Christy Sweet, LPN, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager/Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Christy rejoined ClinSearch in Oct 2011.  She has been a Clinical Research Coordinator since 2007. She achieved SOCRA Certification in November 2011. Christy is a Licensed Practical Nurse and previously worked for 8 years as a Nurse Supervisor in Geriatrics. She is certified in IATA, CITI, OSHA, Dietary Counseling, and CPR. Christy has extensive research experience in neurology such as migraine, insomnia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Christy’s research experience also includes OIC, weight loss, Gastroparesis, and IBS-constipation. As a lead coordinator on a phase 1 Alzheimer’s vaccine trial, Christy was one of the first research nurses to administer the vaccine in the United States.




Christy Schmeck, CMA, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Christy Schmeck is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.  She started with ClinSearch in September 2009 as a Laboratory Technician.  She was promoted to the Coordinator position in September 2011.  Christy achieved her ACRP Certification in September 2012.  She has a strong clinical trial background in Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Diabetes.  Christy previously worked as a Certified Medical Assistant in Family Medicine/Gynecology for 8 years.  She is a Certified First Responder and currently carries certifications for IATA, OSHA, and CITI.  Christy has been ClinSearch’s OSHA Compliance Officer since 2009.




Vickie Leathers, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Vickie Leathers is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator. She started with ClinSearch in the fall of 2014.  She has many years of research experience and achieved her CCRC certification in 2012.  Vickie has a strong clinical trial background with Diabetes and Cardiovascular studies.  She previously worked as a medical assistant and research coordinator in a doctor’s office, specializing in Diabetes/Endocrinology trials for almost 9 years.  She has completed IATA, CITI and CPR training.




Erica Osmundsen, CCRC

Quality Assurance & Data Entry Specialist

Erica joined ClinSearch in 2012 with over 15 years of prior experience in clinical research. She got her start in the field by working as a research assistant at the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt as an undergraduate student. Afterward, she became a Clinical Research Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and then managed national and international patient recruitment campaigns for a specialty CRO. Erica is an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, is CPR certified and has completed trainings in CITI, OSHA, and multiple condition-specific rating scales and assessments. Her research study experience includes IBS, Gout, Acne, FD, Diabetes, COPD, MDD, Women’s Health, Vaccines and Schizophrenia.




Catherine Schon, MS, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator




Melissa Watson, CPT-1

Laboratory Technician

Melissa Watson joined ClinSearch as a Lab Technician in May 2012. She has been a phlebotomist since 2006. Her skills include phlebotomy, lab processes, PKs, temperature monitoring and protocol specific lab testing. She is a certified phlebotomist both nationally and in the state of California, and has completed IATA, OSHA, CITI, CPR, and AED training. Previous work experience includes; veterinarian assistant, pediatric phlebotomist, and retail management.




Katie Miller

Administrative Assistant/ Patient Recruiter




LaShonda Knaff

Clinical Research Assistant




John Bouchard

Clinical Research Assistant




Wendy Carrell

Clinical Research Assistant





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