Board of Directors

A 10-member board of directors oversees the activities of Ferre Institute to provide regular direction, guidance and oversight, and to support the endeavors of the Executive Director and staff to achieve the goals outlined in Ferre’s Mission Statement.

Luba Djurdjinovic, MS

Luba Djurdjinovic, MS is the Executive Director of Ferre Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization that comprises a number of programs in genetics and reproductive health. She is also Director of Ferre Genetics, the genetic counseling program of Ferre Institute. A genetic counselor for over 30 years, Luba’s clinical interests and expertise range from fertility education, to familial cancer syndromes and cardiovascular genetics. Luba is credited with developing a unique genetic service delivery model and has promoted its adoption. She has served important roles in many state and national genetic professional organizations. She is a past president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a recipient of their National Achievement Award.

Murray Nusbaum, MD

Murray Nusbaum, MD was the founder and Medical Director of Ferre Institute Inc. He was also the Medical Advisor to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for New York State as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He spent many years in the private practice of reproductive medicine before becoming Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. In 2004, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from District II (New York State) ACOG.

Dr. Nusbaum had advocated for the integration of genetic discussions in clinical practice for 30 years. He was a frequent lecturer to professional and community groups about the importance of genetics in our daily lives.