Amy Gross

Amy brings a breadth of clinical research knowledge to I-ACT for Children, with 15 years of experience that includes site management, domestic and international regulatory affairs, research finance, and contracts.  She joined I-ACT for Children from the National Institutes of Health, where she worked in Regulatory Affairs at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

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Laura Gordon

Ms. Gordon is a highly experienced executive leader with expertise in health policy and communications, organizational development and stakeholder engagement in the public and private healthcare sectors. She most recently was General Manager of the Health, Federal Government Services, Employee Engagement and Multicultural Engagement sectors for the Washington office of Edelman, an independent communications agency…

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Collin Hovinga

Collin Hovinga

Dr. Hovinga earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed a Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy with emphasis in Pediatric Neuroscience at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. He completed a second a Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration Office…

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Stephen McConoughey

Stephen has a strong background in research laboratory environment, non-profit leadership, and project management of large scientific projects. He has numerous publications in fields ranging from neuroscience to orthopaedics and served as CEO of The Ohio Academy of Science prior to his role at the Allen Institute. At the Allen Institute, Stephen managed scientific projects…

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Laura Lopez

Laura brings over 25 years of experience in successfully implementing business guidelines and strategies with proven methods and procedures.  She has been involved in various industries ranging from Property Management to infrastructure development in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. She has excelled in developing and managing multiple new divisions from the ground up into…

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Janelle Allen

Janelle is a well-regarded clinical scientific researcher, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of valuable experience.  She came to I-ACT for Children from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked as a private consultant and corporate trainer, prior to which she worked for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, within the Headache Center, the only pediatric center…

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Lisa A Benson

Lisa is a highly-respected research administrator and clinical operations expert with 30 years of successful experience. She came to I-ACT for Children from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT where she directed Research Operations and Sponsored Programs, including the Clinical Trials Unit, Research Compliance, Research Finance, Contracts, and Grants in the Department of Research. She…

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Karen L King

Karen has nearly 20 years of successful experience in the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products, corporate alliance and clinical project management. She has held various roles in the Biotechnology/Biopharmaceutical industry including with GD Searle/Pharmacia, MedImmune, Shire, and Macrogenics and most recently as a biotechnology consultant at SciLucent, LLC.  She holds an undergraduate degree in…

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