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Subject Matter Experts


Michael Scherer, CPCM

Budget and Contract Director 

Michael Scherer, CPCM, who is a 20-year military combat veteran, is the Budget and Contract Director of Egality Sciences, LLC. In addition to his military experience and leadership, he also brings over 20 years of experience in the clinical research industry to the role and focuses his time on streamlining the contract and budget negotiation process in order to shorten up the site start up process and make clinical trials easier to manage.


Prior to this role, he has spent time working at different levels in the clinical research industry as a contract manager for vendors, clinical research organizations and other sponsors.


In addition to clinical roles, while at AstraZeneca he was also a committee member for the Business Resource Group – Military Support Group wherein attention was brought to those who have served and sacrificed for our country and the issues that affect them once service is complete.


Michael Scherer holds an Associate Degree of Science in Legal Studies from the Academy of Medical Arts and Business and a Masters Certification in Commercial and Government Contract Management from Villanova University and is in his last year of obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.


Graciela Ponce

Chief Financial Advisor 

Graciela is the Sr. Director of Merchandise Strategy, Price, and Promotion for Rite Aid.  An established 20 year retail executive with a demonstrated track record of achievement in retail merchandising, capital planning, pricing and promotional strategy, retail operations, new format innovation and new store concepts.

Graciela received her undergraduate in International Business and Marketing from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and she received her Masters in Finance from Boston University.


Prior to joining Rite Aid, Graciela served as Director of Alternative Formats for 7-Eleven, Inc.

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