Kelly Willenberg & Associates

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, MSN, RN, CCRA, CCRP, CPC

Cynthia (Cindy) Dunn is an experienced and diverse clinical research professional with over 25 years of healthcare experience including: Clinical Research, Clinical Research Compliance, and Oncology Nursing.

Nancy Reynolds Howard: RN, BSN, CCRC

Nancy provides expertise in a variety of areas clinical research compliance 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 has over 20 years of experience in financial and revenue cycle operations including clinical research billing compliance.

Chris Longspaugh: PharmD

Dr. Chris Longspaugh, a pharmacist with a varied career, has over 20 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, CPC

Wendy Portier has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including: Clinical Research Compliance, Clinical Research, Corporate Health Care Compliance, Managed Care, Care Management, Quality, and Critical Care Nursing.

Michelle Biersack, NP

Michelle is a nurse practitioner with 10 years of experience in family health. She uses her extensive clinical knowledge on the coverage analysis team.

Nancy L. Clinton, MBA, RN, BSN, CPB, CHRC

Nancy has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry including: clinical research coverage analysis, clinical research billing compliance, pediatric nursing, commercial insurance regulatory compliance and corporate accounting.

Tana Smith, BSN, CHRC

Tana Smith has worked in oncology for over 25 years: including Inpatient Nursing, Clinical Research, Coverage Analysis, Budget/Contract Negotiations, and Clinical Research Billing Compliance.

Shaun Michael, RN, MSN

Shaun has been in oncology for over 25 years. Much of her career has been spent at Vanderbilt, beginning with direct patient care for patients enrolled in phase I clinical trials.

Glena Jarboe, CHC

Glena has more than 30 years’ experience in compliance that spans a wide array of healthcare settings. She has been in healthcare compliance consulting since 2019.


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