RESEARCH DONE BRIGHT

BRIGHT Research Partners is a contract clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in medical devices.

  • We manage clinical trials from concept to completion, with smarts and sophistication to make the complex appear simple
  • We provide clinical research solutions with innovative strategies, superb execution, and personalized service
  • We are right-sized to become a seamless extension of your team
  • We take pride in using our broad and deep experience and lessons learned to make your life easier

Backstory

BRIGHT Research Partners was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide the med-tech industry with creative, sophisticated, and quality-focused research. Headquartered in the medical device hub of Minneapolis, Minnesota, BRIGHT has built a team focused on excellence.

We pride ourselves in not only our quality deliverables, but employee satisfaction, a collaborative culture, and work-life balance. You can take a deeper dive into BRIGHT’s backstory in this blog article by our founder, Andrea Fenton Abbs.

Our Values

Trust: We act in a responsible, moral, ethical, and sustainable way to support our mission, our team, and our clients.

Tenacity: We are passionate about clinical research and persistent in helping our clients succeed.

Transparency: We build strong relationships through honesty, authenticity, and clear communication.

We value strong relationships with every person on the study team. Our clients also benefit from the relationships we’ve developed with experienced physician investigators, key opinion leaders, top-notch clinical research sites, and core labs.

Ideal Clients

We work with medical device companies that require clinical studies for their Class II and III products; we provide strategic and effective solutions to design and direct their trials.

New clients come to BRIGHT primarily through referrals, which is a testament to the confidence clients have in our experienced and personable team.

We want to build long-term relationships with clients who share our core values. Our ideal clients are:

Strategic leaders who begin with the end in mind and appreciate the critical role clinical trials play in the success of their business

Efficiency and quality experts who invest in doing it right the first time

Ethical professionals who act with integrity and treat others with respect and kindness

The Team

Leadership

Andrea Fenton Abbs

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Andrea Fenton Abbs

Tom Goudreault, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Goudreault, MBA

Scott Brown, PhD

Chief Scientific Strategist

Scott Brown, PhD

Gary Englert

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Englert

Elizabeth Rossini

Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Rossini

Clinical Trial Management & Monitoring

Melissa Ingram, PhD

Director of Clinical Research

Melissa Ingram, PhD

Joan Grebin Hazen, BA, MBA

Director of Clinical Study Execution

Joan Grebin Hazen, BA, MBA

Beth Wicklund, MD

Medical Director

Beth Wicklund, MD

Lisa Mayberry, RN, MSN, CCRA

Monitoring Manager

Lisa Mayberry, RN, MSN, CCRA

Hannah Bearinger, PhD

Associate Study Director

Hannah Bearinger, PhD

Danielle Gustafson, MS

Associate Study Director

Danielle Gustafson, MS

Emily Vollbrecht

Associate Study Director

Emily Vollbrecht

Jessi Maumee

Associate Study Director

Jessi Maumee

Michelle Doyle, PhD

Associate Study Director

Michelle Doyle, PhD

Lisa Rillo, RN, BSN, CCRA

Clinical Research Associate III

Lisa Rillo, BSN, RN, CCRA

Louise Wohlford, RN, BSN, CCRA

Clinical Research Associate III

Louise Wohlford, RN, BSN

Pam Zinn

Clinical Research Associate III

Pam Zinn

Rebecca Koller

Clinical Research Associate III

Rebecca Koller

Valarie Morrow

Clinical Research Associate III

Valarie Morrow

Anna Rillo, RN, BSN

Clinical Research Associate II

Anna Rillo, RN, BSN

Elizabeth Reedy

Clinical Research Associate II

Elizabeth Reedy

Christine Santa Ana

Clinical Research Associate II

Christine Santa Ana

Erica Kerstetter, MAT

Clinical Research Associate I

Erica Kerstetter, MAT

Claire Swan

Clinical Research Associate I

Claire Swan

Eleanor Goblirsch

Clinical Research Associate I

Eleanor Goblirsch

Data Management & Biostatistics

Robin Solinsky, CCRP

Director of Clinical Data Systems

Robin Solinsky, CCRP

Dylan Lukes, MS, PhD

Director of Clinical Analytics & Research

Dylan Lukes, MS, PhD

Brian Harvey

Manager of Clinical Data Systems

Brian Harvey

Denise Feda, PhD

Manager of Clinical Data Systems

Denise Feda, PhD

Noelle Hadley, MS

Manager, Biostatistics

Noelle Hadley, MS

Santiago Charry

Clinical Data Specialist II

Santiago Charry

Todd Grantham

Data Management Programmer

Todd Grantham

Ellie Nelson, MPH

Biostatistician
Ellie Nelson, MPH

Katy Podolinsky

Clinical Trial Administrator

Katy Podolinsky

Katherine Giorgio

Intern, Biostatistics & Data Management

Katherine Giorgio

Michele Herzog, RN, CCRA, CMC

MedDRA Coding Consultant

Michele Herzog, RN, CCRA, CMC

Regulatory & Quality

Lisa Gallatin, RAC

Director of Regulatory & Quality

Lisa Gallatin, RAC

Anisa Ahmed

Clinical Quality Systems Specialist II

Anisa Ahmed

Barb Danson

Quality Systems & Technical Writing Advisor

Barb Danson

Business Project Management

Marit Slawson

Director of Project Planning & Analysis

Marit Slawson

Kathryn Evans Cizio, CCRP

Sr. Project Manager

Kathryn Evans Cizio, CCRP

Sheryl Sheehan, MPT

Project Manager

Sheryl Sheehan, MPT

Business Operations & Administration

Mary Ovick

Manager of Clinical Operations & Audit

Mary Ovick

Malori Niver

Business Operations Manager

Malori Niver

Pamela Deering

HR & Accounting Consultant

Pamela Deering

Katie Galloway

Office Manager

Katie Galloway

Business Development

Jennifer Groben

Vice President of Business Development

Jennifer Groben

Jeremy Abbs, MBA

Business Development Strategist

Jeremy Abbs, MBA

Connect

Tell us how BRIGHT can assist you with your next project. From consultation to completion, we are here to help.

BRIGHT is always seeking talented professionals who fit our culture and mission. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your résumé and cover letter to jobs@brightresearchpartners.com

612-345-4544

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BRIGHT Research Partners

730 Second Avenue South, Suite 500

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Bright Research Partners

730 Second Avenue South, Suite 500
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402