DNA Consultants Staff

DNA Consultants Staff

Jakay Jarvis
is Research Associate and Manager of Social Media for DNA Consultants. She has worked for the company for ten years. She is active in DNA Communities. 

Susan Levin is Senior Associate Investigator. She carries out many of the genealogy reports and interfaces with the statistics consultant and web designer on special projects, such as the addition of American Indian tribes to the forensic population pages.

Teresa A. Panther-Yates, M.A. is Vice President, Communications. She is co-author of Cherokee DNA Studies II: More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong (published in 2022), as well as other publications. 

Wendell Paulson is Statistics Consultant, responsible for all database development. Professor Paulson is emeritus Faculty Associate in the Math and Natural Sciences Division of Arizona State University, West Campus, in Phoenix and former Adjunct Faculty member in the Math Division at Paradise Valley Community College. Among his many distinctions is an American Society for Quality Six Sigma Black Belt.

Angela E. Watkins is Associate Investigator.

Donald N. Yates, Ph.D. is Founder, Principal Investigator and Chief Scientific Officer. His books and broadcasts have made him a familiar advocate for forensic science’s population matches occupying a respected place beside personal genomic analysis in the genetic genealogy world. His background in research and archives management as well as corporate communications and small business development contributed to a vision of DNA Consultants’ mega-site as the “Home of the DNA Fingerprint Test,” complete with blog, news archives, message boards, bookstore, YouTube channel and podcasts, with an extensive catalogue of products, more then 500 world population pages and a relentless focus on customer service. Read news report, “DNA Consultants’ Forensic DNA Tests Earn High Marks” (May 4, 2022). 

Donald N. Yates Official Bio Page
Donald Yates’ Author Central Page at Amazon