ValSource Consultant Amanda Bishop McFarland to Co-Lead PDA Quality Risk Management Interest Group

Quality Risk Management and Microbiology Consultant Amanda Bishop McFarland is the new co-leader of the Parenteral Drug Association (“PDA”) Quality Risk Management (“QRM”) Interest Group. The QRM Interest Group provides PDA members a forum to learn, promote, and share best practices that incorporate and advance QRM methods in their respective organizations. McFarland is responsible for providing focus, structure, consistency and direction to PDA QRM activities, conferences, courses and publications.

McFarland Headshot“It’s an honor to have this opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders I wouldn’t otherwise collaborate with, who are using QRM to better their environments,” McFarland said. “At my core, I am a risk management advocate. I am passionate about bringing people together to execute risk management more efficiently. For me, that’s what this is all about.”

McFarland specializes in the creation and implementation of risk management programs and in the development of custom risk-based strategies. In 2015, she presented at the IVT’s Quality Risk Management Series and IVT’s Microbiology Week. She has a Bachelors of Science (Entomology) and a Masters of Science in Mycology, both from the University of Florida. Amanda is an active member of the PDA and a faculty member of the PDA’s Quality Risk Management and Risk-Based Qualification of Sterile Drug Product Manufacturing Systems training series.

Amanda can be reached at amcfarland@concordiavalsource.com.