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MMS Responds to Rapid Growth in North Carolina with Key Hires

Clinical research organization expanding in the state

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2018 / -- MMS Holdings Inc. (MMS) – a global, leading clinical research organization – announced today the hiring of John Mitcheson as Senior Proposal Development Manager and Joy Willard, RN, BSN, PMP as Senior Project Manager in response to double digit company growth in North Carolina for the past three years.

Mitcheson brings more than 30 years of leadership to MMS, most recently holding senior contracts and proposals positions at Health Decisions and ICON plc. Willard brings 16 years of experience, most recently as Director of Clinical Operations at Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Sr. Project Manager at Merz North America prior to that.

“MMS is taking a proactive and thoughtful approach to its long term strategic growth plan and North Carolina has been a key area of increased focus for us,” said Prasad Koppolu, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MMS. “As a global organization, we are committed to operating in key geographic areas where the greatest expertise exists.”

Willard and Mitcheson join a local staff that includes experts in biostatistics, clinical programming, clinical trial transparency and disclosures, and medical and regulatory writing.

“It is refreshing to be part of a company that has a perfect combination of global expertise and a progressive, people first approach,” said James Bademian, Senior Manager, Statistical Programming, MMS, based in the region. “Personally, my team works with MMS experts across four continents to support a diverse set of clients and therapeutic areas.”

To continue on this trajectory of growth in the state, MMS is looking to expand in Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh, and Research Triangle Park, adding positions in biostatistics, data management, regulatory strategy, regulatory operations and submissions, and project management.

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About MMS
MMS is a global, leading clinical research organization that supports the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a proven, scientific approach to complex regulatory submission challenges. As a data CRO, we are pioneers and leaders in regulatory submissions for our sponsors. Strong industry experience and a data-driven approach to drug development make MMS a valuable partner in creating compelling submissions that meet rigorous regulatory standards. For more information, visit

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