Whitsell Innovations (WI), Inc., is pleased to announce that Tom McPhatter has assumed the role of Director, Business Development. Mr. McPhatter is an industry leader in strategic sourcing and sales, with over 16 years of experience at Aerotek Scientific. He has received highest recognition for building sales across clinical, scientific and engineering market verticals in the ultra-competitive contingent labor industry. Mr. McPhatter is well respected among peers and has an excellent track record of advancing the careers of his teammates. “I am very excited to join this elite team of talented and passionate individuals,” says Mr. McPhatter. “This is going to be fun!”
“It’s really exciting to welcome Tom,” says Ms. Whitsell. “Tom shares our values: identifying the needs and trends of our industry and always delivering excellence to our clients.”
In addition, WI is pleased to announce the new staff positions of Accounts Associate, Lauren Hunnings, and medical writers, Chantelle Rein-Smith, PhD, and Kelly Kilibarda, PhD. Ms. Hunning’s role includes ensuring client satisfaction with WI work. She holds a BS in nursing from East Carolina University. Dr. Rein-Smith holds a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hamilton College and a PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Oregon Health and Science University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cardiology, hematology, and wound healing. Dr. Kilibarda holds a BS in Biology from Millersville University, ASCP certified MT/CLS from Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and a PhD in Pathology from Duke University where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pathology. She has worked extensively in cancer (breast cancer metabolism and triple-negative breast cancer dormancy and recurrence), infectious disease, and metabolism.
“We have an incredibly rich culture of talented people at WI,” says Connie Morris, WI Operations Manager. “The staff additions we made this year speak volumes to the commitment we have made to excellence for the benefit of our clients and we are thrilled that these fine people accepted our invitation to join our team.”