Kathy Wyszynski joined HHMI as chief human resources officer in 2012.
As chief human resources officer, Wyszynski oversees all aspects of HR for the Institute, including human resources strategy, recruitment, benefits and compensation, visa administration, performance management, training and development, and employee relations.
For 10 years prior to coming to HHMI, Wyszynski served in various human resources leadership roles in the office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the US House of Representatives. Significant accomplishments during her tenure at the House included development of a Human Capital Strategic Plan, a competency-based performance management system, and a professional development program for staff.
Prior to joining the House, Wyszynski served in multiple roles including head of human resources at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. The organization was founded in 1983 by President Reagan to support research and education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and throughout the military medical community, and serve as a link between military researchers and the private medical sector.
Wyszynski received a bachelor's degree in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in public administration from American University. A member of both the Society for Human Resource Professionals and HR People & Strategy (HRPS), Wyszynski has also been a member of WorldatWork since 1995.