Staff

Mark Roth, BA

Mark Roth, BA, is lead teratogen information specialist and co-director for MotherToBaby New York. He has been with the program since 2006. His diverse background in the arts and sciences informs his ability to integrate information sources into easy to understand risk assessments for callers.

Mark is a member of the Organization of Teratogen Information Specialists (OTIS) and sits on the OTIS Membership Committees. He is a former member of the OTIS Board of Directors and serves as Research Coordinator for MotherToBaby New York. Mark educates medical providers, students, and the public on important concepts in teratology through lectures and participation in state and national conferences. He enjoys pronouncing generic names of drugs.

Lindsey Morse MS, CGC

Lindsey Morse MS, CGC is a senior genetic counselor for Ferre Genetics, a program of the Ferre Institute.  Lindsey is a teratogen information specialist with MotherToBaby New York and has served as co-director of the program since 2015.  Lindsey counsels patients in all areas of genetics from prenatal to adult genetics.  She also lectures on many genetic issues to community organizations including high school, university, and medical students, physicians, and community health programs.  She served on the Costello Syndrome Family Network board of directors from 2013-2017.  Lindsey is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American College of Medical Genetics, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, and the Genetic Alliance.

Luba Djurdjinovic, MS

Luba Djurdjinovic, MS is the Executive Director of Ferre Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization that comprises a number of programs in genetics and reproductive health, including MotherToBaby New York. A genetic counselor for over 30 years, Luba’s clinical interests and expertise range from fertility education to familial cancer syndromes and cardiovascular genetics. She has served important roles in many state and national genetic professional organizations. She is a past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a recipient of their National Achievement Award.

Lisa Behr

Lisa Behr is frequently the first person responding to a caller, working in conjunction with the teratogen information specialists at MotherToBaby New York. She shares her time with Ferre Institute’s Genetic Counseling Program in the roles of Testing Coordinator, Genetics Assistant, and General Trouble Shooter.