Target Health Team

Your Success is Our Success

The team at Target Health Inc. is comprised of over 70 talented individuals with decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, both in the US and worldwide.

Executive Team

Joyce Hays


Joyce is CEO of Target Health Inc. and brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of marketing, finance and corporate strategic planning with extensive background in psychology, design and communication. Co-founder and CFO of MarSat Development Corporation (Consumer Products) and CFO of Dobex International (Gas and Oil Research). Ms. Hays also founded the Institute for Interdisciplinary Communication, a scientific think tank funded by the National Science Foundation. Ms. Hays earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University in New York City. Founder of Target Health Inc. and Target Health Global Inc.

Jules Mitchel


Dr. Jules T. Mitchel is President of Target Health Inc., a New York City based CRO with expertise in Regulatory Affairs, including FDA interactions and all submissions, Strategic Planning, Clinical Research Management, Biostatistics and Data Management, Medical Writing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other support services to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Mitchel has broad base pharmaceutical experience in drugs, biologics, devices and diagnostics including three NDA submission, many FDA meetings and IND/IDE submissions, study reports, manuscripts and strategic planning. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to, Women's Health, Dermatology, Antimicrobials, Pharmacokinetics, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Natural Products, Oral Care, Oncology and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Mitchel has held industry positions at American Home Products, Pfizer Laboratories and Pfizer Consumer Health Care and academic positions at New York Medical College, Cornell University School of Medicine and NYU School of Medicine.

Les Jordan

Vice President & Chief Product Evangelist

Experienced "Selling CTO" focused on Health and Life Sciences, with deep experience as a Product Manager, Technical Evangelist, Enterprise Architect, Development Management and Sales Management. I enjoy working with customers and internal constituents in explaining difficult technical, industry or regulatory concepts and making them easy to understand, along with taking products from inception through development to providing the evangelism necessary for product adoption. My passion is in driving change in the Health and Life Sciences industry, making it easier for patients to make well-informed decisions on their own health. Most of my experience lies in Health and Life Sciences, where I have recognized expertise in industry regulations and standards including 21 CFR Part 11, HL7, GxP and HIPAA, with a background in clinical trials as well as medical device software design focused on mobile technologies and mHealth.

Dave Luke

Senior Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs

After 27 years in both big PhRMA (20 years at Pfizer) and small companies, I am fortunate to become the Senior Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Target Health Inc, a full-service Contract Research Organization focused on marrying the science with clinical research in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. This is a very exciting role as every day presents a new challenge, opportunity, and ability to learn through interface with therapeutic experts in the industry. Coupled with our innovative regulatory department and state-of-the-art data management and statistics software, we strategically assist our partners with the study and filing of small molecules, biologics, and devices.

Business Operations

Neil Lassalle

Director of Business Operations

Director of Business Operations assures optimization and communication within Target Health Inc. Neil has been with the company since 2008 and is the primary contact for all business matters at Target Health Inc. He works directly with the CEO and President and is responsible for office and facilities services, including planning and logistics for all company events and Investigator Meetings. Neil received a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Marketing & Public Relations from NYU. He has many years of client relationship and vendor management experience. Neil is also fluent in Spanish.

Clinical Research

Ron Harris, RN, BSN, MHA

Director of Clinical Research

Clinical research was a natural evolution for me after over 15 years as an RN/NP in trauma, cardiology and infectious disease with a specialty in HIV/AIDS. As Director of Clinical Research at Target Health, I have the privilege of working with a diverse and multi-talented team of Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Operations Specialists who collectively bring to the table over 100 years of expertise in clinical trial management, clinical monitoring, expedited study start-up, patient recruitment and study feasibility assessment. This team also specializes in innovation. They are pioneers in ground-breaking technology using Direct Data Entry  to conduct paperless clinical trials to actualizing risk-based monitoring strategies.

Data Management

Yong Joong Kim

Executive Director

Yong Joong Kim joined the Data Management team at Target Health in 1999. He designed and developed the EDC system shortly after joining the company and has been part of the continued growth of the company. He oversees the Data Management operations and involves in development and enhancement of the clinical trials software and strategic directions for the company. Yong Joong holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and held a position at the Rockefeller University as a System Analyst/SAS Programmer for 10 years worked on NIH funded clinical trials before joining Target Health.


Mary Shatzoff

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Mary Shatzoff is a Regulatory Affairs Executive and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry in clinical drug development for the past 20 years. She has been a Director of Regulatory Affairs at Target Health Inc. since 2006. Before she joined Target Health she worked as a Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Sanofi Aventis and a Quality Control Microbiologist at Pfizer. She is an active member of The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) as well as the Drug Information Association (DIA). Two of her articles have been published in Applied Clinical Trials Magazine and RAPS Focus Magazine. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs from Long Island University, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and is currently working on a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University. Mary lives in New York City. Certificates: Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC-US), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)

Software Development & Services

Joonhyuk Choi

Senior Director, Software Development

15+ years of experience specializing in clinical trial business software and technology-driven processes. In the current role, responsible for creating software development and strategic enhancement of products and operations.

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