Learn more about each of our team members and perhaps a fun fact or two by clicking on each photo!
President & CEO
Ted and wife Rita, a long-time Pharmacist, took over ownership and operations of Health Research of Hampton Roads in April 2013. Ted studied at Randolph Macon College before finding success in his entrepreneurial dreams. His vast business experience has given him the tools to grow HRHR and surround himself with talented professionals. Ted loves being on the water and spending time with his family, including the apple of his eye, grandson Cameron.
C.L. “Tim” Fisher, Jr., MD, MPH
Medical Director and Principal Investigator
Founder and longtime Medical Director of HRHR, Dr Fisher is a native of Hampton, Virginia. He received a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech, and attended Eastern Virginia Medical School before completing a Family Medicine Residency with Medical College of Virginia/Riverside Hospital. Dr. Fisher later received a Master of Public Health from Emory University. Board Certified in Family Practice from 1982-2002, and currently Board Certified in Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine subspecialty) since 1995, Dr. Fisher founded HRHR in 1998. In his almost 20 years with HRHR, Dr. Fisher has served as an investigator on 300 clinical trials. When he is not in the office, he enjoys gardening, playing golf, and spending time with his family, including 4 young grandchildren.
Catherine Q. Gular, PharmD
Dr. Gular began working with HRHR in 2008 as a summer intern where she developed a passion for clinical research. She graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, before beginning her career with HRHR in November of 2013. Dr. Gular enjoys working with HRHR’s tremendous team of professionals, while educating staff and patients about clinical research, and continuing to always learn herself. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, chasing her toddler son, and being at the beach.
George H. Freeman, MD
A Peninsula native, Dr. Freeman has a BS in Biology with a minor in Speech Communications from The University of Richmond. He attended The Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at MCV/VCU in Women's Health. He is certified by The American Board of Ob/Gyn and served as an Assistant Professor at The Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, N.C. for thirteen years. After a career altering injury, he retrained in clinical research, attaining his certification as a physician investigator, joining HRHR in 2003. Dr. Freeman loves the cutting edge of research practice and the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with patients. He also maintains a small, evidenced-based preventive/longevity medicine practice. Teaching patients about health is his passion. Out of the office he loves to cook, garden, play with his crazy rescue Lab, and spend time with his family.
Maureen has extensive prior experience working with the U.S. government in various agencies and locations. She has been working with HRHR since 2004. Maureen enjoys working in such a professional environment with such a caring and skilled staff. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and meeting new people.
Kacie Maples, RN, CRC
Kacie worked in the psychiatric field with adults in a group-home setting for five years before moving on to a psychiatric adolescent hospital for another five years. Her previous career as a Behavioral Counselor lead her to become a Registered Nurse. Kacie began working with HRHR in January of 2016. She enjoys working with people who love participating in clinical trials. She also enjoys being in a career and setting where she never dreads getting up and going to work. Kacie enjoys time at the beach with her two children and going to the gym. If she is not at work, she is most likely chauffeuring her children to their many sporting events and cheering them on from the sidelines.
Timothy O’Malley, BS, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Tim graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Health Sciences, and then completed a one year graduate program at MCV. Since beginning his career in clinical research with HRHR in April of 2016, he has gained great satisfaction in knowing the work at HRHR not only helps the patients that participate, but is potentially reshaping the medical field for the future. Outside of work, Tim enjoys playing golf, lifting weights and hanging out at the beach with friends and family.
Olivia Staul, CNA
Olivia has studied at Longwood University and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a registered nursing student through the Riverside Health System. She has been working with HRHR since June of 2016. Prior to her work with HRHR, Olivia has experience as a dance teacher and office manager. She loves waking up and coming to work in the morning because she is able to see firsthand the difference being made, and she is continuously amazed at how the work at HRHR can improve the lives of patients. Outside of the office, Olivia enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Usha Mehrotra, MLT, BS, MSN
While living in India, Usha received her BS and MS in Biology, followed by receiving her certification in Medical Laboratory Technology from Thomas Nelson Community College. Prior to HRHR, Usha worked in the medical laboratory at Riverside Family Practice in Newport News. She has been working at HRHR since June of 2000. She enjoys the company of her fellow employees and finds it a pleasure to work with each of them. She loves meeting new patients and enjoys challenging blood draws. She is not a fitness freak, but does go to the YMCA at least 4 times a week. Her passion is to travel to be with friends and family and the love her life, her granddaughter.
Danielle Merian, BA
Danielle received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Christopher Newport University. She began her career with HRHR in October of 2014. She enjoys being a part of the research to discover new treatments for varying disease states. She feels lucky to work with some of the kindest people who have become a second family to her at HRHR. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys working as a dance instructor at a local dance studio.
Clay has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and manufacturing accounting. He has been working with HRHR since 2008. He currently enjoys working with the energetic and friendly staff at HRHR. In his spare time, Clay likes to do woodworking, especially projects for his grandchildren.
Patient Care Representative
Bobby is retired from city government after 28 years of working on behalf of the general public. He has been with HRHR since September of 2016. Bobby finds satisfaction in knowing that HRHR has an impact. He feels that few careers offer the chance to help individuals and families quite like HRHR. He appreciates working with the professional staff and speaking with the participants daily. Bobby enjoys time with his large family including his wife, 3 children, and 6 grandchildren. Bobby also loves playing golf in his free time.
To advance the health of our local, national and international communities by promoting the development of improved medical therapies through the professionally superior conduct of safe and ethically sound human research studies.
Why Clinical Research?
If treatment for your disease isn't available or if the standard treatment hasn't worked for you, you might consider a clinical trial. Clinical trials can provide access to new or experimental treatments that otherwise aren't available. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for people in the future. Contact Health Research of Hampton Roads and enroll in a Clinical Trial today.
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