Stephanie Bonhomme, J.D., is the chief of NICHD’s Ethics Branch, which advises NICHD staff and manages requirements for employee ethical conduct within the context of outside activities, financial disclosures, conflicts of interest, political activity, and other areas.
Ms. Bonhomme began her career at NIH as a technology transfer specialist with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Since then, she has worked closely with scientists and administrative professionals in a variety of roles, including time as an ethics official with the NIH Ethics Office. She also served as an ethics official for the Health Resources and Service Administration within HHS and as an international health specialist for two details with the HHS Office of Global Affairs (OGA).
Outside of her HHS work, Ms. Bonhomme was the associate ethics counselor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeastern region. In that role, she developed and managed a program serving more than 1,200 employees located throughout 10 states and the Caribbean.
Ms. Bonhomme earned a B.A. in communications from Marymount University and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She graduated from the NIH Management Intern program during her first OGA detail. As a management intern, she served a short detail with the National Human Genome Research Institute, where she helped plan the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. She values public service and helping people navigate challenging situations, and looks forward to advising employees, as a strategic partner, in the furtherance of the NICHD mission.