Bay Area Research Logistics is full of diverse and enthusiastic employees who make client needs the top priority of their work. Get to know them below!
Business Unit Director
As the Business Unit Director, Kaitlin is responsible for the planning, directing, and managing of operations, as well as the future growth and strategic vision of the organization. Kaitlin’s relationships with her colleagues are enormously important to her and she appreciates the willingness for collaboration within the organization in order to ensure that BARL runs in a compliant and responsive manner.
Kaitlin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University, Pharmacy Technician Diploma at Niagara College, and studied Management with McMaster Continuing Education Center’s Business Administration program before completing her MBA at Athabasca University. Kaitlin has developed an expert knowledge of the business through her experience as the Director of Client Services, Business Development Manager, and Clinical Trial Coordinator at BARL over the last 10 years, and her prior experience as a Research Coordinator at Hamilton Health Science’s Pharmacy Research Support Services for two years. Her love of learning drives her and inspires her to meet new people and build her network with a customer-focused mindset.
Outside of work, Kaitlin enjoys running, fitness, watching sports, and spending time with her friends and family to relax.
Director of Operations
Adam leads the facility, equipment, logistics, production and inventory operations at Bay Area Research Logistics. Adam oversaw the construction and transition into our new facility at 66 Innovation Drive.
Adam received his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and has over 20 years of Operations and Logistics experience in Steel, Automotive and Produce Industries. He was an integral part of the City of Hamilton COVID-19 vaccine response and was a Public Health Unit Site lead for the storage and distribution of vaccines for Hamilton. Adam is a Reserve Infantry Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, recently being appointed as the Commanding Officer of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment). He has deployed twice to Afghanistan and once domestically for the Ottawa Flood Relief Effort.
In his free time Adam enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf and spending quality time with his family.
Quality Manager Systems and Validation
Lynn oversees all validation activities at Bay Area Research Logistics (BARL) and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating internal processes to ensure that company activities meet industry and regulatory requirements. Lynn maintains key quality management system tracking and performance metrics to develop recommendations for improvements to the management team. She manages quality systems and ensures strategic goals are met. Lynn’s focus is to effectively influence a culture of compliance, and consistently champions quality assurance initiatives across the organization. The fact that Bay Area Research Logistics helps provide care for patients with novel conditions is very rewarding to her.
Lynn received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at Western University. She has worked for over 20 years in the regulatory industry, including at International Bio Institute, with a focus on pre-clinical (GLP) and clinical (GCP) studies. She has also worked at a CRO that specializes in cognitive research and pain management studies. At Bay Area Research Logistics, she is dedicated to the quality she delivers in her work, and focuses on the accountability of the products and services of Bay Area Research Logistics.
Her past industry background also fits into her passions outside of work; Lynn is an advocate for agriculture and local farmers. As a farmer herself, she has sponsored rodeos, and has worked with young individuals, exposing them to farm life, and the fun of horseback riding. Lynn also enjoys pulling out a guitar around the bonfire when camping with her family, or catching a beautiful shot over one of the lakes in the Muskokas.
Business Development Representative
Aindriu is our Business Development Representative and is one of the first people our clients interact with when they are looking to start a new trial. He works closely with our clients to ensure that BARL is able to support the needs of each unique trial.
Aindriu joined Bay Area Research Logistics in 2020 after finishing his Master’s degree at Brock University. Aindriu started as a Clinical Trial Associate and Coordinator where he learned the ins and outs of managing the clinical supplies for the trials we support. In 2022 he moved into the Business Development role where he gets to work closely with clients during the initial planning stage.
Outside of the office Aindriu enjoys visiting the many wineries and golf courses around his home in the Niagara region.
Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator
Marlena is our Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator and one of the main points of contact for our clients. She works to ensure we meet our clients’ requests in a timely fashion. She is our go to resource when it comes to navigating the challenges involved with international clinical trials!
Marlena joined Bay Area Research Logistics in 2011 after finishing her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Ontario. Starting as a Packaging Technician and moving into a Label Printing role before starting as a Clinical Trial Coordinator in 2013, Marlena has developed expertise in all areas of our operations. Currently, Marlena is working towards her CCRP designation through SOCRA.
When not at work Marlena can be found on the volleyball court, soccer pitch, or adventuring across southern Ontario with her dog Lake.
Clinical Trial Coordinator
Maryam is one of our Clinical Trial Coordinators responsible for managing all phases of clinical trials. On a daily basis she is responsible for robust study drug management, risk assessment, meticulous Trial Master File maintenance, and establishing efficient protocols for investigational product packaging and distribution while adhering to SOPs and regulations. She is also a member of our Joint Health & Safety Committee.
Maryam comes to us with an international educational background. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Port Harcourt, a post graduate diploma from the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, she has completed courses in Project Management through the University of Waterloo, and is on the verge of completing her MSc in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology from the University of Bordeaux. On top of her extensive academic background Maryam has 8 years of experience in Pharmacy Practice in Industry, Hospital, and Community Pharmacy settings.
Maryam finds joy in spending quality time with her family and the continual journey of self-improvement. A lifelong learner, Maryam is constantly exploring new subjects through reading, taking courses, and attending seminars.
Gina oversees the timely shipping and material deliveries for Bay Are Research Logistics. She also obtains quotes for potential international shipments. What Gina loves most about BARL is her coworkers. They work well together because they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and leverage these strengths to make the company even more successful.
Gina graduated from Humber College with a Pharmacy Technician’s Certificate then worked for 15 years at McMaster Hospital in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy. While she is working at BARL she continues to work part time at a pharmacy to keep up those skills. In her career, her values of integrity and dependability drive her hard work.
Her family is a huge part of her life and she enjoys spending time with them and reading in her free time. Every Canada Day she takes a road trip with her friends for a tour of Niagara wineries.