About Us



Wendy R. Bond, M.D.

Principal Investigator


Dr. Wendy Robinson Bond was born in Michigan and has been in SW Florida for the past 13 years.  She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her internship at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.  She then went on to Tufts University from 2000-2004 for her neurology residency.  She continued her education with a fellowship in muscle and nerve disorders at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA form 2004-2005.


She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


For the past 13 years, Dr. Bond has been practicing General Neurology in the Fort Myers and Cape Coral Area.  She was the previous medical director of the Lee Health ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Clinic. She is a current member of the American Academy of Neurology, AAN Fellow.  Locally, she is a member of the Lee County Medical Society.


Because of her personal experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease, she recently joined Dr. Fred Schaerf, who founded the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida.  She will continue, with his guidance, to maintain the high quality of clinical research trials here in Southwest Florida, in hopes of finding some relief for everyone suffering from this type of dementia.



Jennifer A. Springer, M.D.

Sub Investigator


Dr. Jennifer Springer was born in Pennsylvania where she attended Temple Medical School in Philadelphia.  She then went to the Medical College of Pennsylvania for her residency in Emergency Medicine.


She is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


For the past 19 years, Dr. Springer has resided in Southwest Florida and worked part-time in the Health Park Emergency Department and Lee Convenient Care while she helped her husband, Dr. Charles Springer, raise their four children and foster child.


She currently works as a Sub-Investigator at The Neuropsychiatric Research Center.



Frederick W. Schaerf, M.D., Ph.D.



In 2001, Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf  founded the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida to establish, develop and maintain a high quality neuropsychiatric clinical research program in Southwest Florida.  With over 30 years of experience in clinical research, Dr. Schaerf and the medical research team conduct Phase Ib, II, III and IV outpatient clinical trials in Alzheimer’s Disease.








Wendy R. Bond, M.D,

Principal Investigator


Jennifer A. Springer, M.D.

Sub Investigator


Deanna K. Allard

Medical Assistant


Bernardo A. Avila, M.D.

Clinical Intake/Research Coordinator


Joan E. Black, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.C.



Stephanie Brown, RMA

Medical Assistant


Jessica G. Bur, B.S.

Site Manager


Tammara Dixon, B.S.

Quality Control Specialist


Cheryl A. Edgecomb, R.N.

Research Nurse Coordinator


Kerry Ellis-Berry, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C.

Clinical Operations Manager/Sub-Investigator


Andrea R. Feldman, R.Ph.T., C.Ph.T.

Unblinded Pharmacist/Clinical Intake


Jacob J. Feulner B.A.



Brook L. Medina, R.N., B.S.N

Research Nurse Coordinator


Maurie Romeo, B.S.

Director Business Administration & Regulatory Affairs


Deborah C. Silver, Psy.D.

Research Associate/Rater


 Joseph Spikes

Administrative Office


Robert C. Starke

Professional Relations/Marketing



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14271 Metropolis Avenue, Suite A • Fort Myers, FL  33912