Boston Area Chapter Board



Jack Campion, P.E.  is a current member of the Board of Directors serving on the Scholarship and Educational Program (EPC) committees. He is also past chair of the EPC. Jack is a 24-year Boston Area Chapter member and is on his second term as Vice President. He also served two terms as the Chapter treasurer. Jack has served in a broad range of industry roles: process engineer and project manager for a design-build AE&C firm; Associate Director of commissioning/qualification/validation (CQV) for the Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories; Manager of Purification & Fill Finish C&Q for Genzyme, Allston; and Manager of Project Controls for Genzyme, Allston. Jack is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts. Currently he represents The Hart Companies, an organization providing solutions to the pharma industry for over 75 years via architecture, engineering, construction, and passivation services.

Kevin Chronley is Vice President of Strategic Business Planning and Development for A/Z Corporation, a specialty construction, design and maintenance service contractor with a focus on BioPharmaceutical/Life Sciences. Kevin has a background that includes a BS in Chemical Engineering, and brings more than three decades of diverse biopharma & Specialty Chemical Industry experience via a career in executive technical management, both from the manufacturing owners side, as well as his current role in leadership for a design & build contractor. Kevin has been an active ISPE member since joining in 2004, having contributed in the past to the New England Chapter by chairing a variety of committees and educational presentations, including: the BioPharma Show, Social Committee and Student Chapter progressing to a Board of Director and three term President. Recently in 2013 with the Chapter merger, he is now participating as a Boston Area Board of Director as Treasurer and currently as Vice President; having had roles as Finance and Social Committee Liaison. Kevin strives to continue to contribute to developing the ongoing Boston Area ISPE Chapter into a leading regional life sciences / biopharmaceutical society that brings valuable educational, professional networking and resource awareness benefits to membership.     

 Michael Levesque  is currently the Validation lead at GE Healthcare Life Sciences in Marlborough, MA. Mike's 20+ year career in biotech began with six years as a QC Microbiologist, followed by one year in QA, and ultimately a transition into Validation. Prior to working at GE, he has worked at Olympus Biotech (formerly Stryker Biotech), Zymark, and Alpha-Beta Technology; and has served as a consultant for Genzyme, Alkermes and several others. Mike has been a member of ISPE since 2007, and has served on the Boston Area Chapter's Educational Programs Committee since 2011, which he led as Chair for three years. Mike earned the Boston Area Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award in 2014. He has also been a PDA member since 2007. Mike has dedicated himself to a lifelong history of service, including nearly two decades in diverse leadership roles to several organizations in the sport of sailing. Mike is currently a US Sailing Regional Race Officer, Chairman of the US Sailing Multihull Racing Committee and an active catamaran sailor. Mike attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salve Regina University.

 Eric Felz  is an Associate Director in Validation for Shire. Prior to Shire, Eric worked for Genzyme and Abbott Labs and has 19 years of experience in the BioPharma industry primarily focusing on Commissioning and Qualification. Eric has been an ISPE member since 2001. Eric has been part of the Commissioning and Qualification Community of Practice as well as a member of the Education Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2015 as the liaison to the membership and social committees. Eric has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University as well as an MBA from Babson College. He enjoys hiking, photography, hockey, cooking and spending time with his wife and 3 children. 

John Spohn, CPIP is a Senior Project Manager with Hargrove Life Sciences New England Operations. John has provided owner's representative services and managed mission-critical projects in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other industries. He has more than thirty years' experience working at the nexus of process, procedure and automation for pharmaceutical, medical, and industrial systems. John is an active member of the ISPE and earned its Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional™ credential in 2011. He presently serves as President of the Boston Area Chapter Board of Directors. He has held the position of Treasurer and been a member on the Geographic Outreach Committee and Educational Program Committee. John authors articles and presentations on topics of interest to the Pharmaceutical Engineering community and is co-author of the Pharmaceutical Engineering 2013 Article of the Year. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Christopher Blackwell is a Senior Consultant with Hargrove Controls + Automation. Chris has provided services and managed automation projects in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing industries. He has more than twenty five years' experience in a variety of automation service roles. Chris is a 20 year active member of the ISPE. Most recently, he led the Geographic Outreach Committee, assisted on the Educational and Membership Committees, helped initiate and support the CCRI ISPE Student Club, and earned the ISPE Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015. He holds a BSEE from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from the University of New Orleans. Chris is an avid skier in the winter and mountain biker in the off-season.

Sean Burgess is a Senior Project Manager with A/Z Corporation, a regional leader in providing design, construction, and maintenance services for clients across a broad range of technically and logistically complex industries. A/Z and its 475+ employees are delivering projects of every scale across the Eastern United States with a customer-centric focus—a focus that has earned it recognition including as a Top 400 Contractor by ENR and a Top Workplace by Workplace Dynamics. In his role at A/Z, Sean is responsible for delivering on its commitment to doing "Whatever It Takes" for its clients, which include many of the region's most recognizable companies and organizations. Sean has been an active member of ISPE for four years, has served on the Young Professional Committee, received the ISPE Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013, and served on the Product Show Committee.

Russell Carr has been on the Chemical Faculty at University of New Hampshire since 1984. He has worked on several bioengineering projects over his career including plasma expanders and blood viscosity, rheology of mixtures of normal and hardened red cells, blood flow in microvessel networks, heat transfer in flowing blood, sterilizing medical instrument containers, influence of electric fields on platelet adhesion, adhesion of circulating cancer cells, sleep patterns of infants and hemoglobin purification by ultra-filtration. As Chair of Chemical Engineering, he has guided the launch of UNH's new bioengineering degree program. He has enjoyed his association with ISPE and has witnessed the positive results of UNH students' participation with the Boston Chapter of ISPE.   

Samir Gondalia  is a Senior Scientist at Pfizer, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, in Andover, MA. Samir has been an active member of ISPE since 2011 and served as Chair of the Boston Area Chapter Member Services Committee from 2014 to 2016. Samir has over 17 years of biotech industry experience in pilot and clinical manufacturing facilities. Currently he is working as a downstream SME for Pfizer's expansion in the emerging markets. He holds an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University. Samir enjoys tennis, cooking, and oil painting.

Edwin Harmon is currently the Director of Manufacturing Operations at Lyophilization Services of New England (LSNE) Contract Manufacturing organization. Prior to LSNE, Edwin worked at Biopure Corp, Immunogen Inc and lastly Sanofi-Genzyme where he held roles of increasing responsibilities up to Director of Manufacturing Operations. Edwin joined the ISPE in 1990 and has volunteered for the membership committee over the past years. Edwin has been very instrumental in recruiting members for the ISPE Boston Chapter. He has an Engineering degree from West Virginia and is a proud father of two beautiful daughters. Edwin is an avid Patriots fan and enjoys playing basketball, coaching soccer and fishing. 

Mark Levanites   is a Sr. Scientist and Validation Specialist at Pfizer, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company in Andover, MA. Mark has 13+ years of validation experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry and has been a member of ISPE since moving to Boston in 2012. He was the ISPE Boston Area Chapter Product Show Chair for the 2015 and 2016 shows as well as the Chair of the Product Show Attendee Committee in 2014. Mark attended St. John Fisher College where he earned a B.S. degree in Management/Human Resources. He resides in Middleton, MA and enjoys playing golf, sports, and spending time at the beach with his wife Rachael and daughter Eva.

Stacy Price  is Vice President, Technical Operations at Ziopharm Oncology. Stacy has over 20 years of experience managing organizations & programs for clinical/commercial biotechnology operations. She previously has directed a Pilot Plant for development and toxicology material production and has directed multiproduct Clinical and Commercial manufacturing plants for Cell culture and Purification. She is a seasoned Operations Head and Strategic Leader with deep experience in program management, process development and manufacturing acquired at Shire, Transkaryotic Therapies, and Serono. Originally trained as a Biochemical Engineer with an M.S. from Tufts University, she obtained formal certification as a Project Management Professional and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, in addition to further studies in Business Process Management from Boston University.

Cory Siddons is the Director of Engineering for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for process engineering, automation, facilities engineering, project engineering, and calibration / metrology. In that role, he is responsible for leading the design, construction, qualification, and start-up of a new oligonucleotide drug substance manufacturing facility in Norton, MA. In addition, Cory and his team also provides engineering support for other manufacturing assets in the Alnylam network, CMO operations, and R&D operations. Prior to Alnylam, Cory spent more than 10 years in engineering consulting, supporting projects in the US and Europe. After moving from Philadelphia in 2010 and several years living in South Boston, Cory currently resides in Dedham with his wife and 2 kids.


Howard Sneider is a process engineer and leader within CRB's Medford, MA biopharmaceutical team. He has over nineteen years of experience in both the operating facility and consulting service sectors. His current responsibilities include design, quality and content review of project deliverables, business development and mentoring. Howard's technical background lies in the design of biological, vaccine and API manufacturing processes, clean utilities, and facilities. His experience includes green-field and renovation projects at the lab, pilot, and commercial scale. Howard has also directed and conducted acceptance testing, start-up, commissioning, and validation for clients throughout New England. Howard has been a member of the ISPE Boston Area Chapter since 2002. He has served on the Educational Program Committee since 2012 and was appointed Chair of the committee in 2016. In 2016, Howard also was voted a recipient of a Volunteer of the Year award. Howard and his wife have two children. Howard enjoys outdoor activities and also writes a blog on technology gadgets.


Jan Vanselow is a Chemical Engineer who has worked in industry, government research and academia. She has been an active member of ISPE since 2014 including participation in the Product Show Planning Committee and more recently with the Education Planning Committee. In her 20 years as a product development scientist for Tyco Adhesives and Plastics (formerly The Kendall Company) she designed and commercialized the first finger bandage for sensitive skin marketed under the CURAD® name. She also developed J&J SecureComfortTM tape, which includes the use of an ultrasonic process for which she holds a patent. Early in her career, Jan worked at the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory in the Polymer Research Division and published a paper in the Polymer Engineering and Science Journal. Most recently she has advised hundreds of chemical engineering students at Northeastern University through their Cooperative Education program. She holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Rochester. Jan enjoys golfing, knitting and working in her yard.

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