WIB-Southern California

Name:  Alyssa Master
WIB Position:  Chapter Chair
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Name:  Daniela Zaczek
WIB Position:  Chapter Vice Chair
Company: DJO Global
Title: Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
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Daniela is a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist working in the medical device industry at DJO Global.  While living in Pittsburgh, she graduated with degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, held leadership roles in various non-profit organizations, and participated in the Pittsburgh chapter of Women In Bio.  As a recent transplant to the San Diego area, Daniela is pleased to be able to continue promoting the growth and development of Women In Bio in Southern California.

Name:  Supurna Chowdry
WIB Position:  Communications Chair
Name:  Katelyn Busse
WIB Position:  Communications Vice Chair
Name:  Julie Fishman, RPh MPA
WIB Position:  Program Chair
Company: JF Consultancy
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Julie Fishman is a co-founder and managing member of Quality Specialty Pharmacy in NYC area as well as a principle of a JF Consultancy Practice.  A graduate of University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and NYU Wagner School, she combines clinical skillset, broad knowledge of pharmaceutical and biotech industry and entrepreneurial approach.  Julie recently moved to San Diego from New York City and is fully enjoying her new home.

Name:  Laura Lockwood
WIB Position:  Program Co-Vice Chair
Company: Medelis
Title: Director of Client Services
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Laura is the Director of Client Services for Medelis/WCCT Global, a CRO in clinical drug development. She began her life science career in 1991 doing surgical research and progressed to sales in 2006. An experienced Business Development professional of the drug development continuum from discovery to the clinic, Laura has a BS Degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University. She enjoys the ability to network and bring people together in science through Women In Bio.  

Name:  Michele Baptista
WIB Position:  Program Co-Vice Chair
Company: Aspire IRB
Title: Co-founder
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Michele has been involved in the life sciences industry since 1991, and possesses extensive experience in Business Management and IRB Operations.  Michele is a Co-founder of Aspire IRB founded in 2004 and acquired by the WIRB-Copernicus Group in 2014.

Name:  Courtney Cote
WIB Position:  Funding Chair
Company: EvaluatePharma USA
Title: West Coast Sales Manager
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Courtney has been in the life sciences industry, specifically market intelligence for 12 years. She is currently West Coast Sales Manager at EvaluatePharma USA, Inc.; and formerly at IMS Health. She earned awards in both roles for top sales performer. Courtney graduated with a Masters in International Business and Undergraduate degree in business, finance and psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. 

Name:  Gloria C. Lin, Ph.D.
WIB Position:  Funding Vice Chair
Company: CG Discovery, Inc.
Title: Co-founder
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Dr. Gloria C. Lin is a co-founder of CG Discovery, Inc. Her drug development experience encompasses clinical trials, preclinical studies, and basic research. Dr. Lin held positions of increasing responsibilities at companies including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Allergan. Dr. Lin received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA.

Name:  Carlyn Crisostomo
WIB Position:  Funding Vice Chair
Company: Sanguine Biosciences
Title: Co-Founder and COO
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Carlyn is an experienced operations and strategy professional with 10+ years of combined experience in the life sciences and financial industries. Currently, she is Co-Founder and COO of Sanguine Biosciences, a Los Angeles-based and venture backed technology start-up serving the pharma and biotech industries. Carlyn is also Co-Founder of Lifted Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization providing scholarship and business grants to deserving students and individuals in the Philippines. Carlyn received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

Name:  Lynda Groocock
WIB Position:  Membership Chair
Name:  Jayme Davis
WIB Position:  Membership Co-Vice Chair
Name:  Elise Argue
WIB Position:  Membership Co-Vice Chair
Name:  Elise Argue
WIB Position:  Young Women In Bio Chair
Name:  Jessica Silverman
WIB Position:  Young Women In Bio Vice Chair
Name:  Jennie Star
WIB Position:  MAPs Chair
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