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OUR TEAM

Our team of highly devoted professionals is what makes Lynn Institute an emerging leader in introducing new medications to the market, providing benefits to patients, sponsors, physicians, staff, and the community we serve.

CARLOS BLANCO, PRESIDENT/CEO

CARLOS BLANCO, PRESIDENTCEO

CARLOS BLANCO, PRESIDENT/CEO

Carlos Blanco was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI) in November 2020. In 1990 Blanco began his research career at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center conducting neurocognitive research trials. Blanco joined LHSI in 2002 and quickly ascended to several key leadership roles within the organization. As VP of Operations, he was responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of all LHSI clinical trial sites. During his tenure, LHSI has experienced exceptional growth adding multiple sites across the region and becoming one of the premier clinical trials research site networks in the United States. Blanco is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and longtime resident of Norman, Oklahoma. He is active in the community, including serving on the Central Oklahoma Red Cross Board of Directors and OU’s Price College of Business Healthcare Board of Advisors.

MICHAEL POJEZNY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CFO

MICHAEL POJEZNY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CFO

Michael Pojezny serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). He has been with the Lynn Institute since 2001. He is responsible for the oversight of all financial and accounting matters for LHSI. He also oversees all contract and budget negotiations for LHSI Clinical Trials. Pojezny is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, holds an MBA from the University of Oklahoma, and is a CPA.

MICHAEL POJEZNY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTCFO

NATACHA TULL, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

NATACHA TULL, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

NATACHA TULL, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Natacha Tull serves as Vice President of Operations for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She has been with the Lynn Institute since 2000 and has served in several key roles throughout her 22 years with the company. She is responsible for the oversight of all Lynn Institute Corporate and Site Operations. Tull is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science. She also has been Certified in Clinical Research since 2004 with ACRP.

SHELLY BRUNSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SHELLY BRUNSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Shelly Brunson serves as Vice President of Business Development for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She is responsible for the oversight of all business development for all the Lynn Institute sites. She has served in the research industry since 2001 and has been with the Lynn Institute since 2002. She received her Certified Clinical Research Professional certification in 2006 with SOCRA. Brunson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.

SHELLY BRUNSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

KAREN HAMES, VICE PRESIDENT OF DATA QUALITY AND TRAINING

KAREN HAMES, VICE PRESIDENT OF DATA QUALITY AND TRAINING

KAREN HAMES, VICE PRESIDENT OF DATA QUALITY AND TRAINING

Karen Hames serves as Vice President of Data Quality and Training for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She is responsible for the oversight of the quality of data collected by all Lynn Institute sites as well as developing and implementing training throughout LHSI. She has served in the research industry since 1998 and has been with the Lynn Institute since 2003. Hames is a graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Arts.

TONY MARTIN, DIRECTOR OF PHYSICIAN RELATIONS

TONY MARTIN, DIRECTOR OF PHYSICIAN RELATIONS

Tony Martin serves as Director of Physician Relations for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). He is responsible for physician outreach and onboarding for all of the Lynn Institute sites. He has been with the Lynn Institute since 2020. He has been a part of the medical industry since 2009. Martin is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Southern Nazarene University.

Tony Martin Director of Physician Relations

RACHAEL MCKENZIE, DIRECTOR OF PATIENT RECRUITMENT SERVICES

Rachael Mckenzie Director of Patient Recruitment Services-min

RACHAEL MCKENZIE, DIRECTOR OF PATIENT RECRUITMENT SERVICES

Rachael McKenzie is the Director of Patient Recruitment Services for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of patient recruitment and advertising for all Lynn Institute sites. She has been in the sleep medicine and medical industry since 2000 and has been with the Lynn Institute since 2021. McKenzie is a Registered Sleep Technician with 10 years in Leadership.

JAY JONTE, CORPORATE FINANCIAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

JAY JONTE, CORPORATE FINANCIAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Jay Jonte is the Senior Corporate Financial Business Administrative Specialist for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). He is responsible for all billing and account management for all Lynn Institute sites. He has worked in the medical industry since 1990 and has been with the Lynn Institute since 2000. Jonte has an Associate degree from Oklahoma State University-OKC.

Tony Martin Director of Physician Relations at Lynn Institute-min

KATHI SHAW, CORPORATE REGULATORY SPECIALIST

Kathi Shaw

KATHI SHAW, CORPORATE REGULATORY SPECIALIST

Kathi Shaw is the Corporate Regulatory Specialist for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She is responsible for all regulatory submissions and maintenance of clinical trials for all Lynn Institute sites. She has worked in the medical industry for 48 years and has been in the research industry with Lynn Institute since 2002.

MARTA WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

MARTA WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Marta Williams is the Corporate Director of Human Resources for the Lynn Health Science Institute (LHSI). She is responsible for managing all Human Resources aspects for corporate and all Lynn Institute site employees. Marta has been in the HR medical industry since 1997. She has been with the Lynn Institute since 2007. Williams attended the Human Resources program at Oklahoma City University.

MARTA WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES