Research Staff

Christy-Schmeck, CMA CCRC

Christy Schmeck, CMA, CCRC,  Clinical Site Manager

Christy Schmeck joined M3 Global Wake Research Team at Mount Vernon Clinical Research in July 2021 as the Clinical Site Manager. She got her start in research at ClinSearch in Chattanooga Tennessee in 2009 under Dr. Richard Krause as a Laboratory Technician.  She was given the position of Clinical Research Coordinator in 2011. Christy achieved her ACRP certification in 2012.  ClinSearch was acquired by M3 Global Wake Research in 2016.  She was advanced to Senior Clinical Research Coordinator in 2019.  She has a strong clinical trial background in Vaccines including mRNA Vaccines, NASH, Migraine, Celiac Disease, Atopic Dermatitis, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Christy was promoted to Clinical Site Manager and relocated to Mount Vernon Clinical Research in Atlanta, Georgia.   Christy previously worked as a Certified Medical Assistant in Family Medicine/Gynecology for 8 years in Gainesville, Florida.


Cristy Sweet-Karakos, LPN, CCRP, Regional Operations Manager

Christy Sweet-Karakos, LPN, CCRC,  Regional Operations Manager

Christy provides operational management and support to our Southeast Region at our Tennessee and Georgia facilities.  Christy joined ClinSearch in October 2008. She began her research career as a clinical research coordinator in 2007. She achieved SOCRA Certification in November 2011. Christy is a licensed practical nurse and previously worked for eight years as a nurse supervisor in geriatrics. She is certified in IATA, CITI, OSHA, CSSRS, CPR, and dietary counseling. Christy has extensive research experience in neurology conditions such as migraine, insomnia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Christy’s research experience also includes OIC, weight loss, gastroparesis, and IBS-constipation.


Isaac-Cenescar, Clinical Research Coordinator Isaac Cenescar – Clinical Research Coordinator

Isaac Cenescar joined Mount Vernon Clinical Research in 2021, bringing two years of prior experience in clinical research. Upon graduating from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences, Isaac got his start in the field in 2018 by working as a research assistant at Axis Clinicals in Morehead, Minnesota. He was promoted to clinical research coordinator at Axis Clinicals, where he gained experiences in various therapeutic fields such as pain management, dermatology, Infectious disease, and Neurology. Isaac then went on to earn a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and served as Chairman of Organizational Development and Leadership concentration. Isaac’s research studies currently consist of Hepatology, women’s health, and various Vaccine trials. He has completed training in CITI, IATA, GDP, and different EDC and EMRs. Isaac is the founder of JustOne sponsorship in his free time, an organization focused on sponsoring a child’s education in Haiti.


David-Oguoma-Richard, Clinical Research Coordinator

David Oguoma-Richards – Clinical Research Coordinator

David joined the M3 Global Wake Research team in December 2021, at the Mount Vernon site located in Atlanta, GA. He has over 7 years of general experience in research primarily in scientific research before crossing over to clinical research 2 and half years ago. He has worked in the governmental, academia, public and private sector too date from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to most recently Emory University. His research study experience too date includes Sleep Apnea, Mental Health, Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Women health and Respiratory illnesses. He has completed trainings in CITI, OSHA and multiple condition-specific ratings scales and assessments. David is an avid learner and stands firmly on the quote: ‘Prevention is better than a cure’. Limitless


Cornelia-Washington, Clinical Research Assistant

Cornelia Washington – Clinical Research Assistant

Cornelia Washington joined Mount Vernon Clinical Research in January 2022 as a Clinical Research Assistant. Cornelia has over 20 plus years’ experience in the healthcare field. She started her career as a C.N.A with 10 years of experience, she now has 11 years as a Medical assistant, which led to her getting into clinical research. She’s hoping to continue to expand her knowledge and gain new skills as she continues this journey.


Zetta-Lucas, Front Desk Coordinator

Zetta Lucas – Front Desk Coordinator

Zetta Lucas Joined Mt. Vernon Clinical Research January 2022 as a Front Desk Coordinator.
She worked as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant for 6 years at Grady Asa Yancey Clinic. Most recently, she worked for a Private Practice in Douglasville GA and became
familiar with working at the Front & Back Office. She spent 5 years working as an executive secretary prior to getting Certified as a Medical Assistant.