Our Team

The ARA Team

Advance Research Associates has employees with the qualifications that you need for your clinical trial. Let’s take a look at our management team profiles:

Peter Shabe
Founder and President

Peter Shabe, the founder and President of Advance Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), has developed the company as one of the preeminent providers of data management, biostatistics, and statistical programming services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and medical diagnostic industries. Peter is responsible for the business management and financial performance of the company.  Based on his many years of experience working as the principal biostatistician at sponsor companies and with ARA’s clients, Peter also provides statistical study design, clinical program strategic planning, and statistical input at meetings with regulatory agencies.  Prior to founding ARA in 1996, he held positions of increasing responsibility in the biostatistics departments at various CROs and pharmaceutical companies including PAREXEL, Collagen Corporation, and Syntex. Peter enjoys teaching biostatistics to non-statisticians in the clinical trials programs at San Francisco State University and at University of California – Santa Cruz.  Outside of work, Pete enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to all types of music, and playing with his dogs.

Michelle Stoddard
Senior Director, Clinical Data Management

Michelle is responsible for planning and implementing business development strategies for ARA in conjunction with the ARA President, organizing strategies for compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, CDISC and other regulations, guidance, or industry standards relevant to ARA, evaluating and managing vendor relationships and serving as project manager on a variety of projects and with multiple clients.

She has over 25 years of Clinical Data Management and Clinical Research experience in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Diagnostic and Medical Device Industry fields, as well as 19 years of Project Management experience.

Using her extensive knowledge of the structure and functionality of clinical databases and her understanding of clinical data and its translation into a meaningful database, Ms. Stoddard is able to successfully coordinate communication and completion of tasks between ARA and multiple clients. She works with clients to establish project timelines and tasks, disseminates tasks and assigns priorities to all members of the project team, and ensures client deliverables are met related to the scope of work.

Michelle holds a B.S. in Physiology from the University of CA, Davis.  Outside of work, Michelle spends her time playing outside with every available chance.

Lauren Intagliata
Senior Director, Clinical Data Operations

Lauren is a strong leader with an aptitude for creative yet practical thinking and the capability of making decisions in ambiguous and fluid environments. She has more than 20 years of technical expertise delivering solutions. Her experience includes relational database architecture, systems design, data and process workflow, and data integration. She specializes in clinical trial data management across all phases of trial design, utilizing her skills in data and process workflow design and development, analytical design and validation processes and vendor management. She can make sense out of vast amounts of information, and ensures disparate data are meaningful, consumable and analyzable.

Tami Crabtree
Director of Biostatistics

As the Director of Biostats, Tami is responsible for ARA’s biostatistical and SAS programming activities. She manages the day-to-day SAS programming and biostatistical operations including resource planning, study design and analysis, and ensuring quality deliverables.

Tami has over 20 years of experience in biostatistics and SAS programming in clinical research. Her expertise encompasses clinical trials for drugs, medical device and combination products, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic devices. As a Senior Advisor to small start-up, mid and large-sized companies, she has worked with both simple and complex study designs across most therapeutic areas. Her technical experiences in complex study design includes simulation-based power calculations, repeated measures and adaptive designs. She’s supported clients in their interactions with FDA from pre-sub meetings to panel presentations, as well as in complex negotiations directly with the FDA. Tami’s experience includes development of target performance goals using multiple meta-analytic techniques, application of advanced missing data imputation methodologies, multiplicity adjustment methods, and development of non-parametric predictive models. Tami also has extensive experience in interacting directly with clinicians to support analysis and interpretation of results for manuscripts and podium presentations.

Tami has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and an M.S. in Statistics.

Simon Read
Account Manager

Simon is fortunate to support an amazing team and passionate clients by wearing many hats: Business Development, Marketing and Account Management. Simon’s responsibilities include identifying, developing and closing Biostatistics and Data management opportunities and establishing new revenue channels. He loves connecting with people and collaborating to solve problems to reach successful outcomes.

Simon holds a BA in economics from Western Washington University and certificate programs in project management from the University of Washington and Clinical Trial Essentials at UC Santa Cruz. He has over 20 years of healthcare and pharmaceutical sales experience at GE Healthcare IT, Quorum Review IRB, and Bulletproof Documentation. When not at ARA, he can be found outside looking at rocks and mushrooms.

Andria Wallace
Quality Systems Manager

Andria is responsible for managing ARA’s Quality Management System, encompassing accountability and compliance with the industry requirements of ARA’s document management system, corrective and preventive (CAPA) system, and training. This includes conducting internal audits, hosting external audits, and implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance obligations.

Andria has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and has a certificate in Clinical Trial Essentials from UC Santa Cruz. For the past 26 years has worked in the areas of Quality Assurance, Project Management, and R&D for ARA, HP, and Microsoft. She continues her professional development with courses specific to Good Clinical Practice, Quality Systems Management, GDPR, and Auditing. In her spare time Andria likes to build things and hike the Boise foothills.