I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. It has been an honor to serve as the president for the last year. It has been a very challenging and rewarding year for our profession. We have built on our past successes and will continue to do so into 2010. I am very excited at the direction the NSGC is taking. Many of the projects that we started in 2009 or before will come to fruition in 2010 including our new logo, website, and new branding and marketing strategies. In addition, we continue to make strides with state licensure and should have our federal legislation, which will recognize genetic counselors as providers under Medicare, introduced in the coming year as well.
Remember each of us take some responsibility for the future of our profession and it only moves forward with the collective efforts of our entire membership. You should all take great pride in past accomplishments and help insure future success by continuing to provide your feedback and support to the NSGC.
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as the president and I look forward to helping our current and future leaders integrate the genetic counseling profession across the healthcare spectrum.
Steven Keiles, MS, CGC