Artemis Newsletter – January 2020

Artemis Newsletter – January 2020

Artemis Newsletter – January 2020

CEO Remarks

Dear Artemis team,

Happy New Year and hello 2020! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I’m pleased to present to you the first newsletter of the year.    

We are starting out 2020 with a bang, and there are quite a few initiatives already underway for January.  Here’s a summary of the happenings for January and a brief review of what the team accomplished in December to finish out 2019. 

  1. It’s annual performance review time, and we will be moving the process to an electronic one housed in our payroll system, iSolved.  We believe this will make for a more efficient process for all parties.  All of you will be receiving the email to begin your self eval on January 6th, and we are planning to complete the in-person evals by mid-February.   
  2. Our next Townhall meeting is coming up on January 24, 2020, and I hope all of you will attend—there is going to be a lot of exciting information we will be sharing so we look forward to that event! 
  3.  We have the Emplify engagement survey results, and I’m happy to say that we had almost 100% response rate—thanks to all of you!  The leadership team will be reviewing the results with an Emplify coach in mid-January, and we will be sharing the results and next action steps at the Town Hall meeting on 1/24. 
  4. The leadership team will be kicking off with their first off-site 2020 strategy meeting on January 17-18, and the managers will be joining them on 1/18 for a special workshop.  We will be sharing the fruits of this meeting with you at the Town Hall meeting on 1/24 (I told you this Town Hall meeting is gonna be jam-packed with good stuff!) 
  5. I’m pleased to announce we will begin in January to train a handful of the operations team to become “certified” trainers on certain topics. We’ve created quite a bit of lessons within our new training platform, Lessonlyso we want to make sure the content is useful first before we roll this out to all of you.  We will be sure to keep you updated on how this develops. 
  6. Our Annual Holiday Party was on 12/13/2019, and it was a blast! I personally think it was our best one yet— click here to see some pics of the celebration. 

I’m looking forward to having a successful and fun 2020 with you all and continuing the great work you provide to our study patients, sponsors, and to each other! 




Industry, Patients, and Community Highlights

Artemis Holiday Toy Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to our toy drive! You helped bring hope to San Diego’s children in need.


Personnel and Artemis Community Updates

Holiday Decorating Competition Winner

Each site did an amazing job decorating their workspace! The winning site is Riverside. Great job working together as a team! Check out each site’s creative decorations here. 

Holiday Party

Our 2019 Holiday Party was a huge success! Click here to view the event photo gallery.

Personnel and Hiring Updates

San Diego:

  • Welcome back to California Nadia Najera!
  • We are searching for a Site Manager to join our SD team. If you know anyone who may be interested they can apply here.

San Marcos:

  • We are searching for a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our San Marcos team. If you know anyone who may be interested they can apply here.


  • Welcome to Clarisa Yos, our new Nurse Practitioner Sub-Investigator!


  • Welcome Michelle Martinez, our new Business Systems Manager!
  • We are searching for a Director of Strategic Growth/Business Development to join our Corporate team. If you know anyone who may be interested they can apply here.

Remember: any employee can earn referral bonus of $250 for each successful hire. Nice work, and thanks to the employees who referred folks this most recent hiring round.

January Birthdays

January 8 – Alexis Jones, Patient Recruitment Specialist

January 14 – Gloria Keopuhiwa, Site Manager

January 17 –  Prianka Patel, Patient Recruitment Specialist

January 28 – Joanna LaSalle, Patient Recruitment Specialist

January 30 – Jennifer Gill, Clinical Research Coordinator

Artemis Anniversaries

11 years Marie Craig, Finance Coordinator

11 years Sharon Bryant, Clinical Research Coordinator Sharon

11 years Vishaal Mehra,  CEO

3 years Jennifer Gill, Clinical Research Coordinator

2 years Daniel JohnsonSub-Investigator

1 year Nadia Najera, Facilities & IT Admin

1 year Carlitos Moss, CRU Research Assistant

1 year Angela Strigen, Associate Marketing Manager


Core Values Coming Alive

2019 Artemis Employees of the Year

San Marcos Operations: Cynthia Warren, Research Assistant
Riverside Operations: Mia Blanton, Research Assistant
San Diego Operations: Roxana Fitch Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Unit: Latoya Evans CRU Research Assistant
Patient Recruitment: Prianka Patel, Patient Recruitment Specialist

Thank you to both Shawna Bagalini and Dr. Eric Chavez for 5 years of excellent service!

December Shout-Out Winners

San Marcos Winner: Melanie Goerlitz, Clinical Research Coordinator

“She is always helpful and welcoming”

Riverside Winner: Natalia Pilcher, Site Manager

“ She’s constantly a positive source of encouragement”

San Diego Winner: Ben Rooney, Psychometrician

“ Persistence in getting qualified for rating scales”

Congratulations! Thank you for being valuable members of the Artemis team.

For these accomplishments, Natalia, Melanie, and Ben will each be awarded a $50 gift card.

**Feel free to recognize your fellow colleagues who you see living and breathing any of the 5 Core Values for Artemis. At the end of the month, we collect all the “shout-outs” and draw a name from a hat to get a winner. You can give as many shout-outs as you want, and a person can receive as many shout-outs as they deserve.

Our Core Values

1. We always put patients first
2. We deliver the best customer experience
3. We do the right thing
4. We work as a team
5. We embrace continuous improvement

Our Core Value for January is:  We work as a team.

Company Performance Metrics

Public Reviews

The San Diego, San Marcos, and Riverside teams each received a Public 5-star review!

December Screening Goals

Way to end 2019 with a bang! We had 71 screens in the month of December with a goal of 69! As a TEAM we truly executed so well. Great teamwork across the board with all sites and recruitment working together. Thank you all for a great end to the year!

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