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An Experienced Site Support Team

The CNS Healthcare Leadership Team brings together the vision of our founder, along with industry leaders and professionals who have decades of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Working along with our clinical site operations teams we have safely conducted over 1000 clinical trials leading to the US FDA approval of over 54 medications since 1996.

Scott West | Chairman

Dr. West is the founder of CNS Healthcare, which conducted its' first clinical trial in 1996. He graduated from the University of Florida, College of Medicine and received his training in Psychiatry at Emory University. Subsequently, he completed research fellowships in Biological Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology at the University of Cincinnati. Considered an expert in his field, Dr. West has co-authored more than 100 professional publications, and has been the PI on over 200 clinical trials.

Dan Kearney | Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kearney attended the University of Central Florida for his undergraduate degree, and then went on to earn his Master's degree at Rollins College. He has served as CEO of two private hospitals in the Orlando area prior to joining CNS Healthcare in 1999.

C. Terrie Wood | Vice President, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

Ms. Wood has provided the direction and guidance in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance for CNS Healthcare since joining the company in 1998. Prior to joining the CNS team, she spent sixteen years with Pfizer, where she held the positions of: Clinical Research Associate, Safety Biometrician and Clinical Data Analyst. Ms. Wood has extensive knowledge and experience in managing all phases of clinical research.

Patricia Brown | Vice President, Clinical Operations

Dr. Brown is a Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years medical experience and has been in private practice since 1984. She joined CNS Healthcare in 2004 and the Orlando Research team in 2008. She was promoted to her current position in 2016. She earned her PhD in Nursing with a focus on clinical research, and a Master’s Degree in Nursing, from University of Miami, and has conducted over 150 clinical trials. She is licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining CNS, Dr. Brown was the VP of Nursing at a large Med/Surg multi-hospital system, and prior to that she was the CEO of a psychiatric hospital. She has been published extensively in the fields of medicine and quality in research, and has presented at numerous scientific gatherings.

Amy Schemer | Director of Business Development

Ms. Schemer joined CNS Healthcare in 2001, after spending over ten years working as an executive in a free-standing psychiatric hospital. Prior to her work in the hospital industry, Amy was a Sales Representative for a large pharmaceutical company. Amy has been instrumental in the growth and success of CNS Healthcare over the years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida.

Deb Renner | Clinical Development Liaison

Deborah has been a member of the CNS Healthcare team since 2002. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Nursing in 1975, she has over 40 years of nursing experience in the psychiatric and medical fields in the capacity of staff nurse to Director of Nursing. After over 10 years of experience as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, she now brings that expertise to business development.

Kevin Roberts | Comptroller

Mr. Roberts joined CNS Healthcare in 2001 as our Financial Administrator. Kevin has over thirty years of experience in financial and operations management. He spent many years working for Darden restaurants in management positions as well. In his role at CNS Healthcare, Kevin is responsible for the financial health of our entire organization.

Carrie Lockwood | Director of Marketing

Ms. Lockwood has over 25 years of experience in direct-to-consumer marketing, public relations, emergency/crisis communications, and physician relations/referral initiatives. She has held leadership roles with Florida Hospital/Adventist Health System, Tavistock Group, US Department of Energy, and Girl Scouts of the USA. She is the recipient of four Gold Aster Awards for Excellence in Marketing, the APEX Award of Excellence, and the Merit Healthcare Advertising Award. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications.

Florin Petrutiu | Director of Information Technology

Mr. Petrutiu, joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2005 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (Software Engineering) from the University of Phoenix. He has been at the forefront of developing our company's proprietary software and systems to improve efficiencies, as well as maximizing use and run-time of the company's systems. He has over fifteen years of professional experience in information systems management and software/systems development.

Brian Hunter | Business Development

Mr. Hunter has been involved with clinical trials at CNS Healthcare since joining us in 2005, after earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of North Florida. He originally joined the team at the clinic in Orlando as a Research Assistant and then spent 2 years working as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Brian continued to expand on his clinical research experience as the Administrative Director of the Orlando clinic from 2009 until the middle of 2012, when he accepted the role of Director of Marketing for the entire company. Through his various roles in the company, Brian has had the opportunity to work closely with patients as both a clinical rater and a psychometrician. He has also worked with other professionals within the clinical research industry focusing on topics of data quality and patient recruitment. Brian has co-authored and presented posters on these topics at respected scientific meetings across the United States.

Johanna Garib | Accounting Manager

Ms. Garib joined CNS in 2007. She obtained an Associate's degree in law in 2006, and she also obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix in 2012. She is responsible for payroll, is involved in accounts payable and accounts receivable, and oversees all of the financial activity in our marketing department.

Becka Hummel | Quality Manager

Rebecca has Bachelor of Arts in Biology and over 13 years of clinical research experience. She has been with CNS Healthcare since 2006 and is currently responsible, under the direction of the VP of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, to support continued excellence in the quality of our data and the Good Clinical Practices we adhere to and exceed as we conduct clinical trials.

Lora Lesnikowski | Marketing Manager

Ms. Lesnikowski joined CNS Healthcare in March 2011 as part of the in-house marketing department. She coordinates various print, radio, and TV media campaigns to help recruit patients for clinical trials, and to educate the community about clinical research. She also works closely with the finance department on advertising invoices and budgets. She has a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Vladimir Predestin | Network Administrator

Vladimir joined CNS in 2016, prior to that, Vladimir worked for different financial institutions, international NGOs and Online Travel Agency providing customer, IT and application development/management support. Vladimir holds a dual masters, in computer science from the Haitian university “Ecole Supérieur d’Infotronique d’Haïti”; and one in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Taylor Lucier | Business Development Assistant

Taylor joined the CNS Support Team in September of 2016. Taylor holds an AS degree in Business Administration at Valencia College, and is now working towards her Bachelor’s degree.

Brittani Timmer | Marketing/Accounting Assistant

Brittani joined CNS Healthcare in March 2015. She has experience in both accounting and marketing, and is an AmeriCorps alumni. She has a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Central Florida.

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