Raleigh/Greensboro/Trida Local Group

LMA Raleigh/Triad City Group Presents 
Remember Who YOU Are
with Paula Brown Stafford & Lisa Grimes

Paula Brown Stafford (retired President, Quintiles Clinical Development) and Lisa T. Grimes (President & CEO of PurThread Technologies) will discuss their new book Remember Who YOU Are

They will share stories of their respective journeys to and through the executive ranks. Hear firsthand how adversity and challenges can be catalysts for growth and character-building. Learn how Paula and Lisa realized their work could change lives, give hope and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. We often do our best work by serving others, whether it is performing a random act of kindness, planning a gala for a foundation, mentoring others or volunteering with your children.

Don’t wait until you “have time,” instead start each day with “Whom can I serve today?” 

May 23 | 4:00pm-7:00pm 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration & Presentation at Poyner Spruill
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Social at Poyner Spruill


Poyner Spruill
301 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601


LMA Members: $25.00
Prospective Members/Guest: $40.00

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Our Speakers

paula_about.jpgPaula Brown Stafford
Biopharmaceutical Services Executive
Managing Director, Habergeon

With more than 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical services and consulting, Paula Brown Stafford helped build the contract research organization (CRO) industry and the preeminent CRO in the industry, Quintiles (now IQVIA).  Her career at Quintiles culminated in serving for five years as president of clinical development, Quintiles largest business segment, where she had responsibility for more than 22,000 employees.  She is currently managing director of Habergeon and chief development officer of Novan, a North Carolina-based pharmaceutical company.  Her first book for professionals, Remember Who YOU Are (co-authored with Habergeon colleague Lisa T. Grimes), was published in 2018.

While at Quintiles, Paula was a member of the Executive Committee, the Technology Investment Committee, and a Board observer in addition to founding Quintiles Enterprise Data Council in 2007 and Quintiles Women Inspired Network in 2010.  After retiring from Quintiles in 2015, Paula has focused on Board work and leadership development and was appointed to Adjunct Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Paula is currently a Board member of Novan, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVN), Health Decisions, Inc., and the immediate Past President of the Public Health Foundation Board at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She served as a member of the CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) Board of Directors from 2008-2015 (serving as Chair 2011-2013) and was previously an Independent Director for Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BITI and later BIOC) from 2002-2008.

For her outstanding contributions to healthcare and pharmaceutical development, Paula was honored with a Distinguished Alumna Award from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 2016.  Paula was invited in July 2014 to provide expert testimony in the U.S. Congressional hearing on the topic of modernizing clinical trials: “21st Century Cures,” a bill later approved by the House of Representatives in 2015.  She was named in 2012 as one of the 10 top women in biotech by FierceBiotech.  And in 2011, she received the Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award for her significant contributions to Quintiles and her dedication to making a positive difference in healthcare around the world.  

Paula holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a specialization in Biostatistics. She and her husband have two adult children.


lisa_about.jpgLisa T. Grimes
Managing Director, Habergeon

A dynamic leader, seasoned entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Lisa T. Grimes has spent 33 years in a variety of executive management, sales, and business development roles. She is currently Managing Director of Habergeon and President and CEO of PurThread, a North Carolina-based antimicrobial textile company.  She also serves on the Advisory Board of Atlantic Bio Ventures LLC.  Her first book for professionals, Remember Who YOU Are (co-authored with Habergeon colleague Paula Brown Stafford), was published in 2018. 

As an entrepreneur, Lisa began her career with PPDI, one of the world’s largest contract research organizations (CRO), as an early member of its executive management team where she had responsibility for global business development.  Leveraging her PPDI experience, Lisa then became President & CEO of a site management organization, leading that company's transition to a full-service CRO and ultimately, its sale to United Healthcare.  Since that time, Lisa has served as start-up or interim CEO to other companies, including Invitrox (diagnostics and therapeutic assay focused company) and AcSentient (specialty pharma company focused on ophthalmology), for which she negotiated its sale to ISTA.

Additionally, Lisa’s broad life science industry experience includes positions with multi-national organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline.  She also spent ten years serving on the Executive Advisory Group of the pharmaceutical consulting firm Campbell Alliance (now INC Research) and its subsidiary, the Pharmaceutical Institute.

Active in her community, Lisa serves on numerous boards, including Fill Your Bucket List Foundation and Knowing God Ministries.  She is a former board member for the Caring Community Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy Foundation in addition to being selected as a past recipient of The Triangle Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award and being honored as a 2015 “Woman of Western Wake” by Cary Magazine.  Lisa is also an award-winning interior designer who has experience launching consumer services franchises. 

Lisa holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her husband have two adult sons.

Our Sponsor

Many thanks to our sponsor Paragon Bank!


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