Tisha Poole, CGC
Office Address
Maxwell Regional Hospital
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
314 Waverly Street, Room 801
Bloomington, IL 61709
(309) 555-3000, extension 1788
Certified genetic counselor with 16 years of specialization in prenatal counseling. Have contributed to multiple publications and research projects to improve practices in prenatal screening and counseling. Able to help parents navigate the stressful and emotional times, providing clear and accurate information to help patients make informed decisions about their prenatal care. Fully licensed and in good standing to practice genetic counseling in the state of Illinois.
State of Illinois
Licensed Genetic Counselor
  • Obtained in 2007 after passing of state law requiring license for practicing genetic counselors.
  • Renewed in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017
  • Current license valid through October 2019
  • License Number: 12345678
American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
Certified Genetic Counselor
  • Originally received in August 2001
  • Recertified in 2006, 2011, and 2016
  • Current certification valid through August 2020
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Center for Genetic Medicine
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling, 2001
  • Accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Thesis: New Perspectives on the Discussion of Cystic Fibrosis with At-Risk Parents

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, 1999
Professional Experience
Clinical Genetic Counselor, Obstetrics2014 – Present
Bloomington, ILMaxwell Regional Hospital
Prenatal Genetic Counselor2009 – 2013
Hoffman Estates, ILRalston Women’s Health Center
Genetic Counselor, Obstetrics2004 – 2009
Chicago, ILMillner Medical Center
Genetic Counselor2001 – 2004
Chicago, ILThomas Memorial Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
  • American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC)
  • Ingram Genetics Fellowship, 2015
  • Illinois Genetics Society Award, 2012
  • NSGC Licensure Grant Award, 2009
Selected Publications
Poole, T. and Marrin, P. "Improving Early Detection of Spina Bifida Using Modern Screening Techniques". Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2017.

Poole, T. "Ralston Women's Health Center - A Case Study in the Treatment of High-Risk Pregnancies Using Genetic Testing". American OB/GYN Journal, 2015.

Fink, M. and Poole, T. "Popular Understanding of Cystic Fibrosis and its Impact on Genetic Counseling". International Journal of Genetic Counseling, 2013.

Ibanez, P. and Poole, T. "Proactive Improvement of Detection of Tay-Sachs Disease". American Genetics, 2012.

Poole, T. "Navigating Parents Through Crisis Situations in Genetic Counseling." Journal of American Medical Counseling, 2011.