Wright State University and Premier Health
Clinical Trials Research Alliance
4035 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45431
Arthur S. Pickoff, M.D.
Founder and responsible for the overall direction of the Clinical Trials Research Alliance
Mark Wysong, M.B.A.
Director of Operations
Founder and responsible for all operational aspects of the Clinicial Trials Research Alliance
Loren Friedman, M.S.
Director of Clinical Trials
Responsible for the development and integration of clincial trials across Wright State University, Premier Health, and community affiliates
Beth Burnside, M.A., CCRP
Clinical Research Manager
Oversees the start-up and execution of all CTRA clinical trials by collaborating closely with investigators, research coordinators, sponsors, and Contract Research Organizations
Julie Carstens, M.P.A.
Director of Compliance
Responsible for the CTRA Compliance Program, including developing Standard Operating Procedures, providing training and educational opportunities, and managing the financial disclosure process
Rachel Smith, M.Ed.
The primary point of contact with the Institutional Review Boards, investigators, research staff, and industry sponsors with regard to execution, approval, and maintenance of regulatory documents
Diane Mehling, RN, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)
Negotiates all clinical trial budgets for CTRA with sponsors
Tracks sponsor payment and invoices, makes payments to sites and investigators, and manages internal CTRA financials and budget
Communications and Community Outreach Consultant
Coordinates CTRA’s corporate communications to increase awareness of the benefits of clinical trials for patients in Southwest Ohio and of CTRA’s capabilities to clinician, investigator, and sponsor audiences
Assistant to the Director of Operations
Coordinates the Clinical Trials Research Alliance office and assists all team members
Clinical Research Coordinators
Atrium Medical Center
Caitlin Conaway, MSN, RN
Sandy Fletcher, BSN, RN, CNOR, OCN, CCRP
Good Samaritan Hospital
Lisa Guerra-Hartman, BSN, RN
Annie Neff, BSN RN
Miami Valley Hospital
Trisha Brunner, RN, BSN
Ellen Cato, RN, OCN
Linda Clark, MSN, RN
Kathy Fennig, MS, RN
Joy Johnson-Bradford, RN
Nancy Kibler, RN
Sue Mackey, RRT
Don McHone, RN, BSN
Trish McVey, RN, BSN, C-EFM
Dawn Shields, BS
Angie Shoen, RN, BSN
Kaye Snow, RN, BSN, C-EFM