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Course Instructor

Beverly Barnwell

Independent Consultant


Beverly Barnwell is an independent consultant with over thirty-five years of experience, thirty-one of these years with the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Bev began her career at McNeil Consumer Healthcare in the product stability group, supporting both Developmental and Marketed Products for the McNeil portfolio. As she transitioned to the pharmaceutical sector (Janssen Pharmaceuticals), her responsibilities and experience grew as she moved into the Quality Assurance function. This included creating uniformity in processes across the two quality assurance labs. She also worked as an auditor in the Supplier Quality Group before moving to the External Manufacturing group as a quality manager responsible for products manufactured for Janssen by third parties. From 2008 to 2012, Bev moved to a supply chain role at a small company in Philadelphia, Iroko Pharmaceuticals. Her role as Director of New Product Integration drove integration of new products and new active ingredient suppliers into Iroko’s global supply base. She was responsible for all contractual agreements and liaising with the different functional areas to complete in-transfers on time. In 2012, she returned to McNeil Consumer Healthcare as platform lead (Director) in external manufacturing, supporting the return of products to the market while under a Consent Decree order. This included driving completion of the needed work plan for External Manufacturing, and qualification of third-party suppliers for the McNeil brands.

In 2016, Bev moved to DePuy-Synthes to support them in developing a more secure supply chain. She re-negotiated unfavorable contracts, brought reliability thinking and processes into the external manufacturing space, and managed global projects to secure the supply of the medical device products for the future.

Since retiring, Bev has consulted for a New Jersey-based device company as they move toward approval of their first product. She also completed her Master Gardening certification through Cornell University and its cooperative extension network. She and her husband, Paul, currently live in New York state on Keuka Lake.

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