The Experienced Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Rosemarie De Manna

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer

Rosemarie De Manna has been in the research industry for over 14 years. She has been with JEM Research since 2008. She began her research career at a women’s health research facility as the Executive and Regulatory assistant.  She joined JEM as the Operations Director/Regulatory Specialists then later as the Site Director and has now transitioned to the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Kyle Gordon, BA, CCRC

Financial Operations/Human Resources

Kyle Gordon has been in the research industry for 9 years. She is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and has been with JEM Research since inception in 2008. She manages Financial Operations and Human Resources. Prior to working for JEM Research, she worked in the financial industry for Merrill Lynch. There she worked as a financial consultant and as a Human Resource Manager.

Melissa G. Daggerhart, MBA, CCRP

Director, Business Development/Marketing & Advertising and New Study Start-Up Manager

Melissa Daggerhart has been in the research industry for over 14 years. She received her Master’s in Business Administration in 2013 and is a certified clinical research professional. She began her research career as the Clinical Trial Manager for a biotech company and later transitioned to the position of the Quality Assurance Director and Site Manager for a clinical research company. Melissa started at JEM as the Site Director and has transitioned to the Director, Business Development/ Marketing & Advertising and New Study Start-Up Manager.

Ginalu Phillips, BS

Front Desk Receptionist

Ginalu Phillips has been in the medical industry for over 40 years. She is a Certified Administrative Specialist and has been with JEM Research since early 2017. Prior to joining JEM Research she worked at the Alzheimer’s Association as an Administrative Assistant.

RESEARCH STAFF

Jayne Drew, CCRP

Regulatory Coordinator

Jayne Drew has been in the research industry for over 14 years working in Regulatory for Ethics Committees, hospitals and dedicated research sites. She is a Certified Clinical Research Professional and has been with JEM Research since 2015. She manages regulatory for all JEM trials.

Claudia Pascua, BS, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator Supervisor

Claudia Pascua has been in the research industry for over 20 years.  She is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and Certified Phlebotomist. She graduated with a Science degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she began her career as Clinical Research Coordinator and transitioned into Clinical Trials Administrator. Claudia is currently the Clinical Research Coordinator Supervisor at JEM Research Institute, where she has been a staff member since 2011.

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Janette Bossaers, BA, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator/Study Rater

Janette Bossaers has been working in the research industry since 1997. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Florida International University and holds certification in Phlebotomy and IV infusions. She is also a Certified Clinical Research Professional with the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).  Janette has been with JEM Research Institute since 2014 where she manages studies in Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.

Marilyn Ocampo, MA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Marilyn Ocampo has been in the research industry for over 10 years and has been with JEM Research since 2015. She received her Medical Assistant degree in 1996 and is currently working toward her RN degree. She manages studies in Alzheimer’s disease, Osteoarthritis and low back pain.

Valerie Nevins, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator/Study Rater

Valerie Nevins has been in the research industry for over 8 years. She received her Certified Clinical Research Coordinator Professional designation in 2012, is currently certified for performing IV infusions and joined JEM Research in 2016. She manages studies in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Yara Ramirez King, MD, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator/Study Rater

Yara Ramirez King has been in the research industry for over 20 years. She received her foreign Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1991, is a Certified Clinical Research Professional, and has been with JEM Research since 2017. She manages studies in Alzheimer’s disease.

Kimberly Casas, RMA

Clinical Research Assistant/Laboratory Technician

Kimberly Casas has been in the medical industry for over 6 years and is currently working toward her RN degree. She is a Registered Medical Assistant, holds certification in Phlebotomy & IV infusions and has been with JEM Research since 2016.

Lisa Faraldo, PhD

Study Rater

Dr. Lisa Faraldo is a board certified clinical psychologist who earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Faraldo completed a pre-doctoral residency program within the Miami VA Healthcare System.  She also earned a certificate of specialty training in Neuropsychology from the American Psychological Association. For the past eight, Dr. Faraldo has worked with JEM Research, as a rater within the field of research on Dementia, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

Shaffina (Sherry) Calideen

Study Rater

Sherry Calideen has been in the research industry for over 10 years.  She began her career at JEM Research in 2009 as a Clinical Research Coordinator.  She has since transitioned to the Study Rater position performing rating assessments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis trials.

Anna Lisa Curtis, BA

Study Rater

Anna Lisa Curtis is a certified psychometrician who has been working in the field of clinical research for more than 10 years.  As a cognitive interventionist, she designed the Brain's Gain Workshop for Florida Atlantic University's Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center to help individuals make lifestyle changes for their brain health.  Anna Lisa is also a Master Gardener, certified yoga instructor and public speaker.   

Trisha Benedict-Somich, PharmD

Pharmacist

Trisha Benedict-Somich has been a Pharmacist for 17 years and has been with JEM Research since 2011.

Tatyana Kogan, PharmD

Pharmacist

Tatyana Kogan has been a Pharmacist for over 10 years and has been with JEM Research since 2015.