About Us
Benchmark Research, an Avacare business, was founded 1997 by Mark Lacy, CEO and Scott Barrett, President. We have developed a track record of safety and expertise, having conducted more than 1,000 trials with 40,000+ participants. We work in partnership with the private and public sectors at clinics located in California, Louisiana and Texas to ensure you get safe and effective medications and vaccines.

The Benchmark Research Leadership Team

Mark Lacy – Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Scott Barrett – President & Chief Operating Officer

Deborah Copeland – Chief Operations Officer

Cynthia Dukes – Chief Business Officer

Melissa Reynolds – Senior Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations

Jennifer Bacchi – Vice President, Human Capital Management

Kim Brittain – Executive Vice President, Strategic Development & Analytics

Van Johnson – Executive Director, Business Development

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