CNS Healthcare
Jacksonville - UNC

Our Jacksonville  – UNC research site is located within the offices of Universal Neurological Care, a neurology group with a neurologist who is board certified in traumatic brain injury by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. as well as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Certified Physician Assistants. This location specializes in TBI, Alzheimer’ and memory disorders, neuromuscular disease/movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy/seizure disorders, stroke, headache disorders, and sleep disorders. 

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Meet Our Jacksonville - UNC Investigators

J. Mark Joyce, MD

Board certified in psychiatry, Dr. Joyce became an investigator for CNS Healthcare in 2003. He earned his medical degree from the University Of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in 1992.
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Nandita Jones, MD

Dr. Jones joined CNS Healthcare in October of 2008. She was trained at Columbia University in New York, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
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Syed Asad, MD

Dr. Asad has over 25 years experience as an expert in Neurological Medicine and is Board Certified in Traumatic brain injury by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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Susan Angel, MSN, APRN

Susan Angel has over 20 years of combined experience in direct clinical services and administration in healthcare settings. Her wide range of experience includes inpatient and outpatient treatment of populations with medical, mental health and substance abuse disorders.
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Jeff Rommel, Psy.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Rommel joined CNS Healthcare in 2014 as a Clinical Psychologist. He conducts initial diagnostic evaluations and ratings on patients who enter our trials. He earned his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, an American Psychological Association accredited program.
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Sujeeta Dhakhwa, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Research Team

Jerlita Asunto Pausche

Front Office Manager

Melissa McMahon, RN

Clinical Research Coordinator and Prescreener

Brett Gellers, MS, EdS, CCRP

Director of Clinical Operations

Lauren Tomlinson, BA, CCRP


Leigh Anne Whitaker, BSN, RN

Senior Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Leticia Goodwin, BSN, RN

Senior Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Melissa Pohle, RN

Regulatory/QA Specialist

Sandeep Jandir, MBBS

Senior Project Manager/Rater

Niketa Kamble, MBBS

Senior Project Manager/Rater

Karen Ivy Mae K Gabon, BSN, RN

Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Domonique Holloway

Clinical Research Coordinator/Lab

Leticia Robinson, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Elizabeth Sandoval, BS

Research Assistant

Emir Hadziavdic, BA

Research Assistant/EDC

Hailey Caswell, BS

Research Assistant

Harjot Kaur, BS

Research Assistant

Jamilla Sanders

Research Assistant/Lab

Rosemary Githiiyu, MSN, RN

Project Manager/Clinical Research Nurse

Aisia Quimbley, BS

Research Assistant

Brooke McFall, BSN, RN

Clinical Research Coordinator/Clinical Research Nurse

Stephany Vega, BS

Research Assistant

Dyshia Maxwell, BS

Research Assistant

Ashley Rich, BA

Director of Client Services

Jacksonville, Fl

8823 San Jose Blvd, Suite 209

Jacksonville, FL 32217


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