Pepper Landson serves as a board member of Project Meridian Foundation.
She is the CEO for Cheval Noir, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based clinical research consulting company founded by Ms. Landson in 1999.
Ms. Landson graduated in 1992 from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s degree in Television, Radio and Film Management, with a Minor in Psychology and then obtained another Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Marymount University in 1993. Ms. Landson got her start in the clinical research consultation industry that same year as a clinical research manager with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
Ms. Landson has served the medical research community for nearly two decades. Her work environments have spanned the gamut to include US Military facilities, private clinics, start-up biotechnology companies and large pharmaceutical entities.
Ms. Landson’s specialties include site development, international project management, training and professional development, clinical development process improvement projects, and business development. Ms. Landson also served as Senior Clinical Research Manager with Family Health International working with aid agencies in the US and South Africa in 2006. She has traveled extensively both personally and professionally.
Functioning as a mentor to other consultants and striving to improve the overall quality of research professionals, she has presented at professional meetings, and champions a work ethic of diligence, accountability and integrity. She has been involved in over 100 clinical trials.
Ms. Landson’s volunteer efforts include the Women’s Center of Chapel Hill, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department, and the US Park Police horse mounted unit.
Ms. Landson is a lifelong equestrian and supports the method of Natural Horsemanship for the betterment of all horses. She is active in rehabilitating ‘bully breed’ dogs at her home in Raleigh.