JGDC Supporters

Genzyme    the marcus foundation    counsyl


JGDC Members

JGDC member

Bloom’s Syndrome Foundation
(323) 933-4670

Canavan Foundation
(877) 4-CANAVAN or (212) 873-4640

Familial Dysautonomia NOW Foundation (FDNOW)
(847) 913-0455

Genetic Disease Foundation
(212) 659-6704

Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation
(561) 477-0337

ML4 Foundation
(718) 434-5067

National Gaucher Foundation
(800) 925-8885

National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association
(617) 277-4463 or (800) 906-8723

Sephardic Health Organization for Referral and Education (SHORE)

JGDC Leadership


Stan Michelman (deceased), Co-Chair Emeritus

Lois Neufeld, past Chair of the Board

Board and Executive Committee

Chair of the Board:
Randy Yudenfriend-Glaser, past President – Mucolipidosis IV Foundation

Co-Chair of the Board:
Richard Gladstein, Founder & President – Bloom’s Syndrome Foundation, Founder & President – FilmColony

Lois Neufeld, Co-Founder and former Co-Chair – JGDC, past Vice President – Canavan Foundation

Marion Yanovsky, Co-President – National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association), Board Member – Genetic Disease Foundation

Orren Alperstein, President – Canavan Foundation

Rhonda Buyers, Co-Executive Director – National Gaucher Foundation

John Hakimi–Sephardic Health Organization for Referral and Education (SHORE)

Kevin Romer, President – Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation, Inc., Vice President – National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD)

Elisa Ross, President & Member of the Executive Board – Genetic Disease Foundation

Ann Slaw, President, Familial Dysautonomia NOW Foundation

Medical Advisory Committee

John Barranger, MD., Director of the Department of Human Genetics University of Pittsburg. Pittsburg, PA

David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD, Director of the Medical Genetics Institute Steven Spielberg Family Chair Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Human Genetics, Program Director of the Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Los Angeles, CA (deceased 5/27/12, click for article)

Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG, Director, Institute for Genetic Medicine Saint Peter’s University Hospital. New Brunswick, NJ

Lawrence R. Shapiro, MD, FACMG, FAAP, Director Emeritus, Regional Medical Genetics Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of Westchester Medical Center. Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College, NY

Judith Wilner, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Randi E. Zinberg, MS, CGC, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences. Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science Director, Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Rabbinic Advisor
Rabbi Peter E. Kasdan, Rabbi Emeritus – Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, NJ

Genetic Counselor
Frances Berkwits, MS, LMSW, Board Member & Genetic Counselor – National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) (deceased 6/29/14)

Project Coordinator
Shari Ungerleider, President, National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Co-Founder – Evan Lee Ungerleider Foundation