is to create digital health tools that help connect genetic services to the people who could benefit from them.
About Mainstream Genomics
Many women and their partners don't get the genetic services that could benefit them. Most prenatal care providers want to help but are overwhelmed with day-to-day responsibilities. They don't have time to keep up with changes in genetics.
About 11% of women who undergo a more thorough review of their health and family history by a genetics professional have a genetic risk to their babies that was not identified by routine prenatal care.
Mainstream Genomics is a trustworthy resource for women and couples who are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. We provide free information that is comprehensive, unbiased, and easy-to-read. We offer DNA Navigators to create personalized screening plans that are based on each woman or couple’s health and family history.
About Our Founder
Our founder, Elizabeth Kearney, has a family history of hemophilia, an inherited disease. When she was 14 years old, she learned that hemophilia A is inherited on the X chromosome, and therefore mostly affects boys. It meant that Elizabeth might be a carrier and have to decide whether to have children, and if so, whether to consider genetic testing.
Elizabeth Kearney, MS, CGC, MBA
Elizabeth began to research inherited diseases and was fascinated that something inside a cell could have such broad meaning for a person's health and family planning. She became a genetic counselor.
Elizabeth has worked in genetics for over 20 years. She is a past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, speaks regionally and nationally about genetic service delivery, and has presented to the FDA and California legislators about genetic policy. She currently serves on the Board of the Northern California Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society to help drive the mission to improve health through information technology.
The promise of genomic medicine at times is daunting and seems unachievable. However, many patients and families could benefit from genetic information available today. However, given the limited use of genetics in healthcare, most of those patients will never know about those services. By founding Mainstream Genomics, Elizabeth hopes to make genetic services more available to women and their partners.
About Our Team
At Mainstream Genomics, we have expert genetics and technology professionals designing our software to support women and their healthcare providers. Our clinical advisers include experts who sub-specialize in obstetrics, oncology, cardiology, and more. We keep up with the latest medical guidelines and stay abreast of advances in genetic testing technology.
Antonina Wojcik, MS, CGC
Antonina has extensive experience in pediatric genetics with emphasis on neurodevelopmental disorders. She is passionate about the integration of genetics into all areas of medicine, improving access to genetic testing for patients and their families, and advancement of the genetic counseling field. Antonina obtained her masters degree in genetic counseling from California State University, Stanislaus.
Steven Meads is a software engineer with experience creating consumer and B2B products. Steve has held numerous positions leading software teams at Social Finance, Inc (dba SoFi), supporting products such as SoFi’s personal loan and first B2B product. Steve has a dual degree from the University of Utah in Chinese and International Studies and graduated from the advanced software engineering program, Codesmith.
About Our Advisors
Craig is an accomplished sales and marketing leader with expertise in commercializing novel healthcare technologies including experience with implementation in the hospital setting. He is currently Senior Director of sales at Veracyte. Prior to Veracyte, Craig held various sales and marketing management roles with healthcare technology companies.
Prashanth Kini, PhD
Prashanth is founder of AcumedAI, a healthcare technology startup leveraging Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning capabilities to deliver breakthrough insights and prescriptive recommendations to support healthcare organizations' critical financial, clinical and operational decisions. Prashanth has 25 years experience in healthcare and life sciences technology and management leadership at Fortune 50 and innovative startup companies including Procter & Gamble, Oracle and Ayasdi.
Building on 15 years in the biotech industry in roles ranging from Application Engineering to Product Management, Mike has a strong desire to bring leading edge technology to patients. The challenge of creating technology solutions is fun, but most importantly, creates value and provides solutions for people in need.
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