Laurie Witherwax, MBA, PMP, CCRA

Senior Vice President, Site Activation Head

Laurie Witherwax, Senior Vice President and Site Activation Head at Worldwide Clinical Trials has progressed from clinical study coordinator to clinical research associate to roles in senior leadership during her 20 years in the industry. Her operational experience ranges from small-scale clinical trials for complex and rare disease indications to global Phase III cardiovascular studies involving hundreds of sites. Her responsibilities span the entire timeline of the clinical study, from start-up to close-out and review.

ABOUT LAURIE WITHERWAX, MBA, PMP, CCRA

Laurie joined Worldwide in 2016 as Vice President and Franchise Lead in Project Management. Before joining Worldwide, she was Vice President of Internal Medicine in Project Management at IQVIA for 11 years, preceded by her Clinical Project Manager role at Allergan (now AbbVie) until 2005.

Laurie has held a variety of clinical and global roles ranging from study coordinator, CRA, clinical manager, project/program manager, operations head, franchise lead, and currently SVP of Site Activation and Regulatory Affairs. Her therapeutic experience spans key areas and sub-specialties.

Laurie received her Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and maintains certifications as a Project Management Professional and Clinical Research Associate. She is an active member of Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) and The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA).

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