Our Team

Our extensive site level experience will bring value to your organization.
The executive team has years of experience in all aspects of site operations including, recruitment strategies, financial management, regulatory affairs and ICH-GCP guidelines.
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Al Peters
President
Al Peters has over 20 years of experience in the clinical research field. He is one of the founders of Beacon Clinical Research, LLC, a multi-specialty phase I-IV research facility in Massachusetts and is currently the acting Director of Clinical Operations of BTC of New Bedford. His expertise is very useful when undergoing business development plans, site growth, marketing campaigns, handling, and study contract and budget negotiations. Al currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two young daughters.
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Christian Burns
Vice President
Christian serves as a strategic partner in the management and operations of the BTC Network. He oversees the business development, site management and performance metrics of the network to ensure all sites are meeting and maintaining the high-performing standards set forth by the company.
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Scott Palmese
Vice President of Site Network
Scott joined BTC Network in 2014 and previously held a variety of responsibilities at the research site level. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the BTC Network team and provides guidance for the continued growth of the network. He specializes in operations, business development, and financial management for research sites.
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Lori Rich
Director of Finance
Lori is the leader of the contracts and budgets team at BTC Network. Previously, Lori worked in corporate finance dealing with many aspects of financial and managerial accounting. She has utilized her foundation in accounting to create optimal productivity for her clients through financial management. In her down time she enjoys traveling, attending local events, and spending time with family and friends.
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Adam Schear
Clinical Financial Analyst III
Adam joined the contracts and budgets team at BTC Network by way of Atlanta, GA. Formerly he was a study coordinator for one of the leading hepatologists in the country. Given his experience at the site level, he understands his site’s needs and is able to contribute to their growth within the clinical trial industry. During his free time, he is enjoying getting acclimated to the New England lifestyle and is currently pursuing ice skating lessons.
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Casey Brescia
Director of Site Relations
With BTC Network, Casey oversees the business development team and works closely with research sites and sponsors/CROs in several capacities. The BTC business development team dedicates their efforts towards increasing research sites’ clinical trial pipelines and profitability, while also streamlining the site selection process for sponsors/CROs.
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Sarah Pierce
Business Development Coordinator
Bio Coming Soon
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Natalie Shaw
Senior Business Development Coordinator
Bio Coming Soon
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Kirsten Joseph
Business Development Coordinator
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Chris Monaghan
Clinical Financial Analyst II
Chris is a financial analyst at BTC Network. Previously, he worked in credit and collections where his customer service skills were used to manage a large AR and protect company assets through contract review and negotiation. He utilizes his current and previous skills to maximize profitability for his clients and establish new relationships within the field of clinical research. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, working on his house and watching the New England sports teams in action.
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Kim Long
Senior Business Development Coordinator
Kimberly comes to us with a previous background working in clinical research for over 4 years. She works with both sponsors and sites and aids in building up a site's pipeline while also working to streamline study start up. She is most excited about the advances clinical research makes in medicine and that she is lucky enough to work with the site's and companies that contribute to that growth!
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Adrienne Salisbury
Business Development Coordinator
Bio Coming Soon
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Joey Nguyen
Clinical Financial Analyst I
Joey joins the BTC Network Team from the government and non-profit sector. He prides himself in being a Jack of all trades, and has a background in research as early as 12 years old, working for Mass General Hospital as a lab technician. From managing a million dollars’ worth of government projects to handling customer service for his mother’s restaurant, he is always willing and eager to use his skills and experiences to advocate and help his clients. If he can find spare time, he volunteers his time supporting efforts in aiding and empowering his local and state communities. That and racing in Autocross events.
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Tori Wallenberg
Senior Business Development Coordinator
Tori came to BTC Network with two years of experience helping research sites reach their business development goals by creating a steady and healthy trial pipeline. As a Senior Site Development Coordinator, Tori implements personalized business development strategies to assist sites with growing their research programs by cultivating relationships between site and pharmaceutical sponsors while streamlining the process for faster study startup.

BTC Network is North America’s leading clinical research group. Based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, our network includes more than 50 multi-therapeutic sites. All BTC research sites collaborate with or are part of private practices, giving us access to over 100,000 patients.

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E: newtrials@btcsites.com

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