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

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

Clinical Trial Coordinator 

Vice President, Business Development
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Mike brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial and business development experience to the North Star management team. I nhis role as Vice President of Business Development he will take be active in expanding our footprint by developing and nurturing business relationships with CRO’s and sponsors as well as implementing programs to drive sustainable program recruitment by working with local companies and institutions in the greater Cleveland area to educate them on the benefits of clinical research.

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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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