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ACMG: Melanie Wells

Melanie Wells has been named as the new CEO of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The first African-American and the first woman to lead the organization, Wells will succeed ACMG Interim CEO Robert Best. Wells joined the ACMG and the ACMG Foundation in 2016 as director of administration and has been chief operations officer since 2020. Previously, she was chief operating officer for the Society for Public Health Education, as well as executive director of Capital City Area Health Education Center in Washington, DC. She received a master of public health in health policy and management with a concentration in healthcare organizations and management from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She also holds a BS in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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