Laura Vitale, PhD – Director of Operations

Dr. Vitale is an experienced Quality and Project Management leader with over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.  Prior to joining MediBeacon, she was Director of Program Management for Covidien / Mallinckrodt where Dr. Vitale led large teams focused on development of products to treat pain as well as autoimmune and rare diseases.

Throughout her 24 years with Covidien / Mallinckrodt, Dr. Vitale held various positions that enable her to meet the unique needs of MediBeacon.  These roles include Quality Control Sr. Manager, Logistics Manager, Marketing Leader, and R&D Product Development Project Director.  She was instrumental in creating the pharmaceutical division Project Management Organization and has won many awards for excellence in team leadership.

Dr. Vitale has her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University, her master’s degree in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis, and a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley Arizona. Her dissertation was entitled “Project Structure and Success in Pharmaceutical Project Management: A Qualitative Multiple Case Study”.  She also holds a PMP certification through Project Management Institute.