Erika Stevens, MA leads research transformation advisory and assurance services. In this capacity, she advised cancer centers, life sciences, AMCs, hospitals and health systems process improvement initiatives for productivity, quality and efficiency in operations, cross-functional relationships, administration, manufacturing and compliance. Her regulatory knowledge and quality oversight of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) includes, but is not limited to, GMP, GLP and GCP. Erika has over 20 years of research/R&D experience, including over 12 years in research management serving in roles such as Vice President Research, Senior Managing Director, Director Clinical Trials Office, Director of Clinical Research, Interim Executive Director, Clinical Trials Office and Director of Research Operations. She is a past president of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) New York Metropolitan Chapter. She served as chair, for two terms, of the editorial advisory board for “The Clinical Researcher,” the peer reviewed journal publication for Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Currently the Vice Chair of the Association’s Board of Trustees, Erika also serves on the MAGI advisory board and is a director for Brightpoint Health. She is a frequent speaker on research operations and compliance practices at international conferences. Additionally, she is a published author whose work appears in a variety of peer journals including the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Monitor, Clinical Researcher, Regulatory Focus, Applied Clinical Trials, Clinical and Translation Science and the Journal of Mental Health and Aging. Erika holds her B.A. from the University of Vermont, her M.A. from Case Western Reserve University and her M.A. from Temple University. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Case Western University.