Genetic Counselor Bios

Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen, MS, CGC, LGC

Stephanie Cohen is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She earned her MS degree in Genetic Counseling at the University of Michigan. She has worked in cancer genetics since 1998 and developed the Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Program at St. Vincent Hospital. Stephanie has been very involved in the field of genetic counseling at a local and national level. She is the immediate past-president of the Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors (INGC) and serves on the Indiana Genetics Advisory Committee (IGAC). She is leading the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Service Delivery Model Task Force effort to identify and evaluate service delivery models in genetic counseling. She also is active in training genetic counseling students as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.


Dawn McIlvried

Dawn McIlvried, MS, CGC, LGC

Dawn McIlvried is a certified and licensed genetic counselor who holds a master’s degree in genetic counseling. After graduating from the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Program in 2004, she practiced genetic counseling at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in preconception, prenatal, pediatric, and cancer genetics. She also was involved in the education of medical students and residents at UAB. Dawn began working at St.Vincent Cancer Care’s Genetic Risk Assessment Program in January 2008. She is involved in several research and professional projects in the field of cancer genetic counseling and genetic testing. She also offers educational presentations for the medical staff and community and provides outreach cancer genetic counseling at St.Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Ind. Additionally, Dawn is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine. She teaches a course on Cancer Genetic Counseling and supervises genetic counseling students from the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Program.