Clinical Trials Design & Management Faculty

Fabio De Martino

Fabio De Martino is currently Senior Manager in the Global Quality function at Genentech where he manages continuous improvements global projects and programs. Prior to this role he was a Manufacturing Engineer at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics where he led critical projects and investigations in compliance with FDA regulations and international quality standards, managing continuous improvement initiatives across Europe, Asia and US. Fabio holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Salerno and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Pisa University, Italy. Fabio is a licensed/registered engineer (Italy), a certified Lean Manufacturing Six-Sigma Black Belt and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

He is the President-elect of the local Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Chapter and a PMP Instructor for the San Francisco Bay Area PMI Chapter.

Bruno Gagnon

Bruno Gagnon, B.Pharm., M.Sc., is the Vice-President of Clinical Operations at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He is an opinion leader in the field of Clinical Operations. He has more than 20 years of drug development experience. He has held positions in big pharma, CRO, biotech and diagnostics companies.

Prior to his current position, Bruno was heading the Clinical Operations group at Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Functional areas under his responsibility have included: Clinical Trial Management, Medical Writing, Outsourcing and Contracts, Supply Chain Management, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Systems, Document Management and Training. He has a bachelor's degree from the School of Pharmacy, Laval University and a Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Montreal, both in Quebec, Canada.

Ron Lillie

Ron Lillie is currently Director, Drug Safety Data Analytics at Exelixis, Inc. an Alameda CA based biopharmaceutical company, which markets oncology products. In his current role he supports the Signal & Risk Management and Drug Safety Operations groups through overseeing the development of interactive software applications based on the Tableau analytics platform. In additional current roles, he manages software and process related projects in vendor selection and is responsible for vendor management. Ron is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with an M.S. in Technical Management (Innovation focus), and the University of Toronto with a BSc in Human Biology and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program in Regulatory Sciences at the University of Southern California. He brings over 20 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and Software Applications.

Tenea Nelson

Tenea Nelson, PhD, ensured the safety of biologics and pharmaceuticals as a toxicologist at Genentech and Gilead Sciences. She has taught Natural Sciences and Environmental Management with the University of Maryland Global College, and has degrees from Mary Baldwin University and the University of Rochester. Dr. Nelson has also worked in STEM diversity and inclusion at Stanford University, and is currently an independent consultant.

Peter Shabe

Peter Shabe, M.S., is President of Advance Research Associates, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) providing data management and biostatistical services to medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to starting ARA, he worked as a biostatistician for several pharmaceutical and CRO companies and taught statistics courses at several universities.

Siu Po Sit

Dr. Sit has extensive clinical trial experience with employments at Johnson and Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, and Boston Scientific where he conducted clinical trials in hypertension, congestive heart failure, cerebral atherosclerosis, acute ischemic stroke, cerebral aneurysms, and peripheral vascular diseases. His last position was with Penumbra Inc., as Vice President of Clinical Affairs. He received his degree from Michigan State University, and completed his postdoctoral training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sit is retired but remained active as a consultant and lecturer.

Thomas Tremblay

Thomas Tremblay has more than 18 years experience in industry-based clinical operations including the ethical design and implementation of Phase 1 though Phase 3 clinical trials and is a registered nurse with experience in intensive/coronary care medicine, emergency/trauma, HIV, oncology and investigational site-based clinical research. Thomas has worked for large as well as start-up pharmaceutical companies recently as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for a local bay area company and is currently an independent clinical operations consultant.

Bethany Van Veen

Bethany Van Veen has been involved in drug safety and pharmacovigilance (PV) within the pharmaceutical industry for more than 15 years including 13 years in PV management and leadership in both large and small companies. She recently began a consulting business providing strategic PV advice to Bay Area pharmaceutical companies. Prior to this, Bethany was the Sr. Director of Safety Operations with the Drug Safety Risk Management team at InterMune, Inc. where she was responsible for drug safety case management, vendor and global affiliate management, quality management, and drug safety informatics.