Our Staff & Advisors

Executive Staff

Nick Caulfield, Senior Director, Technology

Nick Caulfield is a technology executive with over 12 years experience focusing in the healthcare and retail industries. Prior to joining DNA Direct, Nick was Director of Enterprise Architecture at a leading retailer and managed strategic direction for transactional and analytical systems. Prior to his architecture role, Nick spent 7 years consulting for healthcare clients, specializing in business integration and data analytics for specialty pharmaceutical services and distribution programs. Nick also worked for a web consultancy, Proxicom, and Accenture delivering transactional applications, portals, and content management systems for clients.

Nick received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Clinical Leadership

Thomas Musci, MD, Medical Director

Thomas J. Musci, M.D., is DNA Direct's Medical Director. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Medical Genetics. Following his training, he was a tenured faculty member at University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Dr. Musci remains on the clinical faculty of UCSF as an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Dr. Musci specializes in prenatal diagnosis, including CVS, amniocentesis, and genetic screening for a variety of indications. Dr.Musci has published extensively in the areas of clinical obstetrics, clinical genetics, and basic molecular genetics. He also serves on national committees involved in establishing policy in obstetrics and gynecology.

Stephen Brown, MD, Medical Geneticist

Stephen A. Brown, MD, is DNA Direct's Medical Geneticist, and is associate professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Vermont. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics and Molecular Genetic Pathology. Dr. Brown has a broad experience in reproductive genetics, including prenatal diagnosis of single gene disorders, chromosomal disorders, malformation syndromes and related issues. Currently, his lab is researching patterns of differential DNA methylation in human placenta and its relevance to prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal disorders.

Theresa Boomer MS, CGC, Senior Genetic Counselor

Theresa Boomer is a board-certified genetic counselor with specialized laboratory expertise in both Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics. Prior to joining DNA Direct, Theresa was a Genetic Counselor at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in San Juan Capistrano, CA. She served as the primary clinical liaison between the Cytogenetic laboratory and ordering physicians, hospitals, and clinics, ensuring all critical results were relayed as quickly and clearly as possible. She also developed expertise in oncology cytogenetic testing and result interpretation. Theresa practiced for several years as a genetic counselor conducting rural outreach clinics for Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, MT. There she met the unique challenge of providing prenatal, pediatric, adult, oncology, laboratory, and fetal pathology counseling all in one setting. In addition to clinical services, she also functioned as the Administrative Director for Department of Medical Genetics.

Prior to clinical practice, Theresa spent many years in the laboratory as both a Cytogenetic and Molecular Technologist. She enjoyed positions at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dianon Systems in Stratford, CT, Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO, and briefly at the University of Chicago.

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado College in Colorado Spring, CO, and her graduate degree in Genetic Counseling at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Theresa has authored over 35 posters, publications and presentations. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and has dual certifications in Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology through the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA).

Lily Servais MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor

Lily Servais is a board-certified genetic counselor with experience in health information and 3 years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Previous to working with DNA Direct at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, Lily served as a genetic counselor with Genomic Strategy Consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MS in Genetic Counseling from California State University-Stanislaus, and a BS in genetics and biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counseling as a task force leader in the Student/New Member SIG.