Meet Our Team


Jennifer Byrne

Board Chair

Ms. Byrne’s career has been devoted to leading organizations–building teams and partnerships centered on advancing the clinical research enterprise; namely to better connect patients and providers to clinical trials. As the former CEO of PMG Research and Founder of Greater Gift (501(c)3), Jennifer’s involvement in the clinical research enterprise has been vast across collaborations with hundreds of pharma, device, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), technology, site organizations, and other research service providers for the direct execution of over 7,500 Phase I-IV industry sponsored clinical trials. Amongst her greatest accomplishments is her stellar track record for consistent and excellent quality in patient, provider and client experiences associated with research trials. As a clinical research business leader, Jennifer thrives on building high performing teams and partnerships within the evolving healthcare and biopharmaceutical landscapes, leading to differentiated and better outcomes for all stakeholders.

Jennifer has been recognized as a CenterWatch Top 20 Innovator, has been the recipient of the NC Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and received ACRP’s 2018 Innovation in Clinical Research Award. She currently serves as Board Chair for Greater Gift, a Trustee for The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Board Chair for The Summit School. Additionally, she is an Advisory Board member to CISCRP, an Advisory Chair for the Masters in Clinical Research Management with Wake Forest University, and serves in Advisory roles with the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the Dioko Fund, and the North Carolina Biotech of the Piedmont Triad, the Leadership Advisory Board for the Avoca Quality Consortium and the Workforce Innovation St¬eering Committee for ACRP. Jennifer is a graduate of Texas A&M University.