Rhonda J. Paz, PhD, CRCP
Senior Vice President, Clinical Research Operations
In her role as Senior Vice President of Clinical Research Operations, Rhonda J. Paz is responsible for strategizing and implementing effective and efficient operational units at all clinical study sites. She hires and supervises the clinical research staff at each site, ensuring that operating goals and performance standards are met. She leads the implementation and execution of all regulatory, research finance and patient enrollment initiatives. Additionally she ensures ongoing training and education of research staff and fosters relationships with sponsors and physicians conducting the trials.
Rhonda has over 15 years of leadership experience in clinical research. Prior to joining GuideStar, she was the Associate Director for Scientific Administration of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, a joint effort between Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. In this capacity she was responsible for establishing a centralized administration to oversee and manage scientific programs, internal grant programs, research informatics, as well as research cores facilities. Prior to that she served as the Director of Clinical Research for two prestigious medical centers, where she was responsible for the implementation and operations of their clinical research programs. Her experience makes her uniquely adept at program development, start-up and re-engineering of research operations.
Rhonda earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Administration, as well as her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management. Additionally, she has earned a designation of Clinical Research Contract Professional.