Our executive team

Debra Hoffmeyer


Debra began her career in biotechnology, and has since held every position from patient recruiter and clinical research technician to rater and CEO of Citrials. Debra holds certification in clinical research and is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, the CNS Summit, National Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) of the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She serves on the Finance Committee and Working Groups for Suicidal Thinking and Behavior Assessment and Signal Detection of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM). As CEO, Debra focuses her time on business development and attending conferences on the latest advancements in research and development.

David Poling


Since joining CITrials in 2006, David has focused on expanding CITrials from one site in Orange County to five sites, covering Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties. As CFO, David directs all aspects of the business including clinical operations and facilities, accounting, legal agreements, human resources as well as monitoring of financial performance.  David holds a BA degree in Finance from San Diego State University.