Who's Who of Professional Women


Nicole Fernandez

Bolstered by more than two decades of professional experience, Nicole J. Fernandez has cultivated a career of excellence in the fields of resources management and clinical research operations. Since 2022, she has served as the director of business development for PERI, where she focuses on strategic planning, cultivating new partnerships and identifying new markets for overall company growth. Prior to her current position, Ms. Fernandez excelled as a clinical operations manager for Labcorp Drug Development, a contract research organization that focuses on pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Since beginning her career in 2001, Ms. Fernandez has worked with several noteworthy companies, including PRA International as a start-up specialist for 11 years and Chiltern International Ltd. as a manager of clinical operations from 2016 to 2018. Furthermore, she held a leadership role for a local start-up company for four years.

Prior to shifting her focus toward clinical research operations, Ms. Fernandez operated as a risk management data specialist for the University of Kansas Hospital between 2004 and 2005. She also completed a medical internship at New Mexico Hospital in 2001. Ms. Fernandez previously pursued a formal education at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science in health information management in 2001.

In light of her fulfilling career, Ms. Fernandez has largely attributed her success to her colleagues in the field, as well as her skill as a problem solver. In accounting for her accomplishments, she is especially proud to have previously worked as a line manager. She is also grateful for her opportunities to create new company initiatives in her field. In the coming years, Ms. Fernandez hopes to excel in her current role. 


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