Meet Our Team
Founded in 1993, MedTrials is a full service CRO with a leading executive management team that combines their years of diverse and relevant experience conducting clinical trials. Our team of passionate experts provides you with a complete, end-to-end, solution for complex clinical trials; encompassing all phases and numerous therapeutic areas. We pay exceptional attention to detail and take special note of safety and timelines during every step of the product development cycle.
Our knowledge, continuous commitment to quality improvement, and forward-thinking mindset will make a major difference to your study.
Lynn D. Van Dermark, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRA, RAC, FACRP
Chief Executive Officer
Lynn is the founding partner and CEO of MedTrials. She is a GCP expert and an active quality systems and clinical trial management consultant, who maintains certifications in clinical research and regulatory affairs. She is also a well-known industry trainer, an adjunct professor for clinical research studies at the UNT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and is active with Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) as a Fellow and past Chair of the Association Board of Trustees. Lynn holds an MBA from Baylor University and a BS in Nursing from the University of Virginia.
Brian L. Morgan, MBA, BS
Chief Operating Officer
Brian is a managing partner with over 27 years of operational experience in the clinical research industry. He has expertise in CRO operations management, as well as client/partner relations and international services. With a knack for cross-functional integration, Brian enjoys working across disciplines to positively impact operational performance. Prior to joining MedTrials, he held leadership positions in healthcare, manufacturing, and technical consulting. Brian holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bill Sams, MS, BS
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Bill has extensive experience in clinical research, having worked in the industry for over 25 years. As the Vice President of Clinical Operations at MedTrials, Bill leads all clinical monitoring and project management services in addition to providing senior consulting and strategic planning support. He has vast field experience, thorough medical knowledge, and a deep understanding of the life cycle of a study. He has held previous positions as Associate Director of Clinical Services, Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Research Associate, and Clinical Research Coordinator. Bill holds an MS degree in Exercise Physiology and a BS in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas.
Jamie Edwards, BS, SPHR
Vice President, Business Operations
Jamie joined MedTrials in 2003 and is an experienced business operations practitioner with expertise in business administration and human resources. She has oversight expertise in human resources, marketing, accounting, office administration, and information technology. Having specialized experience in Human Resources provides a unique perspective, as she is able to identify ways to bring departments together to ensure cross-departmental collaboration and success for the organization. Jamie holds a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Dan Schmincke, BS
Senior Director, Sales and Marketing
Dan has 20 years of experience in the clinical research industry. He joined MedTrials in 2009. Dan is an accomplished clinical research executive with expertise in business development, client relationship management, strategic planning, marketing, and customer service within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device Industries. He has a passion for developing and supporting meaningful relationships with his industry clients. Dan holds a BS in Marketing from Philadelphia University.
Nancy Brown, BSN, RN
Senior Director, Informatics Services
Nancy leads MedTrials’ informatics services, which includes data management operations, biostatistics, clinical writing, and safety services. With over 30 years of experience in the clinical research industry, Nancy has extensive knowledge of both data management and safety and has a passion for ensuring the study data is reflected accurately. She has held previous positions as a Senior Clinical Data Manager and Data Analyst, as well as various nursing, research, and management positions. Nancy has worked as a facilitator for both Data Safety Monitoring Boards and Clinical Events Committees. Nancy is a registered nurse and holds a BS in Nursing from Temple University.
Trina K. Rowe, BS, PA
Director, Clinical Services
Trina has over 25 years of clinical research experience and leads MedTrials’ Clinical Project Management team, where she ensures delivery of clinical services by the Clinical Project Managers and Clinical Trial Managers. Trina cares deeply about cultivating long-lasting relationships with research partners by providing quality project oversight and maintaining open lines of communication. She has extensive experience and has held previous positions as Project Director, Global Project Manager, Lead Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Research Coordinator and Sub-Investigator. Trina holds a BS in Chemistry and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BS in Physician Assistant Studies from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
Bridget Browder, MS, BS, CCRC, RAC
Director, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
Bridget has been dedicated to compliance and innovation through training and quality systems throughout her over 10 years of clinical research experience. She is passionate about adult learning and educating individuals in a way that is both respectful and impactful. She is actively involved with ACRP, serving as a current member of the Professional Ethics Committee and Conference Proposal Working Group. Bridget holds an MS in Clinical Research Management from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and a BS in Physiology from the University of Arizona.
Josh Homison, BA, CCDM
Director, Data Management
Josh has over 18 years of experience within the clinical research area, with a focus on clinical data management. As Director of the Data Management team, Josh ensures that all project-related data management tasks are completed in accordance with quality standards, SOPs, and industry regulatory guidelines. He is dedicated to acting as the sponsor liaison for projects and ensuring consistency and continuity amongst the project teams. Josh holds a BA in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati and is a Certified Clinical Data Manager.