Genetic Support Foundation (GSF), a charitable nonprofit 501c3, is the result of a vision that our president and founder, Jon Wolff, MD, dreamed of throughout his lengthy career in medical genetics. Dr. Wolff’s passion for genetics and advances in the field, along with a deep appreciation for genetic counselors is what led to the formation of the only nonprofit devoted to genetics–Genetic Support Foundation. GSF has been serving clinics and patients in need of genetic counseling services since 2014.
On April 17, 2020, Dr. Jon Wolff passed away following a journey with esophageal cancer. More about his life and legacy can be found here.
Genetic Support Foundation really comes down to three main elements: genetics, decision-making, and you. These elements are reflected in our logo, and help tell our story.
The DNA strand running through the middle highlights our core. GSF’s primary focus is genetics, but what about genetics? We strive to be up-to-date on advances in genetics and genetic testing, and bring that information to you. But what sets us apart from other leading online resources about genetics is our depth and our objectivity. You won’t find surface information; we dig deep. And we are not selling you a product so we can be objective about the information we provide.
The arrow in the upper right corner reminds you that GSF’s goal is to provide objective information you need to make decisions that are right for you, whether that is an “individual you” or a “collective you”.
The DNA is surrounded by parts of circles and squares, like you would see in a family history chart; that is you. Whether you are a patient, provider, or part of a healthcare organization, GSF is here to support you.
To improve the quality of healthcare by providing up-to-date, objective genetic information to patients, providers, and healthcare organizations, supporting those in need of genetic services, and facilitating the adoption of best genetic practices.
We have a passion for genetics, and we believe there is a need for objective information about genetic testing and how it can impact your health. Genetic testing technology is changing rapidly and there are a growing number of genetic testing options available. We’re here to help you sort through the wealth of information in this new age of genetics. Our goal is to provide objective expertise and latest developments.
The Genetic Support Foundation team is comprised of experts in the field of genetics. Collectively we have decades of experience in genetic counseling and medical genetics. Learn more about the GSF team.
The GSF staff, board, and contributors are professionals in the field of genetics and related areas, who have been working with patients for decades. This experience allows us to write content based on these experiences. It also provides us the ability to anticipate what questions you may have and what resources you may need.
Information we provide is derived from original research articles, reputable web resources, industry data bases, and first-hand experience. We also solicit input from professionals and advocacy organizations outside GSF, as we support a collaborative approach. As a nonprofit organization; our job is to be up-to-date so you can be too.
The content on our website is for informational purposes only and is intended to educate consumers about health care issues and choices. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always consult with your physician or genetic counselor before making medical decisions or electing to undergo any medical testing or treatment, or if you have any questions or concerns about your health.
We are a growing team of professionals that share our mission and value creativity, innovation, and efficiency.
GSF doesn’t have any current openings. However, if you are interested in future opportunities, including internships, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.