Members of the Executive


Karyn Latour


She completed her Master’s in Genetic Counselling from Université de Montréal in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a genetic counsellor at Sainte-Justine Hospital in prenatal and pediatric genetics.  She was the regional coordinator for the Canadian genetic counselling awareness week in 2012 and 2013.   She is president of the Quebec Association of Genetic Counsellors since 2013.  She can be reached at the following address: to obtain more information about the QAGC, about genetic counselling or for any other inquiry.



Marlène Lemire-Girard


She graduated from the genetic counselling program at the Université de Montréal in 2011. She obtained her Canadian certification in 2011. She has since been working at CHU Sainte-Justine in prenatal and pediatric settings. She is the vice-president of the Quebec Association of Genetic Counsellors since 2013.



Valancy Miranda


She completed a Bachelor’s of science from McGill University in 2007 and a Master’s of Genetic Counseling from the University of British Columbia in 2009.  She is certified by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and the American Board of Genetic Counseling since 2011.  She currently works as a genetic counsellor in the pediatrics clinic at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, though in the past has been involved in genetic counselling for both prenatal and adult populations.  Valancy is actively involved in the training of genetic counselling students in the Master’s program at the University of Montreal as a clinical supervisor, course coordinator and lecturer.  She has been the secretary of the QAGC since 2013.


Julia Barone

Julia Barone


She is a certified genetic counsellor, having received both her Canadian and American certifications in 2011. She completed a Master’s in genetic counselling from McGill University in 2009, following a Bachelor’s degree in biology also from McGill University. Since June 2009, she has worked in the medical genetics department at CHU Sainte-Justine where she provides genetic counselling mainly in pediatrics but also in preconception, adult and prenatal settings. Working within a university hospital centre, Julia is involved in the teaching and clinical supervision of students enrolled in the Master’s of genetic counselling program as well as residents in medical genetics. Since May 2013 and March 2014, respectively, Julia has been the treasurer and head of the bursary committee for the Quebec Association of Genetic Counsellors.