Last updated on March 29th, 2024 at 03:28 pm


We are a small team and together we run Gene People. Please call 0800 987 8987 if you would like to speak to any of us.

Samantha Barber
Chief Executive

Samantha joined Gene People in September 2020. Samantha’s focus is Gene People’s strategy, fundraising and the Partnership Network. Her Interim CEO role at the Batten Disease Family Association gave Samantha a deep interest in genetic conditions. She is a trustee of Harrison Housing and the Royal Air Forces Association, and Chair of Amber Housing. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and ICSA – The Governance Institute. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Samantha achieved her MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from City Business School in 2008.

Emily Clarke
Genetic Counsellor

Emily is a GCRB Registered Genetic Counsellor. She has an MSc. in Genetic Counselling and BSc. in Genetics from Manchester and Newcastle Universities. She worked in NHS genetic services before moving to the voluntary sector in 2014

Emily on the Helpline