2019 Election Results
Quincy Byrdsong, EdD, CCRP, CIP
Executive Director for Research Administration, WellStar Health System/WellStar Research Institute
Marietta, GA USA
Vision Statement: As I approach my sixteenth year of consecutive membership in the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA), I continue to marvel at the international impact the organization has had across all aspects of the clinical research spectrum. My vision for SOCRA is to maintain its position as the international leader in clinical research education, development, and certifi cation while serving as the defi nitive resource for elevating the clinical research profession. As Treasurer and Board Member, I have worked side-by-side with the last six SOCRA Presidents and have been an active participant in developing the strategic direction for the organization. I am most appreciative of your support and confi dence in me over the course of my current and previous roles. During that time, I have also visited and worked with many SOCRA members at the Chapter and institutional level and understand that partnerships between SOCRA leadership and its members are necessary to take SOCRA to the next level. As your President, I would bring my experience and unwavering commitment to SOCRA and its membership with a passionate approach to your professional growth as an ambassador for clinical research. I am honored and deeply humbled by the nomination for President of the Society for Clinical Research Associates. Thank you for your consideration.
Jennifer Goldfarb, MSN, RN, CCRP
VP of Clinical Research Operations, The IMA Group
Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA
Vision Statement: SOCRA has supported my professional development since 2001, providing me with an educational foundation and connecting me with the resources needed to build a successful and rewarding career in clinical research. I have been honored to serve on SOCRA’s Board of Directors since 2016 in support of SOCRA’s mission to promote clinical research excellence and to empower my colleagues on their career path. The Society truly exists for the benefi t of its members and provides an opportunity to be part of the bigger picture in a meaningful way. As Treasurer, I will bring my clinical research knowledge, passion, and dedication to fully serve the Society’s membership and to continue SOCRA’s mission to provide opportunities for education, networking, and certification for all clinical research professionals.
Catherine Hudson, MPH, CCRC, CCRP
Director, Research Administration, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Vision Statement: My entire professional career has been involved in various aspects of research. Over the past twenty-eight years my exposure to basic science research, clinical trials coordination (including community-based, investigator-initiated projects) and research administration has given me a unique perspective and a desire to see the field continue to grow and evolve. It would be an honor to serve as a member of the SOCRA Board of Directors. Because of my experiences I believe that I can contribute in a meaningful way and it would be an excellent opportunity for me to learn from a diverse and dedicated group of peers and colleagues.
Greg Staios, MSc, CCRP
Manager, Research Quality and Privacy, Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada
Vision Statement: Over the years, SOCRA has been an immense resource and a platform for my personal and professional growth. I’ve had the chance to become involved in various initiatives within SOCRA and look forward to further contributing to the mission of this organization as a member of the Board of Directors. If elected, I will strive to support members by providing guidance and mentorship to those in our field with a focus on supporting newcomers and students in becoming confident and competent clinical research professionals. Additionally, I look forward to expanding offerings that support members in being able to thrive in our demanding profession and providing resources such that they can lead and support their teams in building resiliency. I thank you for taking the time to read my vision statement and hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future.
Tina Willbee, BS, CCRP
Project Manager, Oncology, Covance
Vision Statement: I am currently serving a one-year term on the Board of Directors and have gained valuable insight of the operation. I would be honored to continue to serve on the board for a full three-year term. I will continue to apply SOCRA’s mission and provide mentorship and education to the SOCRA community with enthusiasm. Having the unique experience to have managed at the site level for many years and now as a project manager on the sponsor side of the business I can share my knowledge about the challenges and roadblocks that both sides face. I will bring a fresh set of ideas to keep all members engaged with continuing education. I will apply my experience and knowledge to assist in the development of a robust global education program for all members. I will bring energy, dedication, and commitment to serve the society and all of its members.
Donna Williams, BS, RN, CCRP
Project Administrative Officer, Clinical Trials. SUNY Upstate Cancer Center
Vision Statement: As the Co-Chairperson for the Upstate New York Chapter of SOCRA and with 16 years of clinical reserach experince, I have gained considerable insight into the importance and need for education and certification. I have tried to convey this knowledge through the chapter meetings with expanded research related information, data management tips, and regulatory content. Becoming a member of the Board of Directors will allow me to serve the membership, gain a different perspective, and also allow me to work on educational projects that will guide us into the future.