Sadie Samson, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC is the Manager of Medical Education & Investigational Site Research, Lead Nurse Planner, Department of Continuing Education, and Prairie Advanced Heart and Vascular Fellowship Coordinator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Sadie earned her Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, currently holds an Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License, and is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator, by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) since 2010. Sadie is experienced with the planning, coordination, and implementation of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) educational activities and she is involved with initiating and planning Prairie Education and Research Cooperative’s (PERC) employee continuing education and new employee orientation. In addition to continuing education, Sadie has extensive cardiovascular and diabetes research coordination and management experience, including study start up as well as contract and budget negotiations.  Trial experience includes a multitude of Phase II-IV trials including coronary, peripheral, carotid, TAVR, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, renal denervation, diabetes, and various other cardiac/endocrinology drug and device trials.  She also has knowledge of physician licensing and credentialing for the State of Illinois, and grant writing and management experience.

Cindy Ford is the CME/Finance Associate at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative.  Cindy earned an Associate’s Degree in Science from Lincoln Land Community College.  Cindy is experienced with the coordination and implementation of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) activities and the coordination and implementation of American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) activities in addition to patient billing and reconciliation.  Cindy also assists with daily tasks with PERC’s Investigational Site Division and SynvaCor.

Krystal Geist is a Continuing Education Facilitator at Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Krystal earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield. Krystal’s experience most recently includes experience in the coordination and implementation of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) activities, the coordination and implementation of American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) activities and over three years of indirect marketing and event planning with Capitol Radio Group.