About Us

Mission statement

To promote a world where every individual has access to the full knowledge of their genetic makeup in order to make the most informed decisions about health and well-being throughout the course of their life.

Vision Statement

We see a world in which information drives healthy decisions—at the community level through awareness, and at the individual level through testing.


To provide ease of access to genetic testing for early detection of potential health-related issues and diseases.

To promote knowledge on matters pertaining to genetic testing and training of healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, and associates.

To support scientific research, advancement of evidence-informed data, and the broad dissemination of collaborative healthcare and preventative treatments through grants and direct program delivery.

Grant Making

Early Detection Foundation was established in 2018 as a pubic grant making charity that operates from the belief that health awareness is an essential component of optimal living, and that entire communities functioning on sound principles relating to health, inclusion, and mutual support offer the best opportunities for mutually successful lifestyles. Learn more about EDF’s grant making and the organizations we support.


The Board of Directors is made up individuals who are deeply committed to the advancement of the mission and goals of Early Detection Foundation, as well as the DNA genetic testing industry as a whole. The following members are serving 12 month terms as Founding Board Members for EDF. A full Board of Directors, made up of trustees each serving 3 year terms, will be in place by October, 2019.


Nelson K. Boyette – Chairman of The Board

R. Craig Childs – Vice President – Advatest, LLC

Barry A. Benson – Secretary – Greater Reach Consulting Group, Chicago, IL

Trish Rademacher Coston – Treasurer – Rademacher and Associates, Chicago, IL

Sita Swamy, Nurse Practitioner – Lotus Family Health

Dr. Aloma Geer – Companion Genomics



Companion Genomics

Lotus Family Health