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For over 10 years, Natasha Bonhomme has led initiatives in the healthcare field. Since joining Genetic Alliance in 2006, she has worked to improve the state of newborn screening. For the past 4 years, she has overseen maternal and child health initiatives for the organization, with a particular focus on bringing the families perspective into policy setting around newborn screening, and maternal and child health overall. Natasha led and managed the largest study of women (with more than 2,000 expectant and new mothers) to gain an understanding of their attitudes towards newborn screening and their preferences on how and when to be educated. She also supervised four federally funded projects having to do with newborn screening and prenatal diagnoses.

As the Chief Strategy Officer of Genetic Alliance, she launched the nation’s center on newborn screening education, Baby's First Test. As Director of Baby's First Test, Natasha has testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee's Subcommittee on Children and Families on the importance of public education for newborn screening. Natasha serves on a range of committees including: as a Co-Chair of the Genetics and Bioethics Committee, American Public Health Association; the Association of Public Health Laboratories Committee on Newborn Screening and Genetics in Public Health; and the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.

In 2011, she obtained a Certificate from Georgetown University in Non-Profit Executive Management to better serve other non-profit partners. Outside of the office, Natasha has been involved with the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington for several years and currently is the Co-Chair of their Developing Leaders Program.

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As Program Communications Manager, Jamie Loey develops and promotes newborn screening education materials and awareness messages for Baby's First Test. Jamie is passionate about translating research findings into digestible, actionable content. Utilizing a multi-media approach Jamie provides families, healthcare providers, researchers, and other newborn screening stakeholders with accessible information and resources about newborn screening. 

Jamie earned her MPH from San Francisco State University with a focus on community health education. She bridges her technical background in research and evaluation with her health communication skills to create content that fosters a connection, shares information, and sparks a call for action. 

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As Program Specialist, Brianne Miller is responsible for creating and managing content for Baby’s First Test and its related programs. Brianne previously worked with Baby’s First Test as an intern. She joined the team again to help engage the public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers alike around newborn screening issues. By gathering, synthesizing, and utilizing research findings and stakeholder input she aims to provide families with the information necessary to actively and positively participate in the newborn screening system.

Brianne earned her BA in Health and Human Physiology and her MPH in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services and education that women, families, and children receive. 

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We have been fortunate to work with a number of interns on the launch and improvement of Baby's First Test. We are so thankful for their time, dedication and enthusiasm! Our former interns have gone on to graduate from law school, start genetic counseling school, and seek out other opportunities in public health. We wouldn't be able to keep this site running without them!

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