Meet our team of passionate and dedicated professionals

  • Dennis W. King, PhD

    President and CEO

    Dennis W. King is President of STATKING Animal Health CRO, Cincinnati, OH. During his tenure at President, STATKING Animal health CRO is emerging as a nationally known Contract Research Organization producing a large array of clinical study services for regulatory approval studies for animal health products. Over the past 30 years as a statistical consultant, he has provided expertise on experimental design and data analysis for clinical studies to many major animal health companies. Dr. King has interacted with FDA CVM personnel to negotiate study designs and discuss statistical issues. His expertise in statistical methods extends across various animal health therapeutic areas including companion animal feeds and drugs, large animal antibiotics, aquatic animal feeds, large animal and poultry feeds and drugs. He received his PhD in statistics in 1988 from Texas A&M University.

  • Roderick L. Lashley, BS

    Executive Vice President

    Roderick L. Lashley is Executive Vice President for STATKING Clinical Services CRO, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Lashley has led the statistical programming and data management sections of SAHCRO since 1994 and has been instrumental in growing the company through his business development efforts. He is a Certified SAS Programmer with expertise in all SAS products and the SAS macro language. Mr. Lashley has been active in CDISC and has given presentations at professional meetings such as DIA’s Clinical Data Management Conference and the Pharmaceutical SAS User’s Group Meeting. He has developed SOP’s for all data management related processes. His expertise in clinical data management extends across various animal health therapeutic areas including companion animal feeds and drugs, large animal antibiotics, large animal and poultry feeds and drugs. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics in 1982 from Case Western Reserve University.

  • Clare Geiger, RN

    Director of Clinical Operations

    Clare Geiger is Director of Clinical Operations for STATKING Animal Health CRO. Ms. Geiger has over twenty five years of combined experience within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Ms. Geiger manages a team of clinical trial managers that are responsible for all aspects of animal health study management.

    Prior to her current positions at SAHCRO, Ms. Geiger served as a Project Manager and Section Head of Quality Assurance at SAHCRO. In that position, she was responsible for the writing and maintaining of SAHCRO SOP’s and other quality assurance tasks. As a Project Manager, Ms. Geiger managed internal cross functional teams in the execution of data related services.

    Prior to joining SAHCRO, Ms. Geiger managed projects for pharmaceutical and contract research companies, ensuring company compliance to global regulatory requirements, managed a staff of associates responsible for all safety reporting, established staff training programs and provided global support to a pharmacovigilance software system. Ms. Geiger is a registered nurse.

  • Lori Christman

    Director of Biostatistics

    As Director of Biostatistics, she supervises other statisticians at SAHCRO in addition to serving as a project and consulting statistician on a number of drug and medical device development projects. She has extensive experience representing clients at regulatory body interactions including the US FDA and foreign regulatory groups. She has worked on many types of US submissions including NDAs, PMAs, 510Ks and NADAs. While being involved with over 150 clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas, she has amassed a publication record consisting of over 30 published journal articles. She received her doctoral degree in Statistics from The Ohio State University in 2010.

  • Sarah Landenwitsch

    Director of Statistical Programming and Data Management

    As Director of Statistical Programming and Data Management, she manages a team of SAS programmers and data managers who produce submission quality data analysis tables, listings and graphs and clinical and safety databases, EDC, and paper-based data management activities at SAHCRO. Her specific areas of expertise are biostatistics, SAS programming, CDISC standards and EDC software programming. She is an accomplished SAS programmer who has written SOPs governing auditable SAS programming processes. She received her MS in Public Health in Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina in 2010.

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