What Do We Do?

Dr. Smikle

Dr. Mark Smikle

Prevention & Strengthening Solutions was founded seventeen 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 Masters 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.


Wendy Franklin

Wendy Franklin, AAS, BSc, BSN , Study nurse with 15 years in clinical trials

BSN Fortis University
A very extensive background in research and regulatory work.
Wendy has an AAS degree and a BS in Health Science. Families, Principal Investigators, Sub Investigators, Coordinators, Research Assistants and Master’s-and Doctorate-level raters conducts clinical trials in outpatient, inpatient, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.


Glonevia Knowles

Glonevia Knowles , Chief Operating Officer

Kaplan University
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 Jr

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

TUI University
Study Site Management, Study Drug Management, Study Start-up & Close-out Activities.
Clinical Trial Budget & Contract Negotiation also participated in Sponsor & Investigator/Initiation Meetings.
Served as the Site CRA (In-House Monitor) for Clinical Research Sites.
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.
Worked with Sponsors, CROs, Central/Local IRBs, & Research Team Members.
Lead 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.


Marlon Smikle

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.