Finalists 2021

The finalists for the 2021 Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas competition are:

Clinical Research Co-ordinator

Colette Hilliard,

Alexandria Huntsman, PPD

Omar Kalash, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Vasantha Lakshmi Raparthi, PPD

Francesca Vigil, Benchmark Research


New CRA (less than 4 years' experience)

Logan Burrell, PPD

Si Yin Chin, PPD

Sarah Comfort, PPD

Mariana Diaz Mercado Gonzalez, ICON plc

Ali Drury-Sibiga, ICON plc

Ron Frianeza, PPD

Brenda Giebe, PPD

Andrea Rakic, Labcorp Drug Development

Rheall Roquet, PPD

Marissa Tangerini, PPD

Chloe Truong, MedTrials, Inc

Amelia Zessin, Labcorp Drug Development


Experienced CRA (more than 4 years' experience)

Danya Dorantes Cana, Labcorp Drug Development

Raamachandhiran "Raam" Gunasakaran, PPD

Viktor Kolesnichenko, ICON plc

Elena Manea, PPD

Dana Miceli, Syneos Health

Danielle Rivas, ICON plc

Amy Saperstein, PPD

Jillian Saucier, ICON plc

Monique Schatzman, ICON plc

Marissa Wiegelman, PPD

George Youssef, Labcorp Drug Development

Jessica Yu, Labcorp Drug Development


Clinical Trial Manager

Rafi Ahmad, ICON plc

Teresann Crowe, ICON plc

Sarah Gray Horwood, PPD

Sarah Hooper, ICON plc

Denesy Mancenido, ICON plc

Jessica Nario, AceLink Therapeutics

Kimberly Stephenson-Miles, ICON plc

Lorene Ward, Syneos Health


Project Manager

Rachel Kaul, ICON plc

David Lew, IQVIA Biotech

Leigh Miller, Precision for Medicine

Celine Tizon, Parexel International


Start Up Singles

Polina Fridman, ICON plc

Anderson Miyashita, PPD

Nabila Shoaib, ICON plc


Company Team

Close Encounters of a Research Kind

ICON plc

Kari Guthrie

Dan Lee

Laura Lapsys

Alicia Neitzel


Movers, Shakers, & Barrier Breakers

ICON plc

Julie Franklin

Joyce Gaudieri

Melissa Leedom

Stephanie Luque

Ronda McPherson

Susana Robertson


Troop 1572

ICON plc

Brandi Brake

Helen Elam

Maxie Jackson

Deirdre Knapp

Shericka Thompson


The cONCquerors (Oncology Research in a post-COVID world)

Labcorp Drug Development

Lauren Bellew

Jennifer Eisenberger

Natacha Grand

Julie Wilhjelm

Amelia Zessin


Critical Thinkers

PPD

Rodlyne Alexis

Kristina Carter

Amy Robert

Naeem Shaikh

Marissa Tangerini

Antoinette Torres


Sourcerers

PPD

Jaden Lantz

Melisa Soland

Natasha Williams


The Patient Centric Partners

PPD

Taylor Kozam

Lora Rudolph

Alexander Sifuentes

Taylor Simmons


There's No CRoYing in Research Company Team

PPD

Ashley Nolan

Nicole Stoffel

Michelle Straka

William “Bill” Thornton


Strategic Team

ePRO COAches

ICON plc

Kelly Doyle

Susan Fallon

Robert Schneck

Jessica Zischang


The Perfect Mix

ICON plc

Heather Jared

Carrie Lewis

Lora Rudolph

Leslie Ruhno


Start Up Team

Start-Up SMK-Down

ICON plc

Kate Akers

Sarah Driskell

Michelle Millard


Thundercats

Labcorp Drug Development

Anastasia Cheng

Claire Kendle

Ryan Knezek


Activation All-Stars Team

PPD

Keowanna Best

Monica Ermanni-Babson

Melissa Lancaster


Clinical Cinco

PPD

Angeli Carreon

Erica Harris

Shannon Lee

Varsha Masilamani

Kyle Niquette


The Speed Queens

PPD

Rachel Albert

Heather Figueroa

April Gadow

Sponsors

Key dates

Entry Closes
Finals Day
Awards Ceremony
International Clinical Researcher of the Year