Meet Our Team

Learn more about our team of experienced clinical research management
professionals to discover what we bring to the table.

Jill Healy
Jill Healy

CEO

As a co-founder of the company, Jill provides leadership over business and clinical operations at Trial Runners. Since its launch in 2006, Jill has provided direction to clinical teams on over fifty clinical trials. Prior to Trial Runners, Jill was with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Associate Director in the Clinical Department where she hired, trained and mentored CRA staff members working on Macugen® clinical trials. Prior to her role at Eyetech, she served as a project manager for the Macugen® pivotal phase III clinical trial and played a key role in the FDA approval of the drug. Jill boasts over eighteen years of experience in the industry and has served in clinical management roles with Roche and Schering-Plough. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Chuck Kruger
Chuck Kruger

President

Chuck joined Trial Runners as President in 2020 and brings with him over 30 years of experience starting, growing and managing healthcare companies. Prior to joining Trial Runners he was the  President of Dignity Health GoHealth Urgent Care which he launched in 2016 and grew into the largest urgent care business in San Francisco. Previous experience includes leadership roles with Physical Rehabilitation Network, where he acquired or stared over 125 new clinics in 10 states, and with Perigon Medical, which he co-founded and grew into a national company with locations in 13 states. Chuck began his career working in private equity and investment banking, and holds degrees in Human Biology and in Economics from Stanford University.

Patrick Healy, MPH
Patrick Healy, MPH

Co-Founder

Since co-founding the company in 2006, Patrick has helped Trial Runners become a leading choice for ophthalmology pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to launching Trial Runners, Patrick was with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals as Associate Director of Medical Affairs, providing strategic and management oversight to the post-marketing clinical research program for Macugen®, the first anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Patrick initially joined Eyetech in 2001 to co-manage the Macugen® pivotal phase III clinical trial. Patrick has over eighteen years of experience in the industry and has served in clinical management roles at Pfizer, Roche and Schering-Plough. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Public Health.

Jill Healy

CEO

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As a co-founder of the company, Jill provides leadership over business and clinical operations at Trial Runners. Since its launch in 2006, Jill has provided direction to clinical teams on over fifty clinical trials. Prior to Trial Runners, Jill was with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Associate Director in the Clinical Department where she hired, trained and mentored CRA staff members working on Macugen® clinical trials. Prior to her role at Eyetech, she served as a project manager for the Macugen® pivotal phase III clinical trial and played a key role in the FDA approval of the drug. Jill boasts over eighteen years of experience in the industry and has served in clinical management roles with Roche and Schering-Plough. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Chuck Kruger

President

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Chuck joined Trial Runners as President in 2020 and brings with him over 30 years of experience starting, growing and managing healthcare companies. Prior to joining Trial Runners he was the  President of Dignity Health GoHealth Urgent Care which he launched in 2016 and grew into the largest urgent care business in San Francisco. Previous experience includes leadership roles with Physical Rehabilitation Network, where he acquired or stared over 125 new clinics in 10 states, and with Perigon Medical, which he co-founded and grew into a national company with locations in 13 states. Chuck began his career working in private equity and investment banking, and holds degrees in Human Biology and in Economics from Stanford University.

Patrick Healy, MPH

Co-Founder

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Since co-founding the company in 2006, Patrick has helped Trial Runners become a leading choice for ophthalmology pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to launching Trial Runners, Patrick was with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals as Associate Director of Medical Affairs, providing strategic and management oversight to the post-marketing clinical research program for Macugen®, the first anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Patrick initially joined Eyetech in 2001 to co-manage the Macugen® pivotal phase III clinical trial. Patrick has over eighteen years of experience in the industry and has served in clinical management roles at Pfizer, Roche and Schering-Plough. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Public Health.

Cameron Marshall
Cameron Marshall

Director of Business Development

As the Business Development Director for Trial Runners, Cameron helps current and potential clients with program development and assessing how Trial Runners can best assist in advancing their goals. He has a significant background in Clinical Operations, working as a senior regional monitor for both small and large CROs across several therapeutic areas including ophthalmology. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University.

Brady Gilje
Brady Gilje

Assoc. Director of Data Management

As the Associate Director of Data Management for Trial Runners, Brady is responsible for all data management activities on the projects he is assigned to, including eCRF design, database build, query management, medical coding and database locking.  Brady has 12 years of experience in clinical research, and in the 10+ years he has worked at Trial Runners, he has performed data management duties on over 30 studies. He has worked on all phases of studies (I-IV), and his primary experience is in Ophthalmology. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Cameron Marshall

Director of Business Development

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As the Business Development Director for Trial Runners, Cameron helps current and potential clients with program development and assessing how Trial Runners can best assist in advancing their goals. He has a significant background in Clinical Operations, working as a senior regional monitor for both small and large CROs across several therapeutic areas including ophthalmology. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University.

Brady Gilje

Assoc. Director of Data Management

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As the Associate Director of Data Management for Trial Runners, Brady is responsible for all data management activities on the projects he is assigned to, including eCRF design, database build, query management, medical coding and database locking.  Brady has 12 years of experience in clinical research, and in the 10+ years he has worked at Trial Runners, he has performed data management duties on over 30 studies. He has worked on all phases of studies (I-IV), and his primary experience is in Ophthalmology. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Seth Preston
Seth Preston

Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager for Trial Runners, Seth executes and oversees all company marketing ventures alongside projects contained within our STRIDE program. With prior B2B & B2C marketing experience in healthcare, state level non-profit systems, large volume retail, and other industries, Seth brings a well-balanced and spirited approach to the projects he impacts. Seth has advanced knowledge and direct experience in both digital and traditional marketing, as well as business development and key client relations. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Communication from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Marketing from The University of Alabama.

Leanne Berry-Gietzen
Leanne Berry-Gietzen

Manager of Human Resources and Operations

As the Manager of Human Resources and Operations for Trial Runners, LeAnne is responsible for oversight and execution in the areas of Recruitment and Hiring, Payroll and Benefits Administration, Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, and business operations. She brings to this role, her a passion for employee engagement, leadership development, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, and a strong belief in maintaining a positive and enhanced organizational culture for the company and all employees.

LeAnne’s 20+ years of experience and expertise include vocational, academic, and personal counseling, social work, group trainer and facilitator, business operations and human resources management; along with both people and program management and directorship in the public college system, for non-profit programs at the state and federal level, and for-profit businesses within the Oil & Gas industry.

As a leader within the company, LeAnne is an active member of the Trial Runners Strategic Team, has led Leadership Development courses for staff, and is a Trainer within the Trial Runners University (TRU) program.

LeAnne holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies.

Mitch Gassaway
Mitch Gassaway

Recruitment Manager

As the Recruitment Manager for Trial Runners, Mitch is responsible for oversight and execution of Recruitment and Hiring, Onboarding, Employee Recognition, and STRIDE. With over 6 years of experience working in recruitment and 5 years as a customer service manager, Mitch provides hands-on support and communication to all potential employees looking to join Trial Runners. Mitch has advanced knowledge in targeted recruitment campaigns, developing recruitment advertisements, and establishing a pipeline of candidates to keep up with rapid hiring.  Mitch brings passion, energy, and positivity to the projects he impacts. His philosophy in life is “I am here to help” and he shows this every day.

Seth Preston

Marketing Manager

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As the Marketing Manager for Trial Runners, Seth executes and oversees all company marketing ventures alongside projects contained within our STRIDE program. With prior B2B & B2C marketing experience in healthcare, state level non-profit systems, large volume retail, and other industries, Seth brings a well-balanced and spirited approach to the projects he impacts. Seth has advanced knowledge and direct experience in both digital and traditional marketing, as well as business development and key client relations. Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in Media Communication from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Marketing from The University of Alabama.

Leanne Berry-Gietzen

Manager of Human Resources and Operations

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As the Manager of Human Resources and Operations for Trial Runners, LeAnne is responsible for oversight and execution in the areas of Recruitment and Hiring, Payroll and Benefits Administration, Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management, and business operations. She brings to this role, her a passion for employee engagement, leadership development, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, and a strong belief in maintaining a positive and enhanced organizational culture for the company and all employees.

LeAnne’s 20+ years of experience and expertise include vocational, academic, and personal counseling, social work, group trainer and facilitator, business operations and human resources management; along with both people and program management and directorship in the public college system, for non-profit programs at the state and federal level, and for-profit businesses within the Oil & Gas industry.

As a leader within the company, LeAnne is an active member of the Trial Runners Strategic Team, has led Leadership Development courses for staff, and is a Trainer within the Trial Runners University (TRU) program.

LeAnne holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies.

Mitch Gassaway

Recruitment Manager

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As the Recruitment Manager for Trial Runners, Mitch is responsible for oversight and execution of Recruitment and Hiring, Onboarding, Employee Recognition, and STRIDE. With over 6 years of experience working in recruitment and 5 years as a customer service manager, Mitch provides hands-on support and communication to all potential employees looking to join Trial Runners. Mitch has advanced knowledge in targeted recruitment campaigns, developing recruitment advertisements, and establishing a pipeline of candidates to keep up with rapid hiring.  Mitch brings passion, energy, and positivity to the projects he impacts. His philosophy in life is “I am here to help” and he shows this every day.

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