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StageBio Congratulates Melanie Willis, CVT, BS, RQAP-GLP

It is with great honor that we congratulate Melanie Willis, CVT, BS, RQAP-GLP, Senior Quality Assurance Auditor, she has been elected as the inaugural SQA Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

As part of the SQA (Society of Quality Assurance) Board of Directors, Melanie will be working on the following:

  • Creating processes and implementation of asset management
    • finance, reputation, budget, policies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Setting direction – long and short-term vision
  • Mission and purpose
  • Ensuring Integrity of Organization
  • Providing Resources
  • Supporting Administrative Headquarters
  • Working as a Liaison with the Diversity Inclusion and Belonging committee
  • Helping initiate additional directives for Diversity Inclusion and Belonging

“We are thrilled to congratulate Melanie Willis, CVT, BS, RQAP-GLP on her new role with SQA as the inaugural Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Melanie possesses a high level of integrity and organization, therefore, she will be an asset to the SQA in helping to ensure the Board strategizes, develops programs, and promotes the mission of the Society. I am looking forward to seeing Melanie excel in her new position as she develops and maintains a supportive culture for members that cultivates inclusion and belonging and promotes outreach to new members and prospective members.”
– Lori A. Wright, RQAP-GLP, Senior Director, Quality and Regulatory

About Melanie Willis, CVT, BS, RQAP-GLP, Senior Quality Assurance Auditor at StageBio

Melanie is an experienced and RQAP-GLP credentialed QA auditor with a background in regulated (FDA, OECD) non/pre-clinical research, and a broad skill set that includes auditing all phases of regulated research, data review, document management, OSHA compliance, equipment program maintenance, bioanalysis and analytical chemistry, including method validation audits.
It is Melanie's goal to put her experience to work to support her dream of having a positive impact on the medical research industry.

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About StageBio

StageBio is a leading provider of GLP-compliant necropsy, histology, pathology, and specimen archiving services for the biopharmaceutical, medical device, academic, and contract research industries. The company operates four GLP laboratories as well as three GLP specimen archiving facilities in the U.S., along with one GLP laboratory in Europe. We will continue to make investments in facility and technology infrastructure to meet the growing demand for high-quality histopathology services globally. StageBio has a team of 25+ board-certified veterinary pathologists and more than 100 laboratory technicians on staff supporting our unified commitment to quality, scientific integrity and client satisfaction. Learn more at

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