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PDA Welcomes New Standards Manager

by Christine Alston-Roberts, PDA | Jan 02, 2018

PDA is pleased to welcome Christine Alston-Roberts who joins PDA as its Senior Standards Manager. Christine will manage various workgroups to develop consensus standards and oversee the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards process. PDA was approved by ANSI as a standards development organization (SDO) in 2016.

Christine comes to PDA after spending 15 years at the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) where she worked as a Standards Specialist. There, she was responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the ATCC SDO and any standards or certification initiatives undertaken by ATCC. Her responsibilities included coordinating workgroups, performing administrative, operational and compliance functions of the company’s standard program, communicating as required with the Steering Committee, the membership, standard development workgroups and ANSI, ensuring that records of the ATCC SDO were maintained in compliance with ANSI requirements and serving as the content administrator for the SDO website.

In addition to the SDO duties, she effectively maintained the ATCC Proficiency Standard program and product line, led cross-functional project plans and teams that involved planning, production, and launch of company certified reference materials (CRM) to satisfy ISO Guide 34 requirements and ensured that information was accurate on the company’s Web-based Standards Resource site.

Christine graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. She is excited to join the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs department at PDA.