Newborn Screening Advisory Committee

The Newborn Screening 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 evaluates the addition of new disorders that may be added to the newborn screening panel as approved by the State Health Council.

The committee consists of members from professional groups, pediatricians, family practice physicians, mid-level practitioners, laboratory staff, nurses, midwives, doulas, family members and individuals with an interest in promoting newborn screening services.

The Advisory Committee meets on a quarterly basis via teleconference and has one in-person meeting per year.

 

Committee Members

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 (Chair)
Sanford Health Broadway Clinic
Fargo, ND

Bernard Hoggarth, MD - Physician
Retired
Grand Forks, ND

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

Carol Johnson - Iowa Newborn Screening Coordinator
University of IA Children's Hospital - IA Newborn Screening Program
Iowa City, IA

Jerry Jurena, President
ND Hospital Association
Bismarck, ND

Lauryn LaPoint, MS, Genetic Counselor
Sanford Health - Broadway Clinic
Fargo, ND

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

Jeremy Penn, Family Representative
Moorhead, MN

Sara Penn, Family Representative
Moorhead, MN

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

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

 

ND Department of Health Staff

Joyal Meyer, RN, MSN - Director, Newborn Screening Program
ND Department of Health - Division of Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Amy Burke, RN, BScN - Nurse Consultant and Long-term Follow-Up Coordinator, Newborn Screening Program
North Dakota Department of Health - Division of Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Mylynn Tufte, MBA, MSIM, BSN - North Dakota State Health Officer
ND Department of Health
Bismarck, ND

Tamara Lelm, RN, MPA - Director, Division of Special Health Services
ND Department of Health
Bismarck, ND

Kim Hruby, RN, MSN - Program Administrator
ND Department of Health - Division of Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Tammie Johnson, LSW - Program Administrator
ND Department of Health - Division of Special Health Services
Bismarck, ND

Kim Mertz, RN, BNSc - Section Chief
ND Department of Health - Healthy and Safe Communities Section
Bismarck, ND

Kelsie Morris - Administrative Staff
North Dakota Department of Health - Division of Special Health Services
Bismarck, N.D.

 

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