As Senior Vice President, Clinical Solutions and Strategic Partnerships for WCG, Sandra (Sandy) Smith, RN, MSN, AOCN, strategically aligns clinical solutions to support sites to enhance their clinical trials processes. Sandy is an oncology-focused healthcare leader who has held diverse roles in corporate, community-based practice and hospital settings. She has spent her career partnering with physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to drive customer value and clinical excellence in patient-centric oncology services.
Prior to WCG, Sandy was Vice President of US Oncology Research, an oncology-specific site management organization of independent practices and hospital-based research programs. Sandy was responsible for developing strategic partnerships with sponsors and sites to expand clinical trials services in early and late phase trials and launched a gene and cell therapy program. She worked with more than 1,000 investigators and their site staff to integrate lean six sigma processes and technology solutions to redesign clinical trial workflows for operational efficiency, reduced study start-up times, and data integrity.
Sandy is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN) with an undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society; supports patient advocacy through affiliations with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Community Oncology Alliance; and volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Wonders & Worries. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Sites and is Chair-Elect of its Oncology Board.