“It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”
– Patrick Lencioni
Connie Orander, one of our TMF Consultants, embodies a great team member. Connie has been with LMK for slightly over a year. She is always willing to lend a hand to her coworkers. During an interview, Connie tells us what her most memorable project has been, why she chose to work for LMK, and what she would like to do once she retires.
What is your proudest moment at LMK?
It occurred when delivering a successful training event to a client’s CRO members. I come from the clinical world, so I understood the trainees’ views. Now, after about a year with LMK, I can share my TMF expertise with clients and others in the TMF world.
If you could choose four individuals, living or dead, to eat dinner with, who would you choose?
I would choose Bono, Margaret Mead, Oprah Winfrey, and Leonardo DaVinci.
What has been the most significant project you have managed at LMK?
I believe that each project brings opportunities for professional growth. It’s a passion of mine to work with different clients and discuss their needs and TMF pain points. One of the most significant projects I worked on was with a young, mid-sized pharma company. I helped them recognize how eTMF processes require a major shift in clinical trials and, in the process, gained some valuable skills.
If you had to pick one current song to play continuously, in the background of your everyday life, what song would it be?
I don’t have a particular song, but in my opinion, the sounds of nature are the best music there is.
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?
I’d have to go with dark chocolate. I have a piece almost every night. 😊
What would you like to do when you retire?
Once I retire, I plan to lead hikes through the Smokies or other National Parks.
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
Since we work with clients and their CRO partners, sometimes getting all three parties on the same page and working in unison on processes can be a challenge.
Why did you decide to work for LMK?
LMK allows me to use my skills and experience in a flexible role as a TMF expert. I can apply my 20+ years of clinical trial management experience to eTMF management. In my time as a Clinical Study Manager/Scientist, I had an unusual amount of experience with audits and inspections readiness, as well as data integrity and data validation project work. I am known for being organized and detailed oriented. I get to use all of these skills while working on projects, and I love the adaptability LMK provides.