Leadership for Geisinger’s research enterprise is provided by David H. Ledbetter, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. A geneticist with an interest in genetics of pediatric developmental disorders, Dr. Ledbetter is Geisinger's first full-time chief scientific officer. He guides the growth of research across the Geisinger Health System, and helps develop research in the clinical areas as well as in the research centers and institutes. In this role he is assisted by Judith Argon, Chief Administrative Officer for Research as well as David Carey, PhD, Associate Chief Research Officer and Cathy Beinlich, PhD, Associate Vice President, who provide scientific oversight and administrative support to Geisinger's centers and institutes. Research in the clinical divisions is guided by the division chairs and department chiefs; some divisions have directors of research. A number of administrative directors and managers provide organizational support to the research community.