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Dora Alvarado

Vice President, Human Resources

From manufacturing to broadband networks to advancing the cause of health workers in developing countries, Dora Alvarado has had a far-reaching career in human resources. That diverse background makes her a great fit for a contract research organization that operates from 23 countries and serves the needs of customers worldwide.

Before joining Premier Research in 2015, Alvarado was Director of Human Resources for refrigeration innovator Phononic. Prior to that, she was Senior International HR Adviser for IntraHealth International, a global nonprofit that supports public health workers in the developing world.

“I chose Premier Research because of its tremendous growth and because it’s the perfect environment to introduce a more disruptive approach to HR.”

Other roles include HR Director for Tekelec, a provider of mobile broadband solutions; HR Director at consumer products leader SC Johnson’s Costa Rican division; and HR Consultant for Cigna Healthcare.

Alvarado’s background spans all HR disciplines, with specialties in international human resources, recruitment and staffing, change management, organization design and development, and integration of mergers and acquisitions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Costa Rica.

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