Our dedicated and experienced staff provides comprehensive support, to help you with all aspects of your clinical study.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Float Pool is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical coordinators and nurse coordinators.  This dynamic team of certified research professionals is highly knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of clinical trial conduct in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Federal and Institutional policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines. The Float Pool team supports MaineHealth inpatient and outpatient departments as well as private sector practices.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, coordination services include but are not limited to:

  • Support a PI sponsored IND or IDE
  • Liaison for ancillary departments and research subjects
  • Research subject advocate
  • Educate and mentor clinical staff, research team and other coordinators
  • Assess protocol feasibility
  • Facilitate pre-study, site qualification, study initiation and closeout and monitoring visits
  • Coordinate multi-center studies
  • Regulatory Document Management
  • Submissions to regulatory authorities, i.e. IRB, FDA, Clinicaltrials.gov etc.
  • Facilitate and/or run research/project team meetings
  • Subject Recruitment
  • Schedule subject visits and procedures
  • Manage Laboratory specimens
  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Host/ prepare for external audits (sponsor, FDA, NIH, etc.)

The Clinical Research Coordinator Float Pool Services can be tailored to Individual Investigator needs on a study by study basis.

Through this unique outreach model, study coordination can be offered at multiple sites for multiple investigators simultaneously. To learn more how CRCs can support your study, contact Krista Garrison at (207) 396-8074 or garrik@mmc.org

Clinical Research Coordinators: Float Pool

Elizabeth Bukauskas CRNC
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Debra Burris, RN, CCRC
Lead Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Anna Cloutier, BSN, RN, BA
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Katrina Ferguson, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator/ Regulatory Specialist

Terilee Gerry, MS, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Jackie LaPointe, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Ashley Levesque, MPH, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator/ Regulatory Specialist

Susan M. Mortenson, RN, CCRC
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinators: Special Projects

Divya Guthikonda
Clinical Research Coordinator

Meghan Searight
Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinators: Cystic Fibrosis & Pulmonary Medicine

Amanda Cass, RT, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Harmony Renna, BA, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinators: Southern Maine Healthcare

Jennifer Dalton, MHA, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Lynn Hanscomb, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cynthia Taylor, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

Laura Watts, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinators: Oncology

Ashley Bell, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Kimberly Caron, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Jennifer Dalton, MHA, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Robin Donovan
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Rachel Dufresne, BA, RTT
Clinical Research Coordinator/Regulatory Specialist

Nicole Ferm
Research Coordinator II

Alexandra Giardino, BSN, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Julia Hewes, MPH, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Priyanshi Modi, B.Pharm, MSRA
Regulatory Specialist/Research Coordinator

Eoin Mullaney
Research Coordinator II

Jennifer Soda, RN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Laura Watts, BSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinators: Maine Children’s Cancer Care Program (MCCP)

Jillian Fergione
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Faith McNeil, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Stephanie Verwys, BS, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Project Managers (PMs) are responsible for facilitating the planning and implementation of various phases of clinical research projects for Maine Medical Center (MMC) and affiliated hospitals. The PM team collaborates with multiple departments to provide assistance with investigator-initiated, grant funded, and industry-sponsored studies, including:

  • Study start-up administration
  • Cost assessment, logistical planning, and feasibility
  • Budget and contract negotiation
  • Billing and compliance
  • Project closeout
  • Program development and process improvement

Our address and central contact information:
509 Forest Avenue, 3rd Flr., Suite 350| Portland, ME 04101
ResearchPM@mmc.org | 207-396-8687

Gabriel Garcia
Project Manager
207-661-2706Lisa Lemire, MBA
Technology Manager
207-396-8228

Andrew Prusack, MS
Project Manager
207-661-2713

Michael Sountis, BS
Program Manager – Project Management
207-661-2708

Project Manager Updates:

  • Please contact a Project Manager should you have questions regarding the Clinical Trials Management System (4CR).
  • Current training manuals are available on the MMC Intranet via the 4CR CTMS page.  Any questions contact Michael Sountis at mmsountis@mmc.org.
  • Use the Study Intake Form to submit new studies.  The Clinical Research Study Intake form is located on the Clinical Research Intranet site under links to REDCap & Forms.

Clinical Trials Office Administration

Krista Garrison, MPH, CCRP
Director, Clinical Trials Office

Michael Sountis, BS
Program Manager – Project Management

Lisa Lemire, MBA
Technology Manager

Debbie Wright
Administrative Coordinator

Clinical Trials Office

81 Research Drive
Scarborough, Maine 04074

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