Sites NOW

Evolving Best Practices for Site Success.

Site Solutions Summit Highlights

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST  
Host: Sites NOW
By: Sean Soth, SVP, Strategy & Global Business Partnerships, SCRS; Karin Gulbrandsen, Sr. Dir., GCO U.S. Head, Janssen; Ana Marquez, ATM Research Partners; Lindsey Morales, Senior Manager, Site Centric Solutions, Labcorp Drug Development; and Jimmy Bechtel, Vice President, Site Engagement and Innovation, Society for Clinical Research Sites

Join the Society for Clinical Research Sites as we review and discuss key takeaways from the 2021 Global Site Solutions Summit.  This Sites NOW will feature top panelists from the recent Summit, who will present their session highlights from this year's top requested sessions.  From there, participants will share their favorite moments from this October's Summit.

Register and: 

  • Learn from top-rated session speakers
  • Share and discover the takeaways other attendees are using NOW
  • Increase your understanding of site-focused issues and how organizations are sharing the site voice


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Sean Soth
Sean Soth

SVP, Strategy & Global Business Partnerships, SCRS

"Site success impacts everyone in research" is the mission that drives Sean and his team as Vice President of Strategy & Business Partnerships for the Society for Clinical Research Sites. With more than 20 years experience in life sciences, Sean has lead commercial operations and strategy for ACRP, ATD, and SCRS, helping to develop programming, conferences and membership plans that bring organizations together to network and collaborate.  

Mr. Soth helped to launch SCRS, and in his role connects sponsors, CROs and solution providers within the SCRS community.  Sean is a regular speaker, panelist and host, leading the SCRS Global Impact Partner program, Sites NOW, and Site Solution Summit sponsor efforts.  During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Soth and his team worked to create a virtual networking program, Sites NOW, to help keep research sites connected and informed on topics like decentralized clinical trials, patient centricity, technology burden, and DEI.  

In 2021 Mr. Soth was named Leadership Advisory Board Chair of the PAR council, and regularly shares insights on publishing, conferences and association leadership.

Karin Gulbrandsen
Karin Gulbrandsen

Sr. Dir., GCO U.S. Head, Janssen

Karin currently serves as the U.S. Country Head within Global Clinical Operations for Janssen Pharmaceuticals Research and Development. In this role, Karin is responsible for driving the delivery of studies in all phases of clinical development across therapeutic areas that include Oncology, Cardiovascular, Metabolism, Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, Immunology, Vaccines and Pulmonary Hypertension. Karin has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical business. She has served as a Clinical Research Associate, Trainer, Business Operations Lead, Department Manager as well as Regional and Global Leads for multiple projects and initiatives.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Karin was employed by GlaxoSmithKline as the Head of the U.S. Clinical Monitoring group. She is a graduate from St. Olaf College, holding a Bachelor of Liberals Art with concentration in the sciences.

Karin believes in focusing efforts on continuous improvement focusing on where we can streamline the ways we develop and deliver high quality medicines for the patients that are waiting.

Ana Marquez
Ana Marquez

ATM Research Partners

Conduct Phase I-IV Respiratory, Sleep, Nephrology, Pediatric, CNS, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology research. Our pulmonary research network has developed long term working relationships with our Sponsors and CRO’s because we have consistently met and exceeded enrollment goals. Often, CRO’s and sponsors recruit us to help them meet their enrollment goals, as well as to train or educate sites who are struggling with Asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, OSA, or Narcolepsy subject enrollment. We are also proud members of hyperCORE International.

We have helped investigators establish or expand their research facilities, improve their quality control processes, trained sites on negotiating clinical trial agreements/budgets, implemented solid accounts receivables processes, assisted with FDA inspections, and Sponsor/IRB audits.

Professionally, I serve on SCRS’s Planning Committee. Formerly, I also served as Chairman for the Society for Clinical Research Sites’ (SCRS) Membership Committee, and on ACRP’s Committee for Investigative Sites.

Lindsey Morales
Lindsey Morales

Senior Manager, Site Centric Solutions, Labcorp Drug Development

Lindsey Morales has been in research for 16 years working at CROs, Sponsors and clinical research sites. She has had roles in Site Relationship Management, Site Identification, Feasibility, Study Start-Up and Monitoring. Currently, she works at Labcorp Drug Development as a Senior Manager in their Site Centric Solutions department, where she works with site partners across the industry in multiple therapeutic areas.

Lindsey lives in Frisco, Texas with her twin 7-year-old boys and enjoys spending time with them at her family’s ranch, cheering them on in Ninja class and trying to keep her golden retriever puppy from eating every sock in the house. 

Jimmy Bechtel
Jimmy Bechtel (Host)

Vice President, Site Engagement and Innovation, Society for Clinical Research Sites

Jimmy Bechtel is the Society for Clinical Research Sites' (SCRS) director of innovation and engagement. He brings experience from both the site and sponsor sides of the clinical research industry to his critical role with SCRS. Jimmy provided a variety of support within the site spectrum in previous positions as data specialist, patient recruiter and operations manager. On the pharma side where he worked in innovation project management, Jimmy utilized his previous professional experience to encourage a site-centric environment and create ease for sites working with a major sponsor company. This multifaceted background allows Jimmy to bring a unique perspective to the work he does on behalf of the sites. At SCRS, Jimmy is in charge of developing and executing the company's global impact partner and member-facing initiatives, and works closely with key industry partners to build out various SCRS partnership program