Event Recap




Join us on October 21st from 12 PM – 1:15 PM ET for part two of Diversity & Clinical Trials as our panelists discuss the challenges in health equity in today’s world. Gaining trust in diverse communities requires developing long-term relationships, but how can we put strategies and tactics in place to improve outcomes? 

Moderated by:

  • Kimberly Tableman — Chief Clinical Development Officer, Castor


Featuring special guests:

  • Wendy Garvin Mayo, MSN, ANP-BC — Associate Director, Clinical Scientist, Janssen Research & Development | Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J
  • Millicent Gorham, PhD (Hon), MBA, FAAN — Executive Director; Experienced Association Executive, Healthcare Advocacy, Stakeholder Relations, Fund Development
  • Louis Shackelford — Project Manager, External Relations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Jordyne Blaise, Esq. — VP Equity & Community Engagement, Circuit Clinical

About the Speakers


Kimberly Tableman is Chief Clinical Development Officer (CCDO) at Castor. She has more than 23 years of experience in clinical development and technology. Over the past decade, she has focused on applying digital health technologies to reimagine the patient journey. She was most recently CEO at Medicine X, and co-founder at Rabble Health, where she led the development and beta launch of a patient engagement platform to serve oncology patients. Prior to Medicine X, Kimberly held senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), including Head of Patient Engagement and Head of Digital Clinical Trials. She has also worked at Pfizer, and began her career in management consulting at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Wendy Garvin Mayo, MSN, ANP-BC is Associate Director, Clinical Scientist at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. She contributes to the development and execution of the oncology multiple myeloma clinical research program and strategies. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in a myriad of sectors including clinical, leadership, research, and medical affairs where her primary focus remained on ensuring patients receive equitable quality care.

Millicent Gorham, PhD (Hon), MBA, FAAN has served as the Executive Director of the National Black Nurses Association for 27 years. She is a former lobbyist for the American Optometric Association and the National Rural Health Association. She was the health legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Louis Stokes. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Simmons University in Boston and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

Louis Shackelford is an External Relations Project Manager in the HIV Vaccine Trials Network
(HVTN) Leadership and Operations Center at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in
Seattle, WA. As External Relations Project Manager, Louis’ primary focus is implementing
stakeholder engagement strategies in HIV vaccine clinical trials domestically and globally. These
strategies create opportunities for consultation with key stakeholders and communities to
inform the design and implementation of HVTN studies. Consultations optimize the inclusion
and participation of populations and communities who bear the greatest burden of HIV.

Jordyne Blaise, Esq. is a diversity, inclusion, and equity strategist and public speaker. She is the current VP of Equity and Community Engagement at Circuit Clinical, an integrated research organization that partners with physicians, sponsors and CROs to increase access to clinical research in underserved communities. She is the former head of DEI at bluebird bio, and has led her own consulting practice providing coaching, training and strategic planning services to organizations seeking to build or bolster their diversity programs.