Chapter Officers

Chapter President

John Holmgren
John has been the Manager of Validation and Quality Systems in R&D at Allergan since 2007. Prior to Allergan, he was with B. Braun Medical for 13 years where he held Quality Control management positions. He has been an active board member with the local chapter since 2006.

Chapter Treasurer

Bill Nichols
Bill Nichols is sole owner of W J Nichols Electric Co. He retired from Parexel Int. in 2001 where he was a Senior Project Manager for Validation focusing on validation of computer systems. Prior to that he worked at Fluor Daniels as a senior Electrical Engineer where he managed the electrical design of pharmaceutical projects and at MIT’s Draper Labs where he managed prototype development of military related projects. He has been an active Southern Cal. PDA board member since 2008.


Randy George
Randy is Business Development Manager with Kyoto America and works directly with companies offering engineering turnkey consulting, project management, automation solutions and packaging equipment to improve operating efficiencies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and nutritional supplements industries. Prior to joining Kyoto America Randy hold the same position with Gima Advance Technology Inc.

Ali Mujtaba
Mujtaba Ali has over 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry in the Operations, Validation and Quality oversight functions. Currently, he is working at Genentech Oceanside as a Director in the Quality Assurance Group providing oversight for Quality Engineering Validation, Change Control and Document Control areas. Prior to this assignment, he was the Director of Corporate Engineering for Amylin Pharmaceuticals and was an integral part of the team that developed and delivered the Amylin Ohio Manufacturing Complex. He has also served on the ISPE SD Chapter Board.

Ruchika Raval
Ruchika is President of Global Biopharm Regulations a small disadvantaged business. Global Biopharm Regulations helps with registration and quality compliance aspects of biologics on behalf of small to midsize firms and the department of health and human services. Prior to setting up her consulting practice in 2001, she was responsible for registration and compliance with Baxter Healthcare, Chiron Vaccines with increasing levels of responsibility. She holds a Masters is Microbiology, and Certifications as a Lead Auditor for three Quality Standards through RAB QSA. Ruchika has been a member of PDA since 2000 and a volunteer with PDA board since 2008

Tony Steinberg
Tony Steinberg, Sr. Director of Validation with Quality Compliance Partners, Inc. has over twenty two years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare industries. Tony is a very highly experienced professional with expertise in validation, quality assurance, project management, project controls, project budgeting, and training. His experience includes management of large validation projects, developing validation programs, writing validation master plans, development and execution of IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, protocol final reports/summaries and SOP preparation for Small Molecule, Solid Dosage, API, and Biologic manufacturers. Tony holds a B.S. in Quality Assurance from the Almeda University, and has held several management-level validation positions, most recently as Sr. Manager of Validation for a San-Diego based pharmaceutical company with several commercial products.

Brian Underhill
Brian Underhill is a Principal and founding member of BioSPEQ, Inc., a consulting firm with a project management approach to Quality Engineering, Quality Systems and Process Excellence in FDA-regulated industries. Brian holds a Masters in Science and a Masters in Business Administration.

Bonnie Ward
Bonnie Ward is the President & CEO of Quality Compliance Partners, Inc., a quality and regulatory compliance consulting firm providing quality systems, quality assurance, audit, validation/qualification, training and regulatory support services. Bonnie Ward has over 25 years experience in the life science, high-tech and financial industries with both private and public companies. Prior to her current company she was the Vice President of Business Development at a Life Science validation and high-tech consulting firm. Bonnie began her career as a CPA and auditor with Deloitte. Bonnie is an active member of PDA and other industry and local organizations. Bonnie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Science degree from University of Colorado – Denver.