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We operate in a people’s business where personal contact and good communication make a huge difference. From finding sites, helping in the recruitment process or resolving queries, they exploit such interpersonal skills as the basis for our success.

We are very proud to present our team

Our Leadership

Executive Director

Martín Hernández-Torre

Chief Medical Officer
Renowned physician & academic from Monterrey. He was Academic Vice-President for TecSalud, and also Dean of the School of Biotechnology & Health. He has also been Vice-president for International Relations & Development for TecSalud.

He is a Board Member of the Association of Academic Health Centers, and Board Member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities for the 21st century. He is also currently Board Member at Clinica Nova, and an active member of the National Researchers System (SNI) in Mexico.

Martin is a Pneumologist & Critical Care Specialist from Baylor College of Medicine, where he received the Henry D. McIntosh award as chief resident. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from UT.
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Experienced Clinical Team

Operations Management

Francisco García Velez

Managing Director
Francisco graduated in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and coursed the Executive MBA program at Universitat de Barcelona. He is a Clinical Research professional with almost 20 years of experience in R&D, focused on Clinical Operations, new products pipeline definition and KOL identification for LatAm.

He has been a director of global projects for most of therapeutic areas including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and post marketed products in global and local Pharmaceutical Companies as well as a global CRO. He has been focused on ensuring a sustained progression of the organizations in LatAm.

As of March 2021, he joined Cohortias as a Director of Clinical Operations.
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Gabriela Rivera

Project Manager
Gabriela graduated with a Bachelor in Science and Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in December 2005 with honors. She began her experience in Clinical Research in 2006 as a Study Coordinator for clinical trials phase II and III, coordinating for 4 years in different therapeutic areas. In 2010 she started as Clinical Research Associate, working for Glaxosmith Kline on 2 Phase III vaccine projects simultaneously.

In 2011, she joined the Tecnológico de Monterrey's Academic Research Organization as Clinical Monitor, where for 5 years she held different positions and responsibilities in the area of Clinical Operations, such as Lead CRA, Project Manager and Clinical Team Lead for Latin America.

Since January of 2017 she has been the Clinical Team Leader for Mexico, Argentina and Colombia in Cohortias Mexico.
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Erika Maldonado

Regulatory Affairs Manager
Erika is a professional whose great attention to detail and organization capacity have allowed her to stand out in the Regulatory Affairs area in projects she has participated in.

She has worked in international studies and in national studies, as part of the Pharmaceutical Industry (CROs) and with Educational Institutions (AROs), in therapeutic areas such as Cardiology and Oncology. Since January 2017 she has been the Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Cohortias México.

Erika holds a Nursing degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. She has 12 years of experience in the field of Clinical Research. During these years, she has held various positions such as Clinical Research Associate, Project Manager and Regulatory Affairs Specialist.
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Jessica Ramirez

Clinical Operations Manager
Career in Pharmaceutical Chemist Biologist, from the Cuautitlán School of Higher Studies, Field 1, my experience in Clinical Research began 14 and a half years ago as a CRA trainee in CRO.

In past years I had the opportunity to join ICON Clinical Research as Sr. CRA, where I conducted protocols for complex therapeutic areas in which the recruitment process was difficult due to the inclusion criteria, in the same way I had functions as CRA Lead, after 7 and a half years I entered Syneos Health, with the role of Sr. CRA II, in which I performed activities as Partner Line Manager.

Experience in therapeutic areas such as: oncology, endocrinology, immunology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology.
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Yadira Angel

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Yadira is Pharmacist graduated at the National University of Colombia (UNAL) and coursed the MBA program at IMF Bussiness School in Spain, she also has a postgraduate in Epidemiology and Public Health in University Javeriana in Colombia.

Yadira is a passionate and dedicated proffesional with 15 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries where has led successful initiatives in special in Clinical Trials where has recieved many recognizions and price for her gestion and dedication, always procuring custumer satisfaction.

As of April 2021, he joined Cohortias as a Regulatory Affairs Senior Professional in Colombia.
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Maricarmen Lopez

Project Manager
Over 16 years of experience in clinical research, eight of which, managing studies from phase I to IV and RWE . My experience as Project Manager goes from the start-up to closeout from phase I to IV clinical studies. I have experience-managing vendors, CRAs, CTAs and site staff.

Manage the scope of work, project planning, timelines, quality of deliverables, and all other project management activities for the assigned project(s) and/or multi-project program to ensure operational excellence and quality deliverables on time and within budget.

Highly experienced ensuring project quality, by identifying quality risks and issues through regular review of study documents, TMFs, site visit reports, data flow information and conducting quality assurance visits at investigational sites, timely responding to issues, and implementing appropriate corrective and preventative action plans.
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Jaime Hinojosa

Quality Assurance Manager
Jaime believes that working with passion and quality results in the success and continuity of the entire organization.

He has extensive experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of quality management systems for the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research and health services.

He has worked as Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Authorized Third Parties for the realization of drug interchangeability studies and as Quality Management Manager for clinical research sites.

Jaime has a degree in Clinical Chemistry Biologist from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, he has a Master's Degree in Quality Systems Administration from the Research Institute in Quality Processes. During his professional life, he has held various positions such as Quality Control Specialist, Quality and Training Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Manager of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs.
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Operational Team

Ruben Velazquez

Clinical Research Associate II
Bachelor of Psychology (UANL, 2008) - clinical monitor in Quintiles (IQVIA) from 2011 to 2019.

Ruben has vast experience monitoring protocols for different indications such as Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and vaccines.
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Evelyn Arreaga

Clinical Research Associate
Evelyn is a professional whose love for research make her fully committed to her work. Thanks to her capacity of adaptation and organization she has become a key member in problem resolution, always complying with the pertinent regulations and establishments.

Since 2005, she has worked on various research protocols in different therapeutic areas, such as Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, among others. She started in Clinical Research as a Study Coordinator and, later, as a Clinical Research Associate, which is her current position in Cohortias Mexico. She has participated, to date, in about 20 clinical trials carried out in Mexico.

Evelyn has a Bachelor in Chemistry, Bacteriology and Parasitology from the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León and is a certified Clinical Lab Technician.
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Melissa Suarez

Clinical Research Associate
Bachelor in Medicine at National Autonomous University of Medicine.

Social Service completed in Pharmacovigilance in the department of Epidemiological Program of Surveillance of Health Supplies (PREVIS) at UNAM. Additionally, I am certified in Pharmacovigilance by the UNAM, Public Health 2020 by National Institute of Public Health and in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Associated with Health Care by PUIS UNAM.

Since 2020, Melissa has been working in Clinical Investigation, previously as a Clinical Operation Specialist and in present, as a Clinical Research Associate.
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Juanita Cotrino

Clinical Research Associate
Specialized bilingual physician, with more than 9 years of experience in medical training, clinical research, commercial management, institutional relations and Market Access of orphan, infectious, autoimmune, cardio-metabolic, chronic and oncological diseases, in order to develop value proposals for opening markets.

Juanita has proven knowledge in clinical research studies and protocols, general health social security systems, diagnostic programs and patient support, medical training and structuring of commercial teams.
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Daniel Juan Ruíz Gutiérrez

Clinical Research Associate
Monitors clinical Research in accordance with the protocol, SOP, applicable laws and ICH-GCP guidelines, including visit report compilation and follow-up within the set timelines.

Collates and verifies the Case Report Forms (CRF) for completeness and accuracy by verifying the source documents eg. Medical file, laboratory results.
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Samantha Rodriguez

Study Start up Specialist
MBA professional with more than 20 years of experience in Clinical Trials. With a specialization in Healthcare Systems Management and knowledge of overall Regulatory Authority and EC/IRB process, responsible for start-up phase, submissions and approval process with local ethic committees and Ministry of Health.

Samantha has advanced knowledge in local regulatory process, applicable local regulations, ICH guidelines and GCP’s. Expert in critical chain management of projects, Quality process of documentation & development of regulatory strategies for clinical research process across phases II-IV and COVID-19 protocols.

Professional background in CRO´s and Pharmaceutical industry. Greatly motivated by new challenges, continuous learning & mentoring team members.
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Sanjuanita Regalado

Management Assistant
Sanjuanita has more than 20 years of experience working in clinical research in phase III clinical studies and bioequivalence studies.

She is a pediatric doctor graduated from the University of Monterrey with a Master's degree in Bioethics from the College of Bioethics of Nuevo León.

In her last 7 years she collaborated as Clinical Director and Health Manager, allowing her to work with national and international regulations, in addition to collaborating in inspections by authorities such as COFEPRIS, FDA, ANVISA and INVIMA.

She is convinced that teamwork is the key to achieving the established goals.
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Haydee Nava

Clinical Trial Assistant
Degree in Commercial Relations (LRC) graduated from the Higher School of Commerce and Administration of the IPN, CDMX.
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Luisa Cavazos

Clinical Trial Assistant
Luisa graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering with concentration in Molecular Biology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). As an undergraduate student, she started working in research leaned toward the areas of nutrition science and health care.

Her interest in investigation led her to be co-author in a scientific article as well as being part of a project to obtain compounds used in bio-pharmacology research. She is currently working as a Clinical Research Assistant in Clinical Trials Phase 3 in Cardiology
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Business Development

Pedro Álvarez

Business Development Manager
Pedro is passionate about developing marketing campaigns with meaning, he specializes in effectively optimizing marketing plans that integrates traditional and online media to position brands, products and services.

His work always delivers creative and well thought out efforts that can be represented in meaningful and reliable metrics. Pedro defines himself as someone committed to what he does, motivated by new challenges and as someone that has the ability to work under pressure.

Mr. Alvarez graduated in 2016 from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communication. He also obtained an Associate Degree in Business and Administration from Western Texas College, Snyder, TX.
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Emire Rousselon

Corporate Assistant
Emire, is the Corporate Assistant in Cohortias International. Before joining Cohortias in 2017, Emire worked as an Executive Assistant with the Director of the School of Biotechnology and Health of Tecnologico de Monterrey for 14 years, where she supported the full operations from the directors office and the Board of the School, as well as all the team of healthcare professionals.

With over 20 years of experience office as executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance in high volume, high pressure environments. She has always has had the control and execution of the Finances of the units under her responsibility, she has a working experience on the SAP environment to manage her finance responsibilities.

Emire skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues at Cohortias International. Always seeking for the satisfaction and comfort of the client. She always looks for the benefit of the company and all her coworkers.
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Angel Herrera

Finance Administration Coordinator
Angel is passionate about numbers; he specializes in optimizing the cash flow of the company and the payments planning. His work always delivers well thought efforts that can be optimized the cash flow of the company.

Angel defines himself as a hard work person, motivated to overcome and prevent the challenges that arise and as someone that can work under pressure.

Angel graduated in 2012 from Monterrey institute of technology and higher education witch a bachelor's degree in international agribusiness. He also has a master's degree in business administration from Monterrey institute of technology and higher education.
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Nereo Anaya

Marketing Coordinator
He specializes in social media management, content creation for digital media, and video production. He reflects his work through established metrics and the quality of each one of them.

Nereo defines himself as a person full of creativity, who likes to work hard and set new challenges every day.

Nereo graduated in 2020 from Universidad del Valle de México with a Executive Bacherlor´s Degree in Marketing.
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Board Members

Rodrigo Salas Benavides

Board Member

Martijn Wallert

Non-Directive Board Member