GMCE Leadership

Joseph Ogrodnik, Executive Director

Mr. Ogrodnik is responsible for the direction, operation, and global development of the GMCE. He brings 35 years of entrepreneurial experience to GMCE with heavy emphasis on start-up evaluations, investor financing, technology implementation, and sales and marketing.

Over the past 15 years, as the Executive Director of the PIAG, Mr. Ogrodnik has represented a continually growing group of investors and has led the financing and implementation of multiple global social enterprises, supported by an industry diverse Executive Committee of senior executives and entrepreneurs.

Mark Korson, MD, Senior Medical Director

Dr. Mark Korson is Medical Director of the Genetic Metabolic Center for Education and is responsible for overseeing both the company’s consultative services and educational content together with a team of biochemical geneticists.

Dr. Korson previously served as Metabolism Service Director (2000-2014) at Tufts Medical Center, where he launched the Metabolic Outreach Service to aid regional teaching hospitals lacking metabolic services. This program educated and advised non-metabolic clinicians, enabling greater participation in the care of metabolic patients.

Since 2007, he has co-directed the North American Metabolic Academy, the premier training conference for genetic trainees on this continent, sponsored by the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. He has given hundreds of lectures in the US and abroad, including Cyprus, Great Britain, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, and most recently, the Republic of Georgia.

Dr. Korson graduated from University of Toronto Medical School and completed pediatric residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. After a fellowship in genetics and metabolism in 1990 he directed the Metabolism Clinic until 2000 at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Georgianne Arnold, MD, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Georgianne Arnold is Associate Medical Director of the Genetic Metabolic Center for Education and is active in both the consultative services and educational programs.

Dr. Arnold previously served as Professor of Pediatrics as well as Clinical Director of the Division of Medical Genetics (2010 – 2016) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She brings 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and care of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. She has extensive experience in teaching including students, residents and faculty, and was a charter faculty member at the North American Metabolic Academy (the premier training conference for genetic trainees on this continent).

Dr. Arnold has published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, has presented papers at national and international meetings, and was awarded the Shapira Award in 2010 for “A Delphi clinical practice protocol for the management of very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.” She is sought after as a teacher with a gift for making metabolism understandable for all audiences.

Dr. Arnold graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and and completed pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital at Nothwestern University. She completed her fellowship in genetics and metabolism in 1991 at the University of Colorado. She was Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry until 2010 where she directed care for patients with metabolic and genetic disorders.

Kevin Robinson, Director of Business Development

Kevin brings over a decade of partnership, customized product development, and institutional collaboration experience to GMCE. He holds a unique background in scientific research, data analysis, international education, and non-profit management. Kevin’s role is to promote GMCE’s vision to healthcare professionals and to tailor advisory services and educational programming to directly meet their needs.