Our Team

 
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River Birch Research Alliance's clinical research team has, collectively, over a century of healthcare training, patient care, and research experience. Patient care remains our highest priority as we strive to bring new medications in clinical trials to you.


Dr. Raymond Tidman, MD, FAAFP
Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer and Principal Investigator

His impressive resume reveals a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted professional. Prior to pursuing his interest in medicine, Dr. Tidman was an engineer. In his senior year, Dr. Tidman carried out a research project looking into blood flow dynamics in normal versus atherosclerotic patients: a multi-disciplinary subject indeed, bridging his interests in engineering physics and medicine. Dr. Tidman later carried out pre-clinical training at the Medical College of Georgia and obtained his medical degree from Case Western School of Medicine in Allopathic Medicine.

Dr. Tidman received many accolades, not all of which were for his outstanding academic achievements (Lang Award) but also for his contribution to the medical community (CIBA Award). It was a few years into his medical profession when Dr. Tidman founded RBRA and devoted part of his time to clinical research.

Over 25 years and hundreds of clinical trials studies later, Dr. Tidman is a distinguished principal investigator and creative thinker. He is on the Board of Directors for RiverStone Mountain Professionals, LLC. Dr. Tidman holds privileges at Fannin Regional Hospital and Piedmont Mountainside Medical Center. Dr. Tidman is board certified in Family Medicine and holds professional memberships including the American Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Raymond Tidman, MD, FAAFP

 

Sub-Investigators

Dr. Shannon Pitman, MD

Dr. Kamal Kabakibou, MD

Dr. Dania Masseoud, MD

Lindsey Niknezhad, PA-C

Lee Ann Palmer Tidman, RN, CANP, MS

Marilyn Williams, NP

 

Research Staff

Kathryn Dameron, CCRP

Lisa Ingle, LPN, CRC

Maureen Nelson, CRC

Michelle Lewis, LPN, CRC

Michelle Seay

 

 
 
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Kathryn "Kit" Dameron, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kit Dameron worked in the medical field of internal medicine and psychiatry before joining the clinical research community in 1998. Since then, she has had the opportunity to participate in over 100 studies. This experience helps her to anticipate patients' questions and needs, greatly increasing their comfort level throughout the study. She has worked at River Birch Research for nearly a decade.

 
 

Maureen Nelson, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Maureen Nelson joined River Birch Research Alliance in 2015 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. With years of experience working in the medical field, Maureen brings to RBRA her sharp focus and friendly disposition to create a comfortable environment for patients participating in the clinical studies.

 
 
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Michelle Lewis, LPN, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Michelle joined River Birch Research Alliance in 2008; altogether she has more than two decades of medical experience. Michelle is a lifelong learner and enjoys working in research for the opportunity to continually be learning. She strongly believes the work our team does is making a difference in our patients’ lives. She also enjoys doing work that ensures the constant improvement of healthcare and the medical industry as a whole.

 
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Lisa Ingle, LPN, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lisa Ingle has been with River Birch Research Alliance since 2016. She has over a decade of experience in the medical industry. This includes seven years as an LPN for a Nurse Midwife, and five years as an LPN for a Physician’s Assistant. Lisa grew up in Fannin County and worked for Levi Strauss & Co. for 16 years until the plant closed permanently. She attained her Associate's Degree as an LPN and has worked in the medical field since 2003.

 
 

Michelle Seay
Regulatory Specialist & Data Management

Michelle Seay is research and administration coordinator for the office of River Birch Research Alliance, LLC. She provides administrative assistance to the recruitment specialist, clinical trial coordinators, and Dr. Raymond Tidman. In her role, Michelle is responsible for data entry and regulatory management. She has provided clinical trial record management and quality assurance for River Birch Research Alliance for the past four years.

 

In The News

RIVER BIRCH RESEARCH ALLIANCE
CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

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