by Jasmine Batchelor
October 31, 2018
Senior Director, Policy and Clinical Affairs,
Elissa is a nationally recognized leader in developing innovative models for responsibly delivering genomic information to consumers, patients, and providers. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with almost two decades of experience in academia and industry. Her roles have ranged from clinical practice to business, marketing, operations and product development. She is passionate about transforming the genetic testing user experience and building platforms to scale return of results and genetic counseling. As one of the pioneers of direct-to-consumer genomics, she has promoted the consumer perspective, the need to balance technology with human touch, in developing responsible models. In her current role at Helix, she leads the company’s clinical and policy initiatives, setting standards to create a trusted environment where consumers can access a broad spectrum of DNA-informed products and services throughout their lives.