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Betty Lanier

Community Affairs, Employee Affairs & Philanthropy Specialist

Work experience

Mar 2012May 2016

Global Community Affairs Specialist, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability


Corporate Administration, Corporate  Responsibility & Academic Outreach

Returned to similar position as May 2001-Dec 2004 with the company.

  • Management multi-million dollar Charitable Giving Budget and wellness
  • Public Relations - global
  • Academic Outreach & Internships
  • Community Relations - local and global
  • Globalization of PPD programs - adjusting to cultural differences globally with interests of keeping our main goals intact
  • Reported to Global Vice President of HR and then Global Vice President of Corporate Headquarters Communications
Jul 2010Feb 2012

Practice Management & Administration

MCBH Engineers, PLLC
  • General Executive Assistant to all four Owner/Partners as well as support varying staff.
  • Office management
  • Project coordination
  • Engineering project specifications revisions
  • Licensing updates
  • Governmental 254 and 255 updates and tracking
  • Contracts and proposals
  • Project setups
  • Website and profiles for partners and team members maintenance
  • Project coordination with architects, fellow engineers and contractors.
Jan 2009Mar 2010

Practice Manager

ACT Medical Group

ACT provides Medical Directorship, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy services to Long-Term Care Facilities, Enhanced Service Agencies/Behavioral Health Providers and Corporations wishing to offer onsite health care to their consumers or residents.

  • Executive Assistant to Clincal Director, President, therapists, and staff clinicians in the office and in the field 
  • Orientation coordination for new employees, including ordering telephones, medical books, primary care supplies, prescriptions up to date with all clinician licenses, standard medical forms that cover all disciplines of primary care, physchotherapy and psychiatry
  • Orientation materials for medical providers
  • Contract coordination with Business Development team.  Process contract start ups, contract discontinuations and services that change with each facility
  • Maintain a HIPAA compliant atmosphere
  • Schedule and coordinate pharmaceutical representative luncheons with staff and clinicians.
  • Company assets and report to HR and Finance Director as changes occur.
  • Credentialing of new clinicians
  • Coordinate Business Development team with contracts, consents, COIs, and Business Associate Addendum Agreements
  • Coordinate with recruiters on new clinician needs and arrangements
  • Participate in new clinician orientation and expansion of clinical form processes
  • Clinical forms for Primary Care, Phychotherapy and Psychiatry as well as general Human Resources information 
  • Coordinate IT for any and all changes made to office equipment and services.
  • Company policy manuals
  • Company ON CALL schedule for after hours and weekends for nurses and doctors
Dec 2009Dec 2009

Construction Administration Coordinator

TMC Taylor Construction (Temporary Contract)
  • Administrative project coordination
  • Owner/Contractor construction contract development and revisions
  • Application for payment requests
  • Project status reports
  • Change orders
  • Visit project sites to assist Construction Manager with administrative needs and material requests
  • Cost estimates and proposal
  • Accounts payable and receivable
Sep 2009Nov 2009

Blood Center Coordinator

American Red Cross (Temporary Contract)
  • Promotional materials for SE NC blood drives
  • Management and production of daily metrics and reports using Hemasphere and Excel.
  • Maintain accurate records of donors/groups 
Mar 2009May 2009

Marketing, Community Affairs & Events Coordinator

Yahweh Center Children's Village (Temporary Contract) Also Board Member
  • General management of onsite affairs in coordination with CEO and Founder
  • Community outreach with areas businesses, churches and individuals to increase awareness of the Yahweh Center Children's Village mission/purpose.
  • Presentations, marketing, creation of marketing materials
  • Event planning
  • Oversee onsite projects, i.e., Hands on Wilmington among others
  • Supervise volunteer staff and receptionist
  • Coordinate all volunteer work to be done onsite as well as training of volunteers to work with children.
  • Coordinate and recruit donations 
Jan 2007Mar 2008

Community Engagement & Philanthropy Specialist


Returned to same position as May 2001-Dec 2004 within the company.

  • Charitable Giving Budget
  • Employee & Community Wellness Programs
  • University Outreach & Internships
  • Community Relations
  • Globalization of employee programs
Dec 2004May 2006

Clinical Research Analyst


Clinical trials management.  Regulatory affairs documents completion.  Study startup and completion according to FDA standards and client SOPs.

  • Performed and coordinated rapid study startup, interim and closeout activities associated with clinical trials to ensure applicable timelines and metrics are met.Objectives included all regulatory, legal, and financial aspects in accordance with FDA, GCPs, ICH Guidelines and Global SOP and WPDs.Developed collaborative relationships with CRAs, investigative sites and client company personnel.
  • Served as a contact for clients and clinical investigator sites and contributed directly to operational objectives which in turn, had a direct impact on project revenue.
  • Tracking of all processes and regulatory documents.Tracking of all essential documents, protocol progress and IRB approvals.Contact with project investigators (physicians), sub-investigators and their sites and championing site study startup.Preparation to open sites with all regulatory requirements completed.Site closeout and file audits.File audits of approximately 56 sites biannually.
  • Weekly team and client conference calls.Numerous databases and trackers in Excel format to maintain daily.
May 2001Dec 2004

Community Affairs, Philanthropy & University Outreach Specialist


University Outreach      

  • Negotiating and Implementing Duke University Non-Clinical Contract to provide internships to The School of Nursing
  • UNCW – Clinical Research degreed program development
  • UNC – Chapel Hill Fellowship Program, development, coordination, contract and expense review annually
  • UNC – Chapel Hill Pharmacy Program in association with Coastal AHEC
  • Campbell University Clinical Research Program – Coordinate with University Clinical Director regarding possible interns Campbell University Pharmacy Program
  • Durham Tech – Clinical Research Associates program and internships
  • Intern interview and placement with project managers in RTP & Wilmington offices  
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain relationships with universities and/or community colleges in communities where company facilities are located with the goal of attracting talented, qualified graduates to PPD
  • Planning and implementing university outreach and internship programs designed to advance the critical objectives of the company – primarily in the areas of employment resourcing, education and good corporate citizenship  
  • Assess interns for possible CRA hire-ability
  • Foundation training scheduling for interns
  • Scheduling of intern one month rotation calendars
  • Intern promotion presentation to promote intern usage to project managers
  • Monthly visits to RTP office to touch base with universities, interns and preceptors

Community Affairs & Charitable Giving

    • Served as PPD liaison for all aspects of charitable giving, fundraising and community affairs. Also, coordinated with other PPD departments (legal, recruiting, corporate communications, etc.) on issues with overlapping areas of responsibility
    • Planned, coordinated, conducted or participated in various community relations activities and projects to promote PPD as a good corporate citizen in the communities where company facilities were located
    • Maintained tracking and administer the company’s charitable contributions budget
    • Assisted in responsibility for company-wide oversight and implementation of policies, programs and initiatives in the areas of community relations, community and economic development and charitable giving
    • Design and creation of publication promotional literature
    • Junior Achievement Board and campaigns
    • United Way campaign - Initiate, publicize, maintain tracking of budget, fundraising and promotions
    • Juvenile Diabetes Campaigns – Initiate, publicize, maintain tracking of budget, fundraising and promotions
    • Tracked Giving Report totaling close to 500 different charities
    • Review and approval of incoming charitable requests, determining how much or whether the charity falls into our giving objectives
    • Represented PPD at charitable functions where PPD was a corporate sponsor
    • Approval of PPD sponsored events and publications to be announced throughout the company
    • Coordinated charitable events and attendance by PPD executives and employees
    • Ticket giveaways
    • T-shirts and promotional items for various employee and PPD sponsored events

    Employee Health Clinic & Wellness

    • Special programs and employee needs, i.e., flu shot coordination for headquarters and other national and international locations
    • Clinic manual revisions
    • Served on various boards, committees, civic groups and/or task forces as appropriate
    Sep 1994May 2001

    EDI & DDL Supervisor, Liason to Ford & General Motors

    Sturdy Corporation

    EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) /DDL (Direct Data Link)

    • Knowledge of ANSI X12 and EDIFACT standardsInbound 850, 830, 862, 861, 852 DELFOR DELJIT
    • Outbound: 850, 860, 856, 810 & 855
    • Continuing Education and Certification in updated processes with Ford and General motors EDI programs
    • Electronic Data Interchange processing, trading partner setup, testing and implementation
    • Electronic Data Interchange processing of DI daily production pulls and report interpretations, troubleshooting and error correction, reprocessing.
    • All new implementation, upgradesand coordination with software agent
    • Assistant to the president encompassing all confidential aspects of administrative and legal concerns.
    • Electronic Data Interchange Coordinator for Motors and General Motors Accounts
    • Sturdy/Ford/General Motors company liaison for production forecasts
    • Interpreted Ford and General Motors production forecast and related to Sturdy production floor
    • Worked with sub-suppliers to keep our production floor running smoothly
    • Just in time shipment coordination
    • Travel to Detroit, (Ford and GM headquarters) Kentucky (Ford truck plant) for continuing education in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and DDL (Direct Data Link)
    • Product shipped cumulative records management
    • QS900 certification yearly

    Office Manager, Exec. Assistant to Vice President

    JEDCO Construction
    • Administrative project coordination
    • Owner/Contractor construction contract development and revisions
    • Project specification revisions
    • Application for payment requests
    • Project status reports
    • Visit project sites to assist Construction Manager with administrative needs and material requests
    • Assisted sales reps with sales negotiations
    • Cost estimates and proposals

    Company closed Wilmington branch location.


    Business Administration

    Hardbarger's Business College

    Business Administration

    Louisburg College

    Sustainability, Philanthropy & Corporate Responsibility

    Boston College



    *  Excellent communication skills, organization and interpersonal skills *  Strong attention to detail & accuracy *  Positive attitude and ability to work well with others *  Proven professional leadership and management skills *  Ability to deal professionally with all types of information,     including confidential nature *  Leadership & team building *  Supervisory & management skills *  


    Certified Lead Removal for the building industry

    State of North Carolina

    Medical Terminology & Anatomy

    Coastal AHEC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center/Health Network

    CASCADE (Competitive Advantage Using Siebel Clinical to Achieve Delivery Excellence)


    CAFT (Clinical Administration Foundation Training)


    NC Real Estate License

    State of North Carolina

    Notary Public

    State of North Carolina

    Leadership Wilmington

    Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce



    Boston College  Community Engagement, Sustainability, Philanthropy

    UNCW Career Advisory Board

    NC National Grants Association

    CFCC Foundation Board (current)

    Make A Wish Board (Current - Eastern NC, Wilmington Area)