Danielle Clark

Dr. Danielle Clark

Director & Co-Founder of ACESO

Dr. Clark serves as the Director for the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO). As the co-founder of ACESO, she has built an international consortium focused on developing tools and strategies for improving survival for patients with severe infections.

In this role, she has led the ACESO efforts to develop point-of-care, host-based diagnostic and prognostic assays using a systems biology approach. Dr. Clark is also the PI on an outbreak clinical trials program, establishing research networks to conduct FDA regulated clinical trials for evaluation of therapeutic and diagnostic products for high-consequence pathogens including Ebola and SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Clark has a PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Leading The Way

Ileana Amaya

Finance &

Ileana Amaya

Director of Finance & Administration

Ileana Amaya serves as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO). She has a decade of experience leading cross-functional teams focused on project controls. Ileana joined the ACESO Team in 2016 and leads the financial management, reporting, and contractual management for the entire portfolio. Ileana received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and started her career working for the largest engineering and construction company in the United States. Ileana is certified as a Project Management Professional since 2019.

Josh Chenoweth

& Translational Biology

Josh Chenoweth

Director, Experimental & Translational Biology

Carlyle Gollogly

& Operations

Carlyle Gollogly

Director, Programs & Operations

Kevin Grant

Data Management
& IT Systems

Kevin Grant

Director, IT Operations

Subramaniam Krishnan

Science Strategy



Chief Science Strategist

Dr. Krishnan serves as the Chief Science Strategist for the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO). He is passionate and committed to the R&D of immunology solutions for infectious diseases, oncology and inflammation. He has a dozen years of experience in biotech and pharmaceutical organizations such as MedImmune/AstraZeneca and Teva in translating discovery research to the clinic. In his role at ACESO, he is responsible for the transition of infectious disease biology to field-deployable diagnostic and clinical management solutions for resource-limited settings across the globe in collaboration with industry partners. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Kristen Pettrone


Kristen Pettrone

Research Physician, Product Development

Dr. Pettrone serves as the Head of Product Development for ACESO. She is a board-certified emergency physician and fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. She has over 20 years experience practicing domestically and internationally. Dr. Pettrone also has a Masters in Public Health and completed the Center for Disease Controls Epidemic Intelligence Service where she deployed for the CDC’s 2018 Ebola Response and the COVID-19 response. Dr. Pettrone’s work with ACESO focuses on the translation of basic science research to clinically applicable results through the development of regulated clinical trials.

Our Dedicated Team

Sultanah Alharthi

Research Associate II

Lalaine Anova

Program Manager - Ghana & POCUS

Lisa Broadman

Sr. Financial Manager

Elizabeth Chiyka

Biostatistician II

Sireesha Devadanam

Financial Analyst III

Ming Dong

Research Associate III

Karon Drew

Sr. Clinical Trials Lab Specialist, PROTECT

Omar El-Haik

Systems Biology Data Analyst

Margaret (Meg) Farrell

Sr. Clinical Trials Program Manager

Mehran Fazli


Semhar Fitwi

Clinical Data Manager

Karina Gallegos

Sr. Finance Manager

Pavol Genzor

Sr. Computational Biologist

Wei Huang

Research Associate III

Jeffrey Huff

Sr. Developer, System & Application Design

William Hulsey

Program Manager - Southeast Asia

Debbie Lund

Clinical Research Associate II

Kathryn McKean

Communications Coordinator

Lauren McKean

Quality Assurance Manager

Arti Rajput

Data Engineer, Visualization Lead

Suzanne Restrepo

Clinical Research Manager

Mark Salvador

Manager, Lab & Field Operations

Ernesto Santa Ana

Lab Ops Assistant

Dahiana Silva

Financial Analyst I

Shantay N. Sterling

Project Coordinator

Deborah A. Striegel

Biomath Research & Development Lead

Bhavya Vashi

Jr. Biostatistician

Qianru Wu

Sr. Manager, Operations

Lu Yao

Sr. Technology Data Manager