Genetic Counselors

 

The field of genetics is changing quickly, almost on a daily basis.  Luckily, we have passionate, personable, educated, knowledgeable, genetic counselors who are readily accessible to provide you with up to date information on the many, ever changing tests that are available.  Some of these tests we offer to everyone and some may be offered just for your unique situation based on a prior pregnancy outcome or a family history that is suggestive of a genetic issue.  They will help you navigate the waters of prenatal screening and diagnosis to choose the right option for you (even if that means no testing) so you can feel more comfortable with the course of your pregnancy.  Our goal is to work with you, to provide the information you need in order to move forward.  We are here to answer questions, provide the neccessary support, and hopefully, alleviate fears that many new parents have regarding the health and well being of their unborn baby.  

 


 

WHO WE ARE

Erika Jackson, M.S., LCGC

Erika received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of South Carolina.  She is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is a diplomat of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.  Erika is has a genetic counseling license in the state of Washington.  She enjoys helping families understand and navigate all of their testing options during pregnancy.  Her hobbies include trivia and game nights along with watching Oregon football.

 

Jaellah Thalberg, M.S., M.A., LCGC

 

Jaellah received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.  She received her master degree from Northwestern University in genetic counseling.  She also holds a master degree in bioethics and medical humanities from Northwestern University.  Licensed in Washington and board-certified in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, she is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a diplomat of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.  Her hobbies include musicals, game night, reading, and brunch.

 

 

Cari Wells, M.S., LCGC

 

Board-certified in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Cari received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College.  She is licensed in Washington, is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.  Cari began her genetic counseling career working in pediatrics, metabolics, and adult speciality clinics and integrates this experience into prenatal genetics.  She enjoys helping women and their families understand their testing options and helping them make the best decisions possible.  Her hobbies include traveling, Crossfit, karaoke, and spending time with her family.