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Genetic Testing

Meet Our Genetic Counselors

Tifany Lewis, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor, Manager

Tifany Lewis is a genetic counselor with over 17 years of experience in cancer genetics. Tifany obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia before completing her master’s degree in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. She is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Tifany currently leads the Genetic Counseling/Hereditary Cancer program at Virginia Oncology Associates (VOA). She is an expert in cancer genetics and genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. The work she performs is instrumental in navigating patients through treatment by providing knowledge and understanding of patients’ complex family histories and their risk for cancer.

Tifany is passionate about patient care, health equity, and accessible genetic counseling and testing. She ensures providers at VOA are up to date on cancer genetic testing guidelines. In her role, Tifany educates and trains other healthcare professionals to identify patients at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes, while serving as a site supervisor and mentor for future genetic counselors.

Under Tifany’s leadership, the Genetic Counseling/Hereditary Cancer program has expanded to include two physician champions, two full-time board-certified genetic counselors, and three Advanced Practice Providers. In 2022, >1500 patients were seen for genetic counseling and testing at VOA. Through her vision, a partnering preceptorship program has been established with Virginia Commonwealth University.

In addition to heading the Genetic Counseling/Hereditary Cancer Program, Tifany serves as the Administrative Lead for VOA’s Inclusion Council. The council is comprised of 15 employees (staff and physicians) dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment in the workplace. The council has facilitated mandatory training for all staff and physician members and continues to provide ongoing education for employees. Tifany’s passion for inclusivity has led to a poster presentation of the Inclusion Council’s work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, and to speaking engagements at national practice leadership meetings. Through this work, Tifany has become a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ambassador.    

Tifany ’s professional interests include hereditary cancer syndromes, health equity, and student education/training. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors.     

Tifany currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and three children.

 

Clare Morris, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Clare is excited to begin her career as a genetic counselor at Virginia Oncology Associates! She first learned of the field while attending Virginia Polytechnic and State University, where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Clinical Neuroscience. She was drawn to the field for its blend of medicine, education and its allowance of longer patient care time. She obtained her Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University in 2021. While at Brandeis University, she completed diverse clinical internships both in-person and remotely at Quest Diagnostics, Rare New England, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Advanced Tele-genetic Counseling. During her graduate career she realized the importance of patient advocacy and outreach and hopes to continue this interest at VOA.

Clare is board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 

In her time outside of work, Clare enjoys reading, staying active, and exploring her new neighborhood of Ghent in Norfolk.