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Orlando Clinical Research

Since 1996 CNS Healthcare has been a leader in clinical research in Orlando.

Research Team

Our Orlando location opened it's doors in 1996 and has conducted hundreds of clinical trials which have led to the approval of many new medications.

Letitia Griffin, RN, BSN | Director of Client Services

Letitia is a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience in psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing as well as 15 years of management experience in acute care hospitals.  She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and long-term care facilities. Letitia also assisted with the management of clinical trials on inpatient units. She joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2010 and oversees the pre-study assessment process at the clinic as well as lab and front office services.

Rebecca Klipper, RN, BSN | Clinical Trial Manager

Rebecca "Beckie" is a Registered Nurse with a background in Gerontology. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix in 2015.  Previous to joining the CNS Healthcare team she spent five years as an Assistant Director of Nursing at a healthcare facility which specialized in caring for geriatric and aging populations.  

Brad Littlejohn, MA, LMHC | Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Development Manager

Brad is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received his degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2000. Brad has experience working in the psychiatric/mental health field in both hospital and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults.  He joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2008.

Joan E. Cutillo, LPN | Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Joan has over 22 years of nursing experience. During 2002 she began her work in research and received her certification from ACRP in 2006. With over 15 yrs of experience managing inpatient hospital-based research, outpatient research and physician office based trials, she is well trained in regulatory, budget and contract issues, as well as quality assurance, and oversight. Joan was also a presenter at the annual conference for the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine in Toronto, Canada in October 2014, where she presented an instructional lecture for all new and potential investigators on how to build and effectively run a physician practice based clinical trials department.

Angeline Cummings, RD, LD/N, CRC | Clinical Research Coordinator

Angeline has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition and worked as a Registered Dietitian with Morrison Healthcare before working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at a well-respected research center. Angeline is experienced in Phase I thru IV trials in chronic diseases. She joined CNS Healthcare during 2019.

Julia Salmon, MSW, LCSW | Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia attended Eckerd College, where she received her BA in Psychology and then went on to receive a Master's in Social Work -- Mental Health and Military and Veteran Services from University of Southern California. Prior to joining CNS Healthcare as a Clinical Research Coordinator, Julia worked in various capacities at local behavioral health facilities, including Program Services Manager, CRS Licensed Therapist, Lead Emergency Evaluator, Supportive Services Case Manager for Veteran Families.

Laverne "Denise" Davila, BS | Clinical Research Coordinator 

Laverne joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2019 as a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator. She began working in the field of clinical research in 1993 and has extensive experience in managing clinical trials. Laverne served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Capella University.

Anissa Hilton, CCRC | Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Anissa has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including 12 years as a clinical research coordinator. Prior to her role at CNS Healthcare, Anissa worked as a CRC in various settings including stand-alone research sites and private pediatric/family practice offices. She received her certification as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in October of 2014.

Brittany Brown, MA | Clinical Research Coordinator

Brittany is an experienced mental health counselor who joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2019. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master of Art in Community Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a counselor, evaluator, facilitator, supervisor and director in various residential behavioral health settings. She is a highly experienced rater and worked on several clinical trials before joining CNS Healthcare.

Priya Moorhouse, RN | Clinical Research Coordinator

Priya is a Registered Nurse with a background in gastroenterology, orthopedics and neuro-medical PCU. She received her Associates degree in Nursing from Herzing University and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Western Governors University. Prior to joining the team in July 2020, Priya worked as a traveling Registered Nurse in Brooklyn, New York. 

Paul Yi, BS, CCRP | Clinical Research Coordinator

Paul joined CNS Healthcare in November 2020 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University. Paul has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for many years prior to CNS and has experience in over 100 clinical trials in phase II-IV in pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. 

Chelsea Wills, CNA | Clinical Research Coordinator

Chelsea joined the team in 2018 with prior experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and has worked as a Research Assistant on over 50 clinical trials in phase II-IV with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. 

Nelisa Frias, BS | Clinical Research Coordinator

Nelisa joined the team at CNS Healthcare in 2018 with prior experience as an assistant Clinical Research Coordinator and healthcare administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Complementary and Alternative Health Medicine from Ashford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

William "Lewis" Lewis, BS | Research Assistant

Lewis joined the team in 2017 as an Intake Specialist. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of South Florida. He brings experience as a Lead Mental Health Technician at a major Central Florida behavioral health facility. Lewis offers support to our sites in managing central advertising campaign referrals.

Monica Cooper, BS | Research Assistant

Monica joined the team at CNS Healthcare in 2019 with prior experience as a Research Assistant/Data Entry Specialist as well as front desk lead in various medical offices. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services from University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Denise Pagan, BS | Research Assistant

Denise has over diverse experience in the medical field including 5 years as Medical Assistant, front and back duties, in a medical family practice and 3 years of Clinical Assisting/Mental Health Technician in an adult mental health facility. Additionally, Denise has over 24 years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Matthew Stephens, BS | Research Assistant

Matthew joined the team as a Research Assistant in 2019. Prior to joining the team, Matthew worked in various clinical research roles including Clinical Research Coordinator, Financial Specialist, Recruiter and Lab Assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Science - Health Administration from University of Central Florida. 

Luke Soloway | Research Assistant

Luke joined CNS Healthcare in November 2020 as a Research Assistant. Luke has clinical trial experience in many areas of interests and served as a Research Assistant for over 100 clinical trials in phase II-IV in pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. He is currently working towards his Bachelors Degree at University of Central Florida.

Martha Hendrix | Research Assistant

Martha joined the CNS Healthcare team in October 2019 as a Research Assistant. She has experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator and a Rater for over 68 clinical trials in phase II-IV in pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Martha’s clinical trials diagnoses include alopecia, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders, diabetes, fibromyalgia, migraine, and many more. 

Scott Salmon | Research Assistant

Scott joined the CNS Healthcare team in August 2020 as a Research Assistant. He received his Associates Degree in Science from Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida. Along with his experience as a Research Assistant in over 100 clinical trials, Scott is also a Certified Paramedic. His clinical trial diagnoses include Alzheimer’s, dermatitis, depressive disorders, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and many more.

James Powell | Regulatory/QA Specialist

James joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as a Regulatory/QA Specialist. He holds a Business Management Administration degree from Bradford University. James brings over 25 years of managerial, research, analytical, administrative and information technology experience to the team. Prior to working for CNS, he worked in research at the University of Puerto Rico. 

Miguel Montalvo | Regulatory/QA Specialist

Miguel joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as a Regulatory/QA Specialist. He is currently working towards his MBA from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in Healthcare Information Systems and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine from the University of Medical Sciences in Cuba. Miguel brings many years of working in research from all over Florida and New York.

Dante Canidate, MS | Phlebotomist

Dante holds a Master of Science in Health Administration from Capella University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College. He is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Basic Life Support Certified. He previously worked at an assisted living and rehabilitation center, was a Lab Technician with a private practice and a Phlebotomist with a major hospital. Dante is a member of the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians. He became part of the CNS Healthcare team in 2018.

Joe Cochran, MBA | Intake Specialist

Joe joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as an Intake Specialist. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University and brings several years of customer service to his role at CNS. Prior to advancing his education, Joe has served in the United States army, traveling around the globe since 1999.

Tiffany Ohr | Receptionist

Tiffany joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as a Receptionist. She brings over 16 years of customer service to her role while previously working at a veterinary hospital and law offices. Tiffany has also ranked #3 in the top 10 for the Southern Region for the Whole Kids foundation fundraiser. 

 

 

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