Carol Witham will be joining Pillar Clinical Research, a Richardson, Texas-based research company focused on early and late-stage central nervous system trials, as its chief executive officer.
Witham will be leading Pillar Clinical Research from Little Rock, where she will maintain her current roles with the Starr Coalition and Inspiration Day Treatment. The Starr Coalition is a nonprofit she founded that supports mental health clinical research, and Inspiration Day Treatment is a Little Rock outpatient mental health treatment and recovery facility in Little Rock, which she founded and for which serves as the CEO.
In this new role, Witham will oversee Pillar’s strategic growth and development.
She previously served as the CEO and founder of Woodland International Research Group and Woodland Research Northwest. She founded the Starr Coalition after the sale of those organizations in 2014.
“My passion has always been to utilize my strengths to make a difference in the lives of others,” Witham said in a statement. “2020 was a challenging year for all. I think we all had more time to reflect, and that reflection led me to Pillar. I am honored and humbled to lead such an esteemed team.”
Pillar Clinical Research has locations in Richardson, Texas; Lincolnwood, Ill.; and Bentonville. Pillar’s flagship location in Richardson has Phase 1-4 capabilities with an outpatient unit and a 20-bed inpatient research unit. The Lincolnwood location has an outpatient unit and a seven-bed inpatient research unit, as well as access to a traditional inpatient psychiatric unit. The Bentonville location has a 24-bed unit with clinical research staff that perform inpatient and outpatient Phase 1-4 clinical trials.
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