CRCN’s management team brings together medical and clinical trial experience with sound financial and contracting expertise to improve the quality of life for those in our community and provide the critical information required by our sponsors.
Darlene G. Steljes, RRT, RPSGT, CCRC
Executive Director of Operations
Over the past 15 years, Darlene has taken the Clinical Research Center of Nevada, L.L.C. (CRCN) from a single location with a couple of therapeutic areas, to 10 sites holding more than 40 concurrent studies covering a large number of therapeutic areas. Working with a broad range of sponsors and CROs, she has overseen the completion of more than 400 clinical trials involving more than 10,000 participants.
Darlene began her career in Canada as a psychiatric nursing assistant for the Alberta Hospital, where she also served as the manager of respiratory services for rehabilitation and the manager of respiratory therapists. During her time at University of Alberta Hospital in the late 1970s, Darlene worked with team members Dr. Garner King, Dr. Brian Sproule and Dr. Neil Brown and together, they created the first nasal mask ventilation devices for ventilator dependent patients.
Continuing to move forward with her professional career, Darlene became the Senior Clinical Polysomnographer and Program Coordinator for the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Darlene then moved to Las Vegas to work for Humana Sunrise Hospital Sleep Disorders Center as Technical Director to set up the first working diagnostic sleep facility in Nevada. Once the facility was established, she took the role of Clinical Director for the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Sleep Disorder Clinic where she worked for the next eight years.
Darlene then decided to start her own business with a diagnostic PSG site, and set up the Sleep Clinic of Nevada, which she ran for eight years. During this time, Darlene saw another opportunity in clinical research and started Clinical Research Center of Nevada, where she continues to be the Executive Director of Operations.
Troy Odynski, RPT, CCRC
Director of Operations and Neurodiagnostic Services
While still a very capable PSG Tech and CCRC, most of Troy’s time is spent with the day-to-day administrative activities of CRCN as the Director of Operations and Neurodiagnostic Services.
Troy began his career as a Clinical/Research Polysomnographer for St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, followed by a year as Senior Clinical Polysomnographer for the Sleep Disorders Center of Metropolitan Toronto.
Having worked with Troy on several occasions, Darlene Steljes brought Troy on board with her as a Polysomnographer/Technical Consultant for the Sleep Clinic of Nevada and then as Director of Operations and Neurodiagnostic Services of CRCN.