Leadership

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Leadership2018-07-26T01:41:22+00:00
Michael J. Woods
Michael J. WoodsChief Executive Officer
Michael Woods serves as Chief Executive Officer for Firma Clinical, applying his nearly 30 years of experience in supporting the developmental needs of pharmaceutical, biotech, and device companies. Prior to joining Firma, Mr. Woods served as Chief Executive Officer for Schulman IRB. During this time Mr. Woods led a period of unprecedented growth and success at Schulman, during which Schulman expanded service offerings, customer base and geographic scope to become a global provider of research compliance services. Throughout this expansion, Schulman has maintained a pristine regulatory track record and an outstanding reputation for the quality of their services.

Before joining Schulman, Mr. Woods held several senior management positions in the medical device and biopharma services industry, including Aradigm Corporation where he led Business Development efforts to secure co-development and strategic partnering deals with pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide.

In nearly 30 years of work in the drug and medical device industries, Mr. Woods has had the opportunity to play a key role in the development of dozens of innovative products and services for a variety of organizations. His experience with both industry sponsors, research institutions and leading commercial research service providers forms the basis of a broad understanding of how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of development collaborations.

Mr. Woods has a MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Walla Walla University.

Eugenia Henry, Ph.D.
Eugenia Henry, Ph.D.President, Biostatistics and Data Management Services, Board of Directors

Dr. Henry brings more than 29 years of both hands-on and senior level clinical research experience in large pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research organizations. Eugenia has served as a statistical consultant and DMC member for many clients and has vast experience in communicating with the FDA for design and statistical issues. To date, Dr. Henry has been actively involved in 56 NDA/sNDA/ANDA/PMA submissions with 52 approvals.

Dr. Henry has leveraged her extensive expertise to create successful data management and statistical services companies such as HHI Clinical Research and Statistical Services which was sold to InVentiv in 2004. Dr. Henry then co-founded H2O Clinical Research in 2011 which merged with Pharma Start in 2016 and was rebranded to Firma Clinical Research in 2017. She has also served in similar roles at Pfizer as the head of Biostatistics and Data Management for the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine and at Novartis as the head of Biostatistics and Data Management for Medical Affairs. Dr. Henry received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Earl Webb Henry, M.D.
Earl Webb Henry, M.D.Chief Medical Officer, Board of Directors

As the company’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Henry will provide leadership and direction for Firma’s clinical development programs.

In 2011, Dr. Henry co-founded H2O Clinical which was rebranded to Firma Clinical Research in 2017. Prior to H2O, Dr. Henry served as the co-Chief Medical Officer of InVentiv Health and Chief Medical Officer of InVentiv Clinical Solutions.

Before InVentiv, Dr. Henry was Head of Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs at Cephalon, Inc., Head of Clinical Research at Guilford Pharmaceuticals, and Global Head of Central Nervous System Clinical Research at the Sandoz Research Institute. Dr. Henry started his pharmaceutical career at Pfizer Central Research.

Dr. Henry received his medical degree from the University of Chicago (Pritzker) School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He was a medical intern at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and trained in neurology and neuropathology at the Longwood Neurology Program in Boston, which included the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Henry was on staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Michael Keens
Michael KeensChief Operating Officer
Mr. Keens serves as Chief Operating Officer for Firma Clinical Research, with leadership and oversight responsibilities for the Clinical Operations, Remote Visit Services, Medical Writing/Clinical Pharmacology, Regulatory, and Business Development staff and client deliverables. He has extensive experience within the industry, including roles in Clinical Operations, Project Management, Consulting, and Business Development leadership across both large global and growing CROs. Mr. Keens leverages his knowledge and landscape experience to help Biotech and Pharmaceutical Sponsors identify project/program needs and examine how Firma may deploy expertise and resources to support these needs to achieve their drug development goals. Mr. Keens earned his undergraduate degree in Biology/Psychology from James Madison University, and his Master’s degree in Public Health from The University of Virginia.
Darcy Forman
Darcy FormanVice President, Global Clinical Operations

As the Vice President of Global Clinical Operations, Ms. Forman has oversight and leadership responsibility for the Clinical Operations team including service line deliverables and service enhancements. Ms. Forman started her career at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a bench scientist before transitioning into a role in Pfizer’s clinical research division. Ms Forman continued her career with ascending clinical operations and project management positions at various CROs spanning large, mid-size and niche including i3 Research (now Inventiv/INC), Health Decisions and Clinipace. Over her career, Ms Forman has fostered her passion for innovation and intelligent operational strategy by bringing metric driven decision making to each role and organization.

Ms. Forman holds an BA in Chemistry from Lake Forest College.

Lisa Gorman
Lisa GormanVice President, Remote Visit Services

As Vice President of Remote Visit Services (RVS) Lisa Gorman is responsible for the daily activities, oversight, and continued growth of Firma’s RVS team.  She is an experienced operations leader with more than 20 years in the drug development industry and success in team and organizational development.

Prior to joining Firma, Ms. Gorman served as an Executive Director of Clinical Development at Syneos Health (formerly INC Research).  As Executive Director, she had accountability for the Global Clinical Operations Management (GCOM), Clinical Training Institute (CTI) and Resourcing (GRT) departments. Ms. Gorman also has previous experience as Associate Director, Clinical Operations for a stand alone Clinical Pharmacology Unit, as well as leadership within global clinical project management, oversight of NIH funded research grants within an academic medical center, and project management and client support within a central laboratory provider.

She obtained her BA from the College of Mount St Joseph and her AAS from Cincinnati State Technical College in Cincinnati, OH.