For over three decades, Rhonda has been a leader in clinical research administration transformation. As a consultant and an executive officer, she has helped universities, health systems and academic medical centers transform their research strategy and operational initiatives to support growth, compliance, efficiency and stability.
For more than 30 years, Rhonda has helped universities, health systems and academic medical centers transform clinical research administration. As an executive leader and consultant, Rhonda has helped complex healthcare organizations build and manage leading research programs.
Over the course of her career, Rhonda has helped with both the startup and the reengineering of clinical research programs for clients across the healthcare industry. Drawing from a wellspring of firsthand experience, she helps executive leaders at healthcare organizations create efficient research infrastructures that are positioned for strategic expansion, compliance, financial growth and resilience.
Before joining Huron, Rhonda was the chief executive officer (CEO) and principal strategist for Phase Up Research, a company focused on identifying and capitalizing on untapped opportunities for clinical research infrastructures. In this role, Rhonda led the direction and strategy of the company and developed the product and service to serve multiple healthcare organizations in establishing and maintaining operationally and fiscally sound clinical research operations. Prior to Phase Up, Rhonda was the chief operating officer (COO) for GuideStar Clinical Trials Management, a consulting and clinical research service provider.
Over the years, Rhonda has frequently served as an expert on panels and forums, including annual conferences for Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI) and the Clinical Trial Billing and Research Compliance Conference.
Rhonda holds a doctorate in health administration from Kennedy-Western University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Eckerd College. She is a certified clinical research contract professional, and she holds a certification as a professional life coach from the Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching.