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Jacksonville Research Team

CNS Healthcare's Jacksonville research team is filled with some of the best professionals in their field bringing unparalleled quality of care to our patients.

Susan Angel, MSN, ARNP | Administrator & Sub-Investigator

Susan Angel has nearly 20 years of combined experience in direct clinical services and administration in mental health settings. Her wide range of experience includes inpatient and outpatient treatment of populations with both mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has enjoyed working in a variety of settings involving community mental health as well as the private sector. Prior to joining CNS Healthcare, Susan served as the Nurse Executive for two local psychiatric hospitals where she oversaw a large clinical trial unit within one of the hospitals. Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Florida State University and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida. She is a licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Florida.

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.

Sujeeta Dhakhwa, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

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.

Brett Gellers, MS, EdS | Clinical Research Coordinator

Brett joined CNS Healthcare in 2012 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He has 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.

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.

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, assisting patients with mental health needs on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Melissa McMahon, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Melissa joined us in 2011 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She has over 15 years of experience as a Nurse, having worked in a variety of medical settings including Case Management, Home Healthcare, Psychiatry, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Cardiac Care, and Allergies, to name just a few. She also served in the US Navy for 13 years.

Lauren Tomlinson, BA, CCRP | Clinical Research Coordinator

Lauren is a Clinical Research Coordinator and has been working in the field of research, and central nervous system compound clinical trials 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.

Leticia Goodwin, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Leticia Goodwin is a Registered Nurse and graduate of Purdue University. Joining CNS Healthcare in 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator, she brings over 30 years of solid experience and education in a variety of settings. Her experience includes caring for the pediatric population in both acute inpatient settings and outpatient clinics. Other qualifications include extensive knowledge in child and adolescent mental health, care of medical/surgical pediatric patients, including cardiac surgery, kidney transplants, oncology patients, telemetry, trauma, tracheostomy care, diabetes management, family relations and staff development. Tish is also fluent in Spanish.

Leigh Anne Whitaker, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Leigh Anne is a Registered Nurse with over 9 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.

Laura Antonelli, BS | Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Laura joined us in 2015 as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator. She graduated from Washington College with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and was a member of Psi Chi International in Psychology after earning a top 35% class ranking. Laura completed a research project on biological mechanisms by observing neurological functioning, and another project on behavioral and neurochemicals by studying drug efficacy in reducing anxiety.

Kaylie Conlin, LPN | Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Kaylie joined us in 2015 with 6 years of experience working in the Jacksonville area with pediatrics, adolescents, and adults as a CNA in hospital and physician offices while pursuing her LPN licensure. She has over 3 years of experience working with at-risk adolescents with various disorders. Kaylie has also worked with adults with PTSD, substance abuse/dependence disorders and other mental health needs in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Domonique Holloway | Research Assistant

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.

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.

Danielle Wilkinson, MA | Patient Recruitment

Danielle has worked in the medical field since 2013 and is a certified Medical Assistant. Prior to joining CNS Healthcare, Danielle managed the administrative team at a chiropractic office. She currently manages all patient recruitment activities at our Jacksonville location.

Jerlita Asunto | Front Office Manager

Jamila Sanders | Research Assistant/Lab Coordinator

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