As the Director Research Quality Integration and with over 15 years’ experience in the clinical research regulatory environment, study administration, operational risk management and organizational program development, Katie leads the RQI team in identifying and managing risks based on systems and process analysis in support of clinical research excellence. As Director Research Quality Integration, Katie uses this expertise in combination with skills such as project management and Lean for Healthcare to lead the development and implementation of quality initiatives and best practices in the organization, such as Clinical Research Standards, Internal Quality Audit Program and the Responsible Conduct of Research framework. Katie is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and holds a Master’s certificate in Operational Risk Management from Schulich Business School at York University. Katie is a Registered Nurse with a BScN from Ryerson and holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto.