2018 Site Solutions Summit Faculty

Richard Arlow
Founder & CEO
While embarking on a dual MD/PhD training program, Rick witnessed the pain of regulatory processes at clinical trial sites. He subsequently leveraged his background in clinical research, engineering, software development, and entrepreneurship to launch Complion. Rick holds several patents, is recognized in Business Week Top 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs, and has published in leading journals.
Dustin Caldwell
Director of Strategic Development
Optimed Research
Dustin studied Developmental Health at the University of Hawaii. His clinical background is primarily in emergency medicine where he worked in Honolulu at Straub Hospital and Queens Medical Center. He also spent a year in the surgery department at Stanford University Medical Center. Dustin became involved in research in 2011, when he began working in research on pediatric pulmonary disease. He joined Optimed Research in 2013. Dustin enjoys reading and the outdoors; he plays rugby for a local Columbus team.
Jerome Chiaro
VP of Clinical Site Operations
Molly Downhour, MHA, BSN, NEA-BC, OCN, CCRC
Clinical Research Strategy Executive
Molly has over 20 years of healthcare experience with specialization in oncology, research, and health care administration. She earned her bachelor's of nursing and master of health administration as well as achieved and maintained her nurse executive advanced, oncology nurse, and clinical research coordination certifications. As a former director of a leading phase I clinical trial site, she has proven ability to streamline processes resulting in improved clinical operational efficiencies, financial gain, and employee and patient satisfaction.
Jill Heinz
Injury Care Research
Sandra Jovanovic
Director of Talent Innovation
Sandra leads the division within Medix responsible for developing, delivering and driving innovative strategies. She uses her previous experience from higher education and international marketing to develop programs and workforce solutions such as Medix Match® and Medix Intelligence℠ to better align the network of talent and clients Medix partners with.
Raymond Nomizu
Clinical Research IO
Raymond Nomizu is the co-founder of Clinical Research IO, the industry’s leading eSource solution made available directly to research sites. Raymond owns a clinical research site and developed this technology out of personal frustration with the inefficiencies of the paper-bound data collection process. Raymond has over 10 years of experience as a process and systems re-design consultant for a variety of industries and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Steve Satek, MBA
Vice Chair, Global Site Solutions Summit Planning Committee
President and Founder
Great Lakes Clinical Trials
Steve brings more than 25 years of research experience to Great Lakes Clinical Trials. He began his career as a bench researcher at the Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center and since that time has held senior management positions at the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, Radiant Research, Cognitive Drug Research, Theivon-Wright Consulting Group and Forenap Pharma. Steve has project managed and/or coordinated over 100 trials.
Kelly Smith, CCRP
Senior Solutions Consultant
Bio-Optronics, Inc.
Kelly Smith, CCRP has been in research for 10 years. Kelly joined Bio-Optronics as a solutions consultant in 2016, bringing with her an understanding of the problems facing sites today. She previously worked as the CTMS administrator for PMG Research in North Carolina, and has also held positions as regional documentation specialist and QA coordinator for a small dedicated research site.
Chris Trizna
CSSi is the only company in the global patient recruitment sector whose focus is on increasing site performance and optimizing patient enrollment. Chris founded CSSi in 2005 with a mission to address the pharmaceutical industry’s need for site-specific patient recruitment and enrollment solutions. In 2010, the company went global and the name was changed to CSSi. Since then, CSSi has supported studies in over 50 countries with a focus on providing country-specific enrollment expertise. Chris is considered an industry thought leader. He has presented at numerous conferences and meetings and been published surrounding the topic of patient enrollment.