MHRI Human Resources Integration

The MHRI Human Resources Team: Melissa (Mel) Goodrich, Kathi Edwards, and Susanne Selzer

As announced at the Spring Town Halls, MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) now has corporate support for the Human Resources department. This unified approach to human resources (HR) will allow MHRI to utilize system-wide tools to best benefit our associates.

Melissa (Mel) Goodrich has joined MHRI as our Corporate Director of Human Resources. She has been with MedStar for nearly four years, starting with Cardiovascular Associates. Goodrich also supports MedStar Health’s Diversified Businesses. “I’m excited to learn about the Research Institute and learn how we can best support all of the associates,” said Goodrich.

Kathi Edwards has joined MHRI as our Human Resources Business Partner. She will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the MHRI HR department and will be located at the University Town Center offices. Edwards has over 13 years of HR experience. She will be responsible for new hire orientation, training, professional development, associate coaching/mentoring, engagement activities, status changes, and HR communications. She will serve as the point person for Talent Manager, SiTEL, EdAssist, and payroll and benefit questions/inquiries. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be back in a research environment and look forward to working with the brilliant minds here at MHRI,” said Edwards.

Kelly McNiff, MedStar Health HR Business Partner, will provide additional support for MHRI associates. Susanne Selzer continues to be a valuable member of the HR team and will focus on recruitment, hiring, and selection of qualified talent to join the MHRI team. She will become part of the unified MedStar Health recruitment team, allowing access to the wealth of recruitment resources within MedStar Health.

Susanne Selzer continues to be a valuable member of the HR team and will focus on recruitment, hiring, and selection of qualified talent to join the MHRI team. She has become part of the unified MedStar Health recruitment team, allowing her access to the wealth of recruitment resources within MedStar Health to support MHRI. Susanne will continue to be located at the UTC offices.

Karen Wade will continue to serve as a key member of the MHRI Executive Team in her current role as Vice President of Research Administration. In this role, she is responsible for the overall management of the organization in partnership with the Vice President of Research Operations, Mary Anne Hinkson. Guided by the objectives of the organization, she provides leadership, management and the vision necessary to ensure the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively support our organizational structure.

Given the growth and direction of MHRI, this new HR structure will provide the infrastructure necessary to support the MHRI of the future. If you have any questions, please contact the MHRI HR department.