Meet Our Executive Team
CEO and Founder
Ms. Tifft has led ClinicalRM since its formation in 1994. She began her journey in the US Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa as an Infectious Disease Control Biologist. Her first-hand experience assessing and educating the local population in the prevention and treatment of local problems and diseases, such as malaria, prompted her to pursue a goal of finding treatments for these devastating diseases around the globe. Ms. Tifft was instrumental in the creation of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Clinical Trials Center (CTC) and continues her dedication to expanding the bioscience industry, finding cures for infectious disease, and proactively responding to global health crises through global infrastructure development and clinical solutions in the U.S. and abroad.
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Bovinet leads the Human Resources and Recruiting departments. She has a breadth of experience in creating and managing talent management solutions for healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofits, technology and engineering industries. Ms. Bovinet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Corporate Compliance Officer
Ms. Chase manages corporate risk and compliance, overseeing the Quality Management Department and the implementation of quality management programs across contracts and within the organization. She has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, directing an Academic CRO, strategic planning, and clinical operations management. Ms. Chase holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron.
Vice President of Global Operations
Ms. Horel draws on over 20 years of industry and health care expertise to provide oversight and leadership to the Operations teams. She has spent the last 3 years managing a strategic partnership as Vice President of Strategic Alliance Management at ICON, the parent company of Clinical RM. Prior to joining ICON, Shannon held numerous leadership positions in the CRO Industry in Clinical Operations and Project Management, and in Process and System Development. Ms. Horel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ottawa University.
Senior Director of Finance
Mr. Lewis provides supervision over financial reporting, contract budget compliance, and government cost accounting, in addition to general management of the finance department. He began his accounting career in the wholesale distribution industry before joining ClinicalRM in 2010. Mr. Lewis graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting.
Chris Mason, JD
Vice President, Contracting & Legal
Mr. Mason joined ClinicalRM in 1998 and provides oversight of the Contracting department and serves as in-house legal counsel. He has significant experience with federal procurement regulations and provides leadership as a member of the ClinicalRM proposal team. He has nearly 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Mason earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Central Michigan and is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School.
Annastasiah Mudiwa Mhaka, PhD
Vice President of Strategic Alliances Development
Dr. Mhaka provides oversight and leadership for Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Proposal Management and the Medical Experts Office. Working across these functions, she defines and executes the corporate growth strategy through acquisition and retention of targeted partnerships across federal, academic, NGO, and commercial markets to deliver enhanced value to ClinicalRM and our customers. Dr. Mhaka received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins Medicine.