Meet the Team

Our team has completed more than 600 trials with 9,400 research patients.​

Staff Credentials

  • Dr. Timothy Smith is a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI®) through ACRP

  • Mitzi Sutton is Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC®) through the Health Care Compliance Association

  • Coordinators are all Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC®) through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

  • All the staff has extensive and ongoing training Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • All staff is trained on HIPAA

  • We have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that have been developed using the FDA and ICH guidelines

  • IATA trained for laboratory shipping

StudyMetrix Staff has 111 years of combined experience in clinical trials.

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Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh

  • 37 years experience in healthcare (pharmacist, physician, researcher, medical director, corporate healthcare officer)

  • Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator for more than 590 clinical trials and original research projects over his career

  • Experienced in all aspects of research business management and regulatory compliance

  • Extensive leadership in team building, healthcare innovation development, and grant seeking

  • Recognized and awarded for healthcare and research excellence, leadership, and lifetime achievement

Jill Stoneman, MSN, FNP-BC

  • 25 years experience in nursing including:

  • 3 years general family practice

  • 3 years medical surgical nurse

  • 18 years experience as Sub-Investigator on more than 240 clinical trials- serving under Dr. Smith

  • 18 years experience in headache management

  • Board Certified in Family Practice and a specialist in headache management

Mitzi Sutton, CHRC

  • Over 28 years of healthcare experience (practice manager, research administrator, executive director)

  • Led and managed all business office functions for over 720 clinical trials in her career

  • Certified in Research Regulatory Compliance

  • Expertise in research SOP development and implementation, research contract and budget completion, research revenue cycle management, coverage analysis, and proposal development

  • Experience in audit readiness, successfully hosting FDA audits for 5 clinical trials with no adverse findings (no 483’s or warnings)

Beth McChesney


Beth has 12 years of hospital-based experience,

working with nutrition issues such as diabetes,

weight-loss, and bariatric surgery. 

Donna Straatmann, RN, BSN, CCRC

Senior Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Maryas, BA, CCRC 

Senior Research Coordinator

Sheri Rocco


Senior Research Coordinator

Brittany O'Farrell

Research Operations Coordinator

Kelsey Blackwell,
Clinical Research Assistant


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