Alicia ventured into the idea of Aureus in 1997 after functioning as a Regional Monitor for a large pharmaceutical company. She has an extensive monitoring background, including special populations and Phase I clinical trials in a number of therapeutic areas. Alicia is a member of the DIA Faculty for the Advanced Clinical Research Topics course and for the DIA Investigator Certification Preparation course. She has lectured extensively on clinical trial monitoring and conducted numerous CRA, CRC, and Investigator training programs for industry associations, sites, sponsors, and IRBs. Alicia leads the instruction of both the Coordinator and Investigator Training classes.
Bronwyn Westling, MS Clinical Research Associate
Bronwyn joined Aureus in 2006 as a Clinical Research Associate. Currently she monitors studies in cardiology, pulmonary disease, and other internal medicine settings. A former paramedic, Bronwyn has her Masters degree in Genetics. In her former clinical research career, she was the Research Supervisor for a large cardiology group practice. As the proud Mom of three, Bronwyn is very active in community and school activities. Bronwyn is also a member of ACRP.
Elaine Boos , RN, BSN, CCRA, CCRC Clinical Research Associate
Elaine joined Aureus in 2006 as a Clinical Research Associate after a career in nursing and home health care. She was also a study coordinator in both outpatient and inpatient settings including many programs in the Phase I environment. Currently, Elaine performs site monitoring in the area of neurology and women’s health. Elaine enjoys sailing and was a co-chair of the Pink Ribbon Regatta Breast Cancer fund-raiser. Elaine is also a member of ACRP.
Jennifer Davis, CCRC, NREMT-P Team Leader, Training Services
Jennifer joined Aureus in 2005 after spending five years as Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and the Director of Education for a trial management organization. Her medical background includes emergency medicine as well as coordinating multi-therapeutic trials in areas such as infectious disease and women’s health. She previously conducted training programs for Coordinators and Investigators in clinical trial conduct and Good Clinical Practice. Jennifer currently coordinates the Coordinator and Investigator training courses for the "Fear No Yellow Stickies Training Institute". She is also an Instructor in our Coordinator training series. She is a member of ACRP.
Lisa Eisenmenger, BSN, CCRA Clinical Trial Specialist
Prior to joining Aureus in 1998, Lisa spent three years with a large CRO performing on-site monitoring services in the Southeast. Her areas of specialty include cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and infectious disease as well as any project based in the ICU/CCU setting. Lisa received her BSN degree from Spaulding University and served as a in-hospital Nursing Educator for many years. She is also an Instructor in our Coordinator training series. Lisa is a member of ACRP and SoCRA and has been a certified clinical research associate since 2000.
Alicia B. Connelly Regulatory Document Specialist
Before Alicia joined Aureus in 2010, she worked in the clinical research field for 18 years. As part of a nationally-recognized program in hematology/oncology, Alicia managed a team of research and medical professionals across university, public and private hospital/clinic affiliations. She also has experience as a clinical research coordinator with mental health research. Alicia’s experience as a Regulatory coordinator, IRB coordinator and Board member further strengthens many Aureus services. Alicia performs the role of Regulatory Specialist, coordinating site start-up activities and supporting the investigator-initiated services of the organization.
Bruce McDonald, BS Certified Hypnotherapist
Bruce is involved with business development, marketing and advertising for Aureus. He is a speaker at courses offered through the “Fear No Yellow Stickies Training Institute”. After years in the field of Public Health, Bruce became a hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. He presents his energetic programs that include stress reduction, communications and goal setting throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Australia.
Myra Smith Office Manager
Since 2004, Myra has supported our group as the Administrative Assistant and Office Manager. After many years as a coordinator in the field of clinical research, Myra joined our team to support our office and administrative needs. Her career in clinical research exceeded 12 years in the outpatient setting. A native of New Orleans, Myra is our resident “green thumb” and an avid animal lover.