Meet the Team

KAY SCROGGINS, RN, CCRC
President/CEO

DOUGLAS DENHAM
DO, CPI
Medical Director

LEISEL KOERBER, BBA, CCRC
Site Director/Sr. VP of Operations

LELE SIMMONS, BBA
VP of Strategic Growth & Business Development

CINDI NELLIS, BA
Director of Marketing & Recruitment

LAURA MELGHEM, HRM
Director of Human Resources

 ANN-MARIE LAIRD, BS
Director of Business Operations & Finance

AYOADE AVWORO
DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Sub-Investigator

DAWN KILLIAN, BS
Quality Control Data Manager

STACI POETTGEN, BS
QA & Regulatory Manager

BRIDGET MEDINA
Coordinator Manager, Early Phase

PAUL ESPARZA, BS
Laboratory Manager

MATTHEW KORTE, BS
Team Lead, Internal Medicine

CYNTHIA RAMOS, BS, CCRC
Team Lead
Women’s Health & Psychiatry

CHRIS DIAZ, BS
CRC I, Early Phase

KAROL BARSTOW
RN, BSN, CCRC
CRC, Early Phase

TONY SILVA
CRC, 
Early Phase

EMILY MENDEZ
Screening Coordinator, Early Phase

JESUS CAVAZOS
CRCA, Early Phase

CANDY JOHNSON
CRCA, Early Phase

JAMES STOKES
CRCA, Early Phase

CHELSEA HERRBERG, BS
CRC I, Internal Medicine

LAUREN ORTEGA
CRC, Internal Medicine

MUZIYA NAKAZWE
MS, BS, AA
CRCA, Internal Medicine

ALISON MORTENSEN
CRCA, Internal Medicine

TRACY FUENTES, BS
CRC I, Internal Medicine

LAUREN COPPALA, BS
CRC I, Psychiatry

NATHAN CORTEZ, MS, CCRC
CRC II, Psychiatry

MARY JO PEREZ-JENKINS, CCRC
CRC II, Women’s Health

NICOLE DISNEY, BS, CCRC
CRC II, Women’s Health

KHADIJA ARAIN
CRC, Women’s Health & Psychiatry

KERRY DE JESUS, PSY.D.
Sub-Investigator, Psychiatry

LINDSAY RODRIGUEZ
BA, BSN, RN, CCRC
CRC II, Internal Medicine

CELINA ESCARZAGA-RIVERA, BS
Business Operations Specialist

KRISTY DUNCAN, BBA
Business Operations Specialist

MARY GONZALEZ
Business Operations Specialist

CHERIA BROWN, BS, RN
Regulatory Compliance Specialist

SALLY QUIROZ, RMA
Regulatory Compliance Specialist

STEFFANIE BARRERA, BS
Regulatory Compliance Specialist

JORDAN SIMPSON, BA
Regulatory Compliance Specialist

ISMAEL “ROD” RODRIGUEZ
Budget & Contract Coordinator

TONI HARWIG
Budget & Contract Coordinator Assistant

RICH SAUCEDO, AAS
IT Specialist

SANA QUADRI, BA
Business Development & Marketing Specialist

CHRISTOPHER BENNETT
Quality Assurance Specialist

SAIMA MALIK, BS
Quality Control Data Coordinator

JANET MONTENEGRO
Quality Control Data Coordinator

ERICA LEAL
Quality Control Data Coordinator

RUBEN ESTRADA
Training & Development Coordinator

BRIAN HEMMING
Laboratory Technician

MELINDA AXTON
Laboratory Technician

EDNA HERNANDEZ
Team Lead, Recruitment

ALICIA GARZA
Recruitment Specialist

ANDREA GOMEZ, BA
Recruitment Specialist

BLANCA BARBERENA
Recruitment Specialist

NICHOLAS TRINIDAD, BA
Recruitment Specialist

CASAUNDRA ROBINSON
Recruitment Specialist

CRISTINA HASSAN
Recruitment Specialist

SHAVANA WILLIAMS, BA
Administrative Assistant

ANDREW MELGHEM
Administrative Assistant

AMY GRIFFITH, BS, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

LUKE SCROGGINS
Video Editor/Graphic Design

JOHN PAUL MCCARTNEY
Videographer

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