Contact Us


We are a dedicated team of professionals who partner with the research community to facilitate quality human research in a way that protects the rights, safety, and welfare of study participants and complies with ethical and legal standards for the conduct of science.

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Rhonda Oilepo, M.S., CIP
Director, HRPP
Phone: 214-648-6417

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Staff

James (Gregg) Wright, B.S., MCM, CIP
IRB Manager
Phone: 214-648-5486

IRB Staff – Full Board Team

Victoria (Vicki) McNamara, CIP
Research Program Manager - Full Board
Phone: 214-648-8430
Erik Soliz, B.S., CIP
Senior IRB Coordinator (Board 4 interim)
Phone: 214-648-0232
Kimberly Mapes, B.A.
Senior IRB Coordinator (Board 3 interim)
Phone: 214-648-3691
Kimberly Hawkins
IRB Coordinator - Board 1
Phone: 214-648-0232
Fallon Constantine
IRB Coordinator Board 2
Phone: 214-648-3278
IRB Coordinator, Board 3
Phone: 214-648-9547
IRB Coordinator, Board 4

IRB Staff – Expedited & Exempt Team

Charles Akers
Research Program Manager - Expedited
Phone: 214-648-3750 
Erica Howard, M.S.
Senior Regulatory Associate
Phone: 214-648-5606
Senior Regulatory Associate
Senior Regulatory Associate
Eriko Iwatate, M.P.H., M.A.
Regulatory Associate
Phone: 214-648-3680
Phil Riggins, B.S.
Regulatory Associate
Phone: 214-648-9057
Rasija Nambiar, M.Sc., PGDPM
Regulatory Associate
Phone: 214-648-9453
Keleche Echendu, M.S.
Regulatory Associate

External IRB (Reliance)

Rania AlShahrouri, M.B.A., CCRP
Research Program Manager - Reliance
Phone: 214-648-0225

Education & Monitoring

Barbi Holt, R.N., M.S.H.S., CCRC
Clinical Research Nurse Educator
Phone: 214-648-7648
Scot St. Martin
Regulatory Monitoring Analyst
Phone: 214-648-4066
Kellye Benton, M.S.
Regulatory Monitoring Analyst
Phone: 214-648-6415

HRPP Support

Waley Hua
Regulatory Assistant
Phone: 214-648-2583
Noelle Vinson
Temporary Assistant
Phone: 214-648-6416