Meet the project management experts
Within large organizations, our firm is skilled at identifying issues and road blocks that leave teams ineffective and under-performing. We guide our clients through robust planning and work with them to develop meaningful solutions. We measure progress, drive issue resolution, and don’t stop until our client’s objectives have been achieved.
Kevin Wysocki, Managing Partner
Kevin has over fifteen years of experience assisting pharmaceutical companies with Life Science business process and information technology projects.
Prior to joining Praxis, Kevin worked for Mobius Management Systems, Inc., a leading provider of content management software.
Deb Bartel, Partner, Computer System Validation Practice
Deb has nearly thirty years of experience leading quality assurance, validation, and technology initiatives. Her expertise is building practical, effective approaches to meeting quality and compliance challenges by utilizing LEAN, continuous improvement, and risk-based processes.
Since becoming a part of Praxis in 2007, she has provided guidance to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, research, healthcare, and software industries.
Joe Cunningham, Partner, Business Development
Joe has more than 20 years’ experience helping Life Sciences companies accomplish their goals by listening to what it is they want to achieve and offering solutions by the way of project based work.
Prior to Praxis, Joe worked for Compliance Implementation Services, a provider of compliance solutions to the life sciences industry.
Rob Turner, Ph.D., Partner, Capability and Competency Lead
Rob has over 15 years of experience specializing in R&D life sciences management consulting, program/project management, process optimization/metrics, communications/training, systems design/implementation, and designing unique solutions for business problems.
Rob has partnered with a wide array of clients across the R&D lifecycle – Drug Discovery, Pre-Clinical, Clinical Development, Global Medical Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Commercial.
Meet the team
Our mission is to drive business change through unique methods and knowledge applied by experienced, dedicated experts. Our Associates are at the core of our business and the key to our success. If we field a team that isn’t invested in the mission, we fail.
Our Associates become embedded in the fabric of our engagements and care deeply about results. We bring creativity to the engagement while understanding the nuances of our clients. We take a personal stake in the process and the outcome, which allows us to become our clients’ trusted advisors.
Steve Gignilliat, West Coast Consulting Practice
Steve is a veteran project management professional who has been heavily involved in the establishment, deployment, and management of pharmaceutical PMOs. He is particularly strong in large scale drug development projects, from Phase I to Phase III clinical trial stages, and PMO assessments. His background includes process improvement, supply chain, and functional assessments. Steve is also responsible for the Praxis west coast consulting practice.
Rodrigo Perez, CSV Manager
Rodrigo specializes in computer systems validation, process and equipment validation, for both medical device and pharmaceutical companies. He also trains professionals in computer system validation using a risk-based approach.
Aubrey Beck, PMP
Aubrey partners with clients in Ethics and Compliance, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs Materials Review and Pharmacovigilance / Safety. She has led the development of a PMO’s project and portfolio information system and multiple development projects for a generics pharmaceutical developer, as well as system implementation projects in Real World Evidence, Pharmaceutical Revenue Management, Quality, and Regulatory.
Ray Silvestri, PMP
Ray specializes in business process improvement, project management, and system implementation. He has experience in a variety of life sciences industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical imaging.
Josh has experience in biotechnology clinical trials and development. He has also managed the integration of work, schedules, and resources throughout a development lifecycle.
Sonika is a seasoned case processing expert, technical writer and training content developer. She has Project Management experience in case processing data analytics.
Joseph C. Kim, MBA
Joe has industry experience in large scale drug development projects from Phase I to Phase IV, Post-Marketing Observational Studies and Medical Affairs studies. He has experience leading the design and implementation of risk-based monitoring (RBM) programs and enterprise implementation of big data analytics tools. Additionally, he has a decade of hands-on and leadership experience in the operations of a regulated environment.
Abbas Safaei, PMP
Abbas has a background in process improvement, project management and business development consulting. He is a Ph.D. candidate.
Jamie Morris, Marketing Manager
Jamie leads our marketing efforts, including Praxis’ social media platforms, online presence, and customer relationship management. She is based in Indianapolis.
Samantha Amerson, Business Operations Manager
Sam manages the day-to-day business, finance and HR operations. She supports instructor-led and online training operations for our CSV Practice.
Connie Xu, PMP
Connie has industry experience working in GMP environments, along with QA/QC, to drive successful FDA approvals. She has experience in quality audits, change control management, CAPA management, and process improvement. Additionally, she is an MBA candidate.
Emilia understands life sciences from idea generation to lab research to go-to-market production. She has experience in a variety of life sciences industries, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, raw chemical materials, and medical devices. Emilia has worked in various stages of business technology strategy and implementation, including medical product document information management and master data management.
Jarrod Tremayne, PhD
Jarrod earned his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and is an experienced researcher and project manager. His drug development background ranges from managing pre-clinical research programs to late-stage development programs, including US and EU regulatory submissions, in both large pharma and small startups.
Heather McGinley, PhD
Heather earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry and has many years of laboratory experience in the chemical and biological sciences. Her experience as a project manager in pharma includes pharmacovigilance-focused and cross-functional process improvement efforts supporting both marketed and developmental products. She has also managed and served as technical lead on projects from brainstorming through commercialization in the chemical industry, including regulated pesticides and USP-grade products.