Pharmaceuticals

Carmelo Chines

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Title: Qualified Person

Company: SIFI S.p.A.

Location: Aci Sant’antonio, Italy

Carmelo Chines has 15 years of professional experience, with five years as a Qualified Person of SIFI S.p.A. As an expert in preventative action, he is responsible for analyzing all activities from the previous day’s business, checking for critical data involving machine failures and alarm systems, and planning for any unforeseen problems that may arise. He maintains direct contact with the chief executive officer and teams to share his findings.

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Anna Arnsvik

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Title: Head of the Neuroscience Franchise

Company: Novartis AG

Location: Hoganas, Sweden

Anna Arnsvik has 23 years of professional experience, with six years as Head of the Neuroscience Franchise for Novartis AG. Throughout her career, she has set herself apart through her skills in communication, strategic planning and motivation. Each day, she is responsible for communicating with pharmaceutical businesses and creating high-level educational programs and workshops within the company. She also collaborates on global projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm

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sahar whelanTitle: Director of Pharmacy

Company: Concord Specialty Pharmacy

Location: Ontario, Canada

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm started working in the pharmaceutical industry 27 years ago. After college, she bought a small retail pharmacy, but felt that she lacked intellectual stimulation in the day to day pharmaceutical responsibility. She looked for ways that she could add to the business and responded to an advertisement about infusion. She educated herself and decided to incorporate it into her business. The ultimate mission of Concord Specialty Pharmacy is to be a pioneer in getting government agencies to buy into the concept of Infusion and develop a type of contract for homecare patients and improve their quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Beatrice Perotti

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Beatrice Perotti 1625851Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Beatrice Perotti Inc.

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, United States

Dr. Beatrice Perotti started working in the pharmaceutical field after obtaining a Ph.D. in pharmaceuticals at the University of California, San Francisco. She gained extensive experience in the field, particularly in outsourcing and drug development, and made the decision to start her own company. Beatrice Perotti Inc. was established in 2006 and is an internationally recognized pharmaceutical consulting firm that provides clients with a wide range of consulting services.

Dr. Perotti consults with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as life-science investors stationed around the world. She provides her clients with expert consultation in the areas of program management, technology, pathology, molecular biology, business operations, PKDM, contracts, outsourcing and clinical operations. Dr. Perotti is eager to assist and work with both established and startup companies. Her goal is to provide her clients with a resource that enables them to expand, grow and flourish. Read the rest of this entry »

Elsa Gomez

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Elsa Gomez 557844Title: Director of Quality Assurance for Research and Development

Company: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Location: Corona, CA, United States

Elsa Gomez began her career as an auditor of companies that provided pharmaceutical products to the United States Department of Defense. She gained professional experience by being involved in all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and associated quality control systems, and steadily progressed throughout the industry. Today, she serves as the director of quality assurance for research and development for Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is now known as Actavis Inc. Actavis is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and distributing brand and generic drugs.

Ms. Gomez assumed her current role 12 years ago and is recognized for her strengths in compliance oversight and regulations supervision of the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the research and developmental activities of the pharmacists and chemists, ensuring the use of proper manufacturing practices in the internal research and development department per regulatory agency guidelines, ensuring that appropriate quality systems are implemented and that information and documentation submitted to regulatory agencies meet requirements, assisting managers and employees in the research, development and quality assurance departments, and preparing for regulatory agency inspections.

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Anne Graham

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Anne Graham 1625624Title: Director of Human Resources

Company: Pillar5 Pharma Inc.

Location: Ontario, Canada

A results-oriented leader with 25 years of experience in developing and actioning people solutions to implement business strategies and priorities, Anne Graham serves as the director of human resources for Pillar5 Pharma Inc. The consulting company offers a wide range of pharmaceutical manufacturing services.

Ms. Graham joined Pillar5 Pharma in 2009 and has garnered a reputation for her organizational development skill set and ability to connect with employees. She has strategic and hands-on experience in all major areas of human resources, and constantly draws on her knowledge to fulfill her responsibilities at Pillar5 Pharma. As the director of HR, Ms. Graham is responsible for hiring, handling performance management, benefits, salary, health and organizational structure, developing leaders, and training employees. She enjoys her work of addressing human relations issues inside an organization.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Jodi Adamson

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Jodi Adamson 168929Title: Staff Pharmacist

Company: Kmart Pharmacy

Location: Prattville, AL, United States

Dr. Jodi F. Adamson is a 15-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry and has been working at Kmart Pharmacy for the past 13. As a pharmacist, Dr. Adamson fills and dispenses prescriptions, counsels customers, and provides them with the highest quality customer service. She gets great satisfaction out of her work and prides herself on always meeting and exceeding the customers’ expectations.

A talented writer, Dr. Adamson taps into her creative side and develops beautifully written and structured poems. She has published work in numerous literary magazines, wrote “Steampunk Alchemy” in the “Dreams of Steam III Gadgets” anthology published by Kerlak Publishing in 2013, and has two short stories featured in the anthology “It was a Dark and Stormy Night,” by Joyce A. Norman. Dr. Adamson also penned the “The Ten Commandments For Pharmacists” in 2010, which is illustrated by Stacey Hopson and can be purchased at the Xlibris bookstore website. Dr. Adamson’s other work, including Gadgets and numerous anthologies can be purchased on Amazon and various online bookstores.

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Julie E. Faulkner, M.Sc.

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60e6c0b31bcf42b3ba5f7ec5d7d0fdd9Title: Clinical Project Management Director

Company: Quintiles

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Julie Faulkner’s fascination with medicine led to her decision to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry. Today, she has 21 years of industry experience and has become an integral member of Quintiles’ staff. Quintiles is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies that focuses on development and commercial outsourcing services. In her position for the past 12 years, Ms. Faulkner is responsible for conducting global clinical trials, managing programs for clients, working in the biotechnology sector with drugs and devices, and running clinical trials.

Ms. Faulkner is a highly accomplished professional who is noted for launching new drugs into the market. She has worked on clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes, and has made great strides in helping to save and improve the quality of life for the people taking the drugs she works on. Ms. Faulkner’s ultimate goal is to find a cure for cancer. Read the rest of this entry »