Caren Gadigian

Co-Founder and President


Ms. Gadigian has broad knowledge of finance and business which she developed during her 20 years working with private investment firms providing equity management, syndicate and operational expertise. During her 10 plus year career at NeuroCog, Ms. Gadigian has spearheaded the organization’s growth and strategic global expansion of services.  Ms. Gadigian is responsible for jointly managing the human resources, financial operations, facility & operational functions, and recruiting processes that bolster NeuroCog Trials’ ability to maintain the high standard of excellence across new therapeutic areas in pharmaceutical development. Assuring an atmosphere that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and consultants.

Richard Keefe, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO


In an effort to bring cutting-edge innovation and rigorous standards to industry trials collecting neurocognitive data, Dr. Keefe founded NeuroCog Trials in 2005. His devotion to scientific integrity is extended throughout the company’s leadership and staff which is thoroughly exemplified in the services provided to clients. He is responsible for initiating, developing, and maintaining supportive relationships with key industry leaders and scientific advisors. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences at Duke University Medical Center. His work for the past 25 years has focused on applying innovative strategies in neuroscience to measure human cognition. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed scientific papers on cognition, schizophrenia, dementia, and other CNS disorders. Dr. Keefe has had a leadership role for cognitive methods and coordinating center data review for several large NIMH studies including the CATIE, MATRICS, TURNS, and TENETS projects. He is Associate Editor for Psychological Medicine, and on the Editorial Board of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, and Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. Dr. Keefe is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and on the Scientific Board of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He was President of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology in 2012 through 2014. He graduated from Princeton University in 1980, and received his PhD in clinical psychology from NYU in 1990. He completed his clinical psychology internship at Yale University School of Medicine in 1990.

Susan Lloyd

Managing Director 


Ms. Lloyd is responsible for managing the development and growth of this global division and leading the operational, business development and quality control functions.  Ms. Lloyd brings over 25 years of management experience in business development, strategic planning, program administration and financial and operations management in the consulting field. Ms. Lloyd has overseen projects for local, state and federal governments, educational institutions, national associations and private industry. Ms. Lloyd has been at NeuroCog Trials for the last three years. She has worked with the company President to oversee operational functions including the International Language Department. Prior to joining NeuroCog Trials, she was a Vice President of Business for a national consulting firm dedicated to furthering higher education. Ms. Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.

Mirko Stankovic

Operations & Project Management


Mr. Stankovic is responsible for building a world-class global staff. He recruits and hires the industry’s top talent and manages the project production phase. Prior to moving to NCT Linguistics Mr. Stankovic worked at NeuroCog Trials as a Linguistic Data Monitor and Certification Specialist. He was a primary contact for the company’s operations in Serbia ensuring the highest data quality by performing numerous rater certifications and translating documents for accurate communications. Mr. Stankovic received his Bachelors of Science in Sports and Health Sciences at College of Sports and Health, University Of Belgrade. He is fluent in Serbian, English and Russian.

Talita Mauro

Project Manager 


Talita Mauro is a full-time Project Manager with NCT Linguistics. Ms. Mauro is responsible for supervising project performance and compliance, and ensuring all aspects and responsibilities of the production process are met. She coordinates and oversees the complete development of all project phases from pre-production to closeout documents, and guarantees that every project has a clearly defined strategy.  Prior to NCT Linguistics, Ms. Mauro worked in scientific research on a wide range of projects and has published several articles in international magazines. She was also a data monitor, certification specialist, and the main point of contact for clinical trial sites in Brazil and Portugal on behalf of the NeuroCog Trials team.  Ms. Mauro received her Masters of Science in Zoology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and English.


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