Management

GuideStar’s accomplished leadership team directs the key functional areas of the organization, articulating strategic priorities and guiding philosophies while providing support and supervision.

Kristin P. Hutchins, MHA

Kristin P. Hutchins, MHA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kristin P. Hutchins leads GuideStar’s expert team in the development and management of comprehensive clinical research programs for hospitals, health systems and physician practices. Her mission is to deliver clinical trial management services to clients with a precision of execution, efficiency and operational excellence, while enhancing the client’s strategic business growth, and still respecting the client’s individual needs and goals.

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Christine A. Miller, CPA

Christine A. Miller, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Christine A. Miller administers all aspects of financial reporting, cash management, budgeting and forecasting for GuideStar. She provides decision support to strategic planning, and imposes financial discipline and rigor on the company’s operations.

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Gregory E. Vaughan

Gregory E. Vaughan

Chief Technology Officer

Gregory E. Vaughan has spent his career at the leading edge of technological innovation and administration. He has served in technology positions across a diverse set of industries, providing him with a broad knowledge base and experience in the technology field. Over the past fifteen years, Greg has focused his efforts in the area of healthcare technology.

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Rhonda J. Paz, PhD, CRCP

Rhonda J. Paz, PhD, CRCP

Chief Operating Officer

In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Paz is responsible for strategizing and implementing new service lines and products as well as the formation of expert operational units to support the variety of service needs of client research sites. She oversees all staff units, ensuring that operating goals and performance metrics are achieved.

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Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA

Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA

Chief Strategy Officer

Shirley Trainor-Thomas has spent her entire career in the healthcare field focusing specifically on clinical research for nearly the last decade. She currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of GuideStar. With experience in both clinical trials operations and hospital administration, Ms. Trainor-Thomas focuses on developing solid relationships with physicians and hospital leadership, as well as the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries.

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