Biosafety Advisory Board

The Sitero Biosafety Advisory Board meets monthly to review current issues in Biosafety, review Sitero Biosafety policies and procedures, and advise on new opportunities for Sitero Biosafety to explore.

The Biosafety Advisory Board also makes recommendations to Sitero Leadership about ways to give back to the profession and mentor the next generation of biosafety professionals. Sitero is excited to have such a great group of Biosafety Subject Matter Experts on their Biosafety Board.

Ashok Katti - Chief Technology Officer Sitero


CTO & President APAC

Ashok heads Sitero’s technology offerings and global IT teams. Ashok is a proven Life Sciences and Technology executive with a long track record of building market leading software and playing an integral role in the successful growth of businesses. Ashok worked for more than 25 years at ArisGlobal and most recently held the COO / CTO and President of APAC positions, in which he led the operations and delivery through the successful acquisition of ArisGlobal by Nordic Capital. Ashok was also the COO of Synowledge and helped drive the rapid growth that led to the acquisition by Bioclinica in 2015. Ashok is based in Bangalore, India.
Colleen - SVP, Global Delivery & Customer Success - Sitero


SVP, Global Delivery & Customer Success

As SVP – Global Delivery and Customer Success, Colleen is responsible for successful delivery of the Sitero portfolio of technologies and services. With her extensive background in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry, she is a key contributor to our customer loyalty and satisfaction. Prior to joining Sitero, Colleen held key leadership positions in BioClinica, WCG and Clarivate Analytics delivering pharmacovigilance, Clinical/IRB and Real World Data solutions to the industry. Colleen resides in New Jersey.
Parker Nolen - Vicepresident IRB Services Sitero


Vice President, IRB Services & Consulting

Dr. Nolen’s career in research compliance has spanned major academic institutions, regional healthcare systems, commercial IRBs, and private physician-initiated research programs throughout North America. He has also worked with the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) where he supported the operation and oversight of both the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency and the global oversight of the DoD’s Human Research Protection Programs (HRPP). Dr. Nolen has been instrumental in the strategic realignment of several HRPP Compliance Programs and is considered a pioneer in the use of Artificial Intelligence in IRB operations.
Sarah Ziegler - Vice President, IBC and Biosafety Services - Sitero


Vice President, IBC and Biosafety Services

Dr. Ziegler is responsible for leading the Biosafety and IBC services at Sitero. Sarah was previously the Deputy Director of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) with the USDA where she supervised laboratory operations and Biorisk management.
Sarah is an ABSA certified biosafety professional and is passionate about ensuring the safety of workers and the community during biomedical research. She has previously served as an IBC chair, Biosafety Officer and Responsible Official for multiple research institutions. She has also consulted on projects as an SME for Select Agents, Biorisk Management, facility design and Laboratory Operations. Sarah received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Biomedical Science and was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP).
Don Bodnar – VP Finance and Accounting - Sitero


VP, Finance and Accounting

As VP – Finance and Accounting, Don heads Sitero’s day-to-day finance and accounting operations. Don was the co-founder and CEO of Axiom Mentor prior to the acquisition by Sitero. A serial entrepreneur, Don has launched successful technology companies that serve the life sciences, education and financial sectors. He brings a wealth of executive management and operational experience in areas including legal, finance, accounting, project management and Human Resources. Don has experience in both the domestic and international arenas and has a BSEE from Bridgeport Engineering Institute.
Curt Naser - VP Product - Sitero


VP, Product

As VP – Product, Curt manages the development, implementation and support teams for Sitero Mentor platform. Curt was a co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Axiom Mentor prior to the acquisition by Sitero. Curt has spent over 25 years working with Institutional Review Boards (biomedical, corporate and social science) as a bioethicist. He serves as a consultant for institutions on IRB’s and academic institutional research practices. As Chief Product Officer, He received his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in Philosophy and was a professor of health care ethics for over 20 years.
Neha Sood - Director, Clinical Drug Safety - Sitero


Director – Clinical Drug Safety

As Director – Clinical Drug Safety Services, Neha Sood manages our Clinical Drug Safety offering and brings extensive PV expertise to Sitero. Her experience expands across managing all pre- and post-marketing PV operations with activities ranging from case intake to case submission; data-migration and safety database implementations; clinical trial safety activities; literature surveillance; aggregate reporting; safety evaluation and risk management; QPPV support and PSMF maintenance services. She was instrumental in establishing GVP Compliant PV processes for several global pharmaceutical companies in her previous roles and is based out of the United Kingdom.