Elizabeth Blackwood

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Chief Quality Officer and Vice President, Pharmaceuticals Quality, Johnson & Johnson

Elizabeth Blackwood is the Chief Quality Officer and Vice President, Pharmaceuticals Quality at Johnson & Johnson.  She has responsibility for Quality and Compliance for the Global Pharmaceuticals Segment in Pre-Market R&D, Supply Chain and Post Market Commercial. She is a member of the Johnson & Johnson Quality and Compliance Leadership Team (QCLT) and the Worldwide Group Operating Committee for the pharmaceuticals businesses.  Prior to her current role, Liz was Vice President Quality Systems and Strategy for Johnson & Johnson. She had direct leadership for Enterprise Quality Management Systems, was a member of the Johnson & Johnson QCLT and the Supply Chain Operating System (SCOS).  She had responsibility for the development of Quality Standards, strategy and business plans for Johnson & Johnson Quality & Compliance.

Liz returned to Johnson & Johnson after four years with GE Healthcare as Senior Vice President, Global Quality Assurance where she was responsible for establishing one global quality management system across more than 100 sites.  Prior to joining GE Healthcare, Liz worked at LifeScan, Inc., Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Ethicon, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Corporate QCS. Her last position at Johnson & Johnson before joining GE Healthcare was Worldwide Vice President, Quality, Regulatory and Medical Affairs, LifeScan, Inc.

Liz holds an A.S. in manufacturing technology from Keene State College, a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Lowell and a M.S. in management from Lesley College.  She also serves on the U.S. FDA GMP Advisory Committee and is a voting member of ISO TAG 176 Quality Systems Standards.