Kali graduated from the University of Utah Program in Genetic Counseling in 2015. She currently works at the University of Utah Health as a perinatal genetic counselor. Kali is the co-author of the genetic counseling textbook Foundations of Perinatal Genetic Counseling published by Oxford University Press in 2018. She is looking forward to serving the local genetic counselor population on the AUG board.
Heidi GorringeDirector - Secretary
Heidi graduated from the University of Utah Program in Genetic Counseling in 2010. She is currently the manager of the Medical Information Liaison team (a team of genetic counselors) at Myriad Genetic Laboratories. Heidi is grateful for and has loved the opportunities she has had to be involved with and serve the Utah GC community.
Katie SwadeDirector - Treasurer
Bio coming soon!
Erin HeckamanDirector - President
Erin graduated from the Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling in 2012. After graduation, she worked at Myriad Genetic Laboratories for several years followed by a temporary employment pause to be a SAHM while still maintaining her license/certification and staying professionally involved. Currently, Erin is working part-time doing contract genetic counseling via telehealth. She has served on the AUG board of directors for two years and has served on several planning committees with AUG. Erin looks forward to giving back to the local GC community through service as AUG President in 2020.
Emily completed the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program in 2017. She works for Intermountain Healthcare as an oncology genetic counselor, where she sees adult patients, supervises students, and participates in research to increase identification of appropriate individuals for genetic counseling.
The Association for Utah Genetic Counselors (AUG) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Utah. Our mission is to promote communication and support among genetic counselors in the state of Utah and also to provide genetic education and promotion of the genetic counseling profession.