Cheryl Weaver, CCRC, CCRA, Board Past President
Cheryl Weaver is the Administrative Director of the Clinical Research Program at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI). Cheryl oversees all clinical research trials at Virginia Mason ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance. She is also responsible for clinical research staff education.
Cheryl has over 25 years of experience in lab, drug, device, biologic and gene therapy research having worked at the Northwest Lipid Research Laboratory, Pacific Biometrics, and BRI. As Administrative Director at BRI, Cheryl has worked to increase process efficiencies across the entire Clinical Research Program. She established the current (and first-ever) system of Institution-wide clinical research policies, procedures and tools. She also developed an internal audit and monitor program which emphasizes staff education. Cheryl works closely with BRI and Virginia Mason leadership, Research Investigators, and the Institutional Review Board to ensure research transparency and to create a safe environment for both participants and staff.
Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Washington in 1985. She completed the Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Certification at the University of Washington in 2004 and is certified as a Research Coordinator and Monitor by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals. She received her Lean Certification through the Virginia Mason Production System in 2014. Cheryl currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), having served on their board since 2009.