Jill Smith, MA, CCRC is the Senior Director of Operations, GAP Participant Services (GPS) for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) Foundation. As such, she works with the GAP-Network of 70+ sites to implement clinical trials programs and enhance recruitment tactics to ensure expedited enrollment into studies. She has led several recruitment summits around the country, overseen clinical trial recruitment videos, and creates tools to help sites conduct trials efficiently and effectively.
Jill is an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (since 2012). She also currently serves as co-chair of the Discovery Committee of the Gulfcoast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Before joining GAP, Jill spent 14 years working directly in the field of Alzheimer’s clinical research with patients and families. She led a university clinical research program for 10 years and has extensive experience working in community-based memory screening programs. She also collaborated to design and operationalize the first ever Alzheimer’s mobile research unit, a 53-foot clinical trial trailer that visited 9 different sites and offered over 500 community-based memory screening programs as well as over 100 clinical trial visits during her time at USF. She has been an adjunct instructor at the USF School of Aging Studies teaching Alzheimer’s disease management to Long Term Care and Health Science majors. She received her BA and MA from the University of South Florida with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease in her graduate course work.