Executive Team

The Forsyth executive team drives the strategic direction of the Institute and supports the Forsyth scientific team in its efforts to improve health through innovative research, community care and education in oral health and related biomedical science.

  • Wenyuan ShiChief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer

    Wenyuan Shi is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, responsible for leading the Institute forward in cutting-edge dental research and oral health. 

    Wenyuan Shi is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, responsible for leading the Institute forward in cutting-edge dental research and oral health. 

  • Wanda CordovaChief Financial Officer

    Wanda Cordova is Chief Financial Officer of the Forsyth Institute. Cordova joined Forsyth from the Broad Institute where she served as Controller.

    Wanda Cordova is Chief Financial Officer of the Forsyth Institute. Cordova joined Forsyth from the Broad Institute where she served as Controller.

  • Karen A. MullinChief General Counsel and Director of Technology Development

    Karen A. Mullin joined Forsyth in August of 2011 as Chief General Counsel and Director of Technology Development. She is responsible for all legal matters involving The Forsyth Institute including contracts, compliance, intellectual property, personnel, litigation, and other relevant issues. She is also responsible for the management of Forsyth’s technology transfer enterprise, collaborations with industry, and conflict of interest oversight.

    Karen A. Mullin joined Forsyth in August of 2011 as Chief General Counsel and Director of Technology Development. She is responsible for all legal matters involving The Forsyth Institute including contracts, compliance, intellectual property, personnel, litigation, and other relevant issues. She is also responsible for the management of Forsyth’s technology transfer enterprise, collaborations with industry, and conflict of interest oversight.

  • Thomas E. Van DykeVice President for Clinical and Translational Research

    Thomas Van Dyke is Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research, Senior Member of Staff, and Chair of the Department of Applied Oral Sciences. He provides leadership for Forsyth’s clinical research team and is responsible for expanding Forsyth’s clinical presence in the research community. Dr. Van Dyke drives the Institute’s efforts to expand Forsyth’s connections to industry and corporate partners.

    Thomas Van Dyke is Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research, Senior Member of Staff, and Chair of the Department of Applied Oral Sciences. He provides leadership for Forsyth’s clinical research team and is responsible for expanding Forsyth’s clinical presence in the research community. Dr. Van Dyke drives the Institute’s efforts to expand Forsyth’s connections to industry and corporate partners.

  • Genevieve HolmesChief Project Officer

    Genevieve Holmes joined Forsyth in 2015 and is responsible for leading projects and events that are critical to the health and growth of the institute.

    Genevieve Holmes joined Forsyth in 2015 and is responsible for leading projects and events that are critical to the health and growth of the institute.

  • Kerry MaguireDirector, ForsythKids

    Kerry Maguire’s work links The Forsyth Institute’s past with its future.

    Kerry Maguire’s work links The Forsyth Institute’s past with its future.

  • Paula LaPalmeChief Administration Officer

    Paula LaPalme joined Forsyth in 2016 and leads Human Resources for the Institute, as well as provides leadership to a host of key operational areas from information technology to facilities. She is an ardent collaborator and contributor throughout Forsyth, working with others to create solutions and new paths.

    Paula LaPalme joined Forsyth in 2016 and leads Human Resources for the Institute, as well as provides leadership to a host of key operational areas from information technology to facilities. She is an ardent collaborator and contributor throughout Forsyth, working with others to create solutions and new paths.