Advisory Council for Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening Advisory Council Meetings occur three times per year and are open to the public. Registration is required.

2022 Meeting Schedule

  • May 12, 2022 - Virtual
  • September 15, 2022 - In Person in Topeka & Virtual

All meetings are from 10 am to 2 pm Central Time. Register at least 8 days prior to the scheduled meeting date to receive meeting materials in advance. Find the registration links in the Newborn Screening Calendar.   

Current Voting Members

Member Name
Position
Location

Council Chair
Jennifer Gannon, MD

Pediatric Genetics

Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

Council Co-Chair
Carolina Beltran, MD


Pediatric Genetics
Wesley Medical Center

Emily Barr

Clinical Dietician

Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

Kourtney Bettinger

Pediatric Faculty

KU Medical Center

Grace Brouillette, DO

Pediatrician

KU Medical Center

Merlin Butler, MD, PhD

Medical Genetics

KU Medical Center

Selina Gierer, MD

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

KU Medical Center

Laurie Gwyn, MD

Pediatrician

Wesley Medical Center

Shobana Kubendran, MBBS, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Wesley Medical Center

Michelle Leeker

Parent Advocate

Baldwin City, KS

Michael Lewis, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Consultant
Kansas City, KS
Thomas Loew, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
KU Medical Center
Karey Padding
Parent Advocate
Andover, KS
Susan Pence, MD
Pediatrician
Pittsburg, KS
Meghan Strenk, MS, CGC
Medical Ethics
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Jessica Vail
Certified Midwife
Kansas Midwives Alliance
Julie Wellner, RN
KU Pediatric Clinic
Wichita, KS
Britton Zuccarelli, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Salina Regional Health Center