Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Dr. Mark Smikle

Prevention & Strengthening Solutions, Inc.  was founded Twenty-two-years ago by Dr. Mark Smikle with Prevention in mind to assist people in the prevention of development of anxiety/phobia (maladaptive coping), and to be a positive resource in the community to strengthen self-confidence and problem solving in dealing with life’s stressors.
Dr. Smikle earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Columbia College, his Master’s degree in Public Health at Austin Peay State University, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Coast University.
His experience includes working in a Mental Health Hospital and counseling troubled teenagers and their families in residential facilities and in their homes.
He has been counseling in clinical research settings, and now in his own private practice.

Glonevia Knowles, Chief Operating Officer

Kaplan University Graduate
Business Administration (BA), Marketing Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct & evaluate the organization’s fiscal function & performance.  Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans & programs as a strategic partner.  Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports & financial trends.
Enhance /or develop, implement & enforce policies & procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation & effectiveness of the corporation.  Establish credibility throughout the organization & with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

Mark Smikle, Jr. BSc, MSc, LPN Lead Coordinator

TUI University Graduate
CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS:
Study Site Management, Study Drug Management, and Study Start-up & Close-out Activities.
Clinical Trial Budget & Contract Negotiation also participated in Sponsor & Investigator/Initiation Meetings.
Serve as the Site CRA (In-House Monitor) for Clinical Research Site.
Ensured that the Study Site’s Regulatory Documents (1572’s, IRB Informed Consents, IRB Approval Letters, Protocols, Financial Disclosures, SOPs, Continuing Reviews, etc.) are completed and current throughout the duration of the Study Trial.
Work with Sponsors, CROs, Central IRBs, & Research Team Members.
Study/Regulatory Coordinator & Research Nurse for Neurology & Oncology Clinical Trials.
Subject Recruitment, Subject Source & CRF Documentation & Completion , AEs/SAEs Reporting, & Data Abstraction & Data Management.
Patient care duties: Review & Consenting of Subjects, vital signs, blood & tissue specimen collection, ECG, injections, subject diaries, patient questionnaires, Study Source & CRF Query resolutions, scheduled Subject Study appointments in accordance with the Protocol timelines, & Subject/Patient Education.

Zena Ferguson, Senior Coordinator

CLINICAL RESEARCH SKILLS:
Study Site Management, Study Drug Management, and Study Start-up & Close-out Activities.
Clinical Trial Budget & Contract Negotiation also participated in Sponsor & Investigator/Initiation Meetings.

Serve as the Site CRA (In-House Monitor) for Clinical Research Site.
Ensured that the Study Site’s Regulatory Documents (1572’s, IRB Informed Consents, IRB Approval Letters, Protocols, Financial Disclosures, SOPs, Continuing Reviews, etc.) are completed and current throughout the duration of the Study Trial.

Work with Sponsors, CROs, Central IRBs, & Research Team Members.
Lead Study/Regulatory Coordinator for CNS & Diabetes Clinical Trials.
Subject Recruitment, Subject Source & CRF Documentation & Completion , AEs/SAEs Reporting, & Data Abstraction & Data Management.
Patient care duties: Review & Consenting of Subjects, vital signs, blood & tissue specimen collection, ECG, injections, subject diaries, patient questionnaires, Study Source & CRF Query resolutions, scheduled Subject Study appointments in accordance with the Protocol timelines, & Subject/Patient Education.

Marlon Smikle, JD. Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

After graduating from High School, Marlon pursued his Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus in Finance as well as a Business Law minor at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.
Shortly after receiving his Bachelors and working in the finance industry, Marlon relocated to Valparaiso, Indiana and received his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.

 

Dr. Charles H. Pierce, MD, PhD, FCP, CPI is a family medicine doctor. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.

25+ Years in the Drug Development (Phase I, IIa, III, IV) Industry with experience in the Device industry also.  Enjoys making presentations and Webinars on a variety of GCP subjects such as Investigator Responsibility in Clinical Research, The Role of Adverse Event Determination and Reporting in Drug Safety, Data and Safety Monitoring Board set-up and use, Importance of Conflict of Interest Avoidance, What is “GCP”, How to Document to have a good FDA Inspection, How to prepare for an FDA BIMO Inspection, The Importance of effective Phrmacovigilance.

PREVENTION & STRENGTHENING SOLUTION, INC.

Prevention & Strengthening Solutions, Inc. Has conducted over 100+ clinical trials. We have extensive experience in completing both short-and long-term, studies for small or large participant populations. We are capable of meeting a variety of requirements.

SITE RELATIONSHIP

Our site work together as one team.

THERAPEUTIC AREAS

We work in various Therapeutic Areas.

OPERATIONAL EXELLENCE

Our trusted process gives you an unprecedented level of predictability for your trial.