Rachel Chapin

Rachel Chapin is an Executive Assistant supporting the Academic Outreach team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2020. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Chapin spent five years at Tiger Global Management, first as a receptionist and then as an Executive Assistant supporting a four-person investment team. Ms. Chapin holds a B.A. in International Relations and Global Studies from Lehigh University.

Helena Howard

Helena Howard is an Executive Assistant on the Compliance team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2019. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Howard spent three years at Indus Capital Partners where she primarily supported the firm’s Legal & Compliance group. Ms. Howard received her B.S. in Psychology from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Yeshiva University.

Angela Asencio

Angela Asencio is Manager, Therapeutics team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2015. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Asencio worked as an Executive Assistant for five years supporting the High Yield Credit Research team at Barclays. Before that, she supported the President/CEO of AmeriFactors Financial Group for four years. Ms. Asencio also worked at North Eastern Asset Recovery for eight years holding various positions, her last being a Client Relations Manager. She holds a B.A. in Economics from The State University of New York at Albany.

Gianna Ciao

Gianna Ciao is Academic Outreach Operations Lead, Deerfield Discovery and Development and returned to Deerfield in 2019 after spending a year working abroad in special events at a luxury resort destination in the Lesser Antilles. Previously, Ms. Ciao worked at Roivant Sciences and prior to that, worked on the Administration team at Deerfield.  She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Temple University and completed one year of coursework from the University of Aruba, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

Crystal Wright

Crystal Wright is an Associate on the Biotherapeutics team and joined Deerfield in 2013. Before Deerfield, Ms. Wright was an Executive Assistant at Warburg Pincus and provided support within the firm’s Healthcare Group since 2002. Prior to this, she was an Executive Assistant at various firms, including Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and the law offices of Cooper, Liebowitz, Royster & Wright where she served as Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Ms. Wright also served as Administrative Assistant/Interim Residency Program Coordinator in the Department of Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Hospital. Ms. Wright is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC with a B.S. in Biology.

Alison Stamas

Alison Stamas is an Associate on the Healthcare Services team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Stamas was an Executive Assistant at Allianz Global Investors (AGI) for two years where she worked for the Head of Institutional Business. Before that, she was at Warburg Pincus for ten years in the Healthcare group and was an Administrative Assistant on the trading floor at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Stamas received her B.A. and B.S. in Theater Arts and Communications from Buffalo State College.

Cecilia Perez

Cecilia Perez is an Executive Assistant at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2019. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Perez was an Assistant and Operations Associate at Palatine Capital Partners. Before Palatine, she was a Personal Assistant to the CEO and Office Coordinator at Zocdoc. Ms. Perez holds an A.A. from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson is an Executive Assistant on the Medical Devices team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2016. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Wilson was an Executive Assistant for three years at UBS supporting a team from the Equity Capital Markets and Strategic Equity Solutions groups. Before UBS, she held Executive Administrative positions at Rialto Capital Management, American Securities, Barclays, and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Wilson has over 13 years of experience supporting multiple executive level business professionals within the financial industry. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with dual majors in International Business and Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rachele Kaczmarkiewicz

Rachele Kaczmarkiewicz is an Executive Assistant in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2017. Ms. Kaczmarkiewicz provides support to the Firm’s Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Analytics Officer. Prior to Deerfield, she served as an Executive Assistant at Pine River Capital Management, where she supported 14 executives, including several Founding Partners and Portfolio Managers. Ms. Kaczmarkiewicz holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Fashion Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Laura Pierson

Laura Pierson is an Executive Assistant on the Legal team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Pierson worked in a support position at GROM, a recruiting firm for SAP consultants. Before GROM, she was an intern at The Family Resource Network, creating social outreach plans and positive relationships to facilitate donations. Ms. Pierson holds a B.A. in Sociology from The College of New Jersey.