GSI limits solicitation of contributions* to its members.




* Florida Statutes

CHAPTER 496.406(1)(b)



The following is a list of GSI Collaborators:

Baylor College of Medicine
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Fox Chase Cancer Institute
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jackson Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Marshall University - Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Stanford University, School of Medicine
University of Arizona Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida - Shands Cancer Center
University of Iowa
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
University of Miami, Miller Medical School
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Nevada, Reno
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Utah - Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Washington - F. Hutchinson Cancer Research
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wayne State University

NOAA-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Bank of America

Translational Research Working Group

About Us

doug.jpgMr. Doug Liles
Program Director/ Board Member

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A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Doug received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee and his Master of Combined Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  After a successful entrepreneurial career in real estate and business development, Doug moved to the Florida panhandle and established GSI (2002). Doug is a member of the Translational Research Working Group and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He loves the outdoors, family, tennis, golf, fishing, and science. Doug is the proud father of 5 successful children!

Jay LilesMr. Jay Liles
Assistant Director

Jay is the son of the Program Director, Doug Liles.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Millsaps College in 2005 and attended Law School at Mississippi College.  He currently runs a web technology business, Web Grouper, and has a successful career in music. Jay is a licensed Florida attorney.   



Dr. Bill Smith
Medical Consultant/ Board Member

Dr. Bill Smith, from Jackson, Mississippi, is a graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi Medical School.  He completed a pediatrics residency at University Hospital in Jackson and has practiced for 25 years with Children's Medical Group, also in Jackson.



nikki.jpg Mrs. Nikki Lindsey
Grant Writer

Nikki is originally from Elizabethton, Tennessee.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History, as well as a Master of Arts in European History from East Tennessee State University.   In addition to her work at the Good Samaritan Institute, she is currently working on her dissertation to complete her PhD in Modern European history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   One of her primary scholarly interests is the history of science and medicine, particularly the Scientific Revolution.  She appeared on the game show Jeopardy! in 2003.  She enjoys  reading, traveling, hiking, playing volleyball, kayaking, and  gardening in her spare time. She currently lives in Panama City Beach, Florida with her husband, James, and daughter, Noelle.



Mrs. Jennifer Petro
Grant Writer

Jennifer is a New Jersey Native who has made Florida her home since 1989.  She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University as well as a Master’s of Science Degree in Marine Science from the University of Miami, Coral Gables.  Jennifer has spent the last 13 years in the field of Informal Science Education developing programs, curriculum and Professional Development workshops for schools through out Northwest Florida.  Jennifer is an avid SCUBA diver and conservationist.



Mr. Eddie Smith
Accountant/Board Member

Eddie is currently the audit branch manager in the Technical Assistance Division of the State of Mississippi Office of the State Auditor responsible for providing technical assistance and training.  Prior to joining the Technical Assistance Division in 2005, he was employed in public and private industry since 1981. Eddie spent more than twenty years performing financial and compliance audits of local governments, county governments, state agencies, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit enterprises in Mississippi. He also served as City Clerk/Administrator for the City of Brandon for four years. 

Eddie earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1985.  He received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree (1981) from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.




Welcome to Good Samaritan Institute, Inc.

     Our mission is to facilitate cancer cures. Cures made possible by sharing of useful scientific information between researchers and oncologists.  We accomplish this by conducting workshops at our headquarters in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach Florida.

GSI also publishes, a web magazine created for technique oriented scientists. We chronicle the best biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, imaging, mathematics, microbiology and nanotechnology.

     We invite you to browse through our website and gather information about us, our mission, and current projects.  We hope that we will inspire you to join us on our journey.   If you want to get involved,  please contact us.  We would love to hear from you.