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DNA Bridge Leadership

founding advisors


Dan Berger

Partner at the law firm of Curran, Berger & Kludt, on the Legal Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education, and member of the USCIS Case Assistance Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Northampton, MA

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Howard Cash

President and CEO of Gene Codes Corp, and President of Gene Codes Forensics

Ann Arbor, MI

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Ana Forcini

Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the Human Rights Program. She is also the holder of the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


Michael Hennessey

Director for Human Identification, Gene Codes Forensics

Ann Arbor, MI


Tom J Parsons

Former Director of Science and Technology at the International Commission on Missing Persons



Armani (Niko) Porter

DNABridge Outreach Coordinator

Durham, NC


Richard Selden

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ANDE Corporation, a Rapid DNA technology company

Cambridge, MA


Maria Veronica (Vero) Svetaz

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Medical Director of Aqui Para Ti/Here for You youth development program, and Diversity Committee Chair for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Minneapolis, MN


Curren Warf

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (retired) at BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia School of Medicine. He is an Emeritus fellow of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

San Francisco, CA

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Jana Woodiwiss

PhD student, School of Social Work at University of Georgia

Athens, GA



Sara Huston
president, board chair

Research Assistant Professor at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Chapel Hill, NC

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Elizabeth (Liz) Barnert

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA


Diana Madden

Research Coordinator at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

board of directors


Mike Stebbins

Science policy advisor 

Washington, DC

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Eric Stover

Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at the Human Rights Center, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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Jennifer K Wagner

Assistant Professor of Law, Policy, and Engineering in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs at Penn State and a licensed attorney

State College, PA


Tom J White

Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Formerly, he was the Senior VP of Research & Development at Celera Corp and at Roche Molecular Systems

Berkeley, CA

DNA Bridge

is a 501(c)3 organization



2102 University Dr

Durham, NC 27707



2607 Westridge Road

Los Angeles, CA 90049



phone: 410.533.7387

federal tax ID: 94-3291996

CA corp #: C2066193

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