ClinWin Team

Our consulting team is comprised of experienced Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates, Public Health Specialists, Data Managers, Laboratory Scientists, Physicians, Statisticians and Social Scientists.

Nick Kisengese

Email: nkisengese@clinwinresearch.com

Director

Nick Kisengese is the Director, ClinWin Research Services. He is responsible for the overall management business management, operations and risk management. Oversees all support functions including IT, Human resources, physical resources, communication, budgeting and controls, business development, projects delivery and client relationships. 
Nick is experienced Clinical Research and Public Health Projects Management Consultant who has worked at international, regional and local level in Product Development Partnerships, Contract Research Organizations, Academic Medical Research Centers, Not for profit organizations and Pharmaceutical industry.
Most recently, he was the Contract Clinical Trials and Site Manager for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson and Johnson Company, responsible for trials across Sub Saharan Africa region. Previously, he was Senior Clinical Research Associate at uintiles; and Clinical Research Associate II at
Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD). As the Clinical Research Associate at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation; he was responsible and lead implementation, administration and management of operational activities for the epidemiological studies and clinical trials in Africa, India and Cambodia. He was the Clinical Research Associate at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), responsible for Kenya and Rwanda HIV vaccines clinical research sites.
For over three years he held positions of increasing responsibility at Ghent University affiliated International Centre for Reproductive Health, where he was responsible for the planning, management and implementation of HIV/AIDs and reproductive health clinical research and social science research projects. He completed his clinical research training Internship at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi where he was involved in implementation of Respiratory Synctial Virus Immunology and epidemiology research project and Measles vaccine evaluation.
He is continuing Doctoral Student at Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University, focusing on clinical trials projects management and graduated with Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, UK. He holds honors degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from Egerton University, Kenya. Nicodemus completed his professional training in Epidemiology, Vaccinology, Infectious Diseases Clinical Trial Research Training and Clinical Vaccine Trials and Good Clinical Practice from The Institute of Tropical Medicine at Antwerp, Belgium, University of Cape Town, George Washington University and John Hopkins University School of Public Health respectively. He is member at Association of Clinical Research Professionals of USA, Project Management Institute and The Institute of Clinical Research of UK.

Shireen Shurtie

Email: ssurtie@clinwinresearch.com

Professional Development & Clinical & Training manager

Shireen Surtie is the Professional Development and Clinical Training Manager at Clinwin. she coordinates, organizes and manages all the clinical research training and capacity development contracts. Shireen has over 15 years experience in health care and clinical research. She has been involved in clinical care as a Registered Nurse at various hospitals in Western Cape Province, South Africa; clinical trials, clinical research professional training, clinical trials sites capacity development, clinical research project coordination and management.

 

Most recently, she was the Study Coordinator at Division of Paediatric Medicine and Project Coordinator, Division of Pharmacology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. She held positions of increasing responsibilities during her 3 years career at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, Cape Town South Africa, where she was the International Clinical Trainer and Clinical Research Associate. While at Aeras, Shireen was responsible for Site staff training to promote and implement capacity building at site level and Community Advisory Boards in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Senegal, India and Cambodia. She is expert trainer in clinical trials diagnostic procedures, GCP and Protocol, site SOPs development, Competency Checklists for practical clinical procedures as well as Recruitment and Informed Consents and assents processes.


Previously, she held various positions of increasing responsibility as (Professional Development Program Coordinator, Professional Development Program Officer and Senior Research Nurse) at South Africa Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.

 

Shireen received Charlotte Searle Nursing award for her dedicated work, and co-authored a paper on The Tuberculin Skin test: A Comparison of reading with a ruler to reading with a calliper.

Peter Nyamthimba Onyango
ponyango@clinwinresearch.com

MA, BBA, Dip Clinical Research, Dip Healthcare Management.

Peter Nyamthimba Onyango is a Clinical Research Associate at ClinWin Research Services. He has been involved in Clinical trials project management for over 10 years. He has worked for several years as Study Coordinator at KEMRI/CDC. Mr Nyamthimba has 10 years experience
coordinating several epidemiological studies and development of Tuberculosis vaccine trial sites in Western Kenya and has offered technical support to the Ministry of Health programmatic research.
He is a holder of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management of The University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Business Administration from Newport University (USA) and Diploma in Healthcare Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. Trained in Clinical Research
at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in Collaboration with The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and also as a Clinical Research Associate at African Clinical Research Organization (ACRO) Bryanston, South Africa and certificate in Clinical Research from Vienna school of Clinical Research (Austria), Currently registered for Doctor of Philosophy in Planning at Maseno University, majoring in Health Systems Planning.

Ann Mwendwa

BA
Data and Information Management Officer
Tel +254702452335/ +254789766673

Ann Mwendwa joined ClinWin on July 2018 as the Data and Information Management Officer. She is involved in client contracted data and information managements; and analytics. Ann holds a Bachelors degree (honours) in Economics from Karatina University, Kenya. She has completed professional courses in Introduction to Clinical Research, ICH Good Clinical Practice, Data Managament in Clinical Research and Certified Public Accountant of Kenya part II.

Humphrey Okanda

He is Clinical Research Associate at ClinWin. He responsible for study and site monitoring activities in Kenya and Tanzania. Previously, he was in the clinical data management and analytics team. He completed his entry and Advanced level clinical trial monitoring course, public health, Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP) and Clinical research methodology.

 

He has gained field trials monitoring and project management in Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDs and TB drug trials.

Beatrice Mengich

bmengich@clinwinresearch.com

MSc

Beatrice Mengich is the Senior Clinical Research Associate at ClinWin Research Services. She leads in clinical trials project management, budgets negotiations, monitoring and operations. Beatrice has gained experience from industry, Contract Research Organizations and academia, where for over 8 years she has held positions of increasing responsibilities in North America markets.
She holds Masters of Science in Clinical Research Administration from University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, Bachelor of Science majoring in Clinical Research from Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, and Associate of Science in Pre- Pharmacy from Southwestern Michigan Community College, Dowagiac, Michigan.
Beatrice has worked for the Pharmaceutical (GlaxoSmithKline), Clinical Research Organizations (PPD & ICON) and Academia (Duke University).
Her therapeutic area experience include: Cardiovascular,Endocrine/Metabolic, Hematology, Mental Disorders and Oncology (Gastrointestinal Stomal Tumors, GemcitabineTumors, Ovarian Carcinoma, Pancreatic cancer, Thyroid Cancer).
She is a Member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), a Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP); Certified in Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems, including InForm through Phase Forward and Datalabs through PRA International.

George Rugero

Email: grugero@clinwinresearch.com

BA, PMP, MCSE

George Rugero takes pride in supporting ClinWin ’s efforts as a Contract Research Organisation. He serves as Data and Information management Consultant. 
Mr. Rugero worked at Projet San Francisco in Rwanda, an affiliate of Emory University conducting HIV prevention and Research. He led the data management of the first HIV Vaccine trial in country were he served as Data Manager. He was responsible for Providing strategic DataManagement (DM) leadership and expertise to the Research Team; Protocol interpretation; Proactive Communication with the Research Team for all DataManagement Activities; Review and approve DM related documents (Quality Management Plans, Edit Check Specification and Standard Operating Procedures); Assisting in implementation of more appropriate IT / database solutions. This involves identifying both hardware and software needs of the project, soliciting for quotations and approving of the purchase.
Mr. Rugero received Advanced GCP, Clinical Vaccine Trials and Good Clinical Practice from Johns Hopkins University (USA). He did his undergraduate studies at Curtin University of Technology (Australia) and he is holder of  PMP® certification

Mariam Mariko

Email: mmariko@clinwinresearch.com

MPA, Bsc, Dip.Clinical Research

Mariam Mariko is a Senior Clinical Research Consultant at ClinWin Research Services. She leads ClinWin projects in Francophone Africa countries, her bilingual skills and vast knowledge of clinical research environments is an added advantage for our clients. Mariam is Canadian citizen of Mali origin and has been involved in Clinical trials project management and monitoring for over 10 years. Most recently she was Senior Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles West Africa, based in Bamako, Mali. Previously she has held positions of increasing responsibilities in Clinical Research industry in France and Canada. A bilingual 
She holds Masters Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition all from Canada, Diploma in Clinical Research from France and Diploma in Nursing from Morocco.

Her therapeutic experience is in oncology, paediatrics, infectious diseases, urology, and cardiology.

Martin Irungu

Email: mirungu@clinwinresearch.com

Bsc, MPPM

Martin is a Clinical Research Associate/Monitor at CLINWIN Research Services. He holds Masters in Project Planning and Management from University of Nairobi, and Bachelor Arts in Sociology and Economics from Egerton University. He has completed research training courses in Good Clinical Practice, Human Research protections, ethics, data quality management; and Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks. 
He has over 6 years work experience in clinical and operational research in the field reproductive interventions and infectious diseases. He is experienced in ethics in clinical trials, data quality, EDC, Informed consent process, research among vulnerable and HIV at risk populations. He has worked as a Research Consultant/Assistant with FHI360, Plan International, and National Aids & STI’s Control Program (NASCOP) in Reproductive Health related studies in Kenya for over 6 years and as Regional Programs Monitor at Pragya Kenya.

Robert Langat

Email: rlangat@clinwinresearch.com

BSc

He serves as Laboratory Technical Advisor at ClinWin. Mr.Langat worked as laboratory scientist and trainer of Mucosal sampling, collection and processing and also trainer of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) at KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research institute (ICR) University of Nairobi, an affiliate of International AIDS Vaccine initiative (IAVI) New York and Medical Research council, UK. He has over 7 years experience in laboratory work i.e. protocol development, specimen management and tracking, database management, cell culture, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Enzyme Linked immunospot assay(ELISPOT),Flow cytometry and SOP development. He lead the Mucosal immunology team in setting up the Mucosal ELISA for testing mucosal immune mediators IgA and IgG at KAVI-ICR.He has mentored and trained a dozen of students from various institutions and staffs from Reference, provincial and Districts hospitals labs. 
Mr. Langat received Good Clinical Practice from Johns Hopkins University (USA), GCLP from Qualogy limited(UK), Laboratory Health and Safety Management from IAVI, Protection of Human Research Subjects by Independent Review Consulting (IRC) and human Subjects Research Education from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of public health. He holds BSc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Mt.Kenya University, Diploma &Higher diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from The Kenya Polytechnic University College and postgraduate Cert.in Protein structures from Birbeck College, University of London.

Jackson Safari

BSc

Jackson is a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant. He holds a Bachelor of science in Microbiology from Kenyatta University.He has completed