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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 | Client Services Manager

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 | Lead Clinical Research Coordinator 

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.  

Shana Caldwell, BSN, RN | Lead 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 with expertise in IV infusions including chemotherapy, advanced cardiac life support, stroke, and diabetes.  She joined the team in 2015.

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 Palomino, 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, MA | 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 Professional through ACRP 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.

Geraldine Marino, MSW | Clinical Research Coordinator

Geraldine is an experienced clinical research coordinator who joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2020. She holds a Master of Social Work from University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Central Florida. In addition to working as a clinical reserach coordinator, project manager and psychometic rater on several cllinical trials, she previously, worked in case planning, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and client advocacy in outpatient and residential behavioral health settings. 

Jerri Kaye, BA | Research Assistant

Jerri has a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts from University of Hartford and over 14 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant. She has extensive experience working with children and adults in the public sector.  She has been part of the CNS Healthcare team since 2014.

Jessica Jimenez, MRA | Research Assistant

Jessica joined the CNS Healthcare team in March of 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and her Masters in Research Administration at the University of Central Florida a. Previously, she worked from 2011 through 2017 as the Phlebotomist Team Lead at One Blood. 

Kiana Warren | Research Assistant

Kiana joined the team in 2017 with prior customer service experience managing social media advertising. She is working toward her BA in women’s studies at the University of Central Florida.

Chelsea Wills, CNA | Research Assistant

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 | Research Assistant

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. 

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. 

Martha S. Hendrix | Research Assistant

Martha joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2019. She has extensive experience in the medical field working as a medical assistant, surgery scheduler and office manager. Her experience is diverse and includes working in orthopedics, plastic surgery, family practice and dental practices. 

Victoria Huckleberry, BA | Regulatory/QA Specialist

Victoria joined CNS Healthcare in 2015. She has been working in the medical field in various positions since 2012 in both administrative and inpatient oriented capacities. Most recently she is the regulatory specialist on Phase I-IV clinical trials in various indications. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Samford University. 

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.

William "Lewis" Lewis, BS | Intake Specialist

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 Lead Mental Health Technician at a major Central Florida behavioral health facility. Lewis offers support to our sites in managing central advertising campaign referrals.

Krista Blakesley | Receptionist

Krista has over 15 years of experience working with children as a preschool teacher and more recently with seniors as Receptionist and Admissions Director at an assisted living and rehabilitation facility. She has been part of the CNS Healthcare team since 2018. 

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