Jason Rothstein, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics. Prior to joining the Sarnoff Center in 2015, Jason was a Program Manager at the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), focusing on policy interventions for community-based chronic disease prevention. He brings additional experience related to patient empowerment through his independent consulting with clients such as the Office of Consumer eHealth at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You can reach Jason at

Scott M. Weissman, MS, CGC, serves as the Sarnoff Center’s Genetic Counselor. In this role, he educates the Jewish community on genetics and co-coordinates the Sarnoff Center’s carrier screening program. Scott graduated with a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University in 2002 and has been practicing in adult genetics in the Chicago area ever since. In 2016, Scott started his private practice, Chicago Genetic Consultants, LLC. Outside of work, he enjoys watching going to Cubs games, listening to live music, and spending time with his family. You can reach Scott at

Sydney Lewis, MPH, serves as a Senior Associate at the Sarnoff Center. In this role, she promotes health education and community outreach efforts. Prior to joining the team in 2023, Sydney was working at EZRA Multi-Service Center in the JUF Uptown Café as their Health and Nutrition Program Associate. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Public Health degrees from The University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Sydney enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring Chicago neighborhoods. You can reach Sydney at

Jess Magill serves as the Sarnoff Center’s Program Associate. In this role, she manages educational outreach events and helps coordinate the Center’s carrier screening program. Prior to joining the team in 2021, she worked in Campaign on the JUF Professionals Network team as an administrative aide. Jess has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington. Outside of work, she enjoys finding new coffee spots around Chicago and spending time at the lakefront with her dog. You can reach Jess at

Chase Dost serves as the Sarnoff Center’s Administrative Aide. In this role, he assists the team by supporting their daily work and managing short- and long-term projects. Prior to joining the team in 2023, Chase was Marketing Manager at Shalom Orlando and freelance writer for Glitter Sparkle LLC. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Judaism from the College of William & Mary. Outside of work, Chase enjoys baking bread, playing piano, and doting on his cat. You can reach Chase at

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