Melissa Hodges

Interim Head of Clinical Operations

Melissa Hodges joined Avail in 2002 and has over 23 years of experience in hospitals, private physician practices and drug development. Her previous roles within the company include Clinical Study Coordinator, Business Development, Contracts & Budgets and Director of Phase I Operations. She oversees the planning, development, implementation, execution, and management of assigned clinical trials, as well as participate in other areas requiring scientific/technical expertise and operational leadership. With substantial experience in both industry-sponsored and NIH-sponsored clinical trials, she ensures clinical activities are carried out by adhering to the policies, study protocols, SOPs, GCP and ICH requirements.


Melissa Nichols/Achieve

Director of Clinical Operations

Director of Clinical Operations for Achieve Clinical Research, LLC.  Mrs. Nichols has been with the company since 2002 and is responsible for all daily operations of the site.  This includes overall site personnel management and all aspects of clinical trial management, from pre-study planning through successful study completion.  She was certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator and has been an active member of ACRP since 2004.  She also carries several other medical professional certifications.  With over 13 years of experience in the industry, her previous roles within the company include Study Coordinator, Data Entry Manager, Regulatory Manager, and Quality Assurance Manager.


Alicia Cevera/Avail

Associate Director of Clinical Teams

Alicia Cevera joined Avail Clinical Research in 1999. She has over 19 years of experience in drug development, physician practices, retirement and adult patient care. She earned her Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) designation through ACRP in 2001. She supervisors the clinical teams and study management from pre-planning through study completion.