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Work experience

Sep 2011Present


Scent of Water Foundation

Co-founded non-profit charity to provide relief to individuals with financial challenges suffering from all types of cancer.  Establish policies and procedures in collaboration with other board members.  Establish IT infrastructure, website, and social media presence.  Ensure compliance with IRS regulations and patient protected information. Oversee fundraising campaigns.  Review all medical referrals and patient grant applications.

Feb 2012May 2012


Indepedent Consultant

Provided consulting to a Seattle biotechnology company and closeout data analysis and auditing to ensure protocol compliance.  Reviewed onsite and remote clinical sites' patient charts and compliance with National Committee for Quality Assurance metrics as a HEDIS abstractor.

Sep 2011Jan 2012

Clinical Oncology Research Coordinator

Northwest Medical Specialities, Inc.

Continued support of Northwest Medical Specialties initiated at MultiCare Health System as lead coordinator. Screened and recruited for an average of 25 Phase II and Phase III pharmaceutical clinical research protocols for five clinic locations. Accessed sponsor IVRS system to randomize patients. Ordered all study-related treatments using electronic medical records program. Captured trial-related data and maintained patient records and query completion including SAE's. Reviewed protocol budgets, prepared patient check requests, and sponsor reimbursement requests.

Oct 2007Sep 2011

Community Clinical Oncology Program Research Coordinator

MultiCare Health System

Coordinated average of 65 Phase II and Phase III National Cancer Institute protocols in partnership with 12 community providers in four clinics. Served as lead coordinator for tertiary cancer center. Assisted surgeon in operating room to collect pre- and post-treatment biopsies and other protocol-related biomarkers. Completed credentialing requirements for specific trials and sponsors. Evaluated local patient population to ensure adherence of available protocols to demographic needs. Screened, recruited, and consented oncology patients for participation in research protocols. Ordered all study-related treatments using electronic medical records program. Procured protocol drugs and managed accountability records. Captured trial-related data and maintained patient records and query completion including SAEs.

  • Increased cooperative clinical trial enrollment by 33% over grant expectation resulting in increased grant funding as well as hiring of another full-time staff member.
  • Participated in and successfully passed '11 ACOSO audit with research commendations.
  • Assisted in and contributed to passing of '08 ACOSO audit with research commendations.
  • Functioned as sole administrator and manager of Patient Assistance Fund for research patients.
  • Served as Cancer Committee member and attended weekly Tumor Board meetings.
Dec 2007Jul 2008

Project Coordinator, Department of Surgery

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Coordinated multiple Lean initiatives to improve operational efficiency and patient safety. Created and updated Department of Surgery Intranet Web site. Designed detailed office and process value stream maps. Developed and implemented Department of Surgery project trackers.

  • Worked with clinic managers to develop staff training, reduce non-productive physician time, increase profits, and implement electronic medical record tracking through innovative systems.
Jul 2006Sep 2006

Department Supervisor

Northwest Kinetics, Inc.

Oversaw Regulatory Affairs, reviewed and revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), and revamped department internal and external systems to reduce information flow times for submissions and reports. Authored informed consents and correspondence with Institutional Review Board.

Sep 2004Jul 2006

Clinical Research Coordinator / Project Manager

Northwest Kinetics, Inc

Managed teams of research assistants conducting up to six simultaneous Phase I and Phase II trials with individual budgets averaging $1 million. Acted as central information repository for all internal and external communications. Consented participants, drafted procedural letters and regulatory documents, and created and maintained training modules, source documents, and study databases. Worked in specialties of Cardiology, Immunology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, and Neurology.

  • Developed sponsor relations and repeat business as a sponsor-requested coordinator.
  • Successfully conducted $1.75-million pharmaceutical trial.
  • Consistently ensured delivery of all projects on time and within budget.




Professional Associations

Society of Research Administrators International ~ Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Association for Women in Science ~ Women in Bio ~ Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

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