Our Team

Executive Leadership

Kenneth W. Mahaffey, MD


Toni Nunes, MA, MPH

Director, Operations & Strategy

Nadia Elkarra, MD

Director, Clinical Research Operations

Rhonda Larsen, PA

Senior Advisor

Sumana Shashidhar, MA, MS

Associate Director, Clinical Research Operations


Angela Fuller

Clinical Research Manager

Angela is a Clinical Research Manager in the GI and Hepatology Division at Stanford with over 12 years of clinical research experience on Phase I, II and III industry-sponsored drug trials, device trials, and investigator-initiated studies. She has clinical research experience in many different therapeutic areas, including hepatology, neurology, neurosurgery, tobacco cessation and substance abuse, and pediatric orthopedics, spinal cord injury, and burn. Angela received her BS from Santa Clara University and her MA in medical anthropology from San Jose State University. When she’s not working, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking, beach time, and reading a good book.

Chaitasi Majmudar

Clinical Research Manager

Chaitasi joined SCCR in Oct, 2020 as the Clinical Research Manager for Hospital Medicine and is currently managing the NIH Adaptive ACTT trials. With a background in engineering and psychology, she finds clinical research to be the ideal career allowing her to effectively utilize her analytical as well as soft skills. She has extensive clinical research experience across various therapeutic areas including oncology and psychiatry. Outside of work, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking and exploring the beautiful bay area.

Divya Pathak

Clinical Research Manager

Growing up, I was always intrigued by the Science of Medicine. This drove me to volunteer at the National Pulse Polio Vaccine campaign throughout high school, which gave me a deep appreciation for the value and fragility of life. After pursuing a degree in Medicine, I have been privileged to work in various therapeutic areas over the course of my career. Over the past decade, I’ve worked in Clinical Research for Oncology, Gastroenterology, and now Virology.  Outside of work, I’m a dedicated mom and love to capture the beauty of nature through the lens of my camera while exploring the world through my travels.

Enrique Menendez

Associate DFA

Enrique Menendez serves as the Director of Finance for SCCR at Stanford. Enrique studied Medical School in his native Guatemala and has been involved in research and particularly Research Administration since 1998. After a successful career in UCSF where he served as Director of Research Administration in the Departments of Radiology, Surgery and Otolaryngology, Enrique decided to join Stanford and work with SCCR and the Department of Medicine. Enrique is leading a very talented and motivated Finance team that is eager to partner with other Department of Medicine Divisions and organize SCCR’s Finances.

Gotzone Garay

Clinical Research Manager

Gotzone Garay joined Stanford University in 2006 and SCCR in 2015. Before joining SCCR, she devoted her professional life to social science research and the impact of this field on pediatric medicine. At SCCR, she has assisted several divisions such as GI/Hepatology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery. She has managed all study-phases from startup to close out at both on-site and multi-site levels. Gotzone has a passion for research and believes that everything we do today can affect the care of patients tomorrow. In her free time, she enjoys traveling around the world and underwater marine life.   

Jamison Langguth

Clinical Research Project Manager

Jamison Langguth has 2 years of biotech business development and 9 years of operational experience in the clinical setting including working with children that have craniofacial abnormalities, healthy adult patients in space and sleep medicine, adult patients addicted to marijuana and/or tobacco, oncology patients, and COVID-19 patients. He has validated clinical grade wearables, worked heavily with analyzing EEG/fMRI data, as well as the delivery of novel first in human treatments using targeted large/small molecules and immunotherapies. He also has experience commercializing faculty innovations specifically in creating therapeutic, medical device, and digital health companies (SaaS & SaMD).


Jamison earned his BS in Psychology focusing on human factors from Drexel University, his first masters from the University of Pennsylvania in Education Policy and his second masters from Harvard University in Health Management. He most recently completed his fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship at Yale in 2020 and remains an entrepreneur-in-residence for the Yale community as well as a fellow of Silliman College.

Jonathan Nguyen

Clinical Research Manager

I received my BA from Baylor University and my MS from The University of Houston. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, exploring the outdoors, and cooking exquisite meals.

Karma Lhamo MSc, CCRP, PMP

Clinical Research Manager

Karma has a master’s degree in Clinical Research and has experience managing clinical trial operations in both industry and academic settings. She loves spending time with family, and in her spare time, she likes reading fiction and cooking Tibetan food.

Kiera Davis

Associate Director, Education & Training

Kiera Davis joined the Stanford Center for Clinical Research is 2015 and has a decade of experience working in clinical research. She earned her BS in nursing from Duke University in 2010 after obtaining a BA in history from Boston University. Prior to joining Stanford, Kiera worked as a pediatric cardiac ICU nurse traveling across the country. Kiera will complete her MS in Clinical Research from Campbell University in 2022. She is passionate about providing education and training to clinical research professionals and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Raleigh.

Kris Anderberg

Quality & Compliance Manager

Kris has worked extensively with both sponsors and AROs as a Project Manager, Director of Clinical Operations, Auditor, and Study Coordinator over the past 30 years. Her knowledge extends to clinical trial management for global studies, GCP, compliance audits, regulatory agency inspections, clinical events classification, quality management of clinical trials, policy and procedure development.

Kris holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Emory University. Her current focus is on quality, compliance, and clinical events classification.

Leonard Basobas

Sr. Project Manager

Leonard Basobas joined the Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) in 2019. He possesses 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. He earned a Master of Science from DePaul University.


In his current role as Sr. Clinical Research Manager with SCCR, Leonard overseas Clinical Event Committee (CEC) adjudication projects, as well as projects under the SCCR Clinical Coordinating and Site-Based Research groups.

Liisa Dewhurst

Clinical Research Nurse Manager

Liisa has 25+ years of nursing experience and 14+ years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner, previously in Pediatric Urology. She moved to California in 2017, from Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and three amazing daughters.

Liisa joined SCCR in 2018, working on the Baseline Project. When the COVID-19 Pandemic occurred, she volunteered to become the Clinical Research Nurse Manager for the Treat COVID Team, aiding in the rapid up-start of multiple COVID treatment research trials.

She enjoys spending time with my family and friends, especially with her 3 girls, who continue to teach her the importance of laughter and humility.

Quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams.

Lori Panu

Clinical Research 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.

Nicole Ventre, MS

General Operations 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.


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.

Winnie Chau

Research 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.


  • Adrian Ekelmans - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Alexis Touros - Clinical Research Project Manager
  • Allison Kim - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Alma Franco-Flores - Research Administration I
  • Amanda Brunetti - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Amarilis Vargas - Clinical Trials Accountant
  • Amy Kuo - Nurse Practitioner
  • Anudeep Atwal -  Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Aubrey Adiao  -  Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Athanasia "Sia" Boumis - Clinical Research Coordinator ll
  • Beruk Sherif - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Bhanu Sharma - Clinical Trials Regulatory Specialist 2
  • Brandon Lam  - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Brianna Cavalla - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Brittany Marsh - Clinical Research Coordinator II 
  • Chandarani Shinde - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate 
  • Chrisele Trinidad - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Christina Milcarek - Administrative Associate
  • Crystal Funes - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Cindy Ochoa - Administrative Associate
  • Deepak Kandel Prasad - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Diana Rodd - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Donna Williams - Senior Research Nurse
  • Doran Triggs - Data & Quality/Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Ekaterina Guvva -  Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Eli Rice -  Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Frances Carstens - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Fides Mabunay - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Isabelle Hack - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Jake Plewa - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Janet Cunningham - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Joel Nicholus - Clinical Research Manager
  • Julia Donahue - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate II
  • Julio Nunes - Postdoctoral
  • Kim Clinton - Clinical Research Nurse
  • Madison McCarthy - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Luisa Mabunay Elepano - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Mai Nguyen - Clinical Research Operations Specialist II
  • Mallika Rao - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Marcela Rodriguez - Project Manager
  • Martina Madrigal - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Neha Aisasani - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate II
  • Nicole Odewald - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Noah Wheaton - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Pat Collom - Data Aide III
  • Paul Newswanger - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Rahul Krishnan - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Rajvir Kaur - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Rinoka Sato - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Ruth Talamoa - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Sennite Meche - Research Administration II
  • Shalini Saxena - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Shayla Bannert - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Sohrab Sami - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Sophie Duong - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate II
  • Susan Saba - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Swati Toppo - Clinical Research Coordinator II
  • Tanvi Chitre - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
  • Victoria Vayo - Nurse Practitioner
  • Vyvian Ngo - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate II
  • Yasmin Jazayeri - Clinical Research Coordinator Associate