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 | Director of Project Management
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, SPM, CCRC | Senior Project Manager/Rater/Staff 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, CCRC | Senior Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse
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.
Julia Salmon, MSW, LCSW | Senior Projection Manager/Rater
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 | Project Manager
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, CCRC | Project Manager
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, MPH | Project Manager
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 | Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse
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.
Chelsea Wills, CNA | Project Manager
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, BA | Project Manager
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 | Clinical Research Coordinator
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.
Dante Canidate, MS | Research Assistant
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.
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 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.
Nnaemeka Ude, BS | Research Assistant
Nnaemeka joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as a Research Assistant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Along with bringing many years of clinical experience to his role, Nnaemeka has worked as a primary technician for the last few years and was also a crucial part in vaccine research in Central Florida.
Virna Dela Cruz-Acosta, MD | Research Assistant
Virna joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as a Research Assistant. She holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree and has worked as a Medical Assistant for the past few years in the Orlando area. Virna brings several years of experience working with patients, in a clinical laboratory setting, and in clinical research which will all be essential to her role at CNS.
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.
Kandyce Downs, RN, BSN | Regulatory/QA Specialist
Kandyce joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2022 as a Regulatory/QA Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Forensic Science from Western Carolina University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina. She has a diverse nursing background including, Women's Health, Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Mental Health, and Gerentology. Her skills and experience in forensic testing and quality assurance roles make her a strong addition to the team. Additionally, Kandyce holds the following certifications/licenses: ACLS, BLS, ELNEC, NIH Stroke, StaRN Residency, Opioid Epidemic & SBIRT Training MUSC (ACCME).
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.
Dylan Scott, BS | Intake Specialist
Dylan joined the CNS Healthcare team in 2021 as an Intake Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from University of Central Florida. Dylan brings with him experience as a Pharmacy Technician, Administrative Assistant as well as skills in customer service and basic laboratory practices.
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.
Kerry Brookins | Front Office
Kerry joined the front office at CNS Healthcare in 2021. Kerry brings many years of administrative and managing experiences in the medical field to her role at CNS. Her close work with patients and detailed work at doctors’ offices will be an asset to the team.