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President & CEO

The Forsyth Institute, a leading independent not-for-profit research institute dedicated to improving oral health and overall wellness, seeks a transformational leader to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Forsyth's portfolio includes basic, translational and clinical research, community-benefit programs for underserved populations, and international programs and collaborations.
In 1910 the Forsyth family endowed the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children, creating the basis for two critically important clinical and research fields – pediatric dentistry and the biology of the oral cavity. Over the last half century, Forsyth's mission and vision has broadened. Today, the Institute conducts cutting-edge biomedical research and translational clinical research that focuses on the mouth as a gateway to the body, as well as a means to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of oral and associated systemic diseases. It also continues its historic commitment to children via its landmark ForsythKids oral disease screening and prevention program as well as through national and international collaborations.
The President and CEO will join this renowned Institute at a transformational time and shape its vision for the coming decades. Taking advantage of the organization's size and nimbleness, s/he will identify new research opportunities that will create impact and expand the reach of the Institute, work to establish connections and collaborations with other research institutions, aggressively seek to broaden the base of financial support for long-term sustainability and foster a transparent, supportive, and accountability-driven culture that encourages scientists to produce their best work.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Forsyth Institute will provide leadership for all institutional activities and operations. In addition to oversight of Forsyth's scientific, clinical, educational, and community outreach programs, s/he provides guidance for financial planning, public relations and development activities, new business initiatives and corporate relationships, as well as strategic planning and implementation.
The ideal candidate will be a scientist who brings passion for the Institute's work as well as a vision for expanding its reach and impact. S/he will have a proven track record as entrepreneur and agent of change. Active leadership of institutional efforts to generate new revenue streams and their effective utilization to promote Forsyth's mission will be an area of emphasis. It is essential that s/he bring exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, a strong public presence and an ability to inspire others.
The Forsyth Institute has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm based in Boston, to conduct the search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications may be directed to the Daniel Rodas, Vice President, Phillip Petree, Managing Associate, and Michael O'Shea, Associate, Isaacson, Miller, at