Kelly East is a board-certified genetic counselor and Huntsville native who joined HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s Educational Outreach team in 2008.
Kelly oversees and participates in the provision of genetic and genomic counseling for clinical services at The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. Kelly also does the same for research projects at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and leads the development of educational experiences and resources for healthcare providers, trainees and patients. In addition, she has prior clinical experience as a genetic counselor in an oncology setting. She received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.
MEAGAN COCHRAN, MS, CGC:
Meagan Cochran is a board-certified genetic counselor from Birmingham, AL. She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining the genetic counseling team, Meagan practiced clinical genetic counseling in a variety of settings including pediatrics, adult medicine and genomics. Besides being a genetic counselor for The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine and pediatric genomics research projects, Meagan’s special interests include optimizing service delivery models for genomic medicine.
Whitley Kelley is a board-certified genetic counselor from Carbon Hill, AL, who now calls Huntsville home. She received a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Genetic counselor for HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s pediatric genomics research projects and The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, Whitley’s special interests include developing innovative ways to apply genetic counseling and education to enhance the patient’s experience in a clinical setting.
Tanner Coleman is a genetic counselor from Graniteville, SC. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. In addition to being a genetic counselor for The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine and pediatric genomics research projects, Tanner’s special interest is in educating non-genetics healthcare providers to improve the provision of genetic services.
CAROL AIKEN, CMM, CPAR:
Clinic Operations Director, Privacy Officer
Carol Aiken is a certified medical practice administrator with the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM) and is serving on the PAHCOM certification board to support accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and is a member of the Palmetto GBA Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group. Carol has 30+ years of medical practice administration experience across multiple physician practice specialties and hospitals. She has an extensive background in healthcare coding & billing compliance and regulatory guidelines and is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Carol is also president of the Huntsville Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Chapter. During her tenure with PAHCOM, Carol was awarded the Medical Manager of the Year award and the President’s Award of Excellence. She also serves on the executive committee for the Alabama Association of Pediatrics’ Practice Managers Association.
Front Office Manager
Tammy Dennis joined The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine as a clinical operations assistant in August 2017. Tammy is a native of Madison County and has an extensive background in administration across the area, from 10 years with the Madison County Commission to 7 years with the Huntsville City School system. She most recently worked with the Huntsville Hospital Emergency Physicians Group where she managed the payroll, licenses, and day-to-day administrative needs of 100+ physicians and other healthcare providers. Tammy has a passion for helping patients and families in difficult situations feel welcomed and valued throughout their experience at The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine.
Clinic Administrative Assistant
Santana Moye grew up in Beatrice, AL. She is currently married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they share three beautiful daughters. She is thankful that everyone at the clinic has treated her like family and she looks forward to learning and growing with The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. Santana’s passion has always been to help as many people as possible. Prior to working at the clinic, she worked for TOC for nearly two years.
Finding Answers in Your DNA:
Our team are pioneers in clinical genomics and experts at analyzing genomic data. For more information on finding an end to your/your patient’s diagnostic odyssey, please call 256.327.9640.