We are dedicated to providing high-quality support and services to researchers and study teams conducting clinical trials at UC Davis. Contact us at hs-ctmsops@ucdavis.edu if you have questions or need assistance with OnCore or clinical trial operations at UC Davis Health.

Our Team
  • Kari Allen

    CTMS OPS Director

    Kari has her master’s in healthcare administration and is from South Florida. She is a Certified Research Administrator and has been in the research administration and clinical trial space for over 30 years. She spent most of her career at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMSOM) and, most recently, at Dartmouth Health. While at UMSOM, Kari implemented a Shared Service team bringing Sponsored Programs Research Administration (pre and post-award), and Clinical Trial Administration together to serve the School of Medicine.

  • Suzan Bruce

    CTMS OPS Associate Director

    Suzie is originally from the Sacramento area. She has worked in healthcare for over 30 years with a background in accounts receivable, compliance, certified coder, Medicare policy analyst, and clinical trials analyst. For the last 12 years, Suzie has been at UC Davis in the Clinical Trials Office, developing coverage analysis processes and, more recently, leading the Clinical Trials Office Finance Team, developing tools and processes for Start Up.

  • JoAnna Leon

    CTMS OPS Intake Project Manager

    JoAnna has been in the clinical research profession for 12 years. She was a clinical research coordinator and research supervisor for a private practice for over five years. JoAnna came to the UC Davis Clinical Trials Office in November 2016, coordinating various studies in multiple specialties. In 2021, she became the Clinical Trials Office start up project manager. Before joining our team, she was an intake project manager providing expertise and knowledge as a clinical research coordinator and a project manager.

  • Cynthia Hernandez-Clethen

    CTMS OPS Business Analyst

    Cynthia is originally from San Antonio, Texas but has primarily lived in Sacramento. She has worked in the clinical trial research industry for 25 years and holds an associate's degree in vocational nursing. Cynthia has served as a clinical research office manager, lead clinical research coordinator, and medical assistant. Since 2018 she has been with the Clinical Trials Office Finance team as a budget analyst and, in 2021, was promoted to finance lead. She is now a coverage analyst on the CTMS Operations team.

  • Kimberly Panisa

    CTMS OPS Business Analyst

    Kimberly is originally from Denver, Colorado but has primarily lived in Sacramento. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 16 years as a medical office manager, medical assistant, biller and coder. Since 2021, she has been with the Clinical Trials Office Finance Team as a Budget Analyst and is now a coverage analyst on the CTMS Operations team.

  • Michael Lehman

    CTMS OPS OnCore Database Analyst

    Mike is a Sacramento native with experience in information technology (IT), project management, research coordination, and budgets and finance. He worked for eight years with the State of California in an IT and project management role before moving to UC Davis and the clinical research space. For the last 3 years, Michael has been working in the CTSC Clinical Trials Office, creating and negotiating budgets, maintaining department data sources, creating analytic reports, and building EPIC billing calendars. He's now using this experience to fulfill the needs within Oncore as one of the CTMS Operations team's main calendar builders.

  • Ti'Tanannia Jones

    CTMS OPS OnCore Database Analyst

    Ti'Tanannia has her master’s in healthcare administration. She is originally from New Orleans, moved to Phoenix in 2018, and now resides in Houston, Texas, where she's been for the last two years. She has over 5 years’ experience in planning, directing, and coordinating clinical research projects. Ti'Tanannia spent most of her career at Dignity Health as a senior program coordinator and as a project intake manager at Providence Health Care. She also has experience with Advarra’s CTMS products and coverage analysis.