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BioPharma Institute Management & Support Team

Terry Carmichael, M.Sc.
Managing Director, Marketing and Sales
Terry earned a Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine and Genetics from Wayne State University School of Medicine. After working in a genetics laboratory for a couple years, Terry’s ambitions led him into the entrepreneurial world. Founding GeneTree Inc. in 1997, Terry embarked on what has become an interesting journey. One adventure along the way was envisioning and spearheading the launch of the very first retail DNA testing product, first from the Internet, then from the shelves of major US pharmacy chains, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS. Terry has since gained management experiences in the consumer retail, medical device, life sciences, and training industries, and has been a visionary for many unique solutions in the industries, from the novel delivery of e-Learning modules to connecting physician medical devices to electronic health record (EHR) systems. Terry’s focus is now on growing BioPharma Institute by streamlining the production of high-quality training solutions for the regulated drug and medical device industries.

Algis Rajeckas, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Dr. Rajeckas earned a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an experienced marketing management and business development professional with industry experience including clinical diagnostics, medical devices, life sciences and biotechnology research.

Vincent Cirimele, PhD
Director of Laboratory – Laboratoire ChemTox
Dr. Cirimele studied biochemistry and pharmacology at the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg and received his Ph.D. in 1996. In 2003, he founded ChemTox and became Scientific Director and CEO of this laboratory in 2009. He was listed as Expert by the Cour d’Appel de Colmar in 2007 and by the Court de cassation since December 2012 for forensic and analytical toxicology, blood alcohol determination, drugs of abuse and doping substances. He is member of several scientific societies (TIAFT, SFTA, STC) including the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) since its creation in 1995, and became SoHT board member in 2012.

Christina T. Carmichael, B.S.,CCRA
Director, Clinical Project Management
Christina began her clinical research career in 1995, where she held positions as a Clinical Research Coordinator, Regional Clinical Research Associate, In-house Clinical Research Consultant and Project Manager. Today, Christina holds the position of Director of Training for the BioPharma Institute. Her responsibilities include identifying and managing training for professionals in regulatory affairs, clinical research, laboratory, medical device, drug manufacturing, and drug safety.

Alexia Raphael
Customer Service Supervisor
Alexia’s responsibilities include overseeing customer services and support for to those purchasing training or testing from the BioPharma Institute.

Chris Thomas
Customer Support Supervisor
Chris’ responsibilities include providing support services to those enrolled into training from the BioPharma Institute and those purchasing products from AbuseCheck and American Paternity Association divisions.


INSTRUCTORS & EXPERTS:

Carl M. Selavka, Ph.D.
Expert Witness – Toxicology, Explosives and Arson
Carl Selavka is a forensic scientist specializing in esoteric toxicology, explosives and arson. His career has been spent working with operational, academic and legal agencies to enhance forensic service infrastructures, quality and capacities. His toxicology specialties have been focused on hair, urine and oral fluid drug testing, hair and blood alcohol bio-markers, and the application of non-traditional forensics to harvest probative scientific information when normal tests would fail.

David Markovitz
cGMP In-Plant Training
Founder and President of GMP Training Systems, Inc., has over three decades of leadership and management experience in the FDA regulated industries. Having held positions as Manufacturing Laboratory Manager, Packaging and Filling Manager, Pilot Plant Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Technical Training Manager, and Corporate Director of Education and Training, he has hands-on experience in effectively managing complexity with limited resources. David’s corporate experience was acquired at Nutrilite Products, SmithKline Beckman, Organon Diagnostics, and Ortho Diagnostics.

David had the rare privilege of assisting Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the 20th century’s leading quality guru, in several of his famed Four-Day Seminars. David created and led the Deming Roundtable, an intensive year-long cooperative effort involving eight different organizations working to implement Deming’s teachings. An internationally recognized and award winning speaker and workshop leader, David has been invited to present at conferences and meetings throughout the world. He is the recipient of the Gold Microphone Award (National Speakers Association) and the 2004 winner of the prestigious Connie Award for Professionalism on the Speaking Platform.

Allan Dewes
Onsite GMP Training Instructor
Allan possesses more than 30 years of experience in identifying training needs, and developing and delivering practical, cost-effective training solutions for CGMP compliance. He has trained thousands of employees from all levels of the organization, from line personnel to executive staff, and in a variety of international cultures.

As a compliance consultant making recommendations, Allan applies current knowledge of the regulatory expectations along with current industry best practices balanced with client capabilities. As a conference presenter and course facilitator, he, is an internationally recognized training and development consultant, solving real business/compliance problems with practical, cost-effective solutions. Allan delivers exciting, creative, and participative training and workshop sessions through public seminars, on-site courses and national conventions.

Allan is also the author and publisher of various E-learning materials: the GMP Training Instructor Guide for Pharmaceuticals, GMP Training Instructor Guide for Medical Devices, and interactive training tools such as the GMP Challenge and Inspection Detection, and the GMP Trainer’s Survival Kit. The BioPharma Institute is proud to have built a strong alliance with Allan.