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The Site Support Team

The support team works hand-in-hand with site clinical teams to enhance operations, quality assurance, regulatory, business development, marketing, accounting and information technology at each research site. Through the vision of our founder, this team brings together highly experienced and specialized professionals who have decades of experience in their respective fields as well as healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Patricia Brown, PhD, ARNP | Vice President, Clinical Operations
Dr. Brown is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has been in private practice since 1984. She is certified in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatric/mental health nursing. She joined CNS Healthcare in 2004 at their Jacksonville location and then transitioned to the Orlando Research team in 2008. She has served as an AVP of an acute care hospital as well as a CEO of a psychiatric facility.  She earned her PhD focusing in clinical research from University of Miami and has been involved as an investigator in numerous Phase I-IV clinical trials.  She has been published extensively in the fields of psychiatry and quality in research, and has presented at numerous scientific gatherings.

C. Terrie Wood | Vice President, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs 
Terrie 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 16 years with Pfizer, where she held the positions of: Clinical Research Associate, Safety Biometrician and Clinical Data Analyst. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing all phases of clinical research.

Rebecca Hummel, BA | Director of Quality Assurance
Rebecca has Bachelor of Arts in Biology and over 15 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.  

Lydia Guerrero, BS | Study Assistant
Lydia has a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration from the University of Central Florida. She joined our team in 2018 and supports quality assurance and regulatory affairs as well as contract administration. Prior to joining the CNS Healthcare team she worked in a variety of healthcare administration roles.

Amy Schemer, BS | Director of Business Development
Amy 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, she 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, RN, BSN | Clinical Development Liaison
Deb has been a member of the CNS Healthcare team since 2002. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Nursing in 1975 and 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.

Brian Hunter, MA | Director of Contracts and Trial Management
Brian has been involved with clinical trials at CNS Healthcare since 2005, after earning his Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida. He worked in our Orlando clinic as a Clinical Research Coordinator for 2 years before becoming the Administrative Director. In 2012, he accepted the role of Director of Marketing to help with patient recruitment at all 3 research sites. Since late 2014, Brian has been part of the Business Development team where he works to secure new trials and to negotiate study contracts.

Eric Canut McCaffrey, CCRP | Business Development Liaison 
Eric has extensive experience as a regulatory and research professional. In 2014 Eric joined CNS Healthcare as the manager of regulatory, EDC and Quality Assurance at our Orlando clinic. Prior to that, he managed all regulatory and operational functions at privately owned primary care practices and research dedicated outpatient/inpatient centers. In 2017 Eric transitioned to our Site Support Team as a Business Development Liaison.

Penny O'Neal, RN, CCRP | Business Development Liaison 
Penny has been a Registered Nurse since 1985 with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. She is a graduate of Indiana Vocational Technical College in Richmond, Indiana. She has been involved in research since 1997, and joined CNS Healthcare in 1999. She is also a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.

Taylor Lucier, AS | 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.

Carrie Lockwood, BA, BS | Director of Marketing
Carrie has nearly 30 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 been with CNS Healthcare since 2001.

Lora Lesnikowski, MHA | Marketing Manager
Lora joined CNS Healthcare in March 2011 as part of the in-house marketing department. She coordinates various Internet, 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.

Marimar Diaz, MA | Marketing Assistant
Marimar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication and Advertising from the Computense University of Madrid, Spain. She has an extensive background in customer service and advertising and worked as an Advertising Specialist for seven years with Doral Bank in Puerto Rico and for the University of Oklahoma.

Yvonne Montgomery | Call Center Intake
Yvonne joined the team in 2018 providing call center intake support. She comes to us with 15 years of experience providing customer support in busy call center environments for pharmacy benefits, health insurance and home healthcare companies. She was recognized by Express Scripts as #1 Customer Service Representative for her accuracy, customer service, duration of calls and availability. 

Johanna Garib, MSA | Controller
Johanna joined CNS Healthcare in 2007. She obtained an Associate's degree in law in 2006, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2012, and a Master of Science in Accounting in 2018 Johanna oversees all financial, accounting and benefit administration, and supports the CEO with financial planning and projections, insurance related matters and government related issues.

Becky Goddard, BSBA | Accountant
Becky joined CNS Healthcare in 2018. She is an accomplished Accountant and a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has extensive experience in full-cycle accounting roles. Most recently, Becky worked as an Accountant at an insurance company, where she was employed for 23 years. Prior to that, she worked for a home health subsidiary of a large hospital system, and has experience in healthcare accounting. She brings extensive experience reconciling A/R and A/P reports, using financial models to forecast, preparing and managing budgets, assisting with month end close, and full cycle accounting.

Ashley Bradbury | Bookkeeper
Ashley holds an AAS in Accounting from Parkland Community College and is Six Sigma certified. She has extensive experience in accounting, office management, customer service and maintaining medical records. Ashley joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2018 and will provide support for our accounting functions.

Florin Petrutiu, BIT | Director of Information Technology
Florin joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2005 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (Software Engineering) from the University of Phoenix and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been at the forefront of developing our company's proprietary software and systems to improve efficiency, 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.

Vladimir Predestin, MIT, MIS | Network Administrator
Vladimir joined CNS Healthcare in 2016 as part of the Information Technology Department. He holds a Master's degree in Information Technology as well as a Master's in Information Security. With over a decade of experience, Vladimir is the primary point of contact and provider for Information Technology support for both internal and external clients.

Dan Kearney, MA | Chief Executive Officer
Dan has over 32 years of experience in healthcare, and over 20 years in clinical research. He 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.

Scott West, M.D. | 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.

 

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(407) 903-1680

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