Hello, my name is Lisa Kastanek. I am a registered nurse and the Managing Partner of Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC). I work with sponsors and physicians to provide the best clinical trial opportunities for those wanting to volunteer to participate.
I have been a registered nurse for 36 years with the last 33 years spent in clinical research. I have been blessed to work with highly accomplished physicians, an amazing research team and volunteers that are second to none. I am so grateful that our research team has had the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting therapeutic advances and have been witness to dramatic, life changing moments.
Outside of my research interests I really enjoy outdoor activities: biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating. I also enjoy traveling and reading. My husband and I have four children, two son-in-law’s and three grandchildren that we spend our outdoor time with and as much time together as we possibly can.
A fun fact: I drive without the radio on.
Hello, my name is BriAnne, RN, BSN. I studied Nursing at Midland University in Fremont, NE. I am currently a lead study coordinator here at Physicians Research Collaboration.
Being a lead study coordinator has been a very rewarding experience for me, and I also always strive to make it the same for my patients. Seeing the progress patients make from day 1 to the end has been so exciting to see! It makes me so happy to see them being able to be themselves again and getting back to what they were doing before their diagnoses with these diseases. At the end of the day, I know that I have made a huge impact on each of my patients’ lives and will continue to do so to make a brighter and more pleasant life for each individual that comes my way!
I was born and raised in the small town of Tobias, NE, and currently live on an acreage south of Firth with my two kiddos and husband. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the kids’ sporting events, and just living each day to its fullest with the ones I love because tomorrow is never promised!!
My name is Jessica, CMA. I currently work as a research coordinator assistant and have been in research now for the last 5 months. I have learned a lot working in this department and am really excited to continue to learn more. I previously worked as a certified medical assistant with the Arthritis Center for 15 years with direct contact with the patients. It was satisfying to know and see how our patients would improve and to get to know them on a personal level. I decided to move to research to advance my career and expand my knowledge.
I was born and raised in central Nebraska and grew up with 5 siblings. I moved to Lincoln to attend college, where I met my husband of 14 years now. We live on a acreage west of Lincoln with our 2 children. I love spending time with my family and friends, going camping and spending time outdoors in favorable weather!
I am excited to continue to expand my knowledge in research and to help others improve in their health.
Hi my name is Aleece Reetz, BSN, MA. I went to University of Nebraska and then went on to get my nursing degree from Clarkson College in Omaha. I am currently a lead study coordinator here at Physician Research Collaboration. I have worked in research for 10 years.
I have been a lead research study coordinator in pediatric and rheumatology research for 8 years and have participated in more than 90 clinical trials. As a lead study coordinator I work directly with patients by conducting visits on site and keeping in contact via phone between visits. I make it a priority to address all questions and concerns throughout participation of a research trial by being in close contact with the company conducting the trial and the physician to make sure that we are always providing the best and safest care. It is always my goal to make sure research patients’ experience is a positive one.
My love for research continues to grow as more and more patients are able to experience the many benefits from the therapies that are provided, and the excitement for what the future holds in this everchanging world of research.
I was born and raised on a farm outside of Crete, NE and currently live on a farm outside of Kramer, NE with my husband, our 3 children, and our yellow lab. Outside of work I stay very busy running our young children around to and from activities, spending time with both of our large families, traveling to new places, and helping my husband on our farm.
Hi, my name is Leah, LPN. I obtained my nursing license from Southeast Community College. I am a Lead Clinical Research Coordinator with Physician Research Collaboration.
I started my career in the medical field in the United States Air Force as an EMT/ Medical Technician. I worked for four years in Labor and Delivery and the rest of my enlistment in a specialty clinic. After five years of active duty, I missed home so I moved back to Nebraska. After returning home I started nursing school and went in Pediatrics right away. From there I was given an opportunity to start Pediatric Research and have not looked back since. I completed multiple vaccine, dermatology, device, blood, drug, and formula studies. I decided early in 2021 that I was ready to expand my research opportunities and transitioned to Physician Research Collaboration with so many possibilities and unique studies. I have been in research now for about five years overall with hopes to continue for years to come.
I am very passionate about research, without it we would not have the advances and possibilities we do in healthcare. I also enjoy my patients and getting to know them and thank them for helping future generations to come. Without research patients, we would not have the technology we do, the medicines, or the opportunities to make lives better.
I was raised in Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska. I enlisted in the Air Force after high school and was active duty, stationed in Texas, Mississippi, and Ohio. I moved back to Lincoln after the military. I have two daughters who definitely keep me busy. I love sports; I am a huge Cornhusker fan! I also love the outdoors and learning about United States History.
Hello, my name is Brandi Dunning. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and phlebotomist-lab technician/coordinator assistant for Physician Research Collaboration. I draw and process laboratory samples for patients participating in clinical research as well as assist my peers with other needs in patient care or administrative duties.
I have been a Certified Medical Assistant for about 15 years. I have worked in primary care and pulmonology, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical field and different aspects of health care. I started at Physician Research Collaboration in October of 2016, and count my blessings daily to be part of the wonderful team here at Physician Research Collaboration.
Outside of my career in research, I am a mother of two beautiful daughters aged 4 & 5 years old. I enjoy many hobbies such as crafting, sewing, gardening, reading, painting, and most of all watching my girls grow and learn. I have a third “daughter” Harley Quin. Harley is a 135lb Great Dane/English Mastiff mix that’s such a joy to play with and watch my daughters love and cherish her.
FUN FACT: After working in clinical research I was inspired to participate in a clinical research study myself.
Greetings, my name is Paula Graham. I am a Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT). I work here at Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC)as our Data Entry Specialist. My job’s main emphasis is on electronic data management, query resolution, and quality assurance of our source data documentation. I thoroughly enjoy working in research due to the attention to detail this job brings, the various miscellaneous projects that I work on which allow me to use my creativity,along with the flexible hours to be able to meet my family’s needs at home.
I previously worked at North Memorial Medical Center in MPLS, MN for roughly7.5 years as a Concurrent Reviewer with focus on coding, quality assurance, and risk management. In 1995, I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for about 6 years. I then worked part-time for 5 additional years for the public school system before coming to work full time for PRC in January of 2006. I am very blessed to be a part of this wonderful research team called PRC.
My interests and hobbies outside of work include: church activities, spending time with my grandchildren, gardening/yardwork, quilting, listening to Christian music, watching Husker football games, and any outdoor activities. My husband and I are currently blessed with 2 children, 1 daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.
A fun fact: My son is a quadriplegic and plays wheelchair tennis. In 2018, he ranked #5 in his division in the USA and #33 in the world!
My name is Janet Greenwald. I am the Regulatory Specialist with the Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC). I am responsible for regulatory submissions and managing documents for all clinical trials to ensure regulatory compliance. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS degree in Agriculture. My work experience over the last 40 years has been in the pharmaceutical industry, academia and research. I have held positions as a quality control scientist, quality auditor, production planner & buyer, research scientist, documentation specialist and financial manager.
Hello, my name is David Scheer. I am the Accountant and Financial Analyst for Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC). I work with sponsors, staff and Health Care Practices to provide timely accounting reports and financial results as it relates to the clinical trials and operations of PRC.
I have been in some type of finance and accounting role since my graduation from college and take pride in my broad business knowledge of a variety of industries. I joined the PRC team to bring that experience to an exciting and challenging area of health care.
Outside of work my interests are generally associated with family and outdoor activities. I enjoy playing golf when the weather allows and any activity that keeps me outdoors. My wife and I have three children and nine grandchildren and we spend much of our free time with them.
I am a life-long Nebraska resident spending the majority of that time in my hometown central Nebraska community of St. Paul. I have resided in Lincoln, Nebraska for 20 years over two separate residencies.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a BS in Business Administration. I majored in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science. I spent almost 25 years in the banking industry working in many areas of the bank from lending to operations. Last 9 years I was the President of Citizens & Trust Co. in St. Paul as well as Citizens Bank & Trust Co. in Loup City, Ne. I began my career with a CPA firm and recently was in senior management with an international auction company.
Hi, I’m Deb Jensen.
I’m new at Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC) and will be responsible for scheduling appointments for clinical research trials.
Prior to working for Physician Research collaboration, LLC, I worked with the Arthritis Center of NE as a part-time Business Assistant. Before then, most of my working career was IT-based working in many areas including programming, pc support, networking, and systems and business analysis.
Outside of work, I enjoy painting and wood carving. God, family, and country are most important to me.
Hi, my name is Sheryl. I am the Accountant and Financial Analyst for Physician Research Collaboration, LLC (PRC). I work with sponsors, staff and Health Care Practices to provide timely accounting reports and financial results as it relates to the clinical trials and operations of PRC.
I have resided in the Lincoln or surrounding areas for the last 35 years. I graduated from Doane College with my Bachelor of Arts in Professional Accounting. My accounting background includes 17 years working with financial reporting for the State of Nebraska. The last 5 years of my career with the State were spent managing the financial reporting team.
I am blessed to be Grandma to 7 boys and 2 girls and enjoy spending as much time with them as I can in my off-hours. Outside of work I also enjoy reading, listening to music, and spending time with my boyfriend of 14 years.