Sarah Van Meter

Site Director, M.S., CCRC
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology/chemistry as a cum laude graduate of Murray State University in 2009. Her six years of pharmacy technician experience led to her desire to work with medications on the forefront of approval. She transitioned into clinical trials and now has 10 years of clinical trial experience in various therapeutic areas as a certified clinical research coordinator. Sarah’s ability to produce high-quality work has led to multiple repeat sponsor trials. Her strong skill set and work ethic earned her a promotion to Lead Clinical Research Coordinator and, most recently, to Site Director in 2017. In August of 2019, Sarah graduated with honors from the Clinical Research Organization and Management Program at Drexel University of Pennsylvania earning a Master’s Degree in Science.

Brittany Walker

Clinical Research Coordinator, RMA
Brittany has been with Four Rivers Clinical Research since February 2016. She started as the site receptionist and is now a Clinical Research Coordinator. Her previous work as a dental assistant confirmed her love for the medical field and inspired her to continue her education. Since 2016, Brittany has earned CNA certification, Phlebotomy certification, an Associate’s Degree in Health Science, and recently became a RMA(AMT) in 2019 after earning her Associates in Medical Assisting degree from Keiser University. Brittany has a friendly and outgoing personality that makes her great with our patients.

Shannon Rochelle

Research Assistant
Shannon received her associates in Applied Science and is a medical assistant. She returned to Four Rivers Clinical research in November of 2020. Shannon has a passion for patient care and loves learning and growing in knowledge in the medical field. Shannon looks forward to continue growing in the company and giving excellent patient care to all those she comes into contact with.

McKenzie Farley

Regulatory Documents Administrator
McKenzie started working with medication in 2011 earning her certification as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She then spent 3 years working with patients that suffered traumatic brain injuries on their medication administration. When the opportunity presented itself, McKenzie entered into the field of clinical research in 2017 as our research assistant. In 2018, McKenzie transitioned into the new role of regulatory documents administrator and returned back to school to work towards a Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders.

Lacey Forrester

Lacey joined our team in February 2019. Lacey is a mother to a five year old son, & worked at Green Turtle Bay in Human Resources & Accounting previously. She has joined our team with interest in Clinical Research. Lacey looks forward to growing with the company and becoming more familiar in the medical field.

Our Contractors

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

Research Investigator, MD
Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti is a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management and serves as an Investigator for a variety of research studies.

Dr. Christopher Phillips

Research Investigator, MD
Dr. Phillips has served as an investigator with Four Rivers Clinical Research on a variety of indications since 2010. In addition to his research services, Dr. Phillips is also a board-certified rheumatologist at Paducah Rheumatology.

Dr. David Stricklin

Research Investigator, MD
Dr. David Stricklin is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who recently retired as a hospitalist from Mercy Health Paducah in 2018. He has an extensive clinical research background in a variety of indications and serves as both a Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator.

Terri McGuire

Research Respiratory Therapist, RT
Terri McGuire is a certified respiratory therapist who assists Four Rivers with implementation of pulmonary study procedures. Terri has worked on several clinical trials for patients with COPD over the years. In addition to her research services, Terri also works as a RT in a hospital setting.