Angela Shepard Appointed Director of NERGN

March 16, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Angela Shepherd, MD, MPH, will be joining the IOD in early March as Director of the New England Regional Genetics Network (NERGN). Angela is a NH native who graduated from Plymouth State University before attending the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. She returned to New England to complete her Preventive Medicine residency and master's in public health at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. Angela is very active in the rare disease community in New Hampshire. She is the President of the NH Rare Disorders Collaborative and is a leading member of the legislative NH Rare Disease Advisory Council. Additionally, she was chair of the NH Medical Society’s Education Committee. Angela has experience working within healthcare, government, and non-profit organizations and is excited to bring her passion for education and patient advocacy to NERGN and the IOD. She lives in central NH with her husband, teen sons, and their assorted dogs, chickens, and goats.

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