Our goal at SCHARP is to create an environment where world-class talent comes to build a world-class organization.
Dedicated to the core values of scientific excellence, innovation, collaboration, community and respect, SCHARP believes we are improved and strengthened by our collective diversity. We respect the contributions of staff, customers, partners, and study participants.
SCHARP is committed to maintaining the highest standard of ethics, integrity and quality in conducting our work in accordance with best practices. We strive to function as a team, grounded in mutual support, caring and inclusiveness. To that end, we have organized employee teams to foster a culture of inclusivity and continual growth and improvement.
Motivated by the goal of creating a high-impact learning environment, SCHARP encourages employees to gain new skills and experiences by taking advantage of conferences, workshops, trainings and other professional development opportunities both on and off campus.
As the Executive 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 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.
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.
Clinical Coding and Safety
Elaine provides strategic, organizational and operational management, leadership and guidance to SCHARP’s Clinical Coding and Safety Unit, a dedicated team of Clinical Safety Associates and Clinical Coding Specialists. Her role includes providing subject matter expertise in clinical safety and clinical coding, as well as ensuring that the SCHARP Clinical Coding and Safety Unit services meet all regulatory requirements. Elaine is dedicated to fostering and promoting the long-term development of her team.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Elaine collaborates with the other directors to create and implement an overall organizational vision and strategic direction for SCHARP and helps guide the organization’s clinical safety operations and strategic initiatives.
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.
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.
Lab Data Management
In her role as Director of SCHARP’s Lab Data Management team, Bhavesha provides strategic, organizational and operational leadership and mentorship to a dedicated team of lab data managers, coordinators and program managers. Bhavesha is committed to fostering and promoting the long-term development of her team.
As a member of SCHARP’s Senior Management Team, Bhavesha collaborates with SCHARP and Network leadership to create and implement SCHARP’s overall organizational vision and strategic direction.
In her role as the Director 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.
When you're part of the SCHARP team, you're part of a community. We go to bat for each other, we're on the same team, and we care. We're here to do great things together.
SCHARP has created a high-impact learning environment. Employees gain new skills and experiences by attending trainings and conferences. Onsite, Fred Hutch offers talks and seminars as well as numerous opportunities for staff training and development.
While we take our work seriously, we also take time along the way to enjoy ourselves and build community. We host a variety of events throughout the year, including scientific and social issues talks, rooftop ice cream socials, holiday parties, picnics, happy hours and potluck social hours.
SCHARP is committed to having a positive impact in the world, beyond our contribution through work. Our team regularly volunteers and conducts fundraisers to support various HIV/AIDS-related charities, both locally and around the world.
In May 2004 SCHARP staff began providing financial support to the Dzama community in Malawi. Dzama is a village populated with over 100 orphans, many of whom were orphaned because of HIV. These children are in great need of basic assistance such as food, clothing, and school supplies.
SCHARP regularly donates proceeds from our fundraisers to the Dzama community. Our efforts have provided Dzama's residents with everything from a new schoolhouse with solar lighting, to goats, wool blankets, clothing, books, food, seeds, leased land, new pit latrines, and a bore hole for fresh water.
SCHARP staff regularly volunteer at the United Way of King County’s Day of Caring and the MLK Day of Service events, where we help build a local community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of compassion and service to others.