About CCT Research

CCT Research Corporate office

We embed research studies in the convenience of healthcare provider's practices. By providing easy access to care, we help patients suffering from debilitating diseases now, while bringing hope for a cure for future generations.

Our Core Values

  • We promote an environment of innovation and continuous improvement for our team and research staff
  • Fostering a safe, responsible and friendly experience for our patients
  • Delivering exceptional results for our clients

Our Mission

Leading today’s trials. Offering tomorrow’s hope.

Our Executive Team

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CJ Anderson

CJ encapsulates an entrepreneurial spirit and committed work ethic that is reflected in the success of CCT. Prior to CCT, CJ launched Finding Pharma, a successful clinical research recruitment firm. From 2015-2017 he consulted with the largest research network to spearhead their new site development.

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Jennifer Kocour
Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer previously worked with Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, formerly Synexus, since 2006. During her tenure, she was involved in many levels of operations within the company. She began as a research assistant, gained experience as a study coordinator and later managed sites as the Vice President of Operations. Her responsibilities included staff and investigator training, project management, regulatory and source document development oversight, ensuring enrollment success, and adherence to SOPs and industry guidelines. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health and is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.

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Alex Knobbe
VP Finance

Alex, one of the co-founders of CCT, started his career as a CPA at Deloitte in Omaha, Nebraska. Since joining Finding Pharma in 2014, he has focused his financial acumen on clinical research. In 2018 his was critical in the successful launch of 5 research sites in Omaha.

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Nick Bruggeman
VP of Strategic Growth

Nick, one of the co founders of CCT, started his career in clinical research in 2006. His roles have ranged from regulatory, new site development and operations. He previously helped oversee Finding Pharma and was a critical component in the expansion of Radiant Research.

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Kyle McAllister
VP Data & Analytics
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Eric Levie
Chief Information Officer

Eric was previously the CTO of Radiant Research and Clinical Research Advantage from 2007-2015. His accounting and IT experience have been critical in setting up CCT’s core IT and networking infrastructure.

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Glen McCracken
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. McCracken has over 20 years of experience as an ER physician and has served as President and CEO of Scottsdale Emergency Associates. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. McCracken received an MBA from the University of Arizona and has worked as Chief Medical Officer at several medical startups. He also cofounded the company eVisit to help address the healthcare system’s critical need to provide more accessible, urgent healthcare.

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Vanessa Avila
Director of Operations
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Heather Diederich
Director of Clinical Operations

Prior to joining CCT, Heather spent 13 years overseeing studies and operations at Heartland Clinical Research. She has been instrumental in the launch of CCT’s Omaha locations. Heather was also a finalist for Pharma Times clinical researcher of the year from 2016-2018.

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Kimberly Ponder
Director of Operations
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Matt Honold
Director of Contracts and Budgets
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Tyler Marrs
Director of Business Development

Prior to Joining CCT, Tyler was a business development executive at MedPace. In this position he sourced new sales opportunities for their organization and facilitated presentations with key prospects. In the year before joining CCT, he was the company’s top salesperson. At CCT he oversees the sales team and trial pipeline for all research sites.

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Taylor McMurphy
Patient Utilization Manager

Taylor started her career as a research assistant and worked her up to patient enrollment and engagement manager before joining CCT. In her previous position she oversaw optimizing the call center flow in the CRM system to effective schedule potential patients. During this time, she worked to decrease the call time, error rate and provide a more cohesive patient experience. At CCT she is instrumental in managing the patient recruitment and engagement process, while leading a team of recruiters. She also received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

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Christine Scheuring
Operational Quality Manager

Christine joined CCT with over 10 years of research experience ranging from coordinating studies to working for Creighton University’s IRB as the Senior IRB Administrator. In this role she ensured that the ethical standards were constantly being met by following written policies and procedures for reviewing the scientific or scholarly validity of proposed research studies. She was also in charge of annual internal audits of researchers to ensure a focus on improvement strategies.

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Amy Nelson
Region Manager
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Hayden Lienau, CCRC
Regional Manager

Our Advisory Board

Paul Lipari

Co-founder of Hudson Capital Advisors.
25 years of investment banking and private equity experience.

Greg Epstein

Partner at Epstein, Becker and Green.
Co-founder and Managing Partner at Epsilon Health Investors.

Kevin J.P. O'Hara

30 years of financial market, legal, regulatory, technology experience. Former SEC and DoJ prosecutor, and NYSE, CBoT, and Archipelago Exchange General Counsel. Law and Business School Adjunct Professor.

Gary McCracken, MD

Founded Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in 2000.
Since 2005, has been ranked one of Arizona’s top dermatologists by Phoenix Magazine twelve times.

Tony Nuara, MD, PhD

Board Certified Dermatologist and Partner at Platinum Dermatology.

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