Meet Our Board of Directors

John M. Lewis 

Merck & Co., Inc.

President/CEO - John has over 25 years experience with diversified talents in International, Federal, State and Local quality and compliance standards and regulations within the life science industries. He is a Quality Engineer sporting a Sigma BlackBelt and is currently working together with the Board of Directors,  uniting individuals with a passion and concern for quality, compliance, education and training. John was the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of the GMPTEA and BOD Member at Large of American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter.

Kenneth Petelinkar
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

AGXPE Chairman of the Board

CFO – Ken is a veteran learning and development professional with nearly 25 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry leading high-performance teams in R&D, Manufacturing (Clinical and Commercial) and Supply Chain.  He has familiarity with many GXP areas, but has an extensive GMP background.   Ken's central learning focus is continuous improvement of skills and knowledge while balancing risk and compliance.  Ken is a degreed engineer and has experience from early-phase drug development through commercialization.  Ken is an original founder of the AGXPE.  He is the Chairman of the AGXPE Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer.   Ken is an active participant within the L&D, OD, Training, and Quality communities.

Chrissy Frey
Bristol-Myers Squibb

CMO - Chrissy Frey graduated with her Executive MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) and earned her Bachelor Science in Biology from Pennsylvania State University (PSU). In addition, Chrissy has a secondary teaching certificate from York College. Combining this education with over 20 years of pharmaceutical experience, ranging from large to start-up biological and pharmaceutical companies, she brings a plethora of experience, knowledge, and excitement to evaluating business and learning opportunities. She is a motivating and proven leader that successfully implements strategic goals and visions while aligning with business needs. Chrissy’s personal philosophy in life is that continuous improvement is mandatory for success and is a life-long process. Seeking new opportunities and challenges, as well as, growth and development learnings for her teams and self are just one of the many facets of her ideology.

Tammy Cullen 
Eli Lilly and Company

CLO - Tammy has a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and over 25 years of experience creating and conducting performance improvement programs. Currently she is a Manager of  Learning & Development with Eli Lilly, with a team that supports the Product Research and Development. She began her career in public education as a mathematics teacher and Staff Development Coordinator.

Vince Ranieri
Johnson & Johnson

CAO - Vincent A. Ranieri has been an employee of Johnson & Johnson for nearly 14 years.  He began his JNJ career as an Assistant Scientist in 1999 with Janssen Pharmaceutica and is now the Manger, Laboratory Analyst Training & Certification Program, LATCP. He has over 25 years of medical, environmental and pharmaceutical analytical chemistry experience.  Vince has over ten years of pharmaceutical sector experience being a leader in dissolution testing.  He has earned a dissolution certification from United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and has over 40 hours of outside dissolution training. From 2009 – 2012, Vince accepted a role as QA Training Manager in medical devices working for Integra LifeSciences putting together a compliant training system that passed challenges from U.S. FDA and several notified body assessments. A key strength is being the voice of quality and driving importance of GMPs. Vince holds a BS in chemistry from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York and has earned a Training Manager/Director certification from Langevin Learning Services.

Bill Beyer
Managing Director/RedNucleus

Bill  is a business-builder, educator, and fan of all things that help others advance their careers.  As founder and Managing Director of the Life Science Training Institute (LSTI), he has overseen the training of over 100,000 pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech personnel since 2013.  Prior to founding LSTI, Bill was Marketing Director for the Center for Professional Innovation & Education (CfPIE).  During his time there, Bill developed eight industry-recognized certification programs spanning the GxP spectrum, and guided the company to significant revenue growth.  Earlier in his career, Bill held sales management positions with Learning Tree International and FDAnews.  Bill also spent five years with The Princeton Review, a leading standardized test preparation company.  As the Director of Graduate Programs, Bill developed Princeton Review’s MCAT verbal and USMLE Step 1 & 2 preparation courses.

Bill has a BS in Biological and Cultural Anthropology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.  When he is not running LSTI, Bill likes to spend quality time with his family and is a horrible fisherman.

Michelle Durcholz
PTC Therapeutics

Michelle joined PTC Therapeutics in March of 2020.  Her primary responsibilities currently center around the implementation and validation of a new Learning Management System (LMS) and the migration from the current LMS.  Since joining the pharma industry in 2002, she has supported quality, manufacturing, laboratories, and business functions. Michelle’s areas of expertise include the Usage of Learning Managements Systems & Document Management Systems, Audit Readiness & Support, and Training Program Support. Her experience at Baxter, Bristol Myers Squibb, and now, PTC, has provided exposure to a broad range of process, practices, and information.  In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, bicycling, swimming, working in her garden, and researching topics of interest. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville.

John Constantine
Orchestrall, Inc. 

John is a veteran of over 30 years in the life sciences industry, first at GlaxoSmithKline, then at Merck as Executive Director, Merck Polytechnic Institute in 2008, and joining Orchestrall, Inc. as Senior VP, Talent Solutions in 2016.  His background includes Sales, Marketing, Corporate Staffs, Information Technology, Human Resources, Research and Development, and over 25 years in Learning & Development.

John's expertise lies in the application of learning to business strategy to drive workforce effectiveness and the application of technology to learning to drive learning effectiveness and efficiency. Other areas of expertise include:

    • Learning strategy
    • Impact of Leadership
    • SOP training optimization
    • Training organizational design & development
    • Technology solutions include training systems integration, 3D Virtual Live environments, mobile learning, microlearning
    • Services to support strategy and technologies
    • Measurement of training effectiveness – quantifying return on training spend

He is a long-term member and served on the Board of Directors of the Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network (LTEN) for 14 years, including 2 years as president. He is also a Board of Directors member of the Association for GxP Excellence (AGXPE), Association for Talent Development, the Society of Human Resources Management, Chair of the Board of the Asia (Global) Training Consortium, served as Advisor, National Board of Medical Examiners Clinical Research Certification, and is an advisor to the Smart Healthy City Alliance. He previously served as Senior Advisor, China Sourcing Working Committee, China Council for International Investment Promotion.

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