Our Team


Wil Rivers, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator
Wilton Rivers received his Bachelor of Science degree from American Intercontinental University and is a native of a small town called North, located in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Wilton has 12 years of clinical research experience that includes: start-up, study design and coordination, regulatory, budgets and contracts, client-facing and closeout. During this period, he has also served as support to a large team of clinicians, investigators, statisticians, economists and systematic reviewers. Over the 12 years in this industry, Wilton has coordinated several Phase II and Phase III studies to include: Nephrology (Anemia, Type II Diabetes, Hyperphosphatemia) Oncology (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Solid Tumor Configuration, Hemophilia A) and Neurology (Migraine). In addition to site level experience, Wilton also has had the pleasure of working for 2 major CRO’s in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. While there he gained broader clinical research experience, which included CRF tracking/management and in-house monitoring. Wilton is very excited to be a part of the Provision – CBR Team where he will help carry out the vision of this great organization.

Andrew Norman, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator
Andrew Norman is a native of Kingston, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Statistics from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). For over 13 years, Andrew worked as a pharmacy technician in the retail sector before moving into the private sector.  He later progressed into hospital pharmacy, specifically pharmacy operational work and IV medication reconstitution.  A change in career led to acquiring a background in clinical research spanning over three years where he assisted in the coordination of several Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials.  His statistics background is indicative of his dedication to data collection, data management and data warehousing.  Andrew joined the Center for Biomedical Research to use his education and experience to contribute in the collection and management of quality data to propel proton therapy to the forefront of cancer treatment.

Shannon Stubblefield, BBA, Clinical Research Specialist
Shannon Stubblefield attended Baylor University where she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Business Analysis. After graduating, she worked as an information technology consultant for several years in Dallas, Texas. She later moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where her career focused on healthcare, government, and utility industries for domestic and international organizations. Shannon has previous clinical research experience in the field of Neurology, with a special focus on Multiple Sclerosis. She has over nine years of experience in pre-award study activities, regulatory and start-up, financial analysis of contracts and budgets, and study close out. Shannon joined the Center for Biomedical Research to assist with the financial aspects of clinical trial operations and data analysis.

Grace Kesterson, RN, Clinical Research Coordinator
Grace Kesterson attended the University of California at Davis where she earned her Bachelor of Art degree. After a short stint as a federal background investigator for the government and logistics manager she moved to Knoxville where she received her license as a registered nurse (RN). Grace has over 6 years of direct experience in the health care field with the majority of that time focused in the area of research. As a Clinical Research Coordinator, she has led dozens of Phase 1 studies with both the healthy and special populations. Her experience includes coordinating studies addressing diabetes, duchenne muscular dystrophy, cardiovascular disease, angioedema, and Alzheimer’s Disease, just to name a few. Grace joined Center for Biomedical Research to help her community and contribute to a lasting impact in the healthcare field.

Jennifer McBride, LPN, Clinical Research Coordinator
Jennifer McBride has been a healthcare professional since 2005 and has been a licensed practical nurse since 2009. At this time, she is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree. Jennifer has multidisciplinary experience and training in trauma/neuro surgical critical care, acute care medsurg/telemetry, nephrology, geriatrics, infectious disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and has held nurse manager/shift supervisor roles. Since 2015, Jennifer has been in clinical research as a coordinator in Phase I-IV clinical trials in healthy and special populations. She is known to be competitive with enrollment to achieve and exceed sponsor’s expectations of any clinical trial she works on. Her experience in clinical trials includes; diabetes, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, fever studies, renal, hepatic, imaging studies, and various vaccine studies. Jennifer joined the Center for Biomedical Research to continue her passion for clinical research and to contribute to her patients while being part of a research team in finding effective technology and treatments.

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