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Jun 2009Jun 2012

Director of Operations/Quality Assurance Manager

  • Managed repackaging operation ensuring accurateness, timeliness and good customer relations.
  • Created documentation necessary to fulfill requirements by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Adninistration (FDA), and State Boards. 
  • Created and maintained all Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s) necessary for a Repackager facility and operations in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) ruling. 
  • Helped implementing SOP’s in preparation for FDA inspection and streamlined SOP’s in connection with a facility move.
  • Organized and set up a manageable procedure for keeping current licensing internally and externally.
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Traker, SuiteRx, Label Flow, and ARCOS software.
May 2002Jun 2009


J & S International
  • Created and managed day to day financial attributes of company. 
  • Responsible for government and corporate tax issues, corporate invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, sales and payroll tax.
Sep 1995Apr 2001

Scientist II

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
  • Worked with a team of scientist creating and evaluating drug formulations including: iv-solutions, eye drop solutions, creams, capsules and tablets for clinical trials.
  • Created SOP’s for equipment used and managed stability studies.
  • Used High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry (UV-VIS) in the validation performances.
  • Co-authored several publications incl. “Preformulation studies for the development of a parenteral liquid formulation of the immunomodulator, peldesine”, PDA Journal of Pharm, Sci. and Tech., 53, (1999) 303 – 308.
Aug 1993Aug 1995

Analytical Chemist/Chemist

Avanti Polar Lipids

Analytical Chemist, (6/94 – 8/95)

  • Performed quality control procedures on raw materials, intermediates and final products utilizing equipment and methods including Gas Chromatography (GC), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Atomic Absorption (AA), Ultraviolet Visible Spectrophotometry (UV-VIS).
  • Developed new analytical methods and Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s).

Chemist, (8/93 – 5/94)

  • Synthesized lipids on a production scale while researching new methods and procedures for present and future production.
Apr 1992Jul 1993

Research Assistant

Auburn University

Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry (1/93 – 7/ 93)

Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering (4/92 – 12/92)

  • Studied toxicity and later the origin of compounds released during both the ozonation and chlorination methods of decolorization of textiles.


Microsoft Excel


Aug 2012Present

University of Alabama

I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Nutrition

Sep 1993Present

Jefferson State Community College

I have taken classes at Jefferson State Community College since I arrived in Birmingham. The classes range from english writing to accounting to prerequisites to apply for the master program in Human Nutrition at the University of Alabama.

Sep 1986Mar 1993

Master of Science

The Royal School of Pharmacy

Thesis titled Toxicity Study on the effect of Ozone Treatment of Textile Dyes. Research included work performed at the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabam


Lisa Grupe, Ph.D

Tacey Viegas, Ph.D

Ken Minor, RPh, MBA

Nutrition Discussion


Weight Management and Obesity

Community Service

Actively involved in The Alabama Waldorf School

Actively involved in Boy Scout of America


Short-Term Goal: Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Long-Term Goal: Helping families embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Work Philosophy

I believe in being thorough, timely, and always with a smile.


Lise Van Winkle has a masters degree in Pharmacy. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Nutrition. She has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical Industry as well as working with finances in a small company.


Phi Theta Kappa - the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.

Boy Scout of America