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CDISC Executive Operations Team

David R. Bobbitt, MSc, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

David R. Bobbitt is an entrepreneur, fundraiser, and nonprofit executive who has been privileged to lead and launch many amazing organizations. Prior to joining CDISC, he served as President of the SCORE Foundation in Washington, DC, where he led the organization to significant growth while maintaining high-quality services to America’s entrepreneurs. He served in a senior executive role to launch New York Genome Center, the newest next generation genomic sequencing and bioinformatics platform in the world. David also built the largest private sector fundraising program for kidney disease services and research in the U.S. He holds an MSc in engineering and an MBA from Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

 

Peter Van Reusel

Chief Standards Officer

Peter Van Reusel provides executive leadership to the development and implementation of clinical standards in line with CDISC’s strategy and operational plans, working closely with the President and CEO, as well as CDISC staff and stakeholders. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles in pharma and at CROs, providing standards expertise and carrying out other standards work in various organizational settings. A long-time, CDISC-authorized instructor, Peter has helped significantly in developing CDISC training courses.

He previously served as CDISC’s European Liaison, shepherding relationships with key European regulatory, academic, and biopharma stakeholders. Peter is also an active PhUSE working group leader.  

Nicole Harmon, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

Nicole Harmon brings over 15 years’ non-profit leadership experience to CDISC. Her unique background includes tactical planning, capacity building, fiscal management, fund-raising, program and policy development, educational outreach, advocacy, grants management, public relations and marketing. In her role with CDISC, she serves as a strategic partner to the CEO providing leadership and coordination across the organization while ensuring successful development and execution of the global CDISC brand, building and maintaining relationships with public and private funders, collaborating with CDISC members, nonprofit partners, and board of directors and enacting CDISC goals in alignment with the organization’s philosophy, mission and vision. Dr. Harmon previously worked with the National Kidney Foundation, the Texas Hospital Association/Healthcare Trustees, the American Cancer Society, and in the field of mental health and brain injury research and rehabilitation.

Rhonda Facile, MS

Vice President, Standards Development

Rhonda Facile brings over 25 years of clinical development experience to CDISC and has worked at a global CRO, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the United States and abroad. She has worked at CDISC since 2012, developing and contributing to the CDASH (CRF) standards program and the CDISC SHARE project. Ms. Facile currently manages the CFAST therapeutic area standards program and ensures that all CDISC standards projects progress and comply with CDISC development processes and policies. She holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Organization Leadership and Ethics from St. Edwards University.

Sam Hume, DSc.

Vice President, Data Science

Sam Hume leads CDISC technical initiatives, which support data exchange, systems interoperability, standards development, and metadata management, collaborating with CDISC staff and stakeholders to develop tools and standards that best support clinical and translational data science.  Dr. Hume also directs delivery of the CDISC SHARE metadata repository that houses all CDISC standards. An active PhUSE participant, he represents CDISC to global biomedical research information technology audiences.

Dr. Hume has 25 years’ experience in clinical research informatics and has held a number of senior technology positions in the biopharmaceutical industry. He holds a Doctor of Science degree in Healthcare Information Systems.

Marine Laurent

Vice President, Finance

Marine Laurent guides CDISC’s financial strategy and sustainability, working with the Leadership Team in achieving the CDISC mission, vision, and strategic goals. She is a seasoned professional with over 10 years’ operational finance, treasury and purchasing experience and a strong track record in supervising complete financial processes, including designing and executing financial and management reporting, structuring operations, and strategic business planning. Prior to joining CDISC, Ms. Laurent served as CEO/CFO of France Alter Eco, a French market organic and fair-trade food distributor. Earlier in her career, she was CFO of Australia-based Boost Media International. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Laurent was an Internal Auditor for Sanofi-Aventis.

Sheila Leaman

Vice President, Membership & Events

Sheila Leaman brings a unique background in Public Relations and Human Resources to her role at CDISC. She focuses on membership recruitment, seeking out new opportunities as well as ensuring membership retention, providing a high level of membership satisfaction. During her tenure, Ms. Leaman and her team have significantly increased CDISC membership worldwide. She also leads the smooth operations of CDISC events, such as our annual Interchanges, where hundreds of attendees gather to network, share their expertise, best practices, and lessons learned about implementing CDISC data standards to enable clinical research to "speak the same language."