Vice President of Strategic Development
Natasha Bonhomme has led initiatives in the healthcare field. Since joining Genetic Alliance in 2006, she has worked to improve the state of newborn screening. For the past 4 years, she has overseen maternal and child health initiatives for the organization, with a particular focus on bringing the families' perspectives into policy setting around newborn screening, and maternal and child health overall. Natasha led and managed the largest study of women (with more than 2,000 expectant and new mothers) to gain an understanding of their attitudes towards newborn screening and their preferences on how and when to be educated. She also supervised four federally funded projects having to do with newborn screening and prenatal diagnoses.
As vice president at Genetic Alliance, she launched the nation’s center on newborn screening education, Baby's First Test. As director of Baby's First Test, Natasha has testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee's Subcommittee on Children and Families on the importance of public education for newborn screening. Natasha serves on a range of committees including: as a Co-Chair of the Genetics and Bioethics Committee, American Public Health Association; the Association of Public Health Laboratories Committee on Newborn Screening and Genetics in Public Health; and the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.
In 2011, she obtained a Certificate from Georgetown University in Non Profit Executive Management to better serve other non-profit partners. Outside of the office, Natasha has been involved with the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington for several years and currently is the Co-Chair of their Developing Leaders Program.