Jerlita Asunto | Front Office Manager
Jerlita Asunto joined CNS Healthcare in 2016 as the front office manager. She comes to us with 8 years of experience working at one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the country. Jerlita’s role as the Patient Services Manager for Food & Nutrition included managing operations, serving as a departmental liaison with nursing, therapy and hospital administration, as well as conducting education for patients and hospital staff. Jerlita has her Associate degree and is currently working on completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration at the University of North Florida.
Melissa McMahon, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator and Prescreener
Melissa joined us in 2011 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She has over 20 years of experience as a nurse, having worked in a variety of medical settings including: Adolescent Group Home, Asthma-Allergy Clinic, Case Management, Home Health, Substance Abuse and Psychiatric in-house settings. Melissa served proudly in the United States Navy for 6 years.
Brett Gellers, MS, EdS, CCRP | Clinical Research Coordinator & Clinical Operations Manager
Brett joined CNS Healthcare in 2012 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and is a graduate of the Master of Science/Education Specialist program in Mental Health Counseling at the Florida State University. His clinical experience is diverse and includes experience with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. In addition to being a CRC, he provides operations management to the clinical team.
Sujeeta Dhakhwa, BSN, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator & Staff Development Manager
Sujeeta joined CNS Healthcare in 2013 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is a Registered Nurse and received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and has a diverse skill set. Her areas of expertise include experience in clinical care management for adolescent & adult patients with medical/surgical diagnosis and conditions: preoperative and postoperative care for kidney transplant patients, orthopedics, trauma, neurology, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiothoracic, and obstetric surgeries. Management of care in patients requiring telemetry monitoring, diabetes management, dialysis, respiratory, psychiatric issues, oncology/hospice care, wound/ostomy care, pain management, and infectious disease care.
Andjela Collins, MA, LMHC | Clinical Research Coordinator
Andjela Collins is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. Andjela has worked with inpatient and outpatient populations of all ages and has expertise in the following areas: depression, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Andjela joined CNS in March 2014 and is one of our Clinical Research Coordinators.
Belinda Johnston, MEd, BSN, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator
Belinda joined CNS Healthcare in 2015 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is a Registered Nurse and received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and has a diverse skill set. Her areas of expertise include acute care of adolescent psychiatric patients in an in-patient setting, pediatric medical emergency patients, and medical management of children and adolescents with chronic diseases. In addition, Belinda has a Master's Level Degree in education and has taught classes at a local college, developed and facilitated continuing education courses and corporate training courses, and has been a classroom teacher for a local school district.
Kaylie Conlin, LPN | Clinical Research Coordinator
Kaylie joined us in 2015 with 6 years of experience working in the Jacksonville area with pediatrics, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also has over 3 years of experience working with at-risk youth and with adults with PTSD, substance abuse/dependence disorders and other mental health diagnoses.
Lauren Tomlinson, BA, CCRP | Clinical Research Coordinator
Lauren is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and has been working in the field of research since 1997. She brings to us nearly a decade of expertise working with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia patients at a world renowned clinic. Lauren also has over four years of experience as a social worker with diverse groups of people, and those suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Insomnia.
Leigh Anne Whitaker, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator
Leigh Anne is a Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience working with pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. In addition to her extensive experience in psychiatry, she has also worked at several large medical/surgical hospitals and gained nursing skills in pre/post operative care, urology, emergency care, critical care, oncology, dialysis, cardiovascular, neurological and diabetes care. She also was the Director of Nursing at a large skilled nursing facility prior to joining us in 2008.
Leticia Goodwin, BSN, RN / Clinical Research Coordinator
Leticia "Tish" Goodwin joined CNS Healthcare in 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Tish's nursing experience includes pediatric and adult populations in both acute inpatient and outpatient settings. She brings to the team over 30 years of diverse nursing experience including mental health, cardiology, nephrology, oncology, telemetry, trauma, tracheostomy, diabetes, family relations and staff development. Tish received her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and is fluent in Spanish.
Melissa Pohle, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator
Melissa is a Registered Nurse and works with CNS Healthcare as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She joined us in 2006 and has over 15 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse in both outpatient and inpatient healthcare facilities.
Sandeep Jandir, MBBS | Clinical Research Coordinator
Sandeep is a foreign trained physician who completed her training at Government Medical College in Punjab, India and Stetson University and is working to complete an internal medicine residency in the United States. She has a special interest in SPM (Social Preventive Medicine) and is a published author focusing on adolescent reproductive and sexual health, as well as surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases. She joined CNS Healthcare in 2016 as Clinical Research Assistant and in 2017 was promoted to Clinical Research Coordinator.
Domonique Holloway | Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Domonique joined CNS Healthcare in 2010. She manages all aspects of the lab including phlebotomy, ECGs and vital signs. She is IATA certified and ensures the lab is managed within the regulated guidelines.
Niketa Kamble, MBBS | Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Niketa joined the team in 2017 as a Research Assistant. She graduated from Medical School at Topiwata National Medical College in Mumbai, India, and completed an internship at BYI Nair Charitable Hospital. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marthi. She brings experience in working with adolescent and adult patient populations with central nervous system diseases and disorders to the team.
Wednesday Smith, BS | Research Assistant
Wednesday is a graduate of University of North Florida and holds a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science. She has experience working in laboratory settings with both biological samples and human subjects. She joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2017.
Emir Hadziavdic, BA | Research Assistant
Emir holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from University of North Florida. Prior to joining the team in 2018, Emir worked as a Case Manager and Residential Counselor. Emir will work to support EDC at our site.
Jamilla Sanders | Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist
Jamilla joined CNS Healthcare in 2015. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. She manages all aspects of the lab including phlebotomy, ECGs and vital signs. She is IATA certified and ensures the lab is managed within the regulated guidelines.
Brandon Williams, BS | Intake Specialist
Brandon joined our team in 2018, as Intake Specialist. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from Saint Leo University. He comes to us with experience in customer service.
Nancy Walton | Regulatory/QA Specialist
Nancy joined our team in 2014, as our Regulatory/QA Specialist. She comes to us with over 15 years of experience as a Medical Assistant. Nancy provides continuous quality oversight of regulatory compliance and data collection.
Ashley Rich, BA | Director of Community Relations
Ashley joined the team in 2013 as the Director of Community Relations. She received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of North Florida and has 10 years’ experience in marketing in the mental health community. Prior to joining CNS, Ashley worked as a Marketing Manager for a psychiatric inpatient hospital. Ashley collaborates with organizations, health centers, and physician offices to promote patient research opportunities at CNS Healthcare. She oversees all community relations for the Jacksonville Clinic.