Employee Q&A: Fabiola Barthelemy
In our Employee Q&A features we ask our employees what they enjoy most about what they do, and give them an opportunity to share a bit about who they are outside of the workplace. Our teams are comprised of amazing people of all different backgrounds and strengths. What they have in common is their passion for clinical research, and for making your sites the most successful they can be.
Fabby joined the BTC Network team four months ago as an accomplished individual in the medical, financial and claims industry. In her time with BTC Network, she has been able to utilize her previous experiences in coordination, case management, and health policy to execute financial management strategies for her research site clients. Her ability to analyze each site's situation and scenarios has generated success for her clients - both short and long term. We are very lucky to have Fabby on our team and appreciate everything she has done for our company and clients!
BTC: What attracted you to the clinical research industry?
Fabby: I have always had a passion to help people and have also always enjoyed management and numbers. Because of that, I decided to double major. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration and Finance. My current role as a Financial Analyst working in clinical research landed me this career that I had prepared myself to be in!
BTC: What do you think everyone should know about clinical trials?
Fabby: Healthcare does not stop at a hospital! If you’re looking for other areas of treatment, there are ways to get medical attention, sometimes without the worry of financial health coverage.
BTC: What is your favorite part of your job?
Fabby: The idea that I am playing a small role contributing to the future of healthcare has to be my favorite part of my job.
BTC: Before working at BTC Network, what was the most unusual or interesting job that you had?
Fabby: At 15 years old, I had my first job working at a local dry cleaner's. I was balancing the registers, had keys to the shop which allowed me to open and close, worked six days a week, and managed most of the small business responsibilities. Looking back now, it was totally against the law! However, I learned an abundance at such a young age and I wouldn’t change a thing.
BTC: What are three words to describe your job?
Fabby: Detail. Money. Relationships.
BTC: When you aren’t in the office, what can you be found doing for fun?
Fabby: For fun I take my son Travis out on what he would call “adventures.” He is three years old and he encourages me to be a kid with him and just let loose and have fun. When I have alone time, I enjoy photography and hanging out with friends/family.
BTC: If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Fabby: To have full recollection of all the good memories I have ever created.
BTC: What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Fabby: I have visited many different countries in my past, but recently I visited Belize in a different way than I was accustomed to. Instead of the usual resort route, I rented a home right in the center of the city and spent a few nights in a hostel. We got to live and get the full experience of the culture. It was life changing!
BTC: When are you happiest?
Fabby: Whenever I get a chance to mentally unplug and take tropical vacation, is when I have true peace, which makes me happy. Other moments that I am happiest are at any family event. My cousins and I always remind each other, cousins were your best friends first. My father is one of thirteen - needless to say I have a very large family, and we are very close.
Would you like to talk with Fabby about how to improve the financial health of your clinical research site? Contact us today!
Post by Maggie Kilgallon -
Maggie is a Marketing Coordinator at ClinEdge, BTC Network, and GuideStar Research. She assists the internal marketing team with content creation, conference planning, webinar management, external partnerships, social media strategy, and other marketing efforts.