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.

rebecca simpson

Rebecca Simpson

Business Development Coordinator

As an eight-year employee of JCCR, Rebecca has thorough knowledge of the inner workings of clinical research. She utilizes ClinasystTM daily for everything from patient recruitment to marketing strategies. Though she appreciates the desktop software, she looks forward to coordinating the Clinasyst NextGen team, promoting the promising future of CLINASYST NextGen and the powerful streamlined features that it will possess.


Gary Fusani

Software Support

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


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 NextGen can meet the primary needs of these priorities — on a site budget!

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