Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management in Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1985. She has close to 19 years’ research experience at Vanderbilt. In her role as a Senior Clinical Quality Consultant she is developing a competency program and coordinates education/training for the VCC. She has 13 years’ experience in human subject protection, regulatory affairs and compliance adherence conducting random compliance reviews /directed audits and providing educational session across the Institution. She has also worked as a recruitment specialist on the Recruitment Innovation Center Grant, a research nurse for Pulmonary Hypertension protocols and as research coordinator for multiple sites including cooperative group studies. Wendy serves on numerous Vanderbilt Committees including the Evidence Based Nurse Committee, Editorial Board member for The Empowered Nurses peer reviewed journal and is the Chairperson for the Nurses Week research poster session. Wendy coordinated a national meeting, Innovative Strategies: Taking the Protection of Human Subjects to the Next Level , co-hosted by Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Program (VHRPP) and the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP).
Wendy obtained her Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification in 2002, became a Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Director, Board Member and eventually President. As president she was awarded the opportunity to speak in Tokyo, Japan providing physicians with information regarding newly implemented ASCO publishing guidelines. Wendy continues her SoCRA involvement as a member of the CCRP Certification Committee and as the Chair for the SoCRA Human Research Protection Program. She not only assists with content and speaker selection for Annual SoCRA Conferences she has been a conference speaker for many years and is a published author. As co-founder and chapter Chairperson for the Middle TN SoCRA chapter Wendy plans monthly meetings at Vanderbilt and coordinates the CCRP exam offered annually in Nashville. Wendy is passionate about educating others about research, her most recent project is creating and presenting a Good Clinical Practice course for Vanderbilt Global Health and research personnel in Abuja, Nigeria.