Director
March of Dimes - Program Services
Fargo, ND

Tracy Newman, MD - Physician
Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic
Fargo, ND

Jerusha Ohltoff, MSM, Principal Investigator & Data Coordinator
ND Center for Persons with Disabilities - Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Program
Minot, ND

Amy Oksa, MD - Physician
Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic
Dickinson, ND

Mike Ramirez - Lab Supervisor
State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
Ankeny, IA

Neil Scharpe, MS, President
Great Plains Center for Community Research & Service
Minot, ND

Moe Schroeder - Family Representative
Family Voices of ND
Arthur, ND

Marie Schuetzle, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor
InformedDNA
Linton, ND

Melissa Seibel, MD - Physician
Sanford Children's Clinic
Bismarck, ND

Stephen Tinguely, MD - Physician
Sanford Children's Broadway Clinic
Fargo, ND

Patrick Welle, MD - Physician/ND Newborn Screening Program Advisory Committee Chair
Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic
Fargo, ND

Carla Zacher, MD - Physician
MidDakota Clinic Kirkwood
Bismarck, ND

Jeremy Penn, Family Representative
Moorhead, MN

Sara Penn, Family Representative
Moorhead, MN

State Staff

Becky Bailey, RN, BNSc, NCSN - Director/Tristate Regional Co-Coordinator
ND Department of Health - ND Newborn Screening Program
Bismarck, ND

Katie Bentz, RN, BSN - Nurse Consultant
North Dakota Department of Health - Division of Family Health
Bismarck, ND

Terry Dwelle, MD, MPHTM - North Dakota State Health Officer
ND Department of Health
Bismarck, ND

Tammy Gallup-Millner, RN, MPA - Director
ND Department of Health - Division of Children's Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Kim Hruby, RN, MSN - Program Administrator
ND Department of Health - Children's Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Tammie Johnson, LSW - Program Administrator
ND Department of Health - Children's Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Kim Mertz, RN, BNSc - Director
ND Department of Health - Division of Family Health
Bismarck, ND

Peggy Stanton - Administrative Staff
North Dakota Department of Health - Division of Family Health
Bismarck, N.D.

 

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