Leadership

At Symbio, it’s about our people. They make all the difference.

RICHARD PANICO, MBA

President
Founded Symbio in 2002
Over 25 years of industry experience

“The reward for providing great work is being awarded with additional studies and projects. Symbio is here to help Sponsors get studies done – whatever it takes.”

DEBRA DOW, PharmD, MBA

Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Founded Symbio in 2002
Over 25 years of industry experience

“Clinical research is a huge group effort. Our Symbio staff understands that we are all in this together, we all want to be part of something successful and work hard to make that happen.”

TOM MCGUIRE, BS

Director, Business Administration and IT
Joined Symbio in 2005
Over 10 years of industry experience

“Technology enables us to gather data, manage documents and communicate more quickly than ever before. The systems put in place to use these resources are key to greater efficiencies, but they must also be compliant with regulations.”

SHANNA SMITH, BS

Director, Clinical Operations
Joined Symbio in 2008
Over 15 years of industry experience from bench to management

“Working on the Sponsor side as well as the CRO side gives me an appreciation for the industry as a whole. I relate to the pressures Sponsors endure and work with our project teams to develop plans to meet each Sponsor’s needs.”

EVYAN CORD-CRUZ, MD

Director, Medical Affairs/Medical Monitor
Joined Symbio in 2003
Over 25 years of industry experience

“The Medical Affairs group is always available to help ensure the safety of study subjects.”

YE WANG, PhD

Director, Statistics
Joined Symbio in 2007
Over 16 years of industry experience

“Statistics are a vital part of any clinical trial study. We are committed to collaborate with our clients and work seamlessly with our internal teams to deliver high-quality products and results in a timely manner.”

CHAD TROLLER, BS, CCRA

Director, Client Services
Joined Symbio in 2005
Over 17 years of industry experience

“There have been tremendous advances in our industry attributable to harnessing the power of technology. But the single most important factor will always remain. People. We owe our success to our partnership with Sponsors, the best Investigators, and by employing the best at Symbio. People are what make the difference.”

LEANN M. PURDY, BS

Director, Data Management
Joined Symbio in 2005
Over 23 years of industry experience

“It is an honor to represent a department dedicated to providing the highest quality of data to the sponsors. Symbio’s data management team continually goes the extra mile and is highly motivated by the positive impact that clinical trials can provide to the public.”

JOYE O’ROURKE, BSN

Director, Project Management
Joined Symbio in 2017
Over 30 years of industry experience

“The Project Management department at Symbio strives to provide excellent leadership for every study. We welcome the opportunity to partner with Sponsors and investigators to facilitate the processes of successfully providing safe and effective pharmaceutical products that will enhance quality of life.”