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Behind the Spec: Lisa Charter, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

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February 1, 2022
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"Behind the Spec" introduces our experienced and diverse team, who enable the Atonarp Vision: Unlocking Molecular Insights.

Lisa joined Atonarp in December 2021. She reports to Shaun Holt and is based in the Fremont, California office.

Lisa has a long career in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, most recently with 23andMe as the head of the Regulatory Affairs and Supplier Quality Assurance departments. She has spent 14 years in QA/RA roles in Clinical Diagnostics, Anatomical Pathology, Allergy Diagnostics, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer Genetics. She started her career in R&D, with 8 years designing and developing IVD assays for immunosuppressant drug monitoring, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Drugs of Abuse through direct sales channels, instrument applications, and OEM. 

Lisa holds a B.S. in Biology from St. Mary’s College of California.

Fun facts:

  • Married, one daughter
  • Dogs Samson (Bichon Frise’) and Willow (Siberian Husky)
  • Interests: Gardening, baking, movies and travel, with my favorite destinations thus far being Fiji and Australia
  • Best Advice I’ve ever received: “Manage your manager." What this means is healthy communication, healthy boundaries, no surprises, and most importantly hold yourself accountable, a concept which works both ways.

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