Meet Our Team

Our Team of Experts - a Valuable Extension of Your Team

Whether you need assistance with a single assignment or someone to manage all your usability engineering efforts, UserWise’s team of highly trained human factors experts stand ready to support your medical device and combination product development.

With diverse backgrounds in engineering and science, that include human factors, industrial, biomedical, psychology, and quality engineering, our team can rapidly onboard to your novel technology and company’s quality system to contribute valuable input to your program. UserWise human factors consultants have proven expertise in applying usability engineering best practices to medical devices and combination products across a wide range of medical disciplines and use environments.  

We are pleased to announce the growth of our team with the addition of Harvey Medical! This collaboration will bring new perspectives and skills to the table, allowing us to enhance our offerings and provide even better service to our clients. We look forward to this new partnership and the exciting opportunities it will bring.

Kelley Kendle

Denise Forkey
Director, Human Factors
Saher Bishara
Assoc. Director of HF

Leya Bergquist
Assoc. Director of HF

Wendy Sledge
Assoc. Director of Study Ops

Liz Wellwood
Director of Quality

Isha Dusseau
Human Factors Engineer

Shrikar Tatapudi
Human Factors Engineer

Yvette Apatiga
Human Factors Engineer

Dawson Ohligschlager

Human Factors Engineer

Alden Esguerra
Human Factors Engineer

Uyen Bui
Human Factors Engineer

Chris Jakubowski

Study Operations Lead

Loryn Beamesderfer

Business Financial Analyst

Susy Jimenez

HR Associate

Julie Myers

Study Recruitment Associate

Kate Meng

Study Recruitment Associate

Keiko Sledge

Study Recruitment Assistant

Our Leadership

Kelley Kendle


Education: BS in Finance & Operations Management, University of Delaware

Experience: Kelley has over 20 years in growth-oriented leadership roles within the life sciences, medical device, and medical technology markets. Previously, Kelley held a number of leadership roles at Certara (NASDAQ: CERT), focusing on technology and tech-enabled services for the life sciences industry. Key roles included Chief Strategy Officer of Certara, and President and CEO of Synchrogenix, a Certara company. Recently, Kelley served as interim CEO of a medical device-focused Clinical Research Organization where she strategically expanded to the US market through partnerships and expansion of regulatory capabilities.

Kelley’s expertise and core competencies includes strategic planning, M&A, leadership development, business development, vendor partnerships, contracts, development of KPIs, organizational transformation, technology innovation, and regulatory compliance.

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