Meet our team

All Staff
Leadership Team
Innovation
Development
Type 2 Diabetes Research
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Medical Team
Maria Abundez
Clinical Medical Assistant
Beatriz Angeles
Especialista
Maria del Carmen Arias
Especialista
Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Wendy Bevier
Research Associate
Hannah Blanscet
Clinical Research Assistant
Veronica Carrillo
Especialista
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Mei Mei Church, FNP-BC, CDCES
Nurse Practitioner
Brandon Cobb
Clinical Research Assistant
Casey Conneely
Research Assistant
Jamie Creason, RD, MPH, CDCES
Perinatal Nutrition Specialist
Teri Creath
Planned Giving Manager
Christian Farfan
Clinical Trials Manager
Jenna Garver
Executive Assistant
Ellen Goodstein, Esq., MEd.
Executive Director
Miguel Grijalva
Building Maintenance
Michael Hamman
Chief Financial Officer
Katie Haq
Director of Marketing
Jennifer Hong
Human Resources Manager
Kara Hornbuckle
Director of Development
Rebecca Hudson
Manager of Regulatory Affairs
Laura Hughes
Clinical Research Assistant
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Katie Kinsella
Education Assistant
Calvin Kirkpatrick
Clinical Research Coordinator
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Martina Martinez
Especialista
Liliana Melero
Project Coordinator
Emma Mikhalek
Development Coordinator
Nicole Neal
Accountant
Kristen Nelson, MSN, FNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Romero
Industry Assistant
Rony Santiago
Study Coordinator & Community Liaison
Nina Shelton
Clinical Research Coordinator
Diurka Sotomayor
Diabetes Educator
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist
Dominic Velasco
Diabetes Education Assistant
Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Ellen Goodstein, Esq., MEd.
Executive Director
Michael Hamman
Chief Financial Officer
Katie Haq
Director of Marketing
Kara Hornbuckle
Director of Development
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Nicole Neal
Accountant
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist
Hannah Blanscet
Clinical Research Assistant
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Mei Mei Church, FNP-BC, CDCES
Nurse Practitioner
Brandon Cobb
Clinical Research Assistant
Christian Farfan
Clinical Trials Manager
Laura Hughes
Clinical Research Assistant
Calvin Kirkpatrick
Clinical Research Coordinator
Kristen Nelson, MSN, FNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Romero
Industry Assistant
Nina Shelton
Clinical Research Coordinator
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist
Teri Creath
Planned Giving Manager
Jenna Garver
Executive Assistant
Ellen Goodstein, Esq., MEd.
Executive Director
Katie Haq
Director of Marketing
Kara Hornbuckle
Director of Development
Emma Mikhalek
Development Coordinator
Beatriz Angeles
Especialista
Maria del Carmen Arias
Especialista
Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Wendy Bevier
Research Associate
Veronica Carrillo
Especialista
Casey Conneely
Research Assistant
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Katie Kinsella
Education Assistant
Martina Martinez
Especialista
Liliana Melero
Project Coordinator
Rony Santiago
Study Coordinator & Community Liaison
Diurka Sotomayor
Diabetes Educator
Dominic Velasco
Diabetes Education Assistant
Maria Abundez
Clinical Medical Assistant
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Mei Mei Church, FNP-BC, CDCES
Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Creason, RD, MPH, CDCES
Perinatal Nutrition Specialist
Kristen Nelson, MSN, FNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist
Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Mei Mei Church, FNP-BC, CDCES
Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Creason, RD, MPH, CDCES
Perinatal Nutrition Specialist
Alexander DePaoli, MD
Endocrinologist
Francine Kaufman, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Kristen Nelson, MSN, FNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist

Leadership Team

Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Ellen Goodstein, Esq., MEd.
Executive Director
Michael Hamman
Chief Financial Officer
Katie Haq
Director of Marketing
Kara Hornbuckle
Director of Development
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Nicole Neal
Accountant
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist

All Staff

Maria Abundez
Clinical Medical Assistant
Beatriz Angeles
Especialista
Maria del Carmen Arias
Especialista
Raul Bastaracchea, MD, FTOS
Senior Research Scientist
Wendy Bevier
Research Associate
Hannah Blanscet
Clinical Research Assistant
Veronica Carrillo
Especialista
Kristin Castorino, DO
Senior Research Physician
Mei Mei Church, FNP-BC, CDCES
Nurse Practitioner
Brandon Cobb
Clinical Research Assistant
Casey Conneely
Research Assistant
Jamie Creason, RD, MPH, CDCES
Perinatal Nutrition Specialist
Teri Creath
Planned Giving Manager
Alexander DePaoli, MD
Endocrinologist
Christian Farfan
Clinical Trials Manager
Jenna Garver
Executive Assistant
Namino Glantz
Assistant Director Mil Familias Programs
Ellen Goodstein, Esq., MEd.
Executive Director
Miguel Grijalva
Building Maintenance
Michael Hamman
Chief Financial Officer
Katie Haq
Director of Marketing
Jennifer Hong
Human Resources Manager
Kara Hornbuckle
Director of Development
Rebecca Hudson
Manager of Regulatory Affairs
Laura Hughes
Clinical Research Assistant
Francine Kaufman, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist
David Kerr, DM, FRCP, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
Katie Kinsella
Education Assistant
Calvin Kirkpatrick
Clinical Research Coordinator
Samuel Klein, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Martina Martinez
Especialista
Liliana Melero
Project Coordinator
Emma Mikhalek
Development Coordinator
Nicole Neal
Accountant
Kristen Nelson, MSN, FNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Romero
Industry Assistant
Rony Santiago
Study Coordinator & Community Liaison
Nina Shelton
Clinical Research Coordinator
Diurka Sotomayor
Diabetes Educator
Ashley Thorsell, MD
Research Physician and Endocrinologist
Dominic Velasco
Diabetes Education Assistant