Digital summits are a new experience in online education, optimized for professionals who need deeper-dive information to help them make key business decisions. These immersive education programs are presented by thought leaders in contract manufacturing, addressing the industry’s top challenges.
As a registered user, you can attend the live event on September 24th to view video content in real time with live Q and A interaction with the presenters, or you can watch the content on-demand after the live event. Our program also offers three contact hours of continuing education.
Inside the Digital Summit platform, users have access to a resource library featuring premium content from INSIDER, along with whitepapers, briefs, and webinar content from the event underwriters. You'll have the ability to create your own profile, pose questions, start a dialogue, download resource material, and much more.
Brian Frisby has more than 25 years’ experience in the Quality, regulatory and product development fields within the dietary supplement industry. He is currently executive director of quality and regulatory compliance for 21st Century HealthCare Inc., Tempe, AZ.
Frisby currently services as chairman of the Arizona State Chapter of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and vice chairman of the COMPLI/Standards Committee of the Natural Products Association (NPA).
Frisby's previous experience includes director of quality and regulatory compliance for Nature’s Way, vice president of operations for Marlyn Nutraceuticals and more recently, more than 13 years with Capsugel, a division of Pfizer.
Co-presented by the United Natural Products Alliance
Claudia A. Lewis is a partner at Venable LLP and concentrates in food and drug regulatory law. She represents clients whose products are regulated by FDA under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. Lewis counsels companies, scientists, physicians, nutritionists, health care associations and citizen groups on regulatory compliance issues relating to dietary supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, homeopathic preparations, medical foods, medical devices, California Proposition 65 and the importation and exportation of FDA-regulated goods. Lewis also advises clients on all aspects of marketing of such products, including USDA regulations governing the use of the term "organic," labeling, advertising, manufacturing and distribution issues. She is also experienced in advising international clients on how to establish a U.S. market for their products.
Ms. Meehan has been with Polaris Compliance Consultants, Inc. since 2008. She develops the company’s SOPs and manages the internal training program. She also acts as Polaris’ social media manager and writes the company blog. Prior to joining Polaris, she worked at a major telecommunication R&D company where she provided consulting and training on telecom services, and spoke at numerous industry forums. Ms. Meehan also teaches math at a local university and tutors high school students in math and SAT prep. She holds a BA in Computer Science from La Salle University and an MS in Computer Science from Drexel University.
Aaron Secrist is the quality and regulatory manager at NOW Foods. He has more than 20 years of experience in the dietary supplements industry. Before joining NOW, he provided regulatory consulting services in the industry, including conducting GMP (good manufacturing practice) audits under the Natural Product Association (NPA) GMP certification program. He has also been a speaker at many dietary supplement GMP education seminars under the auspices of the NPA, which he continues to do. Prior to his consulting business, Secrist was the director of quality and R&D for Nature’s Way.
Ms. Sylvia-Heeter has over 30 years of GMP, GLP, and GCP quality assurance and compliance experience with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Clinical Research Materials, and Finished Product. During her career, she has developed global quality systems and prepared both domestic and international facilities for FDA Pre-approval Inspections. Ms. Sylvia-Heeter has interacted with the FDA at both the Headquarters and District levels. She has held positions as Compliance Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Global Director at major research-based and generic pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms. She is a member of American Society of Quality, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and the North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum. Ms. Sylvia-Heeter holds a BS in Biology from Loyola University.