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


Chaitasi Majmudar

Clinical Research Manager

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.


Clinical Research Project Manager


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).

Winnie Chau

Finance Manager


Before joining SCCR, I worked as a Finance Manager at the Department of Radiology, managing Project Baseline award and other division research finances, and as a Research Administrator 3 the Stanford Cancer Institute, developing and negotiating oncology clinical trial budgets.  I spent time in various research administration positions at UCSF before moving to Stanford in 2012, and has ~20 years of relevant pre- and post- ward experience at Stanford and UCSF.

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



Clinical Research Project Manager


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
  • Ali Dehnad - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Allison Kim - Clinical Research Nurse 
  • Amanda Brunetti - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Amanda Tapia - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Anna Chen - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Anudeep Atwal -  Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Athanasia "Sia" Boumis - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Aubrey Adiao  -  Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Beruk Sherif - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Bhanu Sharma - Regulatory Compliance Leader
  • Brandon Lam  - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Brynn Kron - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Camily Arjona - Clinical Research Nurse
  • Chandarani Shinde - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 
  • Chrisele Trinidad - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Christina Milcarek - Administrative Associate
  • Cristina Martinez - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Crystal Funes - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Cindy Ochoa - Administrative Associate
  • David Harris - Nurse Practitioner
  • Deji Adeyami - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Diana Rodd - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Divya Pathak - Clinical Resesarch Coordinator ll
  • Donna Williams - Senior Research Nurse
  • Ekaterina Guvva - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Eli Rice - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Elie Abinade - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Emily Sedillo - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Erica Crenshaw - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Fides Mabunay - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Isabelle Hack - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Jake Plewa - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Jamison Langguth - Clinical Research Coordinator II

  • Janet Cunningham 
    - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Jesse Aguilera - SHC Travel Nurse
  • Joann Xin Wu - Quality & Compliance Associate
  • Joe-Yee Fung -  Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Julia Donahue - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate II
  • Julio Guevara - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Karma Lhamo - Clinical Research Operations Specialist II
  • Kent Feng - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 
  • Kim Clinton - Clinical Research Nurse
  • Liisa Dewhurst - Senior Research Nurse
  • Luisa Mabunay Elepano - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Luke Soberanis - Associate Clinical Research Coordinator/Phlebotomist
  • Mai Nguyen - Clinical Research Operations Specialist II
  • Mallika Rao - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Marcela Rodriguez - Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Martina Madrigal - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Melody Chang - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Namuun Bat-Erdene - Phlebotomist
  • Nicole Odewald - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Noah Wheaton - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Pat Collom - Data Aide III
  • Paul Newswanger - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Rajvir Kaur - Clinical Research Operations Specialist
  • Rinoka Sato - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Sabrina San Diego - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Saron Araya - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Sennite Meche - Research Administration II
  • Shailendra Acharya - Nurse Practitioner
  • 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
  • Thuy Nhi Huynh - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Yasmin Jazayeri - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator