Peter Guarino, Executive Director
As the Director of SCHARP, Dr. Guarino manages overall operations and provides leadership, direction and oversight to SCHARP and SCHARP’s Senior Management Team. Dr. Guarino partners with the Fred Hutch faculty and Statistical and Data Management Center investigators to set SCHARP’s strategic goals to ensure the clinical trials SCHARP supports are managed according to our highest quality standards.
He is committed to maintaining SCHARP’s reputation as a globally recognized statistical and data management center. He is also dedicated to fostering a rewarding and inspiring workplace environment that develops and empowers staff, promotes a healthy work-life balance, and is mission focused.
Dr. Guarino’s past work includes 15 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center in West Haven, Connecticut, where he served 5 years as director. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University School of Public Health.
Jason Walton, Managing Director
Jason serves as the operational leader of the organization working in close collaboration with the SCHARP Executive Director, departmental managers and directors, and the Senior Management Team. He provides direction and oversight to strategic planning, protocol and program support, partner engagement and management, project and product management, and process improvement.
He helps build a highly engaged workforce assisting staff to realize their full potential, and the organization to be a world-class statistical and data management center.
Jason brings over 15 years of global health and systems thinking to organizational performance and operational management.
Gisele Desrochers, Director
In her role as the Director of Quality Assurance, Gisele provides leadership, direction and oversight of SCHARP’s quality management systems and quality assurance and regulatory compliance activities in accordance with regulations, guidelines and standards governing the clinical trials industry.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, Gisele works with SCHARP leadership to develop QA department and SCHARP wide strategies, infrastructure, policies, and standards that support SCHARPs vision, mission, and goals.
Gisele is the primary contact for regulatory inspections and third-party client audits, and she is responsible for supporting SCHARP continuous quality improvement activities. She is committed to the enhancement of her department and the satisfaction of her employees.
Kristine Donaty, Director
Clinical Data Management
Kris provides strategic, organizational and operational management and guidance to SCHARP’s Clinical Data Management Unit, a dedicated team of clinical data managers, coordinators, and electronic data capture (EDC) system programmers.
Kris works to foster and promote the long-term development of the Clinical Data Management Unit in close collaboration with team managers and staffs. She helps ensure that the clinical data management services for SCHARP meet all protocol and regulatory.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Kris collaborates with the other directors to create and implement overall organizational vision and strategic direction for SCHARP and helps guide the organization’s clinical data management operations and strategic initiatives.
Alexis Katsis, Director
Lab Data Management
Alexis provides strategic, organizational and operational management and guidance to SCHARP’s Lab Data Management Unit, a dedicated team of lab data and management professionals.
A veteran of the NIH, the CDC, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Alexis is committed to adopting new and forward-thinking practices, technologies and tools to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and regulatory compliance of the unit.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team Alexis collaborates with the other senior managers to create and implement overall organizational vision and strategic direction for SCHARP. She is dedicated to growing her employees by fostering the long-term development of her team.
Matt Martin, Director
Technology Support Services
Matt manages SCHARP’s Technology Support Services team, who are responsible for software development, system support and operations, and system administration within SCHARP’s information technical infrastructure.
A member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Matt also provides technical leadership and guidance on long-term strategic planning technology roadmap development and day-to-day operational issues. During his tenure at SCHARP, Matt has aligned our IT operations with industry best practices.
Kate Ostbye, Director
Kate leads and manages SCHARP’s Programming Teams. She provides oversight and mentorship to a dedicated team of lab, clinical and statistical programmers as well as SCHARP’s CDISC and data standards program. Kate is committed to continual process and infrastructure improvements and implementation of best coding and programming practices. She is dedicated to fostering and promoting the long-term development of her team.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Kate also collaborates with other senior managers to create and implement SCHARP’s overall organizational vision and strategic direction.
Amber Randall, Director
In her role as the Senior Manager of SCHARP’s Data Analytics Unit, Amber provides strategic, organizational and operational management and oversight for a team of dedicated biostatisticians and statistical research associates.
Amber works to foster and promote the long-term development of the Data Analytics Unit, works closely with the SCHARP Director, Senior Management Team, and Statistical Managers to contribute to the advancement of SCHARP, and improve the operational effectiveness of the unit.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Amber collaborates with SCHARP leadership to create and implement overall organizational vision and strategic direction for SCHARP.