Larry Lawson is a Founder and Executive Chairman at Proxima. He has 45+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
He has been the founder, board member, and executive at several medical device companies: eCardio Diagnostics, Decisio Health, HeartcoR Solutions, and Preventice. He is an Angel Investor with the Goose Society, TMC Venture Fund, and Angel MD.
He is a Distinguished American Award recipient from the Horatio Alger Association.
Kevin Coker is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Proxima. He has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
He has been the founder, board member, and executive at several life science companies: Worldwide Clinical Trials, McKesson Corporation, and US Oncology.
Kevin is an attorney and is certified in regulatory affairs. He has worked with hundreds of pharmaceutical, biotech, and life science companies.
Dr. Jaye Thompson is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Proxima. She has 25+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
She is an entrepreneur and has been an executive at several biotech companies: Synergos Inc (Founder, acquired by inVentiv Health), Opexa Therapeutics, and Repros Therapeutics.
Jaye is a biostatistician with clinical trial and regulatory expertise and has a history of assisting emerging companies meet their milestones.
Matt received his Biomedical Sciences degree from Texas A&M University and has over 15 years of industry experience working across multiple life science businesses in critical areas, including clinical operations, business operations, and business development. He also has experience in the lung, GI, hematology, orthopedic surgery, and radiation oncology research programs.
Prior to joining Proxima, Isabella served as the Senior Regulatory & Quality Manager at a medical device company, where she outlined the regulatory strategy & put together design controls & design history documentation. She was the Dir. of CMC & Quality at a biopharmaceutical company, where she oversaw all manufacturing and analytical processes and timelines and ensured CMC regulatory strategy was sufficient for filings in Europe and the US.
Michelle has over 5 years of clinical research experience working for CROs. She has a variety of experience throughout the clinical trial process including training, quality assurance , FDA audits, clinical trial administration and records management. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, with a degree in Psychology and Social Sciences.
Previous to Proxima, Jeanelle worked in the Oil and Gas Industry as a Project Lead focusing on Quality Control and Compliance. She dedicates her attention to process analysis for improvements on delivery. She also enjoys working with internal and external Marketing Communications. She received her MBA from the University of Houston - Victoria and continues to volunteer with the American Heart Association.
Liz is a Clinical Project Manager with over twelve years of experience in diverse roles that center around clinical trials. She has managed and coordinated clinical trials across different research areas, including informatics, cardiology, and medical device implants. She has a B.S in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State University, an M.A. in Healthcare Administration, and an M.B.A. in Project Management, both from Wayland Baptist University.
Guillermo has 18 years of finance and accounting experience, working with clients in various industries on budgeting, financial planning & analysis, financial dashboards, and general accounting and KPI's. He earned his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Florida International University in 2003.
Taylor Lunsford is a Regulatory Affairs Associate from Houston, Texas and holds degrees from the University of Houston and the Defense Language Institute. Before working with Proxima, he served in the Army as a Mandarin Chinese translator and intelligence analyst.
Prior to joining Proxima, Nicole received her B.S Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. She has completed several internships in the fields of psychology, genetics, clinical dermatology, and pharmaceutical sciences. Nicole is also a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill working on a Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics.
Mr. Lewis holds a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in statistics from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Through his 15 years of experience, he has advised many life science companies on statistical methodologies, regulatory affairs, and clinical product development, and has represented clients at the FDA.
Melissa has over five years of experience in Data Management and has also worked in computer system validation for both EDC systems and electronic signatures. She has also gained experience in SAS programming with both statistical analyses and data manipulation.
Andrew Frink is from Dallas, TX, and is a Regulatory Specialist for Proxima. Andrew enjoys learning about emerging technologies, but is particularly interested in gene therapy immunotherapy, and diagnostics. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking and bike riding with his family.
Ken Fujiwara received his B.S. in Biology from Duke University; a Ph.D in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences from Baylor College of Medicine. He has an extensive bench science background in biomedical research labs during his graduate career at BCM, and also as a research technician at the Duke University Center for Human Genetics and the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.
Ellie Reynolds is from Dallas, Texas and is a Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Associate for Proxima. She just completed her M.B.E. in Bioengineering at Rice University and previously received her B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Prior to completing her master's degree, she worked in strategy consulting for biotech and pharma companies and is eager to combine her educational background and professional experience in this role.
Alan spent 8 years designing & testing production active sonar systems for the US Navy. He hold a B.S. in electrical engineering from A&M & an M.S. in EE - electromagnetics/acoustics from Uni. of Texas. Since 2015, he has worked for a small medical device design firm implementing design controls, writing specifications & verification procedures, designing & testing circuitry and software algorithms, & managing standards compliance testing.
Jenna has been monitoring clinical trials for over 4 years for both CRO and sponsor companies. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from North Park University in Chicago, IL and has completed a postgraduate course in Microbiology at James Cook University in Australia.
Syd Wiggins is a Regulatory Affairs Associate from The Natural State who holds a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and the University of Florida, respectively. Her research experience includes cancer biology and the development of biomaterials for localized drug delivery.
Sondra has 12 years of clinical research experience starting with a master's degree in biomedical sciences with a focus in clinical research management. Her experience covers site, sponsor, and CRO support of studies in all phases ranging from small first in human to global phase 3 and post-marketing studies.
Maureen graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a B.S. in Health. Maureen previously worked for a pharmaceutical company where she helped the office manager, regulatory and data management departments accomplish many different tasks on a daily basis.
Aryan received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has experience in Design and Development, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance and is particularly interested in the use of biomaterials and production of cost-effective medical devices to improve quality of life for patients from various socioeconomics background.