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.


John Giammona has 25 years of experience in business development, product sales, clinical development operations, management, and technical consulting, with the past 15 years specific to the biopharmaceutical clinical research arena. John has led business development teams across both large and small contract research organizations (CROs) along with managing a commercial product sales team for a biopharmaceutical company. He started his career in the drug research industry in account management roles representing research site-centered organizations. In addition to sales expertise and holding multiple leadership positions within several clinical development services business units, John has a strong biomedical and science background including a doctorate (University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy-Pharmacology/Toxicology) along with undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from the Colorado School of Mines. He has also served on two Investigational Review Boards (IRBs).

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.

Debbie Lynne Dyer, RN, BSN

Debbie currently serves as the  Regional Vice President of AMR’s Eastern Region. She is the co-founder of AMR-Lexington, previously Central Kentucky Research Associates (CKRA) . In 1991, CKRA was launched by Debbie she and her business partner, the late Jacquie Smith. Together they built a responsive and respected organization that consistently delivers results by aligning technology, goals and ongoing improvements to service and performance to the clinical trial industry for over 25 years.

Debbis holds a BSN from Eastern Kentucky University College of Allied Health and Nursing , and holds an active nursing license from the state of Kentucky. With over 25 years experience in clinical trials, she is a well respected figure in the industry. Previously, Debbie was recognized as Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Kentucky by the U.S. Small Business Administration.