Jennifer Eichmeyer, program director of the master in genetic counseling program, was elected to serve on the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling board of directors.
Eichmeyer has been in the field for more than 20 years. She established the first cancer genetic counseling clinic for the state of Idaho in 2004 and has experience in pharmacogenomics, pediatrics, and prenatal genetics. She has been involved in expanding genetic services in the state of Idaho as well as establishing state licensure for genetic counselors. She came to Boise State in 2017 to create and direct the genetic counseling program. The unique program structure, one of the first of its kind, is completely online in an effort to increase access to the genetic counseling profession.
Additionally, Eichmeyer has earned the Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity (BUILD) Certificate to be a campus leader supporting diversity and inclusion efforts. Eichmeyer serves as a dialogue facilitator to foster productive conversations around race, ethnicity, gender, and class, and she is trained as an equity advocate for faculty hiring and retention. She is a member of the Minority Genetics Professionals Network and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling states that Eichmeyer will bring experience and a passion for serving in diversity, equity, and inclusion roles which will aid the council’s board as it aims to incorporate the recent recommendations from the diversity, equity, and inclusion task force into its strategic plan.