Jane Johnson
Research Assistant

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35818

Jane joined CORE in 2007 after 20 years of administrative experience in optometry and dentistry. She is responsible for the management, distribution and accountability of all study products used in CORE’s research studies.    Jane also educates study participants on the proper use of assigned study products as per protocol requirements.  She has a graduate level certification as a Clinical Research Associate and is a member of CORE’s regulatory team.

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Deb Murray
Resource Scheduler

Phone: (519) 888-4742

Deb joined CORE in 2013. She has 28 years of secretarial and reception experience in family medicine.

Jessica Rosa-Vecchiarelli
Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.37187

Jessica joined CORE in 2017.

Nicole Tavares, BASc
Recruitment/Research Assistant

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36907

Nicole has a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She has previously performed research in regenerative medicine and electroplated nanomaterials. Prior to joining CORE in 2018, she worked as a crafting instructor/social media manager for small businesses.

Marilyn Thom
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37188

Marilyn joined CORE as an ophthalmic assistant in 2006. Before joining CORE, she worked as secretary and receptionist for the School of Optometry’s contact lens clinic, and in the pediatric and special needs clinic.

Lauren Ward, HBA
Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37187

Lauren joined CORE in April 2019, though she has been part of the University of Waterloo since 2011. Though coming from the Engineering faculty, she started in the Registrar’s Office as a Scheduling and Examinations Specialist. Now she works on CORE marketing and recruitment of study participants. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Public Relations.

Leona Voss
Resource Scheduler

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.31751

Leona has worked in the optometric field since 1988 and has been at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education since 1990. She is responsible for scheduling appointments for studies and participant and project remuneration.