Meet Our Executive Team


James F. Cummings, MD

Dr. Cummings was appointed President Clinical RM in January 2018. Dr. Cummings has over 20 years’ experience within the global health and government research and development industries. Dr. Cummings is a retired Colonel with the US Army and served as Director of the Department of Defense’s Global Emerging Infectious Surveillance and Response System (GEIS) and as the Director of Translational Medicine & Regulated Activities for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).

Executive Team

Jackie Bovinet
Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. Bovinet leads the Human Resources and Recruiting departments. She has a breadth of experience in creating and managing talent management solutions for healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofits, technology, and engineering industries. Ms. Bovinet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Sue Chase
Corporate Compliance Officer

Ms. Chase manages corporate risk and compliance, overseeing the Quality Management Department and the implementation of quality management programs across contracts and within the organization. She has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, directing an Academic CRO, strategic planning, and providing clinical operations management. Ms. Chase holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron.

Ryan Lewis
Senior Director of Finance

Mr. Lewis provides supervision over financial reporting, contract budget compliance, and government cost accounting, in addition to general management of the finance department. He began his accounting career in the wholesale distribution industry before joining ClinicalRM in 2010. Mr. Lewis graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting.

Chris Mason, JD
Vice President, Contracting & Legal

Mr. Mason joined ClinicalRM in 1998. He has nearly 30 years of legal experience and serves as in-house legal counsel. He provides oversight of the Contracting department and federal procurement regulatory expertise as a member of the ClinicalRM proposal team. Mr. Mason earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Central Michigan and is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School.

Stuart Knight
Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Knight provides leadership and oversight of the business development group, strategic partnering, proposal development, business intelligence, marketing and the medical expert office. He has over 15 years of CRO industry experience across the spectrum of drug, vaccine and medical device development and related programs. His experience spans all major funding segments including industry, government agencies (US and ex-US) and philanthropic institutions. Mr. Knight holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in International Trade and French.


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