2023 Faculty

Sandra Amaro, MBA
Head of Clinical Trial Diversity

Sandra Amaro, MBA, is currently a Senior Director at Pfizer based in Groton, CT.  She leads a group of Clinical Trial Diversity Operation Leads and Site Diversity Strategy Leads, who are accountable for enabling Pfizer’s Clinical Study Teams in the effort to increase equity and inclusion in clinical trials.  Within her role Sandra is also responsible for helping elevate the topic of diversity both within Pfizer and externally. In 2021 Sandra was appointed as TransCelerate’s  Workstream Lead for their Diversity of Participates in Clinical Trials Workstream.     

Sandra has been with Pfizer since May 2004, where she has held different leadership positions within Clinical Development and Operations and Global Clinical Supply.  Sandra received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Leadership from Albertus Magnus College, and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Brandon Doyle, MBA
Associate Director, Site Alliances | SME Global Site Diversity Strategy


Brandon Doyle, MBA, is Associate Director, Site Alliances and SME Global Site Diversity Strategy for Parexel. In this role, Brandon serves as a site solutions consultant to prepare sites for the evolving needs and demands in the clinical research trial industry. Brandon joined the SCRS Diversity Program 4 years ago and represented Parexel as the first CRO to join the initiative. He is guided by the belief that every person should have access to clinical research as a continuum to their health care and that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential for a person’s ability to thrive and prosper. Brandon has 22 years in industry under various roles from study coordinator and program director at the site level and clinical enrolment manager and site management at the CRO level. Brandon brings a unique perspective on patient engagement and recruitment through his MBA Marketing degree from Carlson School of Business.

Elizabeth Fennell
Director Integrated Marketing


Kerry Gorman
Senior Director, Strategic Site Solutions


Kerry Gorman, Senior Director, IQVIA has developed an understanding of clinical research and customer service through her past industry roles and current role as Head of IQVIA Strategic Site Solutions for US and Canada. Kerry leads a team of professionals at IQVIA who are passionate about sites, site concerns and continually focus on the development of strong relationships with sites. Kerry’s prior positions with a large research network has allowed for the right skills and knowledge to build up and lead the IQVIA Prime and Partner site relationships program. Kerry’s earlier career included positions with pharmaceutical companies and innovative medical education communication ventures that have added to the depth of experience and insight needed for our current clinical research environment.

Lloryn Hubbard
Director, Patient Diversity
PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific


With more than 10 years of clinical operations experience, Lloryn has made ensuring diverse populations are represented in clinical trial research a priority throughout her career. As a project lead for Health Equity and Population Science, she has led several efforts at Genentech to address disparities in medicine, including spearheading the development of a portfolio of solutions to embed inclusive research across the drug development lifecycle. Before moving into clinical operations, Lloryn worked at the global health organization PATH where she focused on creating low-cost diagnostics for developing countries. Lloryn received BA in Biology with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from Seattle University.

Denise Johnson-Sura
Associate Vice President, Design Hub Foundations


Denise Johnson Sura joined Eli Lilly and Company in 2004 as a Clinical Research Associate and has since held a variety of positions across the organization supporting the global development of medicines. Presently, Denise leads the global organization responsible for the identification, qualification, support and collaboration with clinical trial sites participating in Lilly studies. Denise and her team recognize the value of site and patient feedback in the design of efficient and effective studies, ultimately leading to improved clinical trial experiences.

Lorena Kuri, MS
Head, Diversity Strategy


Lorena is a people oriented, active and sensitive change agent leading the R&D efforts to help serve more Patients around the world. Her international experience and transferable skills helped Lorena change careers after more than 14 years in Commercial roles, finding a match in Clinical Operations, expanding the opportunity to help medically underserved populations. Lorena’s business acumen and customer focus have been key to demonstrating results in different roles, but more importantly to engage with key stakeholders. Lorena holds a Masters in Human Capital, and she is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Lorena believes in the value of connecting others and she is proud of building this connections and helping whenever is needed.

Lorena is an inclusion advocate. Lorena stands for what is right. As a Latina, Immigrant and a Woman,  Lorena has found a personal purpose to help others, and she is trying to make it right by engaging with WOCIP and #redshoemoevent every day.

Kerri Mallory, MS
Study Start, Associate Director


Kerri Mallory has been in the industry for over 20 years with a focus on study start and site-sponsor relationships for 12 of those years. Her experience spans from commercial sales, study coordinator, site relationship manager, global/local study manager. She is currently embarking on a new journey to build an innovative team dedicated to optimizing study start as Associate Director, Study Start at GSK, US Clinical Operations. Kerri holds a Masters of Science in Molecular Biology & Genetics from Baylor University.

Dan Otap, CCRP
Sr. Alliance & Partnerships Lead-gRED:


Kim Ribeiro, MS
Head, Diversity & Patient Inclusion


T.J. Sharpe
Patient Engagement Program Manager
Medidata Solutions


Jean-Marc Tellier, MBA
Head, Office of Global Site Partnership


Dinorah Villanueva, MS, MBA
Associate Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Process Lead