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Orlando Research Team

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

Patricia Brown, PhD, ARNP | Administrator & Principal Investigator

Dr. Brown is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years psychiatric experience and 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 and joined the Orlando Research team in 2008. She earned her PhD focusing in clinical research from University of Miami and has conducted over 75 clinical trials. She has been published extensively in the fields of psychiatry and quality in research, and has presented at numerous scientific gatherings.

Carolann Duncan, MS | Executive Director, Community Relations

Carolann joined CNS Healthcare in early 2016 as the Executive Director of our Jacksonville office. Prior to joining us, Carolann was the Regional Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMH) Director for the Florida Department of Children & Families, serving as the Senior SAMH Official responsible for 16 Counties in the Central Florida Regional office. In this role, she was responsible for planning, evaluating, assessing and coordinating region-wide treatment and rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) services and programs. Carolann also had to identify SAMH program needs, develop strategies for meeting identified needs and participate in the development and monitoring of the Central Florida region’s $125 million dollar budget. She was also the Chief Spokesperson for SAMH in the local community.

Prior to working for DCF, Carolann had a career spanning over 25 years as an Administrator, and clinician, of numerous mental health and substance abuse facilities and programs throughout the USA.

Carolann has an undergraduate degree in psychology and criminal justice, a Master’s degree in mental health counseling, and is all but done with a dissertation for a PhD in Health and Public Affairs.

Letitia Griffin, RN, BSN | Manager of Client Services

Letitia is a Registered Nurse with more than 14 years of experience in psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing. She also has over 10 years of management and administrative experience in acute care hospitals, as well as outpatient psychiatric and long-term care facilities. Letitia also assisted with the management of clinical trials on an inpatient unit she managed for 10 years. Letitia joined CNS Healthcare in 2009.

Tania Alidina, MA | Clinical Research Coordinator

Tania Alidina is a master's level Registered Mental Health Counselor who received a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Central Florida. She is currently in a PhD program in healthcare management and research at The University of Central Florida. Tania has a passion for working with adults, adolescents and children in the field of research specializing in depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction etc. both inpatient and outpatient.

Dimitri Duvilaire, MD, CCRC | Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Dimitri is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with a passion for research. She is a foreign trained physician from Haiti with over 9 years of clinical trial experience with specialization in hepatology, cardiac, hematology and pulmonary. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Haiti with her MD.

Sue Jenkins, RN, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Sue is a Registered Nurse with approximately 30 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. She is a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Canton, OH. She has been involved in research since 1998. She has been a pivotal member of our team since joining us in 1998. She is also a certified clinical research coordinator.

Brad Littlejohn, MA, LMHC, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Brad is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received his degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2000. Brad has over 10 years of experience working in the psychiatric/mental health field in both hospital and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults.

Penny O'Neal, RN, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Penny is a Registered Nurse with 22 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. She is a certified psychiatric nurse and a graduate of Indiana Vocational Technical College in Richmond, Indiana. She has been involved in research since 1998, just before joining us in 1999. She is also a certified clinical research coordinator

Jenni O | Clinical Research Coordinator

Since joining the team in 2012, Jenni has been involved with clinical trials as a Research Assistant, Regulatory/Quality Assurance Specialist and now as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration with concentration in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida.

Shana Caldwell, BSN, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Shana is a Registered Nurse with a background in critical care nursing. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in nursing from State College of Florida in 2014. She has worked in both multi system progressive care and surgical units at Florida Hospital. Shana comes with a wealth of medical knowledge pertaining to IV infusions including chemotherapy, advanced cardiac life support, stroke, and diabetes.

Wendy Sloan, MS, LMHC, CCRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Wendy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southern University. Wendy has worked with adults, adolescents and children with mental health issues for over 15 years and she has extensive experience in the area of psychological testing.

Michelle Warren, MA, LMHC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Michelle Warren is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her BA in Psychology at the University of West Georgia, and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Central Florida. She also maintains a private practice for adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, relational issues, LGBT issues, addiction and more.

Dianne Borders Stout, EMT/ASPT | Phlebotomist

Dianne is a native of the Delta of Mississippi and received her training there. She has over 40 years of experience working as an ECG technician and certified Phlebotomist with LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics and Florida Hospital.

Victoria Huckleberry | Regulatory/QA Specialist

Victoria joined CNS Healthcare in 2015. She has been working in the medical field in various positions since 2012 ; both administrative and in patient oriented capacities. Most recently she’s been a research assistant on over 50 phase II-IV clinical trials in various indications. Victoria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Samford University.

Eric Canut McCaffrey, CCRP | Operations Manager

Eric has over 16 years of experience as a regulatory and research professional. Before joining CNS, Eric managed all regulatory and operations in family practice owned sites and research dedicated outpatient/inpatient centers.

Libni Moreira | Research Assistant

Libni joins CNS Healthcare with extensive research experience dating back to 2007. She has worked in various capacities ranging from Research Assistant to Study Coordinator and has worked on over 50 phase II-IV research studies. Libni is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Heather Woodman | Research Assistant

Heather has over 5 years clinical trial experience. Her expertise is data entry and has been involved with phase 1-4 trials with numerous sponsors. Prior to joining the CNS team she was the assistant site director at a phase one center

Jerri Kaye | Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Kaye has a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts from University of Hartford and over 14 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant.

Danilyz Rosado | Research Assistant

Danilyz joins CNS Healthcare with over two years of experience in direct to consumer advertising experience in the medical and cosmetic industries. She currently manages intake and all patient recruitment activities at our Orlando location.

Krystel Seguismundo | Research Assistant

Krystel has been working in healthcare since 2013 with a focus on patient education. She has a BS in Health Informatics and Information Management from the University of Central Florida and is a certified medical coder.

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