Meet our Trainers!
Collis Laton Floyd
Collis’s passion is ensuring training drives the desired change within organizations. She knows no single approach is the one-size-fits-all solution and uses her experience to develop highly-interactive training solutions. Collis has over fifteen years experience in FDA Regulated Life Science Industries. She has worked with training development, training design, training delivery, Quality Systems, Lean Principles, technical writing, communications and project management. Collis has used her expertise to design and implement compliance and training initiatives with success. Collis has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in English, concentration in Technical and Professional Writing. Collis has used her experiences from working in and with organizations who are in remediation with FDA and other regulatory bodies to address key concerns and share best practices with organizations world-wide. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in English, concentration in Technical and Professional Writing.
Quality Systems Trainer
Damon Linder is a seasoned quality professional with over 20 years experience in engineering and project management. As the manager in the Global Program Management Office (PMO) at Invacare, he was responsible for the coordination of all project related activities for the Power Mobility Business Category. All aspects of project related activities are included such as: project selection, project prioritization, project planning and finance, resource allocation, approvals and senior management status reporting. Linder holds an MBA from Tiffin University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
Danielle DeLucy has been in the industry for 15 years serving in numerous Quality Management Roles, such as the Director of Product Quality, the oversight of Sterility Assurance practices and provided QA oversight of numerous filling and packaging operations. Danielle began her QA career as a Quality Control Pharmaceutical Microbiologist at a contract laboratory where she performed various tests for their clients. In the years after, she has held positions in the Quality management arena while increasing her responsibility. She has helped to lead many Regulatory Health Inspections and was instrumental in the coaching process of her peers prior to any inspection. Currently, Danielle assists companies who are faced with warning letters, consent decrees and those wishing to improve compliance establish more robust quality systems so that the company can succeed.
Dixie Webster is a dynamic and passionate quality professional with over 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry. Dixie has specific expertise and core strengths in the areas of CAPA, Quality Risk Management Systems, Data Integrity, and Training System Design and Implementation. Dixie has spent her career staying abreast of new regulations enabling her to design training programs that help companies navigate the seas of industry change.
Herbert ‘Herb’ Miller has over 20 years of success in making training ‘stick’. His Training & Development experience includes assessment, design, development, and delivery. His ongoing learning as a TQM practitioner, along with those training experiences have inspired ‘customer focused’ training that adds value to organizations. He has a commitment to delivering high impact, business focused and effective training that contributes to organizations’ bottom lines. His experience in change management and onsite investigations have provided him with insights and practical supporting activities to ensure that his coaching and training accomplishes its purposes. His degrees include Master of Human Resource Management and a B.A. in Organizational Management.
Quality Systems Trainer
LaDonna Farrish is a skilled corporate trainer with a comprehensive background and more than 11 years of experience in the Biotechnology field. With proven experience creating curriculum and developing programs, LaDonna has led large-scale organizational change efforts and excels at group facilitation, training and development. Her expertise in Adult Learning and Accelerated Learning Principles has contributed to the flawless design and seamless implementation of comprehensive training programs with customized curricula focused on Quality and Compliance. LaDonna holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in Communications from Saint Augustine’s University and a Master’s of Divinity from Duke University.
Trainer and Instructional Development
Lorrie has over 18 years of experience in the Biotechnology industry. She has held various Quality System roles with experience in areas such as Investigation to Root Cause, Corrective Actions/Preventive Actions, Change Control, Product Complaints, and Document Management. All of her roles have involved special emphasis in training and training delivery in Quality System theory. Lorrie’s passion is connecting people and ideas, and she invests in each student to ensure that they catch her contagious love for Quality Systems.
Mike Murphy has 20 years of experience in manufacturing. He has a Six Sigma Masters certificate form Villanova University. He also has a Quality Improvement Certificate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where study included Failure Mode and Affect (FMEA) Analysis, Introduction to Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, and Building the Team Concept for Continuous Improvement.He also has his own patent: Murphy, Michael, et al. 2010. Bioengineered tissue constructs and methods for producing and using thereof. U.S. Patent 7,824,913, issued November 10, 2010.
Quality Systems Trainer
Peter Knauer has more than twenty years of international biomedical experience, primarily focusing on regulatory/compliance, product development and operations. Peter’s areas of expertise are Regulatory, supply chain development/management, risk management, CAPA/QEM, audit management and compliance/remediation issues related to biopharmaceutical and medical devices. He also consults routinely on IND/NDA and 510(k)/PMA submissions and acceptance. He was most recently Head of CMC Operations for British Technology Group in the United Kingdom, and has held leadership positions for Protherics UK Limited as well as MacroMed, Inc. (both acquired by of BTG). Peter is also Chief Operating Officer of BioUtah, the State of Utah’s independent Life Science trade association. Peter holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Utah.
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