Team Bios

The CenterWatch team is comprised of passionate and highly-accomplished clinical trials and healthcare industry experts dedicated to providing leading publications and services for clinical research professionals and patients.

Joan A. Chambers
Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer for CenterWatch, Joan is responsible for the business operations, financial performance, marketing, and sales of the company along with setting strategic direction.

A well-known speaker at industry conferences and symposiums, Joan has presented on a wide variety of topics specific to the clinical trials enterprise. In the course of her career, she has also published in clinical trade journals. For five years, she was an instructor for Barnett International's CRA/CRC programs on the site identification/qualification process. Joan is on the Advisory Board for BioBridges, Board of Directors for Greater Gift Initiative (GGI), and The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), and is an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Drug Information Association (DIA).

Prior to joining CenterWatch in April 2010, Joan spent two and a half years with Cambridge Healthtech Institute as Senior Director of Marketing & Operations-Publications; two and half years with the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University as Director of Strategic Marketing & Development; seven and a half years with Thomson CenterWatch as Senior Director of Marketing & Sales; and four years working for PAREXEL International as Site Selection Specialist. Joan holds a B.S. in Marketing.

Paul Gualdoni
Manager, Design and Production

Paul rejoined CenterWatch in 2010 managing the production of the print publications and providing creative support to Marketing and the CenterWatch Web presence. Paul holds a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and has more than 15 years of experience in sundry design roles including publishing, marketing and Web site design.

Tracy Lawton
Research Analyst

Tracy has been part of the CenterWatch team since 2006. She is responsible for maintaining the drug information data for all of CenterWatch, including the Drugs in Clinical Trials Database and the FDA Approved Drugs and New Medical Therapies™ pages on www.centerwatch.com. Tracy also contributes to the editorial publications, including The CenterWatch Monthly and CWWeekly. Tracy holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado.