Stephanie graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS in Microbiology and advanced on to earn an MS in Microbiology. She has over 20 years of industry experience in the fields of microbiology, pharmaceuticals, and education. She spent 12 years with a Contract Manufacturing Organization responsible for the manufacture and control of parenteral pharmaceuticals and immunotherapies. Throughout various management roles she gained extensive knowledge and experience working in a highly regulated industry and has hands on experience with regulatory agencies including ISO auditors, FDA, JP, Brazil, EMEA, and USDA inspectors in a cGMP environment. She is a recognized subject matter expert in the field of aseptic processing and technique and was responsible for training people in aseptic operations. She is a member of PDA and has a green belt in lean manufacturing and 6-sigma. She is aware of the need for high quality culture media and laboratory standards meeting multi-compendial requirements. In her spare time, she teaches microbiology laboratory classes at Gonzaga University (Go ZAGS!).
Stephanie Bernards, MS