Research Staff

Robert Wallace, BS, CCRSRobert Wallace, BS, CCRC
Robert, Director of Research has created an unparalleled, multi-specialty, multi-center global clinical research institution in the ASU Research Park, focusing on providing physicians, physician groups, and hospitals with intuitive processes that allow them to conduct clinical research without interrupting their clinical work flow. He is always expanding our capabilities with the goal of providing potential life improving treatment options to patients around the world. Robert’s has lead FTC to be successful in study enrollment and regulatory compliance with successful completion of several clinical research studies.

What his team has to say, “Robert is an extremely compassionate and genuine person who cares for each patient and staff member individually. He has incredible knowledge in a variety of different specialties and shares his knowledge with his patients and staff to answer any of their questions.”


Nicole Mills, BA, CRCC – Clinical Operations ManagerNicole Mills Fertility Treatment Center
Nicole is a results-driven healthcare professional with over 9 years of experience in the research field having successfully completed over 140 clinical trials. As Clinical Operations Manager, she is responsible for executing clinical projects and research operations. Her excellent communication and team-building skills always lead to successful patient recruitment, marketing, and business development. Nicole graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Health Studies in 2007 and is currently enrolled in Masters of Clinical Research Management with anticipated graduation in 2017. She is an active member of ACRP Phoenix Chapter, serving as President since 2015, and Vice President 2013-2014.


Amanda Feckzo, RN – Regulatory Affairs ManagerAmanda Feczko, RN
Amanda Feczko joined FTC in 2012 with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical and research field. Prior to graduating nursing school with high distinction in 2011 where she also minored in biological sciences, she was nationally certified and registered as an Emergency Medication Technician. As a Registered Nurse she has worked in a variety of specialties including Neurological, Acute trauma/surgical care and fertility treatment. Amanda’s intense attention to detail and thoroughness make her a key asset to the PRG team. Amanda specializes in regulatory and FDA compliance as well as implementing and improving our quality assurance programs. Amanda is a true cowgirl at heart always looking to ride her beautiful horses in her free time.

What her peers have to say, “Amanda has a calm, compassionate demeanor. She exudes competence and is able to convey that competence to staff and patients alike. She also is able to express herself very well and this is passed on to our patients.”


Alexis “Lexie” King, BS – Clinical Research CoordinatorLexie King, BS
Lexie joined FTC after graduating from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. She is hard working, personable, and greatly enjoys helping others. After two years of intense local and international community service while at UofA, Lexie found amazing value in providing care to people in need. Clinical research has been a perfect fit where she is able to help patients find studies that will positively and directly impact their quality of life while providing data needed for pharma companies to produce new successful drugs.

What her peers have to say, “Lexie is amazingly intelligent and driven to continually learn and achieve. Her competence and desire to help others is apparent from the moment you meet her and she is always dependable to patients and her team.”


April Mendoza, LPN CCRC – Certified Clinical Research NurseApril _ Mendoza
April has been an amazing addition to the Physicians Research Group Family. April received her LPN in 1998 and quickly entered the field of clinical research. She is well versed in all coordinator duties with extensive regulatory experience with both local and central IRB’s. April has consistently received stellar remarks from sponsors, patients, physicians, and peers while coordinating Phase I throug Phase IV clinical trials including drug and device studies. She is an Arizona native and after living in Florida for several years, returned home to be closer to family while raising her young child.

 

 


Allison Abbey, CNA – Clinical Research CoordinatorAllison_Abbey Fertility Treatment Center
Allison joined Physicians Research Group in 2015 as a Clinical Research Assistant. Allison is a certified nursing assistant and currently attending Arizona State University where she is obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Her five years as a CNA have provided her a solid foundation to work in clinical research. Her calm manner, attention to detail, and drive to be apart of identifying new medications and therapies make her a perfect addition to the our team.

 


Savanah Downing, BS – Clinical Research AssistantSavanah_Downing Fertility Treatment Center
Savanah recently joined FTC after graduating from Arizona State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a minor in Psychology. During her Bachelor’s program, she worked as a Biology Laboratory Instructor for ASU teaching Microbiology.  Her organization skills, attention to detail, and dedication to continuing education make Savanah an amazing addition as we expand our research program.

 

 


Nicole Marshell, Clinical Research CoordinatorNikki Marshell Fertility Treatment Center
“Nikki” joined our research team in 2017 as a Clinical Research Assistant. A 2011 Medical Assistant graduate from Carrington College, Nikki was introduced to clinical research and found her passion. Over the past several years, she has successfully participated in over 45 studies. She was immediately drawn to our cross-functional research model to understand the mechanisms of disease biology and drug actions. Her calm manner, attention to detail, and drive to be a part of identifying new medications and therapies make her a perfect addition to the our team.