February 19, 2015 Pre-Dinner Meeting “Supplier Quality Practical Applications”

Please join us on February 19, 5:30 P.M. at

 Arboretum Club
401 West Half Day Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Because we expect at large attendance, please pre-register through Eventbrite.

Our own ASQ Section 1212 member Lenita Sims-Spears is our pre-dinner speaker.

Here are some things about Lenita that you may not already know.

Lenita is an accomplished regulatory attorney, law professor and RA/QA Compliance professional with over 25 years domestic and international experience in the highly regulated medical device and pharmaceutical industry.

In 2010, she started her own consulting firm, LYS Compliance Consulting. Her focus is on helping medical device companies navigate the often cumbersome web of FDA regulations and International standards. These include Abbott Laboratories, Phillips Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, and Medtronics.

In June of 2014 Lenita joined the medical device consulting firm of BioTeknica, Inc. in the role of Senior Quality Systems Consultant & Senior Regulatory Counsel where she continues to provide strategic support and information to healthcare companies while building a robust network of regulatory counsel consultants across the globe.

Lenita holds a a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Counseling from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, IL, and a Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, in Chicago where she serves as an adjunct Law Professor teaching Food and Drug Law. Lenita also teaches Healthcare Law and Ethics and Political Science at the University of Phoenix ground campus in Merrillville, Indiana.

Lenita serves as an active member on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the NAACP of Lake County, the Lake County Branch of the Salvation Army, the Chocolate Chips Association, a mentorship organization encouraging academic enrichment in science for African-American girls ages 7 to 11; Lakewood Home Health services which provides skilled nursing support to residents of the Lake County and the greater Chicago-land area.

In addition to her membership in ABA, Illinois, Cook and Lake County Bar Associations, Lenita is a member of the ASQ Section 1212, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPs), and the Food & Drug Law Institute.

Lenita lives in Mundelein, IL with her husband of 30 years and their three children.