Rho Announces New Director of Quality Assurance and VP of Clinical Operations

Published 03/22/18


Chapel Hill, NC  ̶  March 20, 2018  Rho, a contract research organization (CRO) focused on bringing new products to market through a full range of product development services, today announced that Lysa Triantafillou and Matt Healy have joined its team as director of quality assurance and vice president, clinical operations, respectively, at its headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lysa is an accomplished leader in the clinical research industry, with more than 20 years of experience, including 15 years leading regulatory compliance and quality assurance. Matt brings more than 22 years of clinical research experience with specializations in CNS, gastroenterology, hepatology and oncology.

As director of quality assurance, Lysa will provide technical expertise and solutions to both internal and external customers. She will also be responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships throughout Rho and for mentoring QA teammates. As vice president, clinical operations, Matt will lead a growing team of clinical research professionals and uphold Rho’s high standards of practice.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt and Lysa to Rho,” said Russ Helms, Ph.D., chief executive officer for Rho. “As the company heads into an exciting year of growth, we are glad to have two highly qualified individuals taking on leadership roles and making our company stronger.” said Dr. Helms.

Lysa joins Rho most recently from Social & Scientific Systems, Inc, in Durham, NC, where she served as director, regulatory and quality management systems. In her previous roles she has led a top independent IRB through the AAHRPP re- accreditation process and served as the head of the Human Research Protection Program as well as making significant contributions to business growth and development. Matt most recently worked for Premier Research in Charlotte, North Carolina. His experience includes 22 years of site coordination and management, clinical monitoring, clinical team management, clinical operations management, and leadership of the clinical management department.

To learn more about Rho, please visit http://www.rhoworld.com/careers.

About Rho

Rho, a privately-held, contract research organization (CRO) located in Chapel Hill, NC, provides a full range of clinical research services across the entire drug development process. For more than 34 years, Rho has been a trusted partner to some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as academic and government organizations. Our commitment to excellence, our innovative technologies, and our therapeutic expertise accelerate time to market, maximize returns on investment, and lead to an exceptional customer experience. Please follow us on Twitter.