DO, MBA, CPI, FACRP
Founder and CEO
Dr. Jeff Kingsley creates imaginative solutions to solve the biggest issues in clinical research. Surrounded by a bold group of individuals who share his vision of a better world, they are structuring IACT Health as an entrepreneurial enterprise capable of revolutionizing the clinical research paradigm in a daring way. This tenacious group of leaders is capable of outstanding results.
Dr. Kingsley is a serial entrepreneur and international speaker, passionate about excellence in everything and in making the world a better place. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in biology, chemistry, history, and cultural anthropology, and his Master of Science degree in biochemistry. He then completed his medical degree and went on to complete his MBA several years after founding what is now IACT Health.
Dr. Kingsley has been faculty with a prominent Family Medicine Residency program as well as Director of several academic health system departments. He currently holds faculty appointments with numerous medical schools and continues to enjoy nurturing the next generation of leaders and physicians.
Dr. Kingsley is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Association for Clinical Research Professionals which represents more than 13,000 clinical research professionals internationally. He volunteers his time and expertise on numerous other international Boards of Directors.
Chief Integration Officer
Christine Senn, PhD is Chief Integration Officer at Centricity Research, a site network with more than 40 clinical research sites in the U.S. and Canada. She is actively engaged in everything related to Change Management – integrating companies after M&A, strategizing growth initiatives, planning and executing special projects and lines of business, and continuous process improvement.
Dr. Senn holds her PhD in Psychology and has Masters degrees in both Clinical Psychology and in Advertising and Public Relations. She is the 2023 Chair of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), proud Fellow (FACRP), and is double-certified as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and Certified Principal Investigator (CPI).
DO, CPI, FAAFP, SFHM
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Surber is Chief Medical Officer at IACT Health with over a decade of clinical research experience. Dr. Surber is dual board certified by the American Board of Family Practice as well as the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Surber was a co-founder of the Southeast Regional Research Group (now IACT Health) with Dr. Kingsley. Dr. Surber is on the faculty of multiple medical schools and has a passion for teaching the future leaders in medicine about research.
Senior Director of Business Development and Recruitment
Felicia Irvin joined the IACT Health team in 2009 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Business Development and Recruitment. In this role she oversees sponsor, CRO, and physician relationships, patient recruitment, and community outreach for the IACT network of sites. In addition, she serves as the IACT representative for hyperCORE International, a super network of highly experienced research sites.
Felicia holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Equestrian Science. She gained her ACRP-CP certification in 2018, is an active member of the Junior League of Columbus, and an alumni of Leadership Columbus. In her free time, you can find her at Creekside Farm pursuing her passion in horses, alongside her husband and daughter. Felicia opened Creekside Farm in 2014, to provide an equestrian facility focused on adult amateurs. Felicia is also a member of Midland Foxhounds Foxhunting Club.
Clinical Research Director
Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Amanda graduated LPN school in December of 2007 and spent the next 4 years in the plasma industry. In September 2012, Amanda joined the IACT family as a Clinical Research Coordinator, specializing in pain and infectious disease. Amanda received her certification in 2014 and was promoted to Clinical Research Director in 2017.
Passionate about working closely with her patients, Amanda finds working on infectious disease trials to be extremely rewarding. She says: “Clinical research is by far the most rewarding profession I have ever had. It allows for continuous growth and unlimited experiences. The daily impact you can make on peoples’ lives will fuel your drive and keep you from ever feeling empty in your career.”
When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 11 years and her son and daughter.