Forsyth Appoints Diane MacDonald Chief Operating Officer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 2 --  Forsyth today announced that Diane MacDonald has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position at the Institute. In this role, she will oversee core administrative functions at the world-leading oral health research organization.  MacDonald most recently led financial and administrative operations at the Broad Institute as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

“I am thrilled to welcome someone of Diane’s caliber to the Forsyth management team,” said Phil Stashenko, President and Chief Executive Officer of Forsyth. “Her experience will help us maximize operational efficiencies for our research enterprise and help us meet the changing demands facing independent research organizations today.”

MacDonald will be responsible for developing, leading and promoting the efficient and effective delivery of operational, administrative and governance arrangements for the Forsyth Institute. She has a breadth of finance and operations experience spanning her 27 year career in nonprofit, higher education and government settings. In her tenure at the Broad, she was responsible for establishing financial planning and operations for the organization. In addition to her work with the Broad Institute, MacDonald has held leadership positions with the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, Health Care for All & Community Catalyst, and the City of Boston.

About The Forsyth Institute
The Forsyth is the only independent research institute in the U.S. specializing in oral health and related conditions. Founded in 1910, the not-for-profit organization is focused on reinventing oral and overall health through pioneering biomedical research and transformational healthcare practices. Forsyth’s portfolio includes basic, translational and clinical research, an active technology transfer and corporate collaborations effort, and community programs that benefit underserved populations locally, nationally and internationally. For more information about Forsyth visit its website at www.forsyth.org.