Leadership Team

Our diverse leadership team has been hand-selected to provide our partners with industry-leading clinical expertise and superior customer service through seamless collaboration.

Bradley D. Vince, DO

CEO & Chief Medical Officer

Bio

With 25 years of experience in the clinical research industry, Dr. Brad Vince has served as an Investigator in over 700 clinical trials and authored numerous scientific publications. He also has deep industry experience in government studies, including acting as Principal Investigator for various FDA and NIH trials. In addition to founding Vince & Associates Clinical Research in 2001 and serving as president for nearly two decades, Dr. Vince has consulted for sites, CROs and biopharmaceutical companies. He is well-known in the clinical research industry for his passion, energy and 24/7/365 availability.

Joni Glandon

Chief Financial Officer

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Joni Glandon, Chief Financial Officer, has nearly 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, with the last decade focused on early phase clinical development. Ms. Glandon received her degree in Accounting and Finance from Iowa State University and has extensive experience creating financial and clinical study budgets, financial reporting and analysis and system implementations. She leads the team responsible for creating all clinical trial site budgets and ensuring that they meet the needs of our biopharmaceutical sponsors.

Beth Williams

Executive Director, Clinical Trial Services

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Beth Williams, Executive Director of Clinical Trial Services, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 13 years. Her leadership role is rooted in practical experiences developed as a project manager. Beth is responsible for key project activities including the operational conduct of studies, coordination of vendors and client communication. Beth maintains high quality, scientific and ethical standards while ensuring timely management of the study from protocol inception to CSR finalization.

Lynn Webster, MD

Executive Vice President, Scientific Affairs

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Dr. Webster is an internationally recognized clinical research expert in pain and addiction medicine. He has participated as an Investigator in hundreds of clinical trials and has authored more than 300 peer reviewed articles. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and addiction medicine. He is the former co-founder of Lifetree Medical as well as an editor of Pain Medicine. Dr. Webster also serves as a peer reviewer of several professional journals and is a National Institute of Health grant reviewer. He has significant expertise in clinical research with a focus in experimental and human pain models, human abuse potential studies as well as assessing drugs’ effects on respiratory depression.

Steven Hull, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Medical Director & Principal Investigator

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Dr. Steven Hull joins DVCR as a seasoned researcher having participated in more than 500 clinical trials as an Investigator or Medical Monitor. He practiced internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and sleep medicine for over 30 years and holds certificates in numerous clinical research competencies. Dr. Hull takes pride in his hands-on approach and collegiality, which provides DVCR with the medical expertise and guidance to enhance the performance, quality and oversight of the investigators and research team.

George J. Atiee, MD

Medical Monitor & Principal Investigator

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Dr. George Atiee has over 35 years of experience in clinical research and has participated as an investigator in well over 300 clinical studies. Before his role with DVCR, Dr. Atiee served in various leadership roles such as Vice President, Medical Director, Site Director and Lab Director for multiple CROs. Dr. Atiee brings a unique perspective to our organization with his ability to assess critical study paths and provide operations teams with efficient strategies for enrollment, data collection and biomedical interventions.

William J. Lavery, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Dr. William Lavery serves as a Principal Investigator at DVCR. He has participated in over 40 clinical trials as a Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator and is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. In his journey to become a Physician Scientist, Dr. Lavery earned a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Dr. Lavery has published over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters as well as presented at numerous national meetings. Prior to joining DVCR, he worked in private practice treating adult and pediatric patients for various allergy, asthma and immunologic disorders.

Sheldon Preskorn, MD

Senior Vice President, Neuroscience

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Dr. Preskorn is an academic physician, psychiatrist, clinical researcher, neuropsychopharmacologist and medical educator. He has worked with over 140 pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic companies and has worked on 16 successful New Drug Applications. His publications include over 500 medical papers, books and book chapters. Further, he has been cited in medical literature over 18,000 times. Dr. Preskorn has served as a consultant to the FDA, EMA and NIH and has lectured in 55 countries and at most medical schools in the US and throughout the world.

Caitlyn Logan

Senior Director, Clinical Operations

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Caitlyn Logan is an experienced industry veteran in the CRO space. She has managed multiple CRO departments including quality control, training and clinical operations. Caitlyn also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt achieved in 2017 and was also part of the six-year B.A./M.D. program at UMKC where she earned her B.A. in Chemistry.

Chris Hardage

Director, Clinical Trial Services

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Chris Hardage has over 25 years of clinical research experience with an emphasis on early clinical development and Phase 1 studies for over 20 years. His industry experience includes clinical trial coordination, project management, clinical monitoring, quality control, clinic operations and site management. Chris leverages his extensive and diversified background daily to ensure that optimal customer service is achieved throughout the client relationship.

Korey Nevitt

Executive Director, Site Partnerships

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Korey Nevitt, Executive Director of Site Partnerships, has been in clinical research for over two decades with robust experience in operations, commercial strategy and planning and global site partnerships. Korey is responsible for the growth and expansion of our strategically aligned site partners ensuring our multi-site studies are conducted by the most capable investigators that they are aligned with our commitment to speed, customer service and delivering the highest quality data possible to our biopharmaceutical clients.

George Hardie

Executive Director, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research

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George Hardie, Executive Director of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research, has over 37 years of experience in Inhalation Toxicology and clinical research. He possesses extensive knowledge of respiratory disease and tobacco harm reduction. Previously, George served as the head of clinical research for a major tobacco company and has authored/co-authored 20 peer-reviewed papers on tobacco harm reduction.

Michelle Neaderhiser

Director, Study Management

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Michelle Neaderhiser is a registered nurse with over 25 years of clinical research experience. Her expertise is in the management of Clinical Operations and Study Management for Phase 1 clinical trials. She focuses on completing comprehensive protocol reviews as they relate to operationalizing trials for clinical conduct. She is known for collaboratively working with multiple departments to effectively conduct trials from study start-up through final report. She prides herself on prioritizing client requests and providing excellent customer service.

Zach Bader

Vice President, Business Development

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Zach Bader, Vice President of Business Development, has more than 13 years of experience in the CRO industry in both operations and business development positions. Mr. Bader has managed multiple global teams in his past roles at both small and large CROs. He also has a proven track record for helping sponsors navigate through their early phase needs.

Greg Dodds

Vice President, Business Development

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Greg has worked in the CRO industry in both business development and commercial leadership roles for over two decades.  His experience in preclinical, early clinical and late clinical research provides him with deep knowledge of the drug development process.  For the past 11 years, Greg’s focus has been on the early clinical development space.  He is known for building strong, long-term relationships with clients based on trust and responsiveness.

Ajesh Raju

Senior Project Manager

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Ajesh Raju, Senior Project Manager, has worked in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry for over 13 years. With this wealth of experience, he has honed his skills in leading teams, managing timelines and successfully delivering clinical studies from start-up to close-out. His expertise includes stakeholder management, risk assessment and problem-solving. Ajesh is responsible for all project management related activities.

Anita Phillips

Senior Project Manager

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Anita Phillips, Senior Project Manager, has over 20 years of combined experience in project management, business development, quality assurance and the laboratory. Anita has extensive experience running single-site and multi-site Phase I-III clinical trials with large pharma and CROs. Anita is a goal-oriented professional with impeccable organization and time management skills, dedicated to meeting active timelines while maintaining the highest quality for all studies from protocol inception to CSR finalization.

Brandi Eckard

Director, Recruitment

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Brandi Eckard has more than nine years of experience in the clinical research industry, focusing solely on study volunteer recruitment. Her recruitment efforts range in a variety of populations, from healthy volunteers to patient population trials, and she has a successful track record of recruiting studies on time.

Cara White

Senior Manager, Data Management

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Cara White is the Senior Manager of Data Management at Dr. Vince Clinical Research. Cara has worked in the clinical research industry for over a decade, with experience in recruitment and laboratory, and she currently specializes in data management. As a Database designer and Lead Data Manager, Cara specialized in ensuring data integrity and accuracy in clinical trials by following CDISC and SDTM guidelines. Cara’s responsibilities include managing the design of eSource for all data capture as well as reviewing and cleaning data after the trial has been completed to ensure prompt database delivery.

Carrie Ketchem

Manager, Biometrics

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Carrie Ketchem, Manager of Biometrics, is in her 7th year of clinical research. She entered the industry as a biostatistician in 2017 after earning her master’s degree in applied statistics from Pennsylvania State University. Though she has worked across all study phases, her primary focus has been in early phase development. Carrie has held roles in biostatistics, project and team management. Further, she is experienced in directing biometrics workflow, managing partnerships with sponsors and vendors and providing high-quality deliverables throughout the study life cycle.

Cassandra Pulliam

Contracts & Proposals Manager

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Cassandra Pulliam, Contracts and Proposals Manager, has over 20 years of health care experience, with over 10 of those years focusing on Phase 1 clinical research. Most of her career has been spent developing budgets and proposals and overseeing all aspects of contracts through execution. She works with all departments to ensure the budgets are created accurately and match the scope of the project. She is passionate about each new potential study she works on and strives to meet sponsor expectations and deadlines.

Crystal Sounakhen

Senior Study Manager

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Crystal Sounakhen, Senior Study Manager, has more than 10 years of research experience as a coordinator and study manager focused on Phase I studies in both healthy volunteers and patient populations. Crystal serves as one of the primary points of contact to ensure seamless communication and project oversight throughout study conduct.

Donnie Keeney, PharmD

Senior Staff Pharmacist

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Donnie Keeney has been a licensed pharmacist for nearly a decade. Early in his career, he served as the pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) at several retail pharmacies before joining the clinical research industry. Over the last seven years, Donnie has practiced as a phase I clinical research pharmacist. He has gained extensive experience with a variety of dose preparations, including sterile preparation of large and small molecules, over-encapsulation, non-sterile to sterile formulations, non-sterile compounding and many others.

Donna Dawli

Senior Project Manager

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Donna Dawli, Senior Project Manager, has more than 10 years of experience in clinical trials. She brings a wealth of Phase I-IV project management experience and an extensive background in Medical Writing and Bioanalytical Services. Donna is highly skilled in both single-site and multi-site clinical trials. Her outstanding organization skills are indispensable assets in her role, resulting in the utmost quality from study award to archive.

Gerald Martin

Manager, Screening

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Gerald has 10 years of experience in the clinical research industry. He spent much of his early clinical research career in the laboratory. His last 4 years were dedicated to conducting screening and follow-up visits. He prides himself in the informed consent process and building rapport with the clinical trial participants.

Iqra Shaikh

Manager, Site Partnerships

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Iqra Shaikh, Manager of Site Partnerships, brings over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to her role. With a foundation built on practical expertise as a study start-up specialist, Iqra oversees pre-activation activities including site selection, feasibility assessments and client communications. She is committed to ensuring rigorous adherence to scientific integrity and ethical guidelines while effectively managing multi-site studies from site selection to activation.

Jeff Heinzman

Senior Project Manager

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Jeff Heinzman has overseen Phase 1 studies for more than 12 years, with roles in project management and clinical operations. His advocacy for transparent communication and elevating the sponsor experience guides our team to uniquely complement early phase projects from both small and large pharmaceutical clients.

Jon Larson

Director, Clinical Programs

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Jon Larson is the Director, Clinical Programs at Dr. Vince Clinical Research. He brings over two decades of healthcare experience with nine years focused on clinical research. He has managed multiple clinical offices including sleep labs, physician practices and urgent care centers. He is known for his clinical knowledge and team development skills.

Justin Couture

Director, Safety Operations

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Justin Couture has been a nationally registered paramedic for 15 years, with over a decade of work specifically in clinical research. He has held several roles in the medical research field, ranging from direct patient care to clinic supervision and project management. He is Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Karen Beede

Manager, Data Management

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Karen Beede Manager, Data Management, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 15 years. Karen has spent the last 10 years working in early phase clinical trials and has held several leadership positions during her time in early phase and in a large CRO.

Kari Young

Manager, Food Services

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Kari Young has more than seven years of experience in the clinical research industry. She started her research career on the clinic floor as a clinical research technician. Her last five years have been dedicated to food services which includes extensive experience in protocol-driven critical meals.

Lora Adriano

Senior Study Manager

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Lora Adriano, Senior Study Manger, has over 25 years of experience as both a research coordinator and study manager with the last 15 years focused on Phase 1 trials. Lora has broad expertise in both healthy volunteer and patient population trials. She maintains clinical project oversight throughout study conduct to ensure study milestones are met as promised to our biopharmaceutical clients.

Mark Gasper

Manager, Laboratory Operations

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Mark Gasper holds the position of Manager, Laboratory Operations. Mark has 10 years of laboratory experience with more than eight of those years in Phase I clinical research. He has a range of experience from roles as head of shipping and sample logistics as well as leadership roles communicating between sponsors and central and local labs. He is known for managing supply chains to meet project timelines.

Michelle Braithwait

Manager, Safety Operations

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With 29 years of service as a paramedic, Michelle Braithwait functions as Manager, Safety Operations. Braithwait received a Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and is advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) certified. Her decade of clinical research experience includes multiple roles in the field, ranging from IP administration and telemetry monitoring to a director role of a 100+ bed Phase I unit. 

Molly Walker

Manager, Quality Control

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Molly Walker joins DVCR with over six years of clinical research experience specializing in clinical quality control. She is responsible for reviewing data to verify it was obtained pursuant to protocol, established SOPs and regulatory guidelines. She also prioritizes the review of study data to ensure that good documentation practices are maintained throughout the company in accordance with ICH/GCP guidelines. Molly’s steadfast attention to detail is a key factor in our ability to deliver clients’ study data that is above industry standards. 

Paul Watson

Facilities Manager

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Paul Watson, Facilities Manager, has more than 25 years of experience working across the clinical research industry. Paul has served as a research coordinator conducting various patient population clinical trials. He has also been a facilities manager at a Phase I unit and is known for his attention to detail.

Robert Wall

Manager, Regulatory

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Robert Wall serves as the Manager, Regulatory, overseeing all aspects related to Regulatory, Document Management and Institutional Review Board Submissions for DVCR and their external site network. He has spent the last eight years in clinical research, working in Document and Trial Master File Management for large CROs before moving into Regulatory Management. Robert has held several leadership and subject matter expert positions during his clinical research career, developing and refining numerous processes related to Document Management and Regulatory at DVCR.

Rose Gerringer

Ratings Manager

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Rose Gerringer, Ratings Manager, oversees subjective data collection at DVCR. Rose brings 25 years of experience as an instructor in both corporate and academic settings to train staff and volunteers in the collection of primary endpoints for human abuse potential and acute pain models. Rose’s clinical pharmacology research experience spans 12 years with eight of those in subjective data collection and four in regulatory compliance.

Stephanie Yeado

Manager, Study Support

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Stephanie Yeado serves DVCR as the Manager of the Study Support team. Stephanie has over 12 years of clinical research experience with 10 years in the Phase I clinical research space. Her expertise includes resource planning, protocol reviews and timeline builds. Stephanie’s experience allows her to identify and mitigate potential risks to clinical timelines ensuring that studies are executed per protocol and promised timelines are met.

Shari Clark

Director, Laboratory Operations

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Shari Clark serves DVCR as Director, Laboratory Operations. Shari has over 25 years of laboratory and clinical research experience. She is also a certified Medical Technologist and has spent 15 years in Data Management. Clark has held several leadership positions during her time at a Phase I unit as well as two large CROs.

Tasha Velazquez

Manager, Training

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Tasha Velazquez, Training Manager, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Her nine years in clinical research combined with her in-depth knowledge of clinic procedures are instrumental in the training of our research staff. Tasha leverages her knowledge and skills during didactical instruction to create an ideal training environment that improves staff learning, comprehension and performance within the Dr. Vince Clinical Research organization.

Todd Janssen, RPh

Director, Pharmacy Operations

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Todd Janssen has been a practicing registered pharmacist (RPh) for over 30 years with the last 12 years focused on phase 1 clinical research. Janssen’s 12+ years of early phase experience have provided invaluable expertise in clinical trial dose preparation including nasal insufflation, powder in capsule, over-encapsulation, aseptic preparation and powder in solution applications. He received training in compounding at the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).

Tom Slaughter

Manager, Quality Systems

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Tom Slaughter has over two decades of experience in quality department roles within the pharmaceutical industry and early clinical development space. He has broad expertise implementing and maintaining quality compliance with applicable regulations including cross-functional team building. His former roles include Chemist and Director of Quality Control and Pharmacy QC Specialist. Tom leads a company-wide initiative to leverage and integrate multiple technology-based platforms that create the optimal environment for study execution.

Tony Cardozo

Manager, Statistical Programming

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Tony Cardozo, Manager of Statistical Programming, brings over a decade of specialized experience in biostatistics. Tony drives initiatives to optimize biometrics processes and implement cutting-edge programming tools, significantly advancing project timelines and data accuracy. He ensures his team delivers industry-compliant datasets that uphold the highest scientific and ethical standards.

Tye Jennings

Human Resources Manager

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Tye Jennings holds the position of Human Resources Manager at DVCR. She has 10 years of experience as a human resources professional with the past two years in clinical research. Tye has co-led the HR team at a global company, developing effective recruitment strategies and implementing new policies and procedures. She has a passion for fostering a positive workplace culture and facilitating employee development.

Tye Jennings

Human Resources Manager

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Tye Jennings holds the position of Human Resources Manager at DVCR. She has 10 years of experience as a human resources professional with the past two years in clinical research. Tye has co-led the HR team at a global company, developing effective recruitment strategies and implementing new policies and procedures. She has a passion for fostering a positive workplace culture and facilitating employee development.

Tye Jennings

Human Resources Manager

Bio

Tye Jennings holds the position of Human Resources Manager at DVCR. She has 10 years of experience as a human resources professional with the past two years in clinical research. Tye has co-led the HR team at a global company, developing effective recruitment strategies and implementing new policies and procedures. She has a passion for fostering a positive workplace culture and facilitating employee development.