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Management & Staff

The physician medical directors and other research staff are available at Genova full time to serve patients and facilitate monitors. Genova Clinical Research has a unique, experienced team with an unrivaled reputation in clinical research.

Arnold Adriaanse — CEO

Arnold Adriaanse has more than 25 years of experience developing and successfully managing global high-tech sales, marketing, professional services and product organizations. His assignments include working for companies such as Oracle Corporation, Aspect Communications, Novell Inc. and eGain Communications.

Mr. Adriaanse's career also includes key management positions at CAP/Gemini and AES/Lanier. He has lived and worked in Europe and the United States and conducted business in over 20 countries throughout the world. He is co-founder and CEO of Genova Clinical Research in Tucson, AZ. A Dutch native, he is a graduate of Eerde International College in the Netherlands with a degree in Economics.

Leah M. Schmidt, D.O., CPI — Medical Director

Dr. Schmidt has more than a decade of experience with Phase I–IV clinical research studies. She has overseen more than 100 clinical studies for leading pharmaceutical companies—most of them as Principal Investigator. She has worked in the clinical research industry for over 14 years and has maintained quality data by initiating her own quality assurance program. She has established an excellent reputation within the pharmaceutical research industry. Dr. Schmidt received her certification as a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) in April 2006.

Dr. Schmidt has a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO. She began practicing in 1984 and has been in Tucson since 1987. She is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association. As a family practitioner her special interests include rheumatology, women's health and diabetes.

Rachel Gilbert, BS, CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Gilbert has been employed since 2007 as a Clinical Research Coordinator and has experience in more than 20 Phase II and III clinical trials. Ms. Gilbert received her bachelor's degree in bioengineering with a molecular and cellular emphasis in 2004 from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to this she interned in the biochemistry department at the University of Arizona for a year.

Barbara Nunez, MA — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Nunez has worked in the medical field for over 8 years and in the clinical trials industry for over 6 years. She has worked on phase II, III, and IV research studies as a clinical research coordinator, research assistant and recruitment specialist. Ms. Nunez received certification as a Medical assistant in July 2001. She has received training as a Clinical Research Coordinator and has successfully completed over 20 clinical trials at Genova.

Cindy Stein — Business Development Manager

Mrs. Stein has worked in the clinical research industry for more than 14 years in the area of regulatory and was promoted to the position of Business Development Manager in October 2007. Her years of experience in the regulatory area have resulted in many key business relationships, aiding to her effectiveness in business development. Mrs. Stein's communication skills and attention to detail have gained her an excellent reputation with personnel in the pharmaceutical industry. Her main objectives are to identify new clinical trial opportunities and promote the research capabilities of Genova Clinical Research for the consideration of site selection.

Martin Adriaanse — Co-Founder, Director of Operations

Mr. Adriaanse is a key founder and has been instrumental in the development of Genova's business model. Currently, as Genova's Director of Operations, he is responsible for Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities. Prior to Genova he developed and managed various media production facilities in California and Arizona.

Mr. Adriaanse holds a degree in media communications.

Clair Roney, CMA — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Mrs. Roney has over 8 years of clinical research experience as a coordinator conducting Phase II, III and IV clinical trials. She has been involved with more than 50 clinical trials. Her attention to detail and commitment to the patients, Genova and the sponsors is exceptional.

Mrs. Roney received Certification as a Medical Assistant in January 2005. Prior to this time she worked for 10 years as a Special Education Assistant.

Stacey Palm — Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Palm started with Genova Clinical Research in 2012 upon graduation from the Clinical Research Coordinator program at Pima Community College. She has worked on various clinical trials in phases II – IV and her experience in clinical trials includes vaccines, constipation, low back pain, gout, high cholesterol, and women's health studies. Stacey has over 10 years of past experience in the area of OB/GYN as a Labor/Surgical Technician and medical assistant.

Karla Reyes, BS — Regulatory Administrator

Ms. Reyes has worked with Genova Clinical Research since 2011 after completing her studies in the Clinical Research Coordinator program at Pima Community College. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in the area of business administration. Ms. Reyes handles all ongoing regulatory issues and documents for over 40 enrolling and ongoing studies at any given time. She is extremely attentive to details and keeping up with the latest regulatory requirements.

Carrie Wooters — Patient Recruiter

Carrie recently graduated from Carrington College with a Diploma for Medical Administrative Assistant. After completing her externship at Genova Clinical Research she was hired for our Patient Recruiting staff. Her full time employment was effective in July 2010. Before attending Carrington College, Carrie spent 13 years in the hospitality industry.

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