GGI Staff

Amanda Wright

Executive Director

Amanda began her career in Clinical Research in 1998, working as a Clinical Research Coordinator within the PMG Research organization and has since served in various clinical operations capacities within the Winston-Salem research site and the PMG Research network support team. For a number of years, Amanda's responsibilities centered around patient recruitment and today, serves as Senior Director of Client Services, leading the teams within PMG Research responsible for business development, client services, feasibility, communications, and patient engagement and recruitment. Amanda was responsible for the first formal patient recruitment team at PMG Research in the early 2000s, and is currently leading teams charged with developing new strategies and processes for the centralization of feasibility, patient recruitment, and patient engagement across the PMG network in order to provide Sponsor and CRO partners with high-value services beyond the traditional research site model while delivering an exceptional experience to participants.

Amanda is a member of the PMG Research team that has forged several strategic partnerships between PMG Research and Sponsor and CRO organizations. These partnerships are novel within the industry, and include executive-level decision makers across the organizations. She has initiated collaborations with strategic partners in the areas of risk-based monitoring, patient engagement, quality, and feasibility designed to improve the clinical trials enterprise for all stakeholders. Amanda believes that building consensus while creatively collaborating with a diverse range of contributors is essential to adapting to the changing pharmaceutical landscape while keeping the patient at the forefront of the innovation.

Amanda has been an active Greater Gift Initiative team member since its inception in 2010, and an advocate for building awareness and participation in GGI with Sponsor, CRO, and research site partners. She is excited to be a part of GGI in her new capacity as Executive Director, and looks forward to furthering its mission to recognize clinical research participants through the donation of vaccines to children in developing countries in new and innovative ways.