Our Experts

Work with Industry Thought Leaders at Every Stage of Your Clinical Research Study

With so much at stake, you want the best minds focused on your clinical trial. ERG delivers, with teams of experts working on every facet.

Denise Roberts, RN, CCRC

Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Site Development, Evolution Research Group

  • Extensive experience with postoperative pain models, as well as multi-therapeutic indications, specializing in mitigating placebo response
  • Managed and participated in the clinical research of more than 225 Phase I, early- and late-phase trials in various therapeutic areas, including the following postoperative pain indications: abdominoplasty, third molar extraction, bunionectomy, and total knee replacement
  • Developed and manages ERG’s Postoperative Analgesic Program across multiple clinical trial sites
  • Responsible for the design and build-out of a 10,000-square-foot acute pain research facility, which includes two operating rooms and 24 beds
  • Holds a degree from Utah Valley State College (ADN, Registered Nurse), ACRP Certification and NIH Certification

Joel Keller

Director, Patient Recruitment and Marketing

  • Previously managed centralized patient recruitment and retention, enrolling trials at over 20 sites
  • Has served in a variety of media and marketing positions at an advertising agency, TV station and apparel company
  • Holds a BS, Communications/Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cooper Shamblen

Vice President of Operations, Clinical Pharmacology of Miami

  • Involved in all aspects of study conduct for more than 1800 clinical trials with a focus on Phase I studies
  • Cofounder of Clinical Pharmacology Associates and Clinical Pharmacology of Miami

Dixie Creager

Site Director, Pacific Research Network

  • Leader in clinical trial site management
  • Conducted 100s of clinical trials in sleep disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other indications
  • Runs clinical and business operations at sites in both San Diego, CA and Rancho Bernardo, CA
  • Frequent contributor to study design and execution of clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and sleep disorders

Ashley Poole, CCRC

Site Director, Woodland International Research Group

  • Industry leader in clinical trial site operations and day-to-day site management
  • Participated in more that 150 clinical trials in various therapeutic areas including psychiatry, pediatrics and pain
  • Frequently engaged to serve on advisory boards by sponsors working on programs addressing chronic mental illness
  • Holds a degree from the University of South Florida (BS)

Janeen Rosales

Executive Director of Operations

  • Executive Director of Operations
  • Has helped execute more than 250 clinical trials
  • Previously worked as the Chief Executive Officer for Research Centers of America
  • Experience overseeing divisions including Early and Late Phase Clinical Trial Implementation and Execution, Business Development, Quality Assurance/Control, Regulatory, Data Management, Marketing, Recruitment, Pharmacy and Laboratory Services
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Received her Master’s degree in Clinical Research Organization and Management from Drexel University School of Medicine; BS in Biology from Denison University

Melissa Ellis, CCRC

Site Director, Midwest Clinical Research Center

  • Conducted 260 clinical trials in Phase I-IV with challenging populations in schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, essential tremor, obsessive compulsive disorder, postoperative pain, vaccine, as well as medical indications
  • Prior experience as a clinical research director as well as certified clinical research coordinator

Ana Fuquay, MS, CCRC

Site Director, Brain Matters Research

  • Has participated in numerous late-phase clinical trials in CNS, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease
  • Manages clinical and business operations at clinical trial sites in Delray Beach, FL and Stuart, FL
  • Holds degrees from Nova Southeastern University (MS, Mental Health Counseling) and Florida Atlantic University (BA)

Andria Chastain

Chief Operating Officer

  • Responsible for all clinical operations across the ERG portfolio, working closely with the medical and operational teams and bridging communication with the corporate leaders in finance, business development, and human capital
  • Industry veteran who oversaw clinical operations at several large multi-site SMOs  
  • Has worked on more than 100 early- to late-phase clinical trials
  • Provided clinical operations and project management services to Thievon-Wright and has been with ERG since its inception
  • Holds a degree from the University of North Carolina (BA, Psychology)

Lisa Wishard, RN, CCRC
Monica Gozales
Clay Dehn
Lauren Howard
Staci Maroney, MPH
Melissa Henry, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Adam Smith, PhD
Priya Selvarajah, MD, CCRC