The Education Program Committee or EPC is built of a team of like-minded individuals heralding from a broad range of Life Sciences industry segments, whose goal is purely the sharing of industry knowledge, standards and best practices with our Membership.
Our charter is to deliver valuable programs to our Membership and their guests, based on specific topics of interest covering subjects ranging from Research and Development, Manufacturing Process, Engineering Design, People Development, and related Business issues and solutions.
The Committee is headed by a Chairperson whom is nominated by the sitting Board of Directors, who's role is to guide the Committee through the task of canvassing the Membership for their needs and wants, developing specific program subject matter, coordinating the logistics of such programs and providing literary content for the Chapter publications.
The Committee Members are volunteers from the Chapter Membership, who feel they have a contribution to offer the Committee, and have the passion, drive and commitment to assist in the delivery of such programs. Typically, these Committee Members are professionals who are active in the Life Sciences community, but are not limited to the confines of either vendor or manufacturer. We seek to achieve a balance of industry interests within the Committee to ensure concise topics of interest that will appeal multifaceted Membership demographic.
The benefits of being a member of the EPC expound beyond the general camaraderie of contributing to the successful delivery of such programs, but also offer the chance to network at a different level. To be engaged in mutual topics of discussion with industry thought leaders whilst developing educational content for our Membership can be extremely rewarding on a personal level, this, in addition to the satisfaction one may feel from the wealth of knowledge you will have helped impart the audience.
Currently, the EPC offer several different formats of program. Educational Seminar, dedicated to the delivery of "Issue/Solution" and "Best Practice" topics. Plant Tours normally accompanying facility specific presentations, in respect of either a project, or new technology implementation. And "Talking Shop," a round table or Panel type forum encouraging interactive participation in the discussion of a given subject.
The Hosts, Presenters or Panel members in all cases are typically "Subject Matter Experts" who bring a wealth of knowledge to the proceedings and can be considered leaders in the subject field. As such, during or after the event, these learned fellows are normally open to the most probing of questions surely fit to challenge the best of inquisitive minds
Above all, the EPC is dedicated to providing Educational content to our Membership. We are always interested in talking with potential volunteers who feel they could bring something to this organization.
For Committee Member email information, please refer to the ISPE Membership Directory.
|Board of Directors Liaison|
|Mike Levesque||GE Healthcare|
|Christopher Blackwell||Hargrove Controls + Automation|
|Mark Braatz||F.W. Webb Process Controls Division|
|Sean Brown||Barry-Wehmiller Design Group|
|Jack Campion||The Hart Companies|
|Christopher Ciampa||Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|Brian Hagopian||Clear Water Consulting, Inc.|
|Cheryl Huie||Axiom Collaborative|
|Zeke Johnston||AMAG Pharmaceuticals|
|Joseph Kifer||RDK Engineers|
|Jonathan Ly||Barry-Wehmiller Design Group|
|Daniel Mardirosian||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Kristin Marengo||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|David Novak||H2H Advisors - Advanced Technologies|
|Christopher Opolski||SPEC Process Engineering and Construction|
|Kristen Picard||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Binesh Prabhakar||Cambridge IT Compliance LLC|
|Vincent Salvaggio||M+W Group|
|Zoey Shen||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|John Sheridan||PMA Consultants LLC|
|Cory Siddons||Alnylam Pharmaceuticals|
|John Spohn||Hargrove Life Siences|
|Rose Mary Su||Acentech|
|Thomas Vaughan||GSC Engineering|