Our Staff

Our staff works for CHDI Management. CHDI Management provides administrative, management, and contracting services to CHDI Foundation, as well as to other non-profit organizations dedicated to HD research. CHDI Management has offices in Los Angeles CA, New York NY, and Princeton NJ.


Staff list

Jeff Aaronson
Director, Bioinformatics
Emilie Anderson, MSLIS
E-Resources Librarian & Office Administrator
Samantha Autar
Clinical Research Program Manager
Hoda Bahgat
Program Manager
Jonathan Bard, PhD
Director, Molecular Pharmacology
Ruth Basu
Chief Administrative Officer
Irina Batushansky
Program Manager
Vahri Beaumont, PhD
Vice President, Preclinical Biology
Paolo Beuzer, PhD
Director, Translational Biomarkers
Kate Bifulco, MBA
Clinical Research Program Manager
Crystal Blankenbaker
Digital Technology Program Manager
Robi Blumenstein
President
Martina Blumenthal, PhD
Program Manager, Team Lead
Braden Boone
Program Manager
Kiran Borkar, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager
Julien Boudet, PhD
Director, Computational Drug Discovery and Structural Biology
Nicole Bracy-Johnson
Clinical Research Program Manager
Mark Burton
Software Applications Manager
Roger Cachope, MD, MS
Director, Systems Neurobiology
Richard Chen, PhD
Director, Genome Engineering & Drug Discovery
Jian Chen, PhD
Director, Network Modeling & Bioinformatics
Kinga Chrobak
Clinical Research Program Manager
Docia Demmin, PhD
Director, Assessment Development
Shilpa Deshpande, MBA
Director, Clinical Operations - Enroll
Anna Dickstein, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager
Liz Doherty, PhD
Director, Medicinal Chemistry
Robert Doot, PhD
Director, Molecular Neuroimaging
Ken Duphiney
Contracts Administrator
Jennifer (Shapiro) Dziurzynski
Program Manager, Team Lead
Illona Feldman
Clinical Research Program Manager
Dan Felsenfeld, PhD
Director, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Michael Finley, PhD
Director, Target Validation and Drug Discovery
Darren Freeman
Data Manager
Rebecca Fuller, PhD
Director and Lead, Clinical Outcomes Unit
Evelyn Galstian
Program Manager, Contract Finance & Operations
Anju Gangadharan, PhD
Director, Clinical Biorepository
Emily Gantman, PhD
Vice President
Fan Gao, MBA
Program Manager
Deborah Guest, PhD
Director, Clinical Statistics
Jamie Hamilton, PhD
Director, Clinical Outcome Assessments
Tasir Haque, PhD
Director, Medicinal Chemistry
Todd Herbst
Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Program Manager
David Howland, PhD
Vice President, Preclinical Biology
Brianna Jackson
Office Administrator
Kristin Jenkins
Office Manager/Meeting & Event Coordinator
Kelsey Johnson, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager
Ayisha Jones
Office Administrator
Natallia Kalinava, PhD
Director, Clinical Wet Biomarkers Discovery
Julia Keklak, MS
Clinical Research Program Manager, Biorepository
Alison Khan
Talent Administrator
Omar Khasawneh
Clinical Research Program Manager
Vinod Khetarpal, PhD
Director, DMPK
Jannie Kim, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager
John King
Finance Administrator
Abby Korintus, MBA
Program Manager
Seung Kwak, PhD
Director, Molecular Systems
Brenda Lager
Platform Lead, In Vivo Biomaterials Management
Oxana Lavrova, MBA
Program Manager, Team Lead
Ramee Lee, PhD
Director, Molecular Networks
Jamie Levey, MBA
Co-Director, Clinical Research Platform*
Eva Li
Clinical Research Program Manager
Sherry Lifer
Director, Contract Finance & Operations
Longbin Liu, PhD
Director, Medicinal Chemistry
Douglas Macdonald, PhD
Director, Research Operations and Scientific Alliances
Mithra Mahmoudi
Platform Lead, Reagents & Research Tools
Deanna Marchionini, PhD
Director, Discovery Biology
George McAllister, PhD
Director, HTT Lowering Pharmacology*
John McCool
Clinical Research Program Manager
Carl Meinhof, PhD
Director, Informatics
Liliana Menalled, PhD
Director, In Vivo Pharmacology
Jonathan Mendez
Technical Support Engineer
Noopur Modi
Director, Clinical Operations - Enroll
Rida Mohammed
Data Program Manager
Keshia Monroe
Program Manager
Edith Monteagudo, PhD
Director, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics*
Eileen Neacy
Chief Operating Officer
Elena Ngangom
Clinical Research Program Manager
Simon Noble, PhD
Director, Scientific Communications
Miguel Onate
Program Manager
Robert Pacifici, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Elena Pak
Clinical Research Program Manager and Study Lead, HDClarity
Nikki Palasits
Clinical Research Program Manager
Liuba Parfenova, PhD
Program Manager
Akshara Patel
Clinical Research Program Manager
Alex Pero, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager
Brinda Prasad, PhD
Director, Protein Structure Function and Biomarkers
Alicia Preiss
Program Manager, Team Lead
Harriet Prescott
Office Manager
Travis Price
Training Program Manager
Sharon Purcell
Clinical Research Program Manager
Dorian Pustina, PhD
Director, Experimental Neuroimaging
Chris Rackow
Director, Information Technology
Shauna Rahim, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
David Rankin
Chief Legal Officer
Faisal Rashid
Clinical Research Program Manager
Tamara Rehl
Program Manager
Kelsey Ricci, MA
Clinical Research Program Manager
Matthew Roche, PhD
Director, Outcomes Research
Jim Rosinski, PhD
Director, Computational Biology
Cristina Sampaio, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Migdalia Sanchez
Office Administrator
Swati Sathe, MD
Medical Vice President, Clinical Research
Mark Schoenberg, CPA
Controller
Kaileen Schweighardt
Clinical Research Program Manager
Jade Shevchenko
Clinical Research Program Manager
Patrick Sicilia
Clinical Research Program Manager
Faez Siddiqi, PhD
Director, Clinical Wet Biomarkers Development
Ethan Signer, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor Emeritus
Neha Sinha, PhD
Director, Clinical Assessment Methodology
Mette Skinbjerg, PhD
Director, Clinical Neuroimaging
Balajee Somalinga, PhD
Director, RNA Biology
Haiying Tang, PhD
Director, Clinical & Translational Neuroimaging
Allan Tobin, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor Emeritus
Sandra Tran
Program Manager
Helena Tran
Program Manager
Jennifer Tung
Program Manager
Jerry Turner
Director, Meetings & Events
Muriel Valencia
Program Manager
Karin Vislocka
Clinical Research Program Manager
Thomas F. Vogt, PhD
Vice President, Drug Discovery Genotype & Phenotype Unit
Jen Ware, PhD
Director, Experimental Design
John Warner, PhD
Director, Biostatistics
Sarah Weingast
Clinical Research Program Manager
Amy Weiss, MA
Program Manager
Sagarika Wijeratne
Clinical Research Program Manager
Hilary Wilkinson, PhD
Director, Clinical Wet Biomarkers
Su Williams
Clinical Research Program Manager
Andrew Wood, PhD
Vice President, Clinical Neuroimaging Research
Faraz Zaidi
Program Manager
Victoria Zolfaghari, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager