Meet our dedicated team members.


North Texas Clinical Trials Investigators: 

 Principal Investigator:   Diana Ghelber, MD  Dr. Ghelber is a board certified general psychiatrist currently practicing in Fort Worth, Texas. She trained in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  Dr Ghelber passed the written part of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification examination in May 2011, and the oral examination in January of 2012 . Special interests include treating patients with major depressive disorder, treatment resistant major depressive disorder, addiction to narcotics (opioids), anorexia nervosa and bulimia (eating disorders), insomnia, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Dr. Ghelber has also an Israeli general psychatry training and is board certified in  adult psychiatry in Israel. In Israel, she worked for 18 years in various academic and clinical positions and was involved in the treatment victims of terror attacks, Holocaust survivors, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),patients with eating disorders, of patients with bereavement, in geriatric psychiatry ,and, as a director of a busy psychiatric emergency room, in various psychiatric emergencies.  Dr Ghelber published in medical journals and presented at international psychiatrists meetings

Principal Investigator: 

Diana Ghelber, MD

Dr. Ghelber is a board certified general psychiatrist currently practicing in Fort Worth, Texas. She trained in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Dr Ghelber passed the written part of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification examination in May 2011, and the oral examination in January of 2012 . Special interests include treating patients with major depressive disorder, treatment resistant major depressive disorder, addiction to narcotics (opioids), anorexia nervosa and bulimia (eating disorders), insomnia, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Ghelber has also an Israeli general psychatry training and is board certified in  adult psychiatry in Israel. In Israel, she worked for 18 years in various academic and clinical positions and was involved in the treatment victims of terror attacks, Holocaust survivors, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),patients with eating disorders, of patients with bereavement, in geriatric psychiatry ,and, as a director of a busy psychiatric emergency room, in various psychiatric emergencies.

Dr Ghelber published in medical journals and presented at international psychiatrists meetings

 Principal Investigator & Site Director   Brian Maynard, PhD  Dr. Maynard began his career in pre-clinical drug development, working on pharmacological methods of treating substance abuse. His educational career includes work in psychiatry and neurology, in both human and animal models of diseases. He has worked in clinical drug trials for over 15 years in both academic and industry settings and has served as a sub-investigator on over 100 industry sponsored studies. He began North Texas Clinical Trials in 2012 with the goal of bringing access to clinical trial opportunities to Tarrant County and beyond and provide timely and accurate to drug developers. He serves as Site Director and Principal Investigator. He resides in Dallas with his wife and two children.

Principal Investigator & Site Director 

Brian Maynard, PhD

Dr. Maynard began his career in pre-clinical drug development, working on pharmacological methods of treating substance abuse. His educational career includes work in psychiatry and neurology, in both human and animal models of diseases. He has worked in clinical drug trials for over 15 years in both academic and industry settings and has served as a sub-investigator on over 100 industry sponsored studies. He began North Texas Clinical Trials in 2012 with the goal of bringing access to clinical trial opportunities to Tarrant County and beyond and provide timely and accurate to drug developers. He serves as Site Director and Principal Investigator. He resides in Dallas with his wife and two children.


North Texas Clinical Trials Site Team: 

 Site Manager & Senior Clinical Research Coordinator  Jessica Anderson, CCRP   Just over five years ago Jessica Anderson fell into her Clinical Research career by accident - as most of us in this industry do. Getting her start in a less than glamorous "office" the size of a broom closet sorting spit swabs and filing regulatory documents. Since those days she has contributed to over fifty pharmaceutical trials ranging from phase I-IV and is credentialed by SOCRA. Jessica currently acts as the site manager for North Texas Clinical Trials, she truly enjoys wearing multiple hats a day and thrives in the ever changing, fast paced environment. Jessica is a firm believer in failing forward, the idea that education never stops, lives by a philosophy that every act and action effect the world, and urges everyone to never live the same day twice. Think like a proton, stay positive.   

Site Manager & Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Jessica Anderson, CCRP 

Just over five years ago Jessica Anderson fell into her Clinical Research career by accident - as most of us in this industry do. Getting her start in a less than glamorous "office" the size of a broom closet sorting spit swabs and filing regulatory documents. Since those days she has contributed to over fifty pharmaceutical trials ranging from phase I-IV and is credentialed by SOCRA. Jessica currently acts as the site manager for North Texas Clinical Trials, she truly enjoys wearing multiple hats a day and thrives in the ever changing, fast paced environment. Jessica is a firm believer in failing forward, the idea that education never stops, lives by a philosophy that every act and action effect the world, and urges everyone to never live the same day twice. Think like a proton, stay positive.

 

 Senior Clinical Research Coordinator  Barbara Karnkowska, B.S  Barbara Karnkowska, or more commonly known as Basia, is North Texas Clinical Trials newest addition. Hailing from University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biochemistry followed by a stent as a Clinical Lab Assistant for Dell Children’s Medical Center, Basia swiftly set her eyes to focus on clinical research and began her career as a clinical research coordinator. Currently her studies focus on psychiatric and neurological disorders. Basia’s hobbies include horseback riding, travelling and long walks on the beach. She lives off of energy drinks in Fort Worth Texas with her four legged companion named Banjo.

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Barbara Karnkowska, B.S

Barbara Karnkowska, or more commonly known as Basia, is North Texas Clinical Trials newest addition. Hailing from University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biochemistry followed by a stent as a Clinical Lab Assistant for Dell Children’s Medical Center, Basia swiftly set her eyes to focus on clinical research and began her career as a clinical research coordinator. Currently her studies focus on psychiatric and neurological disorders. Basia’s hobbies include horseback riding, travelling and long walks on the beach. She lives off of energy drinks in Fort Worth Texas with her four legged companion named Banjo.

 Recruitment Specialist & Clinical Research Coordinator   Billy Mayo  Billy is currently attending the University of Arkansas and is majoring in Kinesiology. In his free time, he loves spending time with his husky rescue, Luna, and playing sports with his friends.

Recruitment Specialist & Clinical Research Coordinator 

Billy Mayo

Billy is currently attending the University of Arkansas and is majoring in Kinesiology. In his free time, he loves spending time with his husky rescue, Luna, and playing sports with his friends.

 Accounts Manager & Clinical Research Coordinator   Macy Mayo   Macy is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin and is majoring in Chemical and Biological Sciences and minoring in Spanish Language. Her interest and love for research stems from her involvement in the Freshman Research Initiative of UT Austin- a selective program allowing undergraduate students to begin work in research during their undergraduate years. Macy’s hobbies include singing, dancing, and acting, and in her free time she loves to spend time with her family. 

Accounts Manager & Clinical Research Coordinator 

Macy Mayo 

Macy is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin and is majoring in Chemical and Biological Sciences and minoring in Spanish Language. Her interest and love for research stems from her involvement in the Freshman Research Initiative of UT Austin- a selective program allowing undergraduate students to begin work in research during their undergraduate years. Macy’s hobbies include singing, dancing, and acting, and in her free time she loves to spend time with her family. 

 Gilbert Najera  Clinical Research Coordinator  Gilbert was born and raised in the city of Dallas. As a seasoned professional, this Texas native was brought on because he leads by example. His is specialty is maintaining a positive atmosphere for those he is surrounded by and the only way he knows how to operate is with an open and honest work ethic. He is a dedicated Godfather and very family oriented. Though he is very well travelled, he likes to spend his spare time making music and hanging out with his 3 wonderful pups; Pepper, Maxie, and Chloe.

Gilbert Najera

Clinical Research Coordinator

Gilbert was born and raised in the city of Dallas. As a seasoned professional, this Texas native was brought on because he leads by example. His is specialty is maintaining a positive atmosphere for those he is surrounded by and the only way he knows how to operate is with an open and honest work ethic. He is a dedicated Godfather and very family oriented. Though he is very well travelled, he likes to spend his spare time making music and hanging out with his 3 wonderful pups; Pepper, Maxie, and Chloe.

 Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator  Mollie Wildenstein  Mollie is very eager to begin her journey with NTXCT!  She previously studied Biology at the University of North Texas, and has held many jobs in the childcare industry. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, play her favorite instrument (the banjo), and paint water colors.

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Mollie Wildenstein

Mollie is very eager to begin her journey with NTXCT!  She previously studied Biology at the University of North Texas, and has held many jobs in the childcare industry. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, play her favorite instrument (the banjo), and paint water colors.