Our Team

Executive Leadership

Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD


Toni Nunes, MA, MPH

Director, Operations & Strategy

Rebecca McCue

Associate Director

Nadia Elkarra, MD

Associate Director

Rhonda Larsen, PA

Senior Advisor



Manager, Research Finance

Angela Fuller, MA

Clinical Research Manager

I received a BA in cultural anthropology from Santa Clara University and an MA in medical anthropology from San Jose State University. I am a Clinical Research Manager and a member of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals.

Brett Avery

Clinical Research Project Manager


I have a BS in Health Science Administration from San Jose State University. Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking and exploring new camping spots.

Gotzone Garay, PhD

Clinical Research Manager


Before joining SCCR, I devoted my professional life to social science research, particularly to impacting pediatric medicine. I’ve enjoyed the beauty of the Stanford campus, its research, and community, since 2006, and I cannot get enough! I am passionate about traveling and underwater marine life (that might explain why I am so happy in this part of the world).

Jasmine LaCoursiere, MS

Clinical Research Manager


I received my B.S. from Cornell University and M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. I serve as the Clinical Research Manager for the Division of Hospital Medicine and ChEM-H.

Kiera Larsen, BSN, RN

Education Program Manager


I received my BA from Boston University and BSN from Duke University. I enjoy time in the mountains, my 3 sisters, and yoga.

Leonard Basobas, MS

Senior Clinical Research Manager


I possess two decades of experience in clinical research, with extensive experience in regulatory oversight and project and operational management of clinical trials, including resource and personnel management of multifunctional study teams. I earned a Master of Science from DePaul University.

Lori Panu, MPH, CCRC

Clinical Research Project Manager


I received my BS from the University of Georgia and MPH from Louisiana State University; I love being an aunt, coaching weightlifting, and teaching chair yoga.

Maya Berdichesky, DMD

Quality and Compliance Manager


I received my BS and DMD from the Hebrew University. I love animals and enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Nicole Ventre, MS

Business Development Manager


I received my BA from University of Pittsburgh and MS from University of Amsterdam. I love spending time with friends and my dog.

Shea Smith

Clinical Research Project Manager


I earned a BA from San Diego State University, with a double major in psychology and biology.  I manage medical device and drug trials across various therapeutic areas and age groups.

Sue Swope, RN, MS

Clinical Research Nurse Manager


Before joining SCCR, I worked for 13 years in research organizations across academic, hospital and pharmaceutical industries both in the USA and India. I enjoy traveling and exploring nature and different cultures. I love spending time with family and friends, especially with my little daughter who aspires to join Stanford’s women's soccer team.



Clinical Research Operations Manager


Savita Kamble, MD

Clinical Research Manager


I received my MD degree from India with specialization in ENT surgery. I love camping, gardening, semi-classical Indian music, and spending time with friends and family.

Sumana Shashidhar, MA, MS

Clinical Research Manager


I received my MS from India, MA from San Jose State University. I love being with my 7-year-old daughter, my husband, and classical Indian dancing.

Tine Bjornlund, MBA, CCRC

Clinical Research Manager


I live with my family in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. Each day I wake up in the quiet of the hills, drive through redwoods to my work at Stanford. My work as Clinical Research Manager in GI/Hepatology is exciting, fulfilling and always meaningful. My cup runneth over.


  • Abdullah Orakzai  - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Ahsan Khan - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Alexandria George - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Alexis Touros - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Anudeep Atwal -  Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Athanasia "Sia" Boumis - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Aubrey Adiao  -  Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Bhanu Sharma, PhD - Regulatory Compliance Leader
  • Brandon Lam  - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Brynn Kron - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Chandarani Shinde - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 
  • Christina Milcarek - Administrative Associate
  • Cristina Martinez - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Crystal Funes - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Cindy Ochoa - Administrative Associate
  • Diana Rodd - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Divya Pathak - Clinical Resesarch Coordinator ll
  • Donna Williams, RN, MPH - Senior Research Nurse
  • Eli Rice - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Ekaterina Guvva - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Erica Crenshaw - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Fides Mabunay - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Heer Singh - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Isabelle Hack - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Jake Plewa - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Janet Cunningham - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Joann Xin Wu - Quality & Compliance Associate
  • Joe Yee Fung -  Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Karma Lhamo, MSc - Clinical Research Operations Specialist II
  • Kent Feng - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 
  • Liisa Dewhurst, RN, MSN - Senior Research Nurse
  • Leonard Basobas - Senior Project Manager for CEC and Clinical Research
  • Luisa Elepano - Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Mai Nguyen - Clinical Research Operations Specialist II
  • Marcela Rodriguez - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Melody Chang - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Pat Collom - Data Aide III
  • Rajvir Kaur - Clinical Research Operations Specialist
  • Rey Naik - Operations Coordinator
  • Rinoka Sato - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Saron Araya - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Sherona Harris - Administrative Associate 
  • Susan Saba - Lead Athletics and Education Coordinator
  • Sushmitha Tallapalli - Clinical Trial Safety Specialist
  • Swati Toppo - Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Tanvi Chitre - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Taras Bai - Eye Specialist