The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is a group of industry leaders who serve as a volunteer resource supporting ACRP’s efforts to increase diversity in the clinical research workforce.

DAC members recommend strategies to recruit and retain outstanding, high-quality clinical research professionals and students from historically underrepresented groups.

Current DAC activities are designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Grow the diversity of the clinical research workforce;
  • Develop and enrich the existing minority workforce; and
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness and engagement on the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


R’Kes Starling, RPh, MBA

Chief Executive Officer/President, Reveles Clinical Services
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Danielle Coe

CEO and Founder at Black Women in Clinical Research
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Fabian Sandoval, MD

CEO & Research Director at Emerson Clinical Research Institute
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Pamela Nelson, RN, PhD

Founder/CEO, Bracane Company, Inc.
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Otis Johnson, PhD, MPA

Product Line Executive & Chief Diversity Officer, ERT
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Aida Sabo

Vice President of Diversity, Parexel
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Rod Walker

Sr. Director, Healthcare Operations, Javara Inc.
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Leslie Sam, BA, CSSBB, CQIA

Principal Consultant, Wool Consulting Group, Inc.
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Lutheria Hollis, CCRC

Director of Clinical Research, Tallahassee Neurological Clinic
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Virginia Nido

Global Head, Product Development Industry Collaborations, Genentech
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ACRP’s Diversity Advisory Council

Promoting Workforce Diversity

The Competitive Advantage of Diversity

Unlocking Hidden Biases

Advancing Diversity in the Clinical Research Workforce

Promoting Diversity in the Clinical Trial Workforce

Spotlight On… Engaging Minority Physicians in Clinical Trials