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Gary Camblin

Vice President of Operations

Gary is an analytical biochemist with approximately twenty-five years of experience in the biotech and pharma industries. He started his career at Amgen as a bench scientist, which progressed to product technical lead for development and commercial support of several large molecule products, including cytokine, glycoprotein and monoclonal antibody therapeutics. Prior to joining Neva in 2021, Gary worked as a consultant for four years with several virtual, medium and large company clients at various stages in the clinical development cycle to complete CMC-related analytical projects, while expanding his experience into vaccine, oligonucleotide and cellular therapy products. This work included evaluation, selection and technical oversight of contract testing laboratories for development and validation of biochemical and bioanalytical methods, development and execution of product characterization and/or comparability strategies, data interpretation and auditing, problem solving and troubleshooting, analytical method and technology transfer, and authoring of regulatory filings. Gary earned bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Joanne Izyk

Senior VP of Quality

Joanne Izyk leads the Quality Management team at Neva with over 28 years of pharmaceutical, horticultural and science education experience. Immediately prior to joining Neva, Joanne was the Director of Quality Assurance at Correvio LLC (a Cardiome company) where she was responsible for a variety of global Quality Management Systems (QMS) activities. These responsibilities included the management and execution of the quality and compliance audit program for affiliates, partners and contractors in over a dozen different countries on a worldwide basis. Joanne also brings to Neva hands-on experience from both commercial and development-stage pharmaceutical companies in the areas of quality control (including HPLC and various wet chemistry & physical testing techniques), analytical research and stability, technical report writing, Laboratory Information Management systems, as well as the unique compliance and regulatory expectations covered by Titles 21 of the US Code of Federal Regulations, ICH, EMA, and Health Canada. With her varied global background, Joanne will serve Neva and its clients with excellent attention to detail, comprehensive global quality, compliance and technology perspectives — and an overall commitment to execute timeline driven objectives.

Tracey Brose

Laboratory Manager

Tracey is an accomplished analytical chemist and leader with eighteen years of experience. She is an expert in an array of analytical techniques including Karl Fischer titrations, liquid chromatography and dissolution. Through her tenure in the pharmaceutical industry she brings extensive knowledge in USP methods, cGMPs, SOPs, laboratory compliance and laboratory safety. In her previous roles she started up GMP laboratories and was leading laboratory lean initiatives. As the Laboratory Manager at Neva she brings her passion for lab support and improvement to the daily operations continuing to build Neva’s efficiency and capacity. Tracey received her degree in Biology and Chemistry from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Jennifer Hanson

Senior Associate Scientist

Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in the GLP/GMP Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, and Education industries.  She has served as a GLP Study Director, responsible for conducting research, tabulating data, and submitting reports to the EPA for product approval before being marketed.  Jennifer also has worked in the fast paced and highly detail oriented hospital pharmacy setting, responsible for receiving, transferring, compounding, tracking, and delivering pharmaceuticals in a Level I hospital trauma center.  This work included compounding using aseptic technique in a GMP Cleanroom.  In this position she was also able to play a critical role in building and implementing a bedside scanning system to reduce medication errors, improve patient outcome, and ensure drug delivery safety.  Her exceptional work in the pharmacy led to a teaching opportunity at Front Range Community College, where she taught a full range of pharmacy technician courses in the lecture, lab, and online setting.  Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Samantha Johnson

Quality Management Supervisior

Samantha Johnson has over 10 years of experience in cGMP manufacturing and testing as a Quality professional in biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. During her tenure she has worked in a wide variety of phases of the drug manufacturing process including research and development, process development, tech transfer, Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical manufacturing and testing as well as commercial level. She has developed and implemented quality and document management systems that span these multiple phases of the cGMP product lifecycle. In her position she has provided training and guidance on a host of quality system attributes including cGMP, change control, training system, laboratory safety and infectious agents, deviations and investigations, performing audits, hosting regulatory inspections, and good documentation practices to name a few. She has assisted in multiple regulatory inspections and client driven audits. Samantha has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University.

Kat Corkey

Analyst

Kat Corkey joined RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions in June 2021 and immediately began supporting projects at Neva Analytics. Kat officially joined the Neva team in September 2022. During this time, she has gained experience in various analytical techniques including High Performance Liquid Chromatography, SDS-PAGE, and UV-Vis Spectrophotometry. She has been involved in other GMP and non-GMP (R&D) laboratory projects including phase 1 clinical manufacturing, routine stability drug testing, and analytical method development. Kat has assisted in resolving deviations/OOS/CAPAs, writing standard operating procedures, and protocols. She is well versed in GMP sample receiving, dispensing, and shipping logistics, preventative maintenance on GMP equipment, and document management activities. Kat graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Danae Burseth

Associate Scientist

Danae Burseth joined RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions in March 2021 and supported a number of pharma/biotech client projects from process engineering through quality systems support. Since joining Neva Analytics in October 2022, Danae she has been involved with a variety of GMP and non-GMP (R&D) laboratory and research projects that include drug formulation development, analytical product characterization, in-use drug testing, phase 1 clinical manufacturing, cell bank generation, and laboratory method development. Danae has also been involved in projects that include performing technical reviews of laboratory documents, executing deviations/OOS/CAPA reports, and writing standard operating procedures, methods, and protocols. Danae graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering.

Sierra Mecalo-Schwigen

Quality Management Associate

Sierra Mecalo-Schwigen joined Neva in 2022 as a Quality Management Associate with a strong background in communications and a growing foundation in the pharmaceutical industry. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Colorado State University – Global Campus, Sierra brings a unique blend of perceptive and interpersonal skills to ensure compliance and quality standards are met within Neva operations. With a passion for precision and attention to detail, Sierra is currently working towards obtaining a Paralegal Certificate, further enhancing her ability to navigate complex regulatory frameworks and contribute to effective quality management strategies. Equipped with a solid foundation in communication strategies and a commitment to continuous improvement, Sierra strives to optimize processes and support continual improvement, ultimately contributing to Neva’s operational excellence and emphasis on patient safety.

Greta Stellrecht

Associate Analyst

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