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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 Director

Martín Hernández-Torre

Chief Medical Officer
Academic physician who was the Dean of Monterrey Tech Medical School. 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 was a Board Member of the Association of Academic Health Centers 2017-2019, and Board Member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities for the 21st century. He was also Board Member at Clinica Nova.

Currently, an active member of the National Researchers System (SNI) Level 1 in Mexico and AIM Global Consultant – AAHCI, first Latin American Academic leader invited for this position. Martin is a Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & 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 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 April 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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Jessica Ramirez

Clinical Operations Manager
Jessica has a Bachelor’s Sciences Degree by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, she has over 15 years of experience in Clinical Research in the Contract Research Organization (CRO) working on behalf of Pharmaceutical Companies. Furthermore, she has more than 1 year of experience in Pharmaceutical Company. Experience in Electronic Data Capture trials: eTrials, RAVE, Oracle, Inform, SIP, Veeva Vault and CTMS.

She performs managing clinical operations department, including perform study projections and risk assessment, tool development, study plans, and team training, maintains timely and effective communication among team members and client.

Routinely anticipates/identifies potential issues and implements corrective actions independently. She assumes responsibility for team management including participation in all type of visits (Remote or/and Onsite visits: PSV, SIV, SMV and COV) assuring compliance with protocol requirements, effective subject identification, safety reporting and IP proper handling.
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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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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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Daniela Maresca

Country Lead Argentina
Daniela Maresca studied social communication and social psychology.

She began working in the clinical research industry in 2006 as a Regulatory Specialist, and since then has worked for several renowned companies specializing in clinical trials.

She has specialized in the regulatory process in Argentina, and in her last experiences she has worked in the coordination of projects for LATAM.
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Samantha Rodriguez

Study Start up Manager
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

Pharmacovigilance Officer
Sanjuanita is a pediatrician graduated from the University of Monterrey with a Master's degree in Bioethics from the College of Bioethics of Nuevo León.

She has more than 20 years of experience working in clinical research in phase III clinical trials and bioequivalence studies, which allow 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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Gustavo Arroyo

Director of Clinical Operations
Gustavo has a B.Sc. in Food Science and a M.Sc. in Biotechnology, both by the UNAM. He has almost 20 years of experience in Clinical Research developing several positions in Monitoring, Project Management, Quality Management and Clinical Operations at a regional level for large CROs as well as local and global pharmaceutical companies.
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Operational Team

Diana González

Clinical Research Associate
Diana Gonzalez has 17 years of experience working in Clinical Research as (CRA, Sr CRA); in multi-national studies (phase I-IV) for a CRO and Pharmaceutical Companies, this experience has allowed her to gain a full and comprehensive information on the conduct of clinical trials.

Her therapeutic experience includes: Ophthalmology, Heart Failure, Oncology, Rheumatology, Endocrine /Metabolic, Infectious Diseases and vaccines. Significant experience on inpatient Monitoring, Heart Failure and Rheumatology.

In charge of full monitoring activities since site selection up to closeout activities, including audits and CAPA resolution. Has provided GCP training to investigational sites, assuring adherence to Good Clinical Practice, data integrity, and compliance with protocol, study procedures as well with local and International regulations. Encouraging teamwork and committing to meet the goals required by the Sponsor.
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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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Haydee Nava

Study Start Up Associate
Degree in Commercial Relations (LRC) graduated from the Higher School of Commerce and Administration of the IPN, CDMX.
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Angélica Pérez

Clinical Trial Assistant
Angélica Pérez has a Biologist degree, a master in Biomedicine and Molecular Biotechnology and PhD in Immunology, by IPN. She has more than 6 years of experience in Research in Biomedicine. She joined Cohortias looking forward to bringing all of her knowledge and experience into the Clinical Research field, thus contributing to bringing real health solutions to patients.
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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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Sandra Valois

Clinical Research Associate
Sandra is a Bacteriologist, a specialist in General Epidemiology at El Bosque University, with experience in issues related to public health, surveillance and control of communicable disease events, advisor to territorial entities, participation in field research and clinicians in the pharmaceutical area as CRA in large companies.

He has extensive experience in administrative positions in recognized health institutions in Colombia.
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Martina Benard

Clinical Research Associate
Martina has a degree in Occupational Therapy, received from the National University of San Martin in Buenos Aires.

She has dedicated herself to the rehabilitation of patients with physical disabilities in the area of ​​traumatology and neurology.
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Erika Guajardo

Clinical Trial Lead
Erika studied a degree in Biological Pharmaceutical Chemist at the Chemical Faculty of UNAM and has a Master of Science.

She has 19 years of experience in Clinical Research including Monitoring, Start Up Phase Studies, Phase 4 Studies (Real World) and Management of Phase 3 and Phase 4 Studies.
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Alma Iñarritu

Study Star-up Specialist
Alma studied International Relations at the UNAM Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.

She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and has 10 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Vaccine Clinical Research, has carried out regulatory activities and launched studies related to the development of clinical trials.
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Areli Delgado

Clinical Trial Assistant II
Areli is a Specialist in Occupational Health from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Surgeon and Homeopath from the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy, additionally has a career as a Clinical Laboratorian from the National Polytechnic Institute

She has a diploma in Human Development from the National Polytechnic Institute and a Diploma in Health Promotion and Safety at Work from the Zaragoza Faculty of Higher Studies.

For 9 years he has worked in clinical research, carrying out support activities for the pharmacovigilance and medical area of ​​the pharmaceutical company, in therapeutic lines such as; rheumatology, gastroenterology, virology, nephrology, hematology, dermatology, gynecology among others.
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Magdalena Ortega

Clinical Trial Assistant III
Magdalena studied a degree in Chemical Engineering with a Specialty in Statistics and Quality applied to industry.
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Administrative & Business Development

Oscar Luviano

Finance and Administration Director
Oscar has a degree in Public Accounting from the Technological University of Mexico, with a Master's degree in Corporate and Stock Market Finance from the Anáhuac del Sur University.

He has 15 years of professional experience working for international companies, highlighting 6 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry in companies such as Novartis, Ipsen and Shire.
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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