Target Health Team

Your Success is Our Success

The team at Target Health Inc. is comprised of over 70 talented individuals with decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, both in the US and worldwide.

Joyce Hays
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CEO

Joyce is CEO of Target Health Inc. and brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of marketing, finance and corporate strategic planning with extensive background in psychology, design and communication. Co-founder and CFO of MarSat Development Corporation (Consumer Products) and CFO of Dobex International (Gas and Oil Research). Ms. Hays also founded the Institute for Interdisciplinary Communication, a scientific think tank funded by the National Science Foundation. Ms. Hays earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University in New York City. Founder of Target Health Inc. and Target Health Global Inc.

Jules Mitchel
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PhD, MBA

President

Dr. Jules T. Mitchel is President of Target Health Inc., a New York City based CRO with expertise in Regulatory Affairs, including FDA interactions and all submissions, Strategic Planning, Clinical Research Management, Biostatistics and Data Management, Medical Writing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other support services to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Mitchel has broad base pharmaceutical experience in drugs, biologics, devices and diagnostics including three NDA submission, many FDA meetings and IND/IDE submissions, study reports, manuscripts and strategic planning. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to, Women's Health, Dermatology, Antimicrobials, Pharmacokinetics, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Natural Products, Oral Care, Oncology and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Mitchel has held industry positions at American Home Products, Pfizer Laboratories and Pfizer Consumer Health Care and academic positions at New York Medical College, Cornell University School of Medicine and NYU School of Medicine.

Yong Joong Kim
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MS

Executive Director

Yong Joong Kim joined the Data Management team at Target Health in 1999. He designed and developed the EDC system shortly after joining the company and has been part of the continued growth of the company. He oversees the Data Management operations and involves in development and enhancement of the clinical trials software and strategic directions for the company. Yong Joong holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and held a position at the Rockefeller University as a System Analyst/SAS Programmer for 10 years worked on NIH funded clinical trials before joining Target Health.

Les Jordan
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Vice President & Chief Product Evangelist

As Vice President and Chief Product Evangelist for Target Health, Les Jordan is responsible for the software side of the Target Health business, providing overall product vision, technical direction to software development teams, along with overseeing sales and marketing. Prior to joining Target Health, Les spent almost 10 years as the CTO for Microsoft’s Life Sciences Industry Unit, where he was responsible for providing Life Science industry guidance to customers, partners and product teams, while serving as Microsoft’s representative to industry standards groups including CDISC, IHE and HL7. He also spent two years with Quintiles, responsible for sales and marketing for their IT Consulting Practice, five years with Webridge (now part of Huron Consulting) where he was responsible for launching their now market-leading suite of products into clinical trials and research compliance automation, and a year with Bad Rabbit Consulting where he served as Vice President of Everything, running a small consulting company focused on research compliance in universities and academic medical centers.

Les is a noted expert and speaker on the topic of using technology to change the Health and Life Sciences industry, particularly around using patient engagement technologies to streamline how clinical trials are run and how drugs are brought to market.

Joonhyuk Choi
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Senior Director, Software Development & IT

Joonhyuk Choi is the Sr. Director, Software Development & IT at Target Health. With over 15 years of experience specializing in clinical trial software solution and technology-driven processes, he is responsible for creating software platform and strategic enhancement of products and operations. Prior to Target Health, Joonhyuk worked as an ERP System developer at Samsung Electronic Service.

Joonhyuk graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. In his spare time, he and his family enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding, bowling, tennis and golfing.

Dave Luke
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PharmD, FACA, FCCP

Senior Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs

After 27 years in both big PhRMA (20 years at Pfizer) and small companies, I am fortunate to become the Senior Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Target Health Inc, a full-service Contract Research Organization focused on marrying the science with clinical research in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. This is a very exciting role as every day presents a new challenge, opportunity, and ability to learn through interface with therapeutic experts in the industry. Coupled with our innovative regulatory department and state-of-the-art data management and statistics software, we strategically assist our partners with the study and filing of small molecules, biologics, and devices.

Mary Shatzoff
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MS, RAC

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Mary Shatzoff is a Regulatory Affairs Executive and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry in clinical drug development for the past 20 years. She has been a Director of Regulatory Affairs at Target Health Inc. since 2006. Before she joined Target Health she worked as a Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Sanofi Aventis and a Quality Control Microbiologist at Pfizer. She is an active member of The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) as well as the Drug Information Association (DIA). Two of her articles have been published in Applied Clinical Trials Magazine and RAPS Focus Magazine. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs from Long Island University, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and is currently working on a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University. Mary lives in New York City. Certificates: Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC-US), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)

Ron Harris, RN, BSN, MHA
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Director of Clinical Research

Clinical research was a natural evolution for me after over 15 years as an RN/NP in trauma, cardiology and infectious disease with a specialty in HIV/AIDS. As Director of Clinical Research at Target Health, I have the privilege of working with a diverse and multi-talented team of Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Operations Specialists who collectively bring to the table over 100 years of expertise in clinical trial management, clinical monitoring, expedited study start-up, patient recruitment and study feasibility assessment. This team also specializes in innovation. They are pioneers in ground-breaking technology using Direct Data Entry  to conduct paperless clinical trials to actualizing risk-based monitoring strategies.

Leigh Ren
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Director of Biostatistics

Neil Lassalle
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MS

Director of Business Operations

Director of Business Operations assures optimization and communication within Target Health Inc. Neil has been with the company since 2008 and is the primary contact for all business matters at Target Health Inc. He works directly with the CEO and President and is responsible for office and facilities services, including planning and logistics for all company events and Investigator Meetings. Neil received a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Marketing & Public Relations from NYU. He has many years of client relationship and vendor management experience. Neil is also fluent in Spanish.