"Where Compliance meets Excellence"

  John M. Lewis
Merck & Co., Inc.
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.
CFO – Ken is a veteran learning and development professional with over 18 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry leading high-performance teams.  Ken's central focus is continuous improvement of skills and knowledge while balancing risk and compliance.  Ken is a former GMPTEA Mid-Atlantic chapter president and active participant within the L&D, OD, Training, and Quality communities.
  Chrissy Frey
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.
  Terrence McGinn - GXP Consultant COO - Terry is a compliance leader who is creative and motivates  individuals with an ability to manage, organize, prioritize, coordinate, and successfully accomplish all managerial assignments; particularly effective in securing the cooperation of others by providing a clear understanding of how to meet corporate objectives and achieve personal goals
  Vince Ranieri
Janssen Pharmaceutical
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.
  François Lavallée
d'Aliter Concept
 IMD François Lavallée is President & owner of Aliter Concepts.  “Frankie” is a certified professional training and development (CTDP) and an organizational biologist.

He uses his knowledge of molecular biology to help its clients better understand the DNA of their organization to make it more efficient and effective by using the natural catalyst for the expression of their culture: the human being!

An organizational biologist studies the structural elements of your organization to identify on which axis the work must be done to increase the organizational gravitational force to its greatest potential and thus influences the rest of the organization.

As a consultant and formative, motivating and surprising trainer, François will enable the motivational factors of your organization.  By selecting the right intervention, organizational biologist will increase your understanding of the DNA of your organizations Culture

MaryAnn Fox

Board Member - Maryann has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industries, and is currently GMP Training Manager at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division.  She previously worked as a consultant to the pharma and biotech industries, and was also a Knowledge Management Analyst and Training Manager at GlaxoSmithKline.  Areas of expertise include Training Strategy, Learning Management System implementation, Instructional Design  and Curriculum Design.  She has a special interest in Root Cause Analysis attributed to Human Error,  and Training Effectiveness.  Maryann has a M.S. in Pharmaceutics: Quality Assurance / Regulatory Affairs from Temple University, and a B.H.S. in Clinical Microbiology from Gwynedd-Mercy College. 

Jon Padfield, PhD

Purdue University Professor

Board Member at Large - Jon will be responsible for starting up a new AGXPE chapter  to support our member companies in the Mid-West.

Jon is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 23 years’ experience in industry leading medical device, automotive, and security products companies and 4 years’ experience running his own process improvement consulting business.  Jon’s work experience includes 14 years of Lean Six Sigma project work, teaching and mentoring. Jon has also designed and delivered corporate training on quality and productivity improvements to over 50 companies across 4 continents.  Jon’s university teaching experience includes 7 years of part-time teaching in Purdue University’s Weekend Masters Program where he taught graduate courses in Industrial Organization, Project Management, Statistics, Business Strategy, Quality & Productivity, and Engineering Economics. Jon brings with him strong communication skills including presentations, writing, group training and one-on-one mentoring.  Jon has extensive experience working with employees at all levels from the manufacturing floor to executive management.


Bill Beyer

Managing Director for the Life Science Training Institute (LSTI)

Board Member at Large - 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 25,000 pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech personnel over the last four years.  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.


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