Meet Our Dedicated Professional Team

Dr. Mark J. Woyshville, MD, FAASM

Certification
Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine Certified Addictionologist 

Principal Investigator, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director

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Dr. Woyshville performs all phases of therapeutics development, with a special emphasis on neuropsychiatric, psychiatric, and sleep indications. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Member of the Sleep Research Society.

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Joann Berenda, AAB

Certification, Training & Memberships  National Institute of Health (NIH) Protecting Human Research Participants; ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP); OSHA Annual Bloodborne Pathogens and Biohazardous Waste; Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials; International Airport Transportation Association (IATA) Certification – Transport of Dangerous Goods; Electrocardiogram (ECG) Acquisition; Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS); Drug Information Association Member (DIA); Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); First Aid in the Workplace; Accident Analysis; Alcohol & Drug Substance Abuse Training; Certified Clinic Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Chief Operating Officer 

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Joann Berenda's career in business brings a diversified background and approach to North Star Medical Research. An experienced business manager with an emphasis in accounting, Joann has managed several operations since inception. As Chief Operating Officer her main focuses at North Star are business development, operations and finance.

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Alan Wine, MD

Alan Wine

Certification
Internal Medicine & Hematology, American Medical Association, Association of Hematology

Investigator
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Dr. Alan Wine is a graduated of The Ohio State University.  He earned his Bachelors degree in zoology before pursuing his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his residency program at Case Western Reserve in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology.  Dr. Wine is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in sub specialty of Hematology (American Board of Internal Medicine).

Prior to join us he held a private practice specializing in hematology from 1976-2006 with affiliation with Hospice of the Western Reserve.  Thereafter he joined other organizations and focused on clinical research.   

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Mahmoud Abuhamda, MD, CCRC

Clinical Trial Coordinator 

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Mahmoud joined North Star Medical Research in 2015. As a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, he obtained his Bachelor degree in Biology, and continued his studies in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology. He then continued onto Ross University School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic to obtain his Doctor of Medicine, MD.

Mahmoud’s strengths include multiple years of phlebotomy, extensive medical education and excellent patient car. While at North Star, he has been involved in all aspects of musculoskeletal, psychiatric and pain studies in both pediatric and adult populations.

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 Business Development

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Since 2010 Taylor has been with the team in many capacities.  Starting out as administrative support she quickly grew into a strong young insight into marketing both through social media and traditional means.  She has learned the ins and outs of research from the ground up.

Recently graduating from Cleveland State University with a double degree in Political Science/Urban Studies and a minor in Non-Profits Taylor continues to excel.  In late 2017 she transition to taking on a role in Business Development, this includes outreach in the community and to sponsor/CRO to bring trials to the site. 

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Carl Faust

Coordinator / Site Administration

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Since 1987, Carl has functioned as Clinical Research Director, Protocol Manager/Assessment Specialist, Coordinator and Site Administration in over 250 basic science and industry sponsored clinical trials. He holds graduate training in Experimental Psychology, and has been trained under the direction of several noteworthy psychiatric researchers in the Department of Psychiatry.

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