Anita Cummins, M.Ed.

CEO/Regulatory Administrator and Clinician

Anita opened the Clinical Trial Center in 2001. With over 17 years of experience with running Clinical Trials, her role is to enforce all operating procedures to equate with International Standards of Operations, perform all psychological/psychometric evaluations, interface with sponsor, CRO's , & IRB's, and advise entire organization on new FDA issues and regulations. Anita has overseen over 150 different Clinical Trials in her facility and continues to receive positive feedback from both patients and sponsors on decication, committment, and integrity.

Marvin Kalafer, MD

Principal Investigator and Medical Director 

Dr.Kalafer is our on site doctor who has many years of clinical experience. He has board certifications in Obstetrics and Gynecology and maintained an active general OB-GYN practice for 24 years. Currently he is the Medical Director and Principle Investigator at The Clinical Trial Center, and has been for the past 15 years. His scope of knowledge spreads from Alzheimer Disease  to Women's health. He is on call 24/7 in case of any medical questions and can be reached via email at

Alketa Dobi, RN, BSN, CRC

Supervising Study Coordinator and

On Site Nurse

Alketa is our head study coordinator as well as the supervisor for The Clinical Trial Center. She oversees the day to day business operations as well as the training of all site coordinators. Alketa has extensive experience with cognitive assessments, EKG, vital signs, phlebotomy, administering infusions, preparing study medication for administration and answering any medically related questions in collaboration with the PI. She is CITI certified and IATA certified. Alketa can be reached at

Emily Benedict, BS, CRC

Study Coordinator 

Emily one of our study coordinators whose primary role is to coordinate all aspects of the clinical trial assigned to her and to assist with study recruitment and pre-screening of prospective subjects.  Emily is both IATA certified and CITI certified. Additionally, Emily is EMT certified. She can be reached at

Kafilat Alimi, MPH, CRC

Study Coordinator

Kafilat is one of our study coordinators whose primary role is to coordinate all aspects of the clinical trial assigned to her and to assist with study recruitment and pre-screening of prospective subjects.  Kafilat is CITI certified and IATA certified.  She can be reached at

Cheryl Herbert, RA

Research Assistant and Community Outreach Coordinator

As the Clinical Trial Center's Data Coordinator, Cheryl is responsible for managing and using clinical information to record data for study and validation. Along with that, she works to engage and educate the community about Clinical studies. If you would like for our team to come out to your event to provide the public information on our current trials, please ask for Cheryl when you call or email her at .

Front Desk Receptionist 

Sahfia is our friendly front desk receptionist, who you will go through to schedule any appointments. She will be the first person you meet when you enter The Clinical Trial Center. When you come in, she will assist you with whatever you may need. If you have an appointment scheduled with us, Sahfia will give you any reminders you need the day before your appointment. Sahfia can be reached at

Irene Pressman

Bookkeeper and Human Resources

Irene handles and accounts for all financial transactions for The Clinical Trial Center on and off site. She also maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying and allocating transactions. Irene takes care of all employee relations, payroll, benefits, and coordinates functions of the organization. 

Irene can be reached at