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Inspiring Business Women at Javara

Watch our interview with the three founders of Javara about their own career stories and their experience with diversity and inclusion in the industry.
As part of our Inspiring Business Women series, we were delighted to interview the three female founders of Javara, who shared stories about their own successful careers, and what they have learned along the journey, as well as their views on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Javara is an Integrated Research Organization (IRO) that is driven to change the clinical research experience and expand access to clinical trials - for both providers and patients.

Meet our guest speakers

Jennifer Byrne
CEO

​Ms. Byrne’s career has been devoted to leading organizations–building teams and partnerships centered on advancing the clinical research enterprise; namely to better connect patients and providers to clinical trials. As the former CEO of PMG Research and Founder of Greater Gift (501(c)3), Jennifer’s involvement in the clinical research enterprise has been vast across collaborations with hundreds of pharma, device, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), technology, site organizations, and other research service providers for the direct execution of over 7,500 Phase I-IV industry sponsored clinical trials. Amongst her greatest accomplishments is her stellar track record for consistent and excellent quality in patient, provider and client experiences associated with research trials. As a clinical research business leader, Jennifer thrives on building high performing teams and partnerships within the evolving healthcare and biopharmaceutical landscapes, leading to differentiated and better outcomes for all stakeholders.

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Amanda Wright
Vice President of Partnership Development

​Ms. Wright began her career in clinical research in 1998, working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at PMG Research. She has served in various roles across the site enterprise, including leadership roles in operations, patient engagement, business development and marketing. A great deal of her career has been centered on forging shared value strategic partnerships and collaborations that serve to innovate business process, patient engagement, and predictive modeling. In addition, Amanda has served as a leader with Greater Gift (501c3) since its inception in 2010, a non-profit designed to celebrate clinical trial participation and global health and well-being. She assumed the role of Board Member and Executive Director for Greater Gift in 2013, and since that time has led strategic program development and expansion.

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Linda McCarty
General Counsel and Privacy Officer

​Ms. McCarty has vast experience representing healthcare institutions and independent research sites on a wide range of matters relating to clinical research, including devising and implementing practical strategies to enable the integration of clinical research within a healthcare system. She was most recently Counsel with Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC, a mid-Atlantic full-service law firm. She served as the General Counsel and Sr. Director of Corporate Affairs for PMG Research, Inc., from 2013 to 2017, with responsibilities for legal activities, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance and strategy. Prior to, she was a partner in a North Carolina law firm where her primary areas of practice were healthcare law and corporate law.

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Meet our interviewer

Oliver Peters
Associate Vice President – Client Relations
Hydrogen Group

Oliver supports the expansion of Hydrogen's Life Sciences and Technology divisions in North and South America.

He leads the client side of our business, working with new and existing clients daily. At Hydrogen, we work with some of the best talent in the market and offer unique hiring solutions allowing our partners to save costs on recruitment spending, cut time to placement while still attracting the top talent.

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