Speakers

Amanda Miller

Amanda is the Training Program Manager for WCG PFS Clinical.  She has detailed clinical research experience providing expertise in administrative roles such as budget development/negotiation, coverage analysis development, and coverage analysis quality assurance.  Her work with a large array of research sites, from large academic medical centers, dedicated research facilities, major medical centers, and community hospitals, provides Amanda with a well-rounded perspective of clinical research and a comprehensive understanding of the administrative needs of clinical research sites.

Representative Examples of Amanda's Project Experience:

  • Generating best practices and performing quality assurance on coverage analyses for research institutions across the Midwest, California, and Texas.

  • Developing and negotiating budgets on behalf of research sites, focused on an academic medical centers, to ensure the most financially advantageous budget for the sites.

  • Providing a primary point of contact and account management for numerous research institutions to ensure short turnaround times and quality deliverables are met for each clinical trial.

  • Assisting institutions with the development and implementation of institutional policies related to coverage analysis and budgeting.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Saint Mary’s College

  • Master of Science, Entrepreneurship/Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame


Jody Ingebritsen-Howe

Jody Ingebritsen-Howe is a Manager of Contracts and Compliance at WCG PFS Clinical. Jody has extensive experience in the legal and healthcare industries, including over 5 years’ experience with legal analysis in her past experience with litigation investigations, including contracts and medical documents. She has collaborated with an extensive variety of research sites, including large academic medical centers, major medical centers, dedicated research facilities and community hospitals, providing Jody with a well-rounded perspective of the contracting needs of each type of research site.

Representative Examples Of Jody's Project Experience:

  • Conducting contract analysis on complex agreements related to clinical trials and company policies

  • Analyzing and expediting resolution of legal issues in clinical trial contracting process

  • Negotiating with clinical research organizations and study sponsors to establish mutually-agreeable contract terms

  • Developing compliance procedures and protocols

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Nicole Bruecker

Nicole Bruecker is a Clinical Research Administration Manager at WCG PFS Clinical where she performs budget negotiations, coverage analysis, CTMS builds, and quality assurance while also managing and training others in these areas. She has extensive experience providing administrative research support for medical centers, hospitals, and health systems. Before joining PFS Clinical, Nicole worked in an operations support/finance role, and as a nursing assistant and physical therapy assistant.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • AHIMA Certified Coding Associate