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PERC Personnel
Cynthia Deitrick

Email: cdeitrick@prairieresearch.com

Cynthia L. Deitrick, Chief Operating Officer of Prairie Education and Research Cooperative, is actively committed to clinical research, with a focus on emphasizing the importance of education and communication for physician and patient relations.


Janiece Rutherford

Clinical Science Liaison
Email: jrutherford@prairieresearch.com

Janiece M. Rutherford, Clinical Science Liaison and Manager of SynvaCor, has over 14 years of experience in peripheral and cardiovascular research involving clinical research coordination,  collaboration with Key Opinion Leaders, and management of a core laboratory dedicated to the advancement of peripheral arterial disease research.


Anna Plessa

Multi-Center Divisional Manager

Anna L. Plessa, Multicenter Division Manager at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative, has over 8 years of cardiovascular research experience involving data management, analysis, writing and publishing for coronary and peripheral studies.


Sadie Samson

Manager of Medical Education
Email: ssamson@prairieresearch.com

Sadie Samson, RN, BSN is the Manager of Medical Education at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Sadie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, and currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License. Sadie is experienced with the coordination and implementation of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) activities and she is involved with initiating and planning Prairie Education and Research Cooperative’s (PERC) employee continuing education and new employee orientation.

Raegan Hamrick, R.N.

Investigational Site Division Manager
Email: rhamrick@prairieresearch.com

Raegan Hamrick, Investigational Site Division Manager at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative, has extensive clinical research trial experience. Most recently in Peripheral and Coronary Devices Trials, Cardiovascular Drug Trials, TAVR Trial, and Renal Denervation Trials.

Greg Johnson

IT Manager
Email: gjohnson@prairieresearch.com

Greg Johnson is an information technology professional with a BS in Telecommunications Management and 25 years of experience supporting, designing and implementing solutions enabling organizations to get the most from their technology. He has experience in all areas of information technology including computer operations, help desk, data communications, programming, network engineering, consulting and IT management.

Mark Sanders

Project Manager
Email: msanders@prairieresearch.com

Mark Sanders, Project Manager at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative, has over 7 years of experience in cardiovascular clinical research coordination and project management; most recently involving superficial femoral, infrapopliteal and renal arteries device trials.

Eva Dial

Project Manager
Email: edial@prairieresearch.com

Eva L. Dial, Project Manager at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative, has comprehensive experience of all phases of cardiac and peripheral vascular clinical research.

Gwen St. Clair

Project Manager
Email: gstclair@prairieresearch.com

Gwen St. Clair, a project manager with Prairie Education and Research, has nearly seven years of cardiovascular research coordination and project management in Phase I-IV, cardiovascular drug, coronary and peripheral device, and radiographic trials, most recently specializing in superficial femoral and pelvic arterial studies..  

Jennifer Bass-Patino

Quality Assurance Manager

Jen Bass-Patino, Quality Assurance/Compliance Manager has over ten years of experience in clinical trials. Her background includes: IRB administration, clinical compliance auditing and clinical trial agreement negotiation.