Meet The FMC Science Team

Lauren Lockhart, BS, Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Lauren Lockhart joined FMC Science in 2014 just after our research entity’s inception. In the fall of 2014, Ms. Lockhart earned her Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) certification. She also completed her CITI-GCP, IATA, NIH Protection of Human Subjects, OSHA, and HIPAA training and developed FMC Science’s standard operating policies.

Lauren brings a wealth of clinical research experience to FMC Science. She has seven years’ previous experience as a CRC with U.S. Oncology Research (USOR), one of the nation’s largest cancer research centers.

At USOR, Lauren served as clinical research supervisor for the Austin market and directed nine clinical research coordinators. She also personally managed more than 85 clinical trials (phases 1-4) in diverse drug studies relating to breast, GI, genitourinary, lung, lymphatic, hematopoietic, gynecologic, and solid tumor cancers.

However, Lauren is probably most proud that she is an Aggie – a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station – who awarded her a BS Degree in Biomedical Science in 2007.

Cara Wood, Patient Recruiting Manager

Cara joined FMC Science in March of 2017 and now serves as our Patient Recruiting Manager. Through campaigns and initiative, Cara is responsible for patient recruitment in order to meet enrollment goals and timelines for FMC Science.

Cara is also responsible for organizing marketing campaigns to ensure that FMC Science is recruiting appropriate study candidates. These programs include social media and print advertising campaigns, chart reviews, database mining, community outreach, and sponsor central advertising campaigns.

Cara has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration but is most proud to be a mother to 3 amazing boys. She strives to keep her work and home life separate but is always willing to put in the extra effort to strive for excellence above all in her career.

Janna Hammett, HR

JanaFrom the very beginning of FMCScience, Janna Hammett has been an integral part of the administration team.  As part of the FMC family, she served as the HR Administrator, Bookkeeper, and Credentialing Administrator. She puts her 35 years of experience to good use as she works hard in her role of HR Administrator and Bookkeeper for FMCScience.

Mia Monroe, Finance Director

Mia joined FMCScience in 2014 as Finance Director.  At the time, she also served as Finance Director for Family Medicine Rural Health Clinic, and oversaw the billing department.  In the early stages of the newly formed FMCScience, she worked to develop the accounting and billing processes, as well as the employee benefits and payroll.  She had many years of experience in accounting, office management, and QuickBooks consulting.

In 2016 Mia's responsibilities were expanded to include contract and budget negotiation.  She says, 'I love being part of the exciting field of clinical trials, and I look forward to seeing FMC Science expand and grow.'

Paige Tovar-Skelton, CPT, CNC, Regulatory Specialist Lead

Paige joined FMC Science in February of 2018 as our Regulatory Coordinator. She is highly organized and detail-oriented. She is responsible for FMC Science’s successful transition into e-docs. This allows her to work remotely from Wisconsin. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her husband, lift weights, and go on hikes with her fur babies.

Valerie Holden, Research Assistant/Data Coordinator Lead

Valerie began employment with FMC Science in April of 2021. She brings to the team 8 years of Emergency Medical Management, is BLS certified, continues to hold her A-EMD certification, and has completed her CITI-GCP, IATA, NIH Protection of Human Subjects, OSHA, and HIPAA training. She is very excited to be joining the team and witness this side of medicine.

Valerie's greatest accomplishments are her four nearly grown children and knowing that she has given life-saving instructions to more than 1,000 people in their worst moment.

Shawn Bent, Data Coordinator

Shawn Bent joined FMC Science in October of 2015. Shawn has had many roles with FMC Science, including Regulatory Coordinator and Laboratory Technician. She is currently working as Data Coordinator and Research Assistant. Shawn is also a United States Army Veteran with 10 years of service.

Montana Jacobson, Operations Coordinator

Montana Jacobson joined FMC Science in November of 2021 as our Operations Coordinator. As a Lampasas resident since she was in elementary school, Montana is proud to take part in serving the community through medicine and seeing a few familiar faces along the way. Prior to joining the FMC Science team, she worked as an office manager at AdventHealth FMC for 6 years after graduating from high school.

In her free time, Montana pursues her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University - Central Texas with a Finance minor. She enjoys traveling with her family, going fishing with her fiancé, and spoiling her cat. Montana makes an effort to learn new things in the various aspects of life and is proud of her accomplishments at such a young age.

Leah Judd, Lead Patient Recruiter

Leah joined FMC Science in June of 2021 and now serves as our Lead Patient Recruiter. Prior to joining the team, Leah worked at AdventHealth Family Medicine Clinic for 3 years as a patient services department lead. Leah is an experienced photographer, but most importantly she is a mom/bonus mom to her 4 beautiful girls. Born and raised in Lampasas, Leah is excited to have found a position locally where she can lay down her roots and continue to grow her family. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf with her husband, going camping with her family and running with her dogs.