Meet Our Genetic Counselors
Tifany Lewis, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor, Manager
Tifany Lewis heads the Genetic Counseling team here at Virginia Oncology Associates. Tifany first considered a career in genetic counseling as a biology undergraduate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Shortly after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree, Tifany completed the Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), Bronxville, New York. While at SLC, Tifany embarked on genetic counseling internships at renowned medical institutions, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens.
Tifany’s professional career began as a Prenatal Genetic Counselor at Metropolitan Hospital Center in, New York, New York. In 2005, she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia, and continued her work in a prenatal capacity at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Tifany’s diverse experience led her to assume the position of Cancer Genetic Counselor at Virginia Oncology Associates in 2006. Her important work helps patients navigate their way through complicated family histories and their risk for cancer.
Tifany’s professional interests include hereditary cancer syndromes and hemoglobinopathies. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Tifany currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and three children.
Clare Morris, MS
Clare is excited to begin her career as a genetic counselor at Virginia Oncology Associates! She first learned of the field while attending Virginia Polytechnic and State University, where she graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Clinical Neuroscience. She was drawn to the field for its blend of medicine, education and its allowance of longer patient care time. She obtained her Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University in 2021. While at Brandeis University, she completed diverse clinical internships both in-person and remotely at Quest Diagnostics, Rare New England, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Advanced Tele-genetic Counseling. During her graduate career she realized the importance of patient advocacy and outreach and hopes to continue this interest at VOA.
Clare enjoys reading, staying active, and is looking forward to exploring her new neighborhood of Ghent in Norfolk.