About Us

Our Team

Michael Koren, MD

Michael J. Koren, MD, FACC, CPI

Chief Executive Officer

A practicing cardiologist and founder/CEO of both Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research and Encore Research Group, Dr. Koren is a Past-President of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research. Dr. Koren was so impressed by ClinasystTM that he purchased the company. His extensive experience as a principal investigator in over 500 studies has influenced the development and use of ClinasystTM at multiple Encore member sites in Florida. He has led many worldwide, multi-center clinical studies including: ALLIANCE, ROLE, and, OSLER.


Joy Viau

Integrated Site Network Consultant

Joy Viau, as Chief Financial Officer of JCCR and the Encore Research Group, has worked with ClinasystTM for over 20 years, integrating the desktop version into seven Encore site locations since 1995.  She has firsthand knowledge of the financial and operational challenges facing clinical research sites and believes that CLINASYST NG can meet the primary needs of these priorities — on a site budget!


Gary Fusani

Director of Operations

Gary is a computer science graduate from the University of North Florida who has worked with the Encore Research Group for seven years. He has developed multiple websites and applications for Encore sites and now heads development of CLINASYST NG. His background in programming and accumulated knowledge of clinical research will play a pivotal role in providing timely, reliable technical assistance to CLINASYST NG users.

Rebekah Olson


Rebekah Olson join the Encore Research Group in January of 2017. As the “Clinasystant,” she conducts ClinasystNG training and provides support. She has been working side by side with JCCR to learn all aspects of clinical research, and is often referred to as the ClinasystNG guru. She is committed to ensuring prompt and dependable customer support.

Eric Higginbotham, Vireo Technologies

System Architect, Software Consultant

Eric and his company, Vireo Technologies, have been designing and implementing software solutions for businesses since 2008. His expertise and direction built the foundation of ClinasystNG, and he continues to be an advisor in the development, architecture, and security of our CTMS.

Our Clients


ClinasystNG is designed to be site-centric. We are constantly improving the site, and all suggestions from our clients are considered. The great thing about having a web-based system is that everyone benefits from any improvements we make, without needing to download and update software on individual devices.

For inquiries on the new version email: info@clinasyst.net