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Office of the Director

The Office of the Director oversees general operations, administration and communications for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). It provides overall leadership; sets policies; develops scientific, fiscal and management strategies; assists in governing the ethical behavior of its employees, and coordinates genomic research for the National Institutes of Health with other federal, private and international programs. 

Division Staff


Eric Green
Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Office of the Director
Vence Bonham
Vence L. Bonham Jr., J.D.
  • Acting Deputy Director

Senior Advisors

Chris Gunter
Chris Gunter, Ph.D.
  • Senior Advisor to the Director for Genomics Engagement
  • Office of the Director

Office Staff

Kris Wetterstrand, M.S.
Kris A. Wetterstrand, M.S.
  • Scientific Liaison to the Director for Extramural Activities
  • Office of the Director
Susan Vasquez
Susan Vasquez
  • Special Assistant to the Director
  • Office of the Director
Yasmeen C. Beckett
Yasmeen C. Beckett
  • Executive Assistant to the Director and Executive Officer
  • Office of the Director
Faye Brown
Faye A. Brown
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Office of the Director

Last updated: May 16, 2022