HR Talent Manager

Alejandra serves as our Human Resources and Talent Manager. She comes from over 15 years of Human Resources and Finance Administration experience serving various Texas State Agencies; she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Texas A&M International University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Alejandra brings expertise and enthusiasm to South Texas Research Institute and joins in its mission to raise awareness in the Rio Grande Valley area. She is eager to support STRI and the staff in their continuous growth and success.

Clinical Research Scheduler

Tina Marie Villarreal Garza is joining our Brownsville site as our Office Assistant and Receptionist. She is a Patient Care Technician and a Phlebotomist. She has 10 years of medical experience working in Family medicine, geriatric care, and Gastroenterology.

Administrative Assistant

Karla Ann Hooper provides administrative support to the President and CEO, Dr. Rashmee Patil. She joins the team with 12 years of administrative experience with combined expertise in the healthcare and retail industries. Karla obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in English from the University of Texas-Pan American. She has a passion for the community and is excited to apply her skills to assist the residents of the Rio Grande Valley in seeking out innovative healthcare.

Yazzi Salinas

Clinical Research Scheduler

Yazzi Salinas joins South Texas Research Institute with several years of experience in healthcare. She was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and is dedicated to improving patient care for her community. She is motivated, optimistic, and excited to learn more about clinical research and join the STRI team.

Neal Davis

HR Specialist and Invoicing

Neal comes from a background in retail management where he managed a West Coast sporting goods store for the last nine years. He is excited to foray into clinical research and use his managerial skills to help the teamwork effectively to better serve our patients. Neal studied business at Central Washington University and lived in…