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Research and Innovation Center Team

The Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center is comprised of Center is comprised of an energetic and diverse group of individuals. Our team includes clinical research physicians, nurses, study coordinators, research administrators, patient recruitment coordinators, as well as the Innovation team.

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Our team

Key members of the team include:

Andrea H. Marshall, JDAndrea H. Marshall, JD is the director of the Innovation Center at Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Prior to joining the system, Ms. Marshall served as executive administrator of Charleston Angel Partners LLC, South Carolina’s oldest and most profitable organized angel investment group. In the role, she managed all aspects of diligence and investment for several significant investments in the biotech sector. During that time, she also served as the MUSC nominee to the board of directors of SCLaunch, an economic development agency which supports South Carolina's Knowledge Economy. Ms. Marshall is an attorney in the area of corporate law, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to her move to SC, she practiced law with Holland & Knight LLP in New York City, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Ms. Marshall received her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.


Jacobo E. Mintzer, MD
Olga Mintzer, MD
Melissa May, NP-C



Jill Nichols, Idea Extractor ¦ Project Manager


Administrative staff

Julia Classen, MHA, MCS-P, Manager of Clinical Research
Richard Freeman, Manager Central Nervous System Clinical Research
Nyssa Sturbin, Research Administrator
Mishelle Beercheck, Regulatory Coordinator
Jennifer Rowell, Research Administrator
Herbert Dennis, Research Administrator
Arianne Kindy, Research Assistant


Clinical staff

Suzannah Bagwell, RN, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse
Bree Maddray, MSN, RN, CEN, Clinical Research Nurse
Jenny Corson, RN, Clinical Research Nurse
Kaitlin Meier, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse
Erin Auten, RN, Clinical Research Nurse
Betsy Drew, R.Ph, Pharmacist
Arthur Williams, Clinical Research Coordinator
Barbara Mack, LPN, Clinical Research Coordinator
Ali Neely, Clinical Research Coordinator
Keilan Christopher, Clinical Research Coordinator
Allison Lapp, MS, CHES, Clinical Project Coordinator
Shelby Tamres, Clinical Project Coordinator
Mary Anderson, Research Receptionist


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