PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2020 June Life Sci

Life Sciences LCI Panel Discussion

Life Sciences and Project Management
Perfect Together!

23 June 2020 - Virtual
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Registration Opens 27 May


There is so much happening in life sciences today – addressing public health crises, biotech start-ups translating innovations into new medical products, managing device and drug lifecycles amid an evolving regulatory landscape, and much more. Are you a project manager (PM) working in life sciences but want to know more about developing your career, or are you a PM in another industry but fascinated by what’s happening in life sciences? Whatever your perspective and career stage, join us for a lively panel discussion about project management in the life sciences.

Join with our moderators, Claudia Campbell-Matland and Haresh Keshwani, as our experienced panel share perspectives and experiences as life science project managers. Bring your questions and share your thoughts!


kimKim Azzarino is currently the Learning & Development Partner for Global Medical Affairs in the Research Division of Merck.  She has extensive Global Operational and Commercial experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She is PMP certified and holds a Bachelors of Engineering and Master’s Degree in Technology.  Kim enjoys professionally developing Executives and building High Performing Cross-Functional  (Research, Medical, Marketing, Access & Manufacturing) teams.

daveDave Dalessandro is the Director of Technology Transfer for Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Innovation.  He held several leadership positions in R&D, PMO and Supply Chain over a 30+ year career with J&J where he developed and commercialized over 20 medical devices for the cardiovascular, surgical, orthopedic, diagnostics and consumer markets.

kevinKevin Fredette, MSME, PE, PMP has managed highly engineered projects in various industries for 25 years.  Since taking his first life sciences job in 2014 he has focused on facilities and GMP production assignments.

penielPeniel Ortega  is the Managing Director for PharmAllies, a life science consulting firm. He is a PMP with expertise in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries.  He is also an SME in risk-based qualification / validation, CSV, decommissioning, and data integrity programs.

kateKate Pestrichelli is the VP of Client Services (and a certified PMP) for The FlexPro Group, a Project Management consulting firm for the Life Sciences.  FlexPro has a team of process focused leaders to spearhead projects to success.  Kate’s overall responsibility is to ensure perfectly executed project delivery and exceptional client service to all our Life Science clients.

michaelMichael Sarachman is a member of the USDM Supply Chain practice, where he helps healthcare companies enhance their supply chains to meet regulatory, distribution and data quality challenges. Michael has led UDI implementation and product identification programs at major medical device manufacturers, overseeing teams supporting data management, internal and external manufacturing and artwork development.

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Normal registration: Thru 23 June
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PDP Information

Program Number: C020-20200623
Panel Discussion - Life Sciences and Project Management
Perfect Together
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.0
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.0

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