Our Team

Our Team

WILLIAM B. SMITH, MD, FACC, CPI, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Smith is the Founder, President, and Principal Investigator of VRG and NOCCR, the AMR centers in Knoxville, TN and New Orleans, LA. He is also one of the original founders of AMR. Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology, and Cardiology. He has been involved in more than 1,700 clinical trials over the past 35 years. He is a frequent lecturer and author and publishes extensively.


Dr. Terry Poling is board certified in Family Medicine and started his private practice after serving in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. He began conducting clinical research trials in 1991. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Poling founded Heartland Research Associates in 1994 with five dedicated research centers located in Wichita, KS and the surrounding area and has been involved in over 1,392 trials. Heartland Research Associates joined AMR in 2000.

JEFFREY B. ROSEN, MD, DABFM, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen is the Medical Director of Clinical Research of South Florida. He has been conducting clinical research for 34 years and has been involved in more than 800 clinical trials. Dr. Rosen is a founding member of AMR and is on the Leadership Council for the Society for Clinical Research Sites. He has been a speaker at many research conferences and for several pharmaceutical companies.

SCOTT STONE, Chief Financial Officer

For nearly two decades, Mr. Stone has served in senior executive roles, primarily as a Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer. A Certified Public Accountant, he has broad and deep experience working with both public and private companies across an array of industries, including technology, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. Other experience includes capital strategies.

MATTHEW SMITH, Corporate Controller

Matthew Smith – Corporate ControllerMatthew Smith has extensive experience as an accounting and assurance professional and has served numerous clients across industries as diverse as financial services, hotel and hospitality management, manufacturing, healthcare and aviation. As a Certified Public Accountant, he has worked to craft internal controls for both public and non-public clients, testing design and operating effectiveness.

BRENDA S. ATCHISON, Executive Vice President, Client Relations

Brenda Atchison is the Executive Vice President of Client Relations with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Tennessee. She brings over 30 years of experience in the clinical trials arena with a background in clinical microbiology and cellular immunology and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the academic, public health, cancer research, and global CRO fields. She joined AMR in 2000 to direct business development efforts and manage key client relationships.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Irene previously served as the Director of Business Development for a well-respected and successful research group and is a co-founder of Clinical Research Consortium a multi-site research group.