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The Team

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Meet Our People

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 Directors

Martijn Wallert

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Martijn has over 20 years’ experience ranging from General Management to Director Level within several different industries. The past 7 years he has developed himself within the CRO and pharmaceutical industry by managing some large international Phase III studies through the international network of partners at Julius Clinical.

Since April 2017 Martijn was appointed as CEO of Cohortias, next to his work at Julius Clinical. The main objective is to build a leading Science CRO within Latin America and increase the number of trials in Latin America since Martijn strongly believes in opening the opportunity of Clinical trials for the patient population in Latin America, and thus leveraging the transformation of healthcare in the region, through better access for care and better care for each one.

Martijn is highly driven by teamwork and an entrepreneurial environment giving both responsibility and freedom to his teams in order to achieve our common goals
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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

Director of Clinical Operations
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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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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Carolina Jimenez

Operational Leader
Carolina is a professional in Bacteriology and Clinical Laboratory of the University College of Cundinamarca (2006), later in 2012, she specialized in Auditing and Quality Assurance in Health of the University EAN-School of Business Administration.

Since 2011 she is dedicated exclusively to his passion in clinical research with medical devices, at work level, to the health authority-INVIMA, to pharmaceutical laboratories, to the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and to the Organization of site management (SMO), performing in positions with responsibilities and monitoring and control activities.

Currently she’s proud to belong to a prestigious company such as Cohortias, which applies academy, high quality standards and an excellent business vision into Clinical Research, allowing me to develop the role of Clinical Studies Monitor (CRA) and Specialist in Regulatory Affairs in Colombia.
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Operational Team

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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Juan C. Villarreal

Clinical Research Associate
Juan Carlos has been interested in health and well-being of people his whole life. His patience and commitment to improving life quality of Mexicans have led him to work in clinical research. That is why today he works as a Clinical Research Associate in Cohortias Mexico, a position that he considers to be an enriching experience and an important step in his professional career.

His previous experience includes Administrative Coordinator for the Academic Research Organization of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Since 2011, he started in Clinical Research working as a Clinical Trial Assistant, and later as a Clinical Research Associate for trials in Cardiology.

He completed his studies at Universidad Tec Milenio with a Bachelor in Science in Industrial Engineering, graduating in 2009. Upon obtaining his degree he strengthened his professional training with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Quality and Productivity, by the same institution.
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Rocío Ramírez

Clinical Research Associate
Rocio is a dynamic person, whose sense of responsibility and adaptation have made her an outstanding member of the organization Cohortias Mexico as a Clinical Monitor. Her first work experience was as Chemist for Farmacias Benavides, a renowned company in the health industry in Mexico.

She started working in Clinical Research in April 2008 as Pharmacist in a Study Site and, later, as a Study Coordinator for 2 years. She has been working since in trials in different therapeutic areas such as Cardiology, Metabolism, Endocrinology, among others. Since January 2010 to date, she has been working as a Clinical Research Associate.

Rocio graduated in 2005 from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila with a Bachelor in Science in Chemistry and Pharmacobiology with an accentuation in Industrial Pharmacy.
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Diana Moreno

Clinical Research Associate
Diana graduated with honors from; Nutrition and Well-being at Tecnológico de Monterrey and with a commendation from her Master’s in Human Nutrition specialized in Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

She worked at the Clinical Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at Tecnológico de Monterrey for almost 4 years where she was able to participate in different trials. From this experience she gained different skills and participated as a co-author in scientific articles published in different recognized journals.

Her interest to learn more about research, led her to work in clinical research with the pharmaceutical industry, working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in studies phase III focused in different therapeutic areas such as Endocrinology, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, among others. Nowadays, she works as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) at Cohortias, focusing mostly in Phase I Studies.
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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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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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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
Martijn has over 20 years’ experience ranging from General Management to Director Level within several different industries. The past 10 years he has developed himself within the CRO and pharmaceutical industry by managing some large international Phase III studies through the international network of partners at a CRO in Europe.

His main objective is to build a leading Science CRO within Latin America and increase the number of trials in Latin America since Martijn strongly believes in opening the opportunity of Clinical trials for the patient population in Latin America, and thus leveraging the transformation of healthcare in the region, through better access for care and better care for each one.

Martijn is highly driven by teamwork and an entrepreneurial environment giving both responsibility and freedom to his teams in order to achieve our common goals
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