Vice President Clinical Operations
Barbara L. Powers, MSN, PhD, is Vice President, Clinical Operations of Clear Creek Bio, joining the company in August of 2017. Dr. Powers is also President of Expedite Research, a pharmaceutical and medical device consulting company she founded in 2013. Prior to Expedite Research, Dr. Powers was Vice President, Clinical Development of Cytokine PharmaSciences, a privately held, global biopharmaceutical company developing controlled-release drug delivery products in women’s health and small molecule therapeutics in the areas of autoimmune diseases, anti-inflammation and cancer. Barbara also led the clinical team at Neuron Therapeutics, a start-up company focused on developing a novel drug/device combination product for treating ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr. Powers also worked for Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi Aventis) for 14 years where she was Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Worldwide Resource Allocation. Her clinical experience of 10 years working in Labor & Delivery taught her how to prioritize and stay calm in a crisis.
Dr. Powers grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Delaware, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing earned from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Powers holds a Ph.D. degree from Temple University.