Meet our team

Our expert team of physicians and researchers ensure that all patient data is collected with integrity and accuracy. Our goal is to provide concierge-like services to all of our patients enrolled in one of our trials. Each trial participate will receive V.I.P treatment and all questions and concerns will be answered quickly and as completely as possible. We conduct research based on patient care, not based on enrollment numbers or demands. Let us introduce you to our team...

Robert Wallace, BS, CCRC

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Wallace is the President and CEO of Physicians Research Group (PRG). Robert founded PRG in late 2014 with the vision of providing clinical trials as a care option to physicians and patients alike. Robert has over 12 years of clinical research management, business development, and healthcare experience. He received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University in Molecular Biology and Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology. Robert is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the AZBio Association.

Amanda Feczko, RN

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Amanda Feczko joined Physicians Research Group in 2014 with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical and research field.  Prior to graduating nursing school with high distinction in 2011 where she also minored in biological sciences, she was nationally certified and registered as an Emergency Medication Technician.  As a Registered Nurse she has worked in a variety of specialties including Neurological, Acute trauma/surgical care and fertility treatment. 

Amanda’s intense attention to detail and thoroughness make her a key asset to the PRG team. Amanda specializes in regulatory and FDA compliance as well as implementing and improving PRG’s quality assurance programs. Amanda is a true cowgirl at heart always looking to ride her beautiful horses in her free time.

Kristina Bauer, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Kristina joined PRG in 2014 as our resident Physician Assistant. Kristina is a highly skilled, board certified practitioner specializing in Women’s Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Cardio-pulmonary Sciences degree from the University of Central Florida. Her love of warm, but less humid, weather brought her to Arizona, where she received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University, in Mesa. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running (she’s run 10+ marathons), wake boarding, surfing, and snowboarding. Kristina loves to spend weekends with her husband on the boat or watching football if they aren’t traveling.

Ms. Bauer takes special care to maintain open lines of communication with our patients, patient partners/spouses, and treating physicians. Feedback from our patients is that, “Ms. Bauer is sensitive, compassionate, and very understanding,” as patients are guided through their individualized treatment process.

Jilanne Rose, DNP, ANP-C

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Jilanne Rose, ANP-C is our board-certified doctorate adult nurse practitioner specializing in Cardiology. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2004 and DNP in 2017. Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. She is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates.

Feedback from our patients is that, "Jilanne is an extremely compassionate and genuine person who cares for each of her patients individually. Patients meeting her for the first time are immediately comfortable with her care from the beginning. Jilanne has incredible knowledge in a variety of different specialties and shares her knowledge with her patients to answer any of their questions."

Lexie King, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Lexie joined Physicians Research Group in 2015 as a clinical research coordinator. Lexie graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor's of Science degree in physiology with a minor emphasis on psychology. Lexie’s passion for the medical field and, research in particular, came from a medical brigade trip to Panama where she volunteered in a local hospital. Lexie holds experience in conducting phase II – IV clinical trials in Dermatology, Fertility, and Podiatry. She is compassionate and dedicated to helping patients in need. You can always find Lexie at the gym or spending time with her family or her cat Randall.

Nicole "Nikki" Marshell

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nikki joined Physicians Research Group in 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. A 2011 Medical Assistant graduate from Carrington College, Nikki was introduced to clinical research and found her passion. Over the past several years, she has successfully participated in over 45 studies. She was immediately drawn to PRG’s cross-functional research model to understand the mechanisms of disease biology and drug actions. Her calm manner, attention to detail, and drive to be a part of identifying new medications and therapies make her a perfect addition to the PRG team.

Jade Stohl

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jade joined PRG in 2017 following an amazing tenure at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Jade has participated in well over 400 clinical research studies. Her organization skills, attention to detail, and dedication to continuing education make Jade an amazing addition as we expand our research program. Participants have really enjoyed her warm and caring personality.

Elizabeth Abrahamson, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Elizabeth also joined PRG in 2017 after moving to Arizona from Rochester, MN in August, 2017. Elizabeth graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor's of Art degree in english writing and communications in 2014. She obtained extensive clinical research experience while at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Elizabeth cares deeply for her patients and understands the stress and anxiety that can occur participating in a trial. She has excellent communication skills, as she is also a freelance writer with experience in journalism, technical writing, and document design.

Michelle Riffer, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Michelle has been an amazing addition to PRG, joining us in 2017. She received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from The University of Arizona with a major in molecular and cellular biology and minor in physiology and biochemistry. Michelle began her career in clinical research after graduation in 2016 and has completed studies ranging from osteoarthritis, pulmonary disease to endometriosis. Having grown up in a medical household with both parents physicians, Michelle was bound to be in healthcare and has certainly found her niche in clinical research where she excels at everything she works on.

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Jones, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Elizabeth joined Physicians Research Group in 2018 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Elizabeth graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences in 2013 with a minor in Spanish. As an avid lifetime learner, she also completed graduate courses in organic chemistry, cell biology of disease, and cellular and molecular medicine, to name a few. While she is fairly early in her new career, her experience at Banner University Medical Center and Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson prepared her exceptionally well for the intricacies of clinical research and patient care. Elizabeth was able to participate in the extensive care of patients having head and neck cancer surgery.

Jason Babcock, MBA, CMPE

Chief Financial Officer

Jason is the CFO of Physicians Research Group. He brings over 20+ years of healthcare administration experience to the organization. He brings a strong background in finance, business development, operational improvement, and customer service to PRG. Jason received his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2001 with a concentration on healthcare administration. He is an active member of the Medical Group Managers Association , American Academy of Professional Coders, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Association of Reproductive Managers, and a Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.