About Us

We are a dedicated team of clinical research, business and software development professionals who share the common vision of improving the quality of clinical research through sound assessment and training of clinical research staff. CRA Assessments, LLC is an equal opportunity employer with a global reach.

Gerald DeWolfe

President/Chief Executive Officer

Gerald establishes and drives the vision and strategic direction of the company in order to deliver quality solutions to our clients.

Gerald brings over 18 years of clinical research industry experience to CRAA, having worked as a clinical monitor, project manager, and program director over a career spent within 3 of the largest global CROs. Through his experiences managing large, global CNS trials (adult and adolescent) and also serving as a resourcing director within a CNS business unit, he began to formulate a plan to address the ever-growing need to improve the quality and core competencies of clinical research associates (CRAs) in the field. This drive towards developing clinical monitoring excellence led Gerald to found CRA Assessments, LLC in 2011.
Gustavo Poveda

Chief Operating Officer

Gustavo provides corporate oversight for various operational, developmental, and staffing activities.

With over 24 years of experience in clinical research and drug development, Gustavo brings breadth and depth of experience from having worked within academia and world-renowned clinical CROs to advance domestic and global clinical trials in multiple therapeutic indications. He has supported 4 pivotal development programs that led to successful NDAs for major Pharma clients and has assisted smaller clients with their development programs. His insights have been gained from serving in positions within medical research, clinical monitoring, project management, and director-level project/program oversight.
Christopher Brennan

Senior Director of Operations

Chris manages the development, operation, quality assurance and customer service of our products, and CRAA’s corporate marketing, IT and compliance.

Chris brings a breadth of experience to CRAA, including over 13 years of management experience in R&D, operations, sales and marketing. Within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, Chris has experience in preclinical research, clinical research and sales. As the project manager for a global clinical trial, Chris realized the need for products supporting the development of CRAs and joined CRAA to help improve the quality of clinical monitoring.
Leslie Alvarado

Senior Director of Development Operations

Leslie spearheads the development of new, high quality simulation and training content for the company.

A 16-year veteran of clinical operations within the global CRO industry, Leslie has dedicated her career to bringing quality and success to clinical monitoring and project management across a variety of therapeutic indications. With many years of experience spent managing and directing CRA resources, she is acutely aware of the monitoring core competency needs facing the CRO industry.
David Kim

Lead Solutions Architect/Data Scientist

David is responsible for the full lifecycle development of CRAA's product suite.

David is a passionate software engineer/architect and certified web application defender with 16 years of experience. As a polyglot, David has worked on projects ranging from low-level Assembly, major high-level languages to R and Prolog/LISP. David's technical expertise includes cross-platform application development, cloud/server administration, IoT, and advanced knowledge of methodologies and best practices in Software Engineering. David's specialties also embrace Data Science, including Big Data and Data Visualization, and he has developed several Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning applications.