Leonard S. Marks, M.D. Elizabeth Hamilton, L.V.N. Carolina Anderson Coronado, C.M.A. Nirosha Niyarepola Nirosha Niyarepola Shamim Baker Shamim Baker Maria L. ("Malu") Macairan, M.D. Kevin Jenkins Peter Jen-Ho Cheng Maria L. ("Malu") Macairan, M.D. Leonard S. Marks, M.D. Elizabeth Hamilton, L.V.N. Carolina Anderson Coronado, C.M.A. Kevin Jenkins Peter Jen-Ho Cheng

USRF Staff 2006
Bottom Row, left to right:
Leonard S. Marks, M.D. Elizabeth Hamilton, L.V.N. Carolina Anderson Coronado, C.M.A.
John Fan, C.C.R.P. Nirosha Niyarepola  
Top Row, left to right:
Kevin Jenkins Anthony Cancio Maria L. ("Malu") Macairan, M.D.
Alejandra Torres    

Leonard S. Marks, M.D. Leonard S. Marks, M.D.

A complete bio for Dr. Marks is available on the Founder Page.

email Dr. Leonard Marks at lsmarks@ucla.edu or lsmarks@usrf.org

Elizabeth Hamilton, L.V.N. Elizabeth Hamilton, L.V.N.
A 20-year hospital nurse veteran, Liz joined the staff during 1998. She brings to our site a world of nursing professionalism and also an upbeat charm that regularly soothes even the most apprehensive patient. She is one of a select group of nursing professionals who can truly claim to be a urology specialist. In her personal life, Liz is proud to be mother of Demetrius Hamilton, who is currently captain of the football team at the University of Wyoming. When not at work Liz enjoys reading, travelling, and playing competitive volleyball on the world-famous courts at Venice Beach.

Carolina Anderson Coronado, C.M.A.
Carolina was born in Guatemala City, and immigrated to the United States in 1984. She came to Los Angeles as a diplomat working at the Guatemalan Consulate. She resigned from her position to take care of her infant children Joshua and Daniel. Carolina later graduated with honors from SCROC as a medical assistant and has more than 12 years of experience in the medical field. While working, she currently attends college in the evenings studying to attain an A.S. in business administration.

Nirosha Niyarepola
Nirosha, the USRF industry outreach coordinator, came to the U.S. from her native Sri-Lanka at the age of 12 . She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, and with a comprehensive marketing background, she now represents USRF to our colleagues in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. She has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, and her interests include fashion, travel, theater, hiking, and being an involved mother for her daughter, Nicole.

Kevin Jenkins Kevin Jenkins

Kevin brings experience as a well-seasoned biller and collections specialist. He has been involved in billing since 1987 and has become proficient in recovering receivables and office management. He earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology at California State University of Los Angeles in 1985. In addition, Kevin has worked many years as a billing and collections consultant for various hospitals all across the United States. His ambition in life is to help anyone at anytime in any situation.

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Anthony Cancio

Anthony joined the team at USRF in December, 2005 as the Network Administrator and a Clinical Research Associate. He graduated in May 2005 from USC with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in web development. Having been employed previously as webmaster for the International Brain Mapping and Interoperative Surgical Planning Society and UCLA Neuroendoscopy, he brings a strong web development background as well as experience working with medical professionals. He has also done extensive bioinformatics research at USC, specifically in working with software that aids in the identification of genetic markers. Currently, he is taking pre-med classes part time through UCLA Extension and plans to attend medical school in the future.

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Maria L. ( Maria L. ("Malu") Macairan, M.D.

As Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Malu is in charge of all day-to-day operations at USRF. She brings to the foundation a rare blend of comprehensive medical background, extensive research experience, and great warmth and compassion. She earned her medical degree at 23 years of age, the youngest in her class, and she was in private practice for three years before dedicating her professional life to biomedical research. She came to USRF in 1996 from a key role as research coordinator for the Cardiology Department at USC Medical Center. During her spare time, she is a voracious reader of adventure novels, finishing one or more every week.

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Alejandra B. Torres

Alejandra began her career in the health sciences in high school while attending Bravo Medical Magnet, where she obtained a CNA license and began working in the field providing direct care to patients. To further her career opportunities in the field, she obtained a BS in Physiology at UC Santa Barbara. During that time, she gained invaluable experience working with professionals at several private practices, hospitals and healthcare centers. Back in Los Angeles, she started a Masters program at the California State University Los Angeles, where she majored in Biological sciences with an emphasis in Molecular biology. She conducted the thesis research at UCLA under the School of Medicine/Division of Cardiology where her project centered on atherosclerosis and calcification of the arteries. While under the masters program, she also decided to enter a certificate program in Biotechnology. When she’s not busy working on a project, she enjoys working out, being outdoors, the beach, reading and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Kyra E. Flores
Kyra is a new addition to the USRF staff, while continuing her education at El Camino College. With one semester left to obtain her associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice, she brings a significant amount of assistance in a variety of areas. These include assisting with the medical billing and handling multiple receptionist duties in the foundation. For fun she likes to listen to music, dance, watch movies and take trips with friends and family. Her primary goal is to earn her bachelors degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology, and to successfully lead her life by counseling juveniles.

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