DBA, MBA, BSN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP
Email: [email protected]
MAGI East 2015 Outstanding Speaker
A Top Speaker Award at ACRP 2015
Featured in Women of Distinction Magazine
Kelly Willenberg is the owner of Kelly Willenberg, LLC. Kelly has extensive knowledge in clinical trials management and research compliance, including all aspects of clinical trial billing compliance. She has nearly 35 years of clinical research experience and billing compliance. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Masters and a Doctorate in Business Administration. She is an experienced oncology nurse with the majority of her experience in oncology, pediatrics, school nursing and cardiac rehab. Kelly worked for over twelve years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She established the enterprise wide billing compliance program at Vanderbilt and served as the first Director of Billing Compliance in 2002. She also served as the Director of the Clinical Trials Office for the Cancer Center managing a Community Oncology Research Program (CCOP and an affiliate network throughout the southeast while at Vanderbilt and was an active member of the nursing committees in the cooperative groups).
Kelly is a frequent presenter and speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society, Academy of Health Care Administrators, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Association of HealthCare Internal Auditors, MAGI, The Society of Clinical Research Associates, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, ExL Events, HCCA, and other professional organizations. She was the Managing Editor of the 3rd Edition of the Research Compliance Professional’s Handbook for Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA). She served as an editor for the 3rd Edition of the Manual for Clinical Trials Nurses for ONS. She has a bi-monthly column in Compliance Today titled “Research Reflections”. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified as a Healthcare Research Compliance Professional (CHRC) and Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Kelly also has served as a volunteer for Multiples of America (MOA) serving as President from 1999-2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors now. As a mother of grown twin daughters, Kelly in an active member of MOA (also known as National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.) which is a support group for parents of multiples, and is a national network of local clubs whose basic purposes are research, education and support of multiple birth children and their families. She presented on behalf of MOA at the International Twin Congress in both Helsinki, Finland and London, England in the 1990’s.
Kelly’s passion for research is evident in her ownership and growth of her company. She enjoys traveling, teaching, reading mystery novels. Kelly worked as a DJ in college and dreams of being on the talk radio with a program on research compliance. She resides in South Carolina near her daughters, sons-in-laws and grandchildren. She works as an advocate on Distracted Driving legislation since her husband was killed in 2017 in a hit and run cycling accident as a result of texting.