Program and Project Management

The success of any IT and informatics project will be based not on the quality of the idea but the ability to execute and bring the idea to fruition. Many projects fail, or deliver way less than the users actually need, due to a lack or operational ability.

Essex Program and Project Managers have many years of experience in the Life Sciences ensuring that won’t happen. Using industry Best Practices along with a set of Essex tools and techniques (IKEs) compiled from hundreds of projects, our Program & Project Managers move projects forward, consistently managing risks, ensuring alignment with goals and strategies, and managing all stakeholders to create a harmonized team and coherent and cohesive project plan. Our PMs bring value throughout the life of any project, and deliver ROI through increased efficiency, a comprehensive communications plan, and rigorous risk management.


Meet Neesha Desai


Neesha has over 15 years of experience in health informatics and project management. She has managed the development and implementation of a Protocol Tracking Management system for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and built and maintained a Software License Tracking System for the Intramural Program at NINDS. She is currently supporting the National Cancer Informatics Program at the NCI working with the National Clinical Trials Network and academic institutions to facilitate the implementation of standardized data elements in a CDMS system to promote science, patient safety, efficiency and the performance of meta analysis across the clinical trials community. Neesha holds a Bachelors in Bioinformatics and Information Technology from James Madison University and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University.