Alliance Clinical Network

Who We Are
We’re people with a purpose, dedicated to advancing medical innovation and healing technology through groundbreaking research, diligent patient care and strong executive management. Our hands-on management team and a medical staff are committed to rapid, efficient trials that bring life-changing drugs to market faster; our research staff brings years and years of “in the trenches” experience conducting Phase 1-4 clinical studies. And each one is dedicated to curing disease and improving individual quality of life.
Our Values
Integrity • Quality • Diversity
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Abey

Chief Operating Officer

Ricky de Lemos

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Cunio

Chief Medical Officer

Duane Anderson, MD

Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer

Daniel Rastein, MD

Chief Human Resources Officer

Janice Shock, MBA, PHR

Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities

Mike Trzcinski

Director of Regulatory & QC

Cheree Delgado

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Abey

Seasoned industry leader who has brought expertise and deep commitment to building Alliance Clinical into a group of multi-specialty clinical research sites with a proven track record of exceeding enrollment commitments, adhering to study timelines, and delivering quality data.

Chief Operating Officer

Ricky de Lemos

Healthcare and biotech veteran with deep experience planning, executing, and delivering clinical trials and projects across multiple therapeutic areas and regions. Passionate about improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services and solutions.

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Cunio

Strategic financial leader delivering finance, accounting, and operations that drive scalable growth, support strategic objectives, and deliver bottom-line profit. Subject matter expert in the digital transformation and data-driven decision-making initiatives

Chief Medical Officer

Duane Anderson, MD

Deeply experienced physician dedicated to improving human health by combining innovative new techniques with deep medical insight. Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, integrative medicine. Certified principal investigator, overseeing hundreds of successful studies with no infractions.

Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer

Daniel Rastein, MD

Caring educator, philanthropist and leader in the fields of regulatory compliance, healthcare delivery, and biomedical research. Expertise spans business operations, programmatic design, training, strategic implementation, concept-to-patent-pipeline monetization.

Chief Human Resources Officer

Janice Shock, MBA, PHR

Longstanding human resources executive with a strong background in developing HR departments, implementing HRIS systems, and managing talent across various healthcare organizations.

Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities

Mike Trzcinski

Visionary senior information technology and cybersecurity executive with extensive expertise in business strategy, security and compliance, budgets, vendor negotiations, acquisitions, and project management. Driver of high-performing teams that deliver cutting-edge and scalable technology solutions and support services.

Director of Regulatory & QC

Cheree Delgado

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Hessam Aazami, MD

Principal Investigator, Excel Clinical Research - Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Duane Anderson, MD

Investigator, 310 Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Inglewood
Inglewood, CA

Leon Barkodar, MD, QME

Principal Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

John D. Beckes, DO, PhD

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Twani Christensen, MD

Sub-Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Asya Damatian, PA-C

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Bachar Elsaadi, MD

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Pedram Ghasri, MD, FAAD

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Anne Gomez, MD

Principal Investigator, 310 Clinical Research - Alliance Clinical Inglewood
Inglewood, CA

Soheil Hekmat, MD

Sub-Investigator, Epic Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Lewisville
Lewisville, TX

Olateju Ishola, MSN,APRN, FNP-C

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Pejman Kharazi, MD

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Naghmeh Khodai, MD

Principal Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

James Lilly, MD

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Dale Major, FNP-C

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Faiz Mirza, MD

Sub-Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Jenny Nghik, NP, APRN

Sub-Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Ifeoma Okeke, DNP, FNP-C, APRN

Sub-Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tania Pajouhesh, PA-C

Sub-Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tina Pajouhesh, PA-C

Principal Investigator, Epic Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Lewisville
Lewisville, TX

Manjoo Sharma, MD

Sub-Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Joy Venglik, MSN, FNP-BC

Sub-Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Deborah Wu, NP-C

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Hessam Aazami, MD

Principal Investigator, Excel Clinical Research - Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Duane Anderson, MD

Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and integrative medicine dedicated to improving
human health through research and by combining innovative techniques with deep medical
insight. Graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has also
served as Alliance Clinical Network’s Chief Medical Officer since May 2023.

Investigator, 310 Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Inglewood
Inglewood, CA

Leon Barkodar, MD, QME

Double board-certified in neurology and brain injury medicine. Affiliated with West Hills
Hospital. Graduate of Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Neurology
residency at University of California.

Principal Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

John D. Beckes, DO, PhD

Internist with more than 20 years in practice, focused on treating stroke, Parkinson’s
disease, coronary artery disease, and other conditions. Graduate of Des Moines University
College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Twani Christensen, MD

Emergency Room specialist and Medical Director with longstanding focus on research.
Graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Sub-Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Asya Damatian, PA-C

Endocrinologist and primary care provider with a focus on the importance of mental health
on holistic wellbeing. Received doctorate in Medical Science from Heritage University.

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Bachar Elsaadi, MD

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Pedram Ghasri, MD, FAAD

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Anne Gomez, MD

Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, with more than two decades in practice. Affiliated
with Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Graduate of Drexel University College of
Medicine.

Principal Investigator, 310 Clinical Research - Alliance Clinical Inglewood
Inglewood, CA

Soheil Hekmat, MD

Internal Medicine specialist with nearly 5 decades of experience. Graduate of University of the
State of Mexico.

Sub-Investigator, Epic Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Lewisville
Lewisville, TX

Olateju Ishola, MSN,APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner dedicated to compassionate primary care and research. Received
masters degree from Walden University.

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Pejman Kharazi, MD

Principal Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Naghmeh Khodai, MD

Principal Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

James Lilly, MD

Emergency Medicine Specialist with over 20 years in practice. Affiliated with City Hospital
Emergency Care Center. Graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Dale Major, FNP-C

Family nurse practitioner and advanced practice nurse with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Graduate of South University.

Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Faiz Mirza, MD

Sub-Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Jenny Nghik, NP, APRN

Clinical background in acute care, family practice, and hospice and palliative care. Specialist
in heath information technology, ensuring that EHR records meet CMS quality guidelines.
Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sub-Investigator, Zenos Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Dallas
Dallas, TX

Ifeoma Okeke, DNP, FNP-C, APRN

Special focus on chronic disease management, symptom assessment, and patient
education. Comfortable in a range of healthcare settings. Graduate of Elmhurst University,
United States University, and Delta State University.

Sub-Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tania Pajouhesh, PA-C

Focus in primary care, psychiatry, emergency medicine, and general surgery. Received
masters from D’Youville University.

Sub-Investigator, Acclaim Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical San Diego
San Diego, CA

Tina Pajouhesh, PA-C

Specialist in primary care and emergency medicine. Graduate of the Western University of
Health Sciences.

Principal Investigator, Epic Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Lewisville
Lewisville, TX

Manjoo Sharma, MD

Internal Medicine specialist. Graduated from Bhopal University, Gandhi Medical College.

Sub-Investigator, Excel Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Joy Venglik, MSN, FNP-BC

Skilled nurse practitioner with over a decade of practice. Graduate of Touro University
Nevada.

Sub-Investigator, Hope Clinical Research – Alliance Clinical Canoga Park
Canoga Park, CA

Deborah Wu, NP-C

Family nurse practitioner with significant experience in cardiology and internal medicine.
Received master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.