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Advisory Council

The newborn screening advisory council has been created to advise the director of health regarding the screening of newborn children for genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders. The council performs an ongoing review of the newborn screening requirements and provides recommendations to the director of health as the council considers necessary. 

The council holds three public meetings annually at the Department of Agriculture campus, Reynoldsburg, OH.  Contact the Newborn Screening Program at 888-ODH-LABS / 888-634-5227 for more information.  The meeting dates for 2019 are:

Friday, March 1, 2019,  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, June 14, 2019    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, November 8, 2019,  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The council consists of fourteen members appointed by the director including individuals and representatives of entities with interest and expertise in newborn screening, including such individuals and entities as health care professionals, hospitals, children’s hospitals, regional genetic centers, regional sickle cell centers, regional cystic fibrosis centers, newborn screening coordinators, and members of the public.

The current members of the advisory council are the following:


Nancy Leslie, MD

Children's Hospital Medical Center

Division of Human Genetics - PAV 352

3333 Burnet Avenue

Cincinnati, OH  45229

Phone: (513) 636-2438

Fax: (513) 636-2261

Email: Nancy.Leslie@cchmc.org

Vice Chair:

Monika Chaudhari, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

700 Children’s Drive

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone: (614) 722-4425

Fax: (614) 722-4440

Email:    Monika.Chaudhari@NationwideChildrens.org


Amanda Saler Archbold, MS, LGC

Licensed Genetic Counselor

Akron Children’s Hospital Genetic Center

300 Locust Street, Suite 500

Akron, OH  44308

Phone: (330) 543-8792

Fax:     (330) 543-3677

Email:  aarchbold@akronchildrens.org


Dennis W. Bartholomew, MD

Director, Metabolic Laboratory

Division of Molecular & Human Genetics

Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone: (614) 722-3545

Fax: (614) 722-3546

Email: Dennis.Bartholomew@NationwideChildrens.org


Haidee Bumpus

Newborn Screening Coordinator, Mother/Infant Unit

Riverside Methodist Hospital

3535 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: (614) 566-4002

Fax:     (614) 566-6643

Email:  Haidee.Bumpus@ohiohealth.com


Ryan C. Everett, MPH

Director of Population Health

Quality Programs

Ohio Hospital Association / Institute for Health Innovation

155 E. Broad Street

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone: (614) 384-9168

Fax:     (614) 221-4771

Email:  ryan.everett@ohiohospitals.org


Melissa Fry

Parent Advocate

Email: melissafry04@gmail.com


Carrie Lehman, MD

Akron Children’s Hospital Physicians – Tallmadge

143 Northwest Ave., Building D

Tallmadge, OH 44278

Phone: (330) 633-8051

Fax:     (330) 633-5853

Email:  clehman@akronchildren’s.org


Marvin Miller, MD

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Department of Medical Genetics

One Children's Plaza

Dayton, OH  45404

Phone: (937) 641-3800 / 641-5374

Fax: (937) 641-5325

Email: MillerME@ChildrensDayton.org


Nancy A. Myers, Ph.D.

Vice President, Leadership and System Innovation

American Hospital Association

155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60606-1725

Phone: (312) 422-2650

E-mail: nmyers@aha.org


Margie Ream, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor 

Division of Child Neurology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

700 Children’s Drive

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone:   (614) 722-4625

FAX:      (614) 722-4633

Email:    Margie.Ream@NationwideChildrens.org


Rebecca Scherzer, MD

Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

700 Children’s Drive

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone: (614) 722-4404

FAX: (614) 722-4423


Jonathan Slaughter, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology / Center for Perinatal Research

Nationwide Children’s Hospital / The Ohio State University

700 Children’s Drive

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone: (614) 355-6624

FAX: (614) 355-5899

Email: Jonathan.Slaughter@NationwideChildrens.org


Olivia Wenger, MD

Medical Director

New Leaf Center

PO Box 336 / 15988B E Chestnut St

Mt Eaton, OH 44659

Phone: (330) 359-9888

Fax:     (330) 359-9890

Email:  owenger@newleafclinic.org