Joan provides marketing and strategic planning, guidance, and direction to the ClinX companies—ClinEdge, BTC Network, and GuideStar Research—to further build their presence and growth of current and future service lines within the clinical trials enterprise. She is responsible for creating and implementing Internal Marketing and Sales strategy yearly and reporting on key performance indicators monthly for growing the departments. Joan has the ability to lead, motivate, mentor and establish trust and loyalty at all levels internally and externally.
A well-known speaker at industry conferences, Joan has presented on a wide variety of topics specific to the clinical trials enterprise. In the course of her career, she has also published in clinical trade journals. For five years, she was an instructor for Barnett International's CRA/CRC programs on the site identification/qualification process. Joan is on the Board of Directors for Greater Gift, The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), the US PharmaTimes Steering Committee for CROY, Steering Committee for Pharma Intelligence/Informa Clinical & Research Excellence Awards, Steering Committee for PopUp Star and is an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Drug Information Association (DIA).
Joan’s 20+ years in the health life sciences industry includes eight months with SCORR Marketing as a Senior Strategic Advisor; over seven and a half years with CenterWatch as COO; two and a half years with Cambridge Healthtech Institute as Senior Director of Marketing & Operations-Publications; two and half years with the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University as Director of Strategic Marketing & Development; seven and a half years with Thomson CenterWatch as Senior Director of Marketing & Sales; and four years working for PAREXEL International as Site Selection Specialist. Joan holds a B.S. in Marketing.