The JACIE team received an important boost in March when two new positions were filled and cover for Carolina Herranz was appointed. We are excited to be joined by our new colleagues who will bring valuable new experience and perspective to our processes.
Ángela Ruso has been appointed as JACIE Operations Manager (replacing Eoin McGrath who becomes the Director of Advocacy & Quality of Care, the new department that includes JACIE, EU and multistakeholder initiatives such as the GoCART Coalition project). Ángela is from Valencia, Spain and brings a strong quality background to JACIE which will help us improve existing processes and shape new formats such as the remote inspections. She speaks Spanish, English and German and holds degree in chemical engineering and an MBA Medical Devices & Healthcare Management.
Luis Bacaicoa is the new JACIE Accreditation Coordinator increasing the team from 4 to 5 Coordinators. His main tasks will be providing support during the JACIE accreditation process and its operational implementation, such as coordinating all the stages of the accreditation cycle, supporting centres and inspectors during the accreditation process, the promotion of educational initiatives for both inspectors and centres, and the contribution to the continuous development of JACIE.
Luis is from Navarra, Spain and studied biochemistry and holds a Masters in Drug Research, Development and Innovation. He has worked in quality in a pharmaceutical company and more recently worked as a quality auditor for a consultancy company. He speaks Spanish and English.
Taís Valdes Lindolfo Fraga Losada has joined us as an Accreditation Coordinator to cover Carolina Herranz while she is on maternity leave. Taís is from Brazil, where she graduated in Biomedicine and subsequently worked for 7 years at the quality management department at Hemocentro, a public non-profit hemotherapy and transfusion center. She then worked in Scotland before moving to Barcelona. Taís speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.