Kelly Willenberg & Associates

Deena Bernstein

Deena Bernstein graduated from Seton Hall University with a BA degree in English. She received a Certificate in Clinical Research Administration in 2005 from George Washington University, and a Masters Degree in Health Sciences, Clinic Research Administration from George Washington University in 2006.

Kazel Carbone: APRN, CCRP

Kazel LaPorte Carbone has worked in Oncology nursing for more than 30 years, in both the pediatric and adult populations, both inpatient and outpatient.

Cynthia Dunn: RN, BSN, MSN, CCRA, CCRP

Cynthia (Cindy) Dunn is an experienced and diverse clinical research professional with over 23 years of healthcare experience including: Clinical Research, Clinical Research Compliance, and Oncology Nursing.

Nancy Reynolds Howard
Nancy Reynolds Howard: RN, BSN, CCRC

Nancy has joined the Clinical Research Compliance team to provide expertise in a variety of areas. She has more than 30 years of clinical nursing experience, including clinical research skills acquired during her employment at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Cynthie Lawson: BSBM, CHRC, CPC

Cynthie joins Kelly Willenberg, LLC as an independent contractor with over 15 years of experience in financial and revenue cycle operations including clinical research billing compliance.  She has a strong background and expertise encompassing study start-up to final closeout.

Chris Longspaugh: PharmD

Dr. Chris Longspaugh, a pharmacist with a varied career, has over 15 years of experience in multiple areas of clinical research including: billing compliance, clinical trial operations, information technology, and project coordination. Most recently Chris served as Senior Manager of Medical Operations of a mid-sized biotech company.

Wendy Portier: MSN, RN, CHC, CHRC, CPHQ

Wendy Portier has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including: Managed Care, Quality, Health Care Compliance, Clinical Research Compliance, Clinical Research, Care Management, and Critical Care Nursing. Having worked on the provider, researcher, payer and sponsor sides, Wendy has a unique perspective and extensive knowledge regarding clinical research compliance.

Wendy Schroeder: RN, BSN, CCRC, CRCP

Wendy Schroeder is a registered nurse by profession. In addition to 14 years of bedside nursing with cardiology and oncology expertise, she has over 20 years of clinical trials experience in varying roles including research operations, regulatory oversight and clinical trial billing. Wendy has filled key research leadership roles in clinics, nonprofit hospitals, for profit diagnostic laboratories, tablet technologies, and small biotech industry/sponsor companies.

Laurie Smith: MA

Laurie Smith has over 30 years of clinical research experience in academic institutions as well as in community hospital networks. She has implemented and managed clinical trial programs in multiple therapeutic areas and has extensive experience in research billing compliance, quality assurance and regulatory affairs related to research. Laurie has facilitated the development and reorganization of clinical research programs to maximize the potential for growth and diversification of the research portfolio for both single institution and multi-site organizations.

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