Clinical Research Center Personnel


Clinical Research Center Leadership

Charity Ball, MSN, RN, Co-Director of Clinical Research Operations

Charity Ball is the day-to-day Operations Manager for the CRC. Her role in the CRC focuses on daily clinic flow, utilization tracking and evaluation, and quality assurance. She has an extensive clinical research background that includes over 10 years of experience in various roles including research coordinator, research manager, and project manager of a multi-site NHLBI funded trial. Her clinical nursing milieu is in critical care.

Amy Kennedy-Krage, MBA, MSW, Co-Director of Clinical Research Operations

Amy Kennedy-Krage is the Director of Clinical Research Operations for the Clinical Research Center (CRC).  Her role in the CRC focuses on managing the direct clinical operations and ensuring effective oversight and coordination of inpatient and outpatient clinical and translational research services. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day operations, financial performance, regulatory compliance, strategic development, site management and monitoring of clinical and translational research operations. She has an extensive clinical research background with over 15 years of experience in different roles including research coordinator and research program manager. 

Maryann Holtcamp, MS, APN, Director of Clinical Research Education

Maryann Holtcamp is the Co-Director of Clinical Operations for the Clinical Research Center (CRC). Her role in the CRC focuses on oversight of all clinical procedures performed by the CRC’s team of research professionals. She provides both ongoing clinical and research educational opportunities as well as coordination of protocol specific training for the more than 50 active protocols in the CRC. Her extensive critical care nursing background and many years in clinical research give her expertise as she works closely with the CRC’s investigators and staff. Additionally, Ms. Holtcamp is a board certified clinical nurse specialist able to provide advanced assessments and procedures to many protocols in the CRC.

Clinical Research Center Staff

Clinical Research Coordinators

Tara Cobb
Dan Meslar
​Claudia Preciado
Corey Ringhisen, BS, RN

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinators

Lisa Chase, BSN, RN

Investigational Physiology Lab

Tracy Baynard, PhD
Neil McMillan