As Vice President of Business Development, Karen advances new business opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, helping new clients develop education and adherence programs. Having a deep background in the clinical trial space, she develops personalized solutions for trial subjects and site staff leveraging Clinical Trial Educators to improve protocol compliance and enhance the patient experience. Karen brings to VMS 30 years of marketing experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry working at contract research organizations (CROs), medical staffing companies, pharma manufacturers, and healthcare provider organizations. During this time, she designed, developed and implemented comprehensive strategic business development programs and worked closely with clients to identify and articulate value drivers that align with clinical and operational objectives. Karen has been responsible for building and expanding relationships with customers across the globe to bring innovations, such as direct-to-patient home visits, within phase I-V clinical trials. In addition, Josey has extensive experience in the medical staffing field, having been responsible for the hiring and training of more than 250 per diem and travel nurses to support the operations of multiple large national contracts. Karen earned her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of numerous sales and marketing awards throughout her career, and she served as President of the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.