Chief Strategy Officer, Genetic Alliance
Natasha Bonhomme brings over a decade of nonprofit and maternal and child health experience to her role at Genetic Alliance. Since joining in 2006, she has worked to improve the state of women, families and children. For the past 7 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 screening and diagnosis, and maternal and child health overall. Natasha led and managed a large 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 launched Expecting Health, to bring a range of consumer and professional stakeholders together to address the need for clear, science-based information for families and individuals through tangible, actionable messages.
She launched and oversees 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.
Outside of the office, Natasha has been involved with the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington for several years and was a Founding Co-Chair of their Developing Leaders Program. She a Board Member of La Clinica Del Pueblo, a DC based federally-qualified health center focused on the healthcare needs of latino and immigrant communities.