Naomi Furmston

Senior Legal Counsel

Naomi Furmston is Senior Legal Counsel for Alimentiv Inc. and its affiliated group of companies, responsible for the oversight and active management of Alimentiv’s in-house legal department. In addition, Naomi oversees corporate legal compliance matters and acts as a legal advisor to executive managers, as well as its corporate officers and directors.

A 2001 Call to the Bar of Ontario, with 20 years’ of experience in both private practice and in-house counsel roles, focusing on corporate and commercial law, Naomi articled at McKenzie Lake Lawyers in London, Ontario and went on to pursue a solicitor’s practice including business, real estate and estate law.

Prior to joining Alimentiv in the spring of 2019, Naomi added diverse technology, global corporate and real property, as well as insurance and municipal law experience at each of BlackBerry, Cobalt Management Corporation, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and the Corporation of the City of Mississauga. A member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, Naomi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters of Education.
View Profile
Christine Müeller Rosenau

Director, Clinical Study Management

Managing Alimentiv’s highly experienced and dedicated global Full Service Project Management group, Christine’s focus is on ensuring successful project delivery, understanding client needs and helping her team members further develop and grow.

Background

Christine’s career in clinical studies started in 1995 as a CRA with a global CRO. She managed 20+ global studies in a variety of indications as a Project Manager and Project Director prior to moving into her current role in 2016.

Christine has a Masters degree in Biology and English, and is a PMP certified Project Manager.

Achievements

Christine helped to implement Alimentiv’s footprint in Europe by managing the organization’s first global UC study. She also implemented the Startup Specialist Role at Alimentiv and coordinated the streamlining of the organization’s site startup processes.

Ethos

“I think that as a manager you need to ‘walk the talk.’ I strongly believe in integrity and in Alimentiv’s values. They are the basis of my day-to-day work and interactions with clients and my team.”

View Profile
Daniel Philpott

Director, Clinical Operations

Daniel is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of Alimentiv’s Monitoring and Site Management group, Trial Master File Operations group and Logisitics Group. He embraces continuous improvement and innovation to drive the development of more efficient and effective processes, technology and organizational design.

Background

Daniel has over 20 years of progressive experience in clinical research, at both CROs and Pharma companies. Prior to joining Alimentiv in 2017, Daniel was Senior Manager and Process Lead within the Pfizer SBU at PAREXEL. He is a certified Clinical Research Professional, holds an honours Degree in Biochemistry as well as an MBA specialized in the Management of Technology and Innovation.

Achievements

With a commitment to driving innovation, Daniel has been integral to the deployment of new processes and technology platforms facilitating internal efficiencies and external service offerings.

Ethos

“Providing the environment and opportunity for this growth is a core responsibility. I love watching and encouraging the growth and development of people and ideas within the organization.”

View Profile
Sandy Pironaggi-Trocchi

Director, Quality Assurance

Responsible for Quality Assurance at Alimentiv, Sandy oversees the team that hosts agency inspections, conducts internal audits, assesses vendors and oversees QA for the organization.

Background

Sandy has over 25 years progressive experience in clinical research, pharmaceutical and medical device Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a certificate from the Canadian Institute of Management.

Achievements

Sandy has demonstrated quality leadership through the development and implementation of Quality Management Systems across various global organizations. She has a proven track record of delivering efficiencies through the identification, development, and implementation of Quality Management System process improvements to strategically meet the compliance needs of the business. In addition, Sandy has successfully led the development and execution of regulatory strategies across complex global markets to ensure timely approvals of pharmaceutical, medical device and clinical research submissions.

Ethos

“Quality is a not a destination, but a journey”.

View Profile
Arti Ramji

Director, Diversity & Learning

Background

Arti has led the Human Resources team at Alimentiv since December 2019. She has successfully partnered with her colleagues to implement many strategic initiatives and thrives on her ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.

Arti’s professional journey began as a software developer and morphed into a music educator. Her love of teaching sparked a career shift, where she returned to school to enter the distance education and e-learning industry. In 2015, she joined Alimentiv as the primary learning consultant bringing along her expertise in adult education. In early 2019 she was appointed the Lead of Learning & Development before moving into her current role.

Achievements

Arti holds a Master’s degree in education and is a certified Intercultural Competency facilitator. She has led many workshops on diversity and inclusion locally and internationally, as well as on other human resources related topics, such as communication and change management. She is happiest when travelling and enjoying an adventure around the globe and is passionate about music – listening to it as well as creating it.

Ethos

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “do one thing every day that scares you”. Taking every opportunity presented to you, ensures an opportunity to grow personally.

View Profile
Minni Singh

Practice Director, Enterprise Analyses

Background

Minni has been with Alimentiv since 2016, currently leading the Enterprise Analyses department, and driving the effective use of technology, data and processes across the organization to increase operational efficiencies and to enable innovative solutions. Most recently her focus has been on defining and managing Alimentiv’s digital transformation strategy.

She has a computer science degree from University of Ottawa supported by over 30 years of experience in many flavours of the IT industry ranging from start-ups to large corporations such as Nortel, Comcast, and TD Canada Trust. In her previous leadership roles she has successfully introduced organizational, technological, and process changes in support of strategic business needs.

Achievements

Over the past 15 years, Minni’s emphasis has been on providing thought leadership and oversight on solutions that bridge the gap between Corporate business strategy and current state. The resulting outcomes have ranged from the launch of new products, enhanced organizational processes or structure, to new technology solutions.

Ethos

“Everyone has something valuable to contribute, make sure they are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts.”

View Profile
Wendy Teft

Director, Precision Medicine

Wendy provides leadership and oversight to the global activities and timelines related to precision medicine for sponsor clinical trials and research and development projects.

Background

Wendy obtained her PhD in Immunology at the University of Western Ontario and completed a Post-doctoral fellowship in Personalized Medicine focused on optimizing treatment strategies for oncology and inflammatory bowel disease patients. She has 10+ years of experience working with clinicians, scientists, and pharmaceutical organizations across multiple functions to implement the use of individually tailored therapies in the clinic and to support the identification of biomarkers during clinical drug development.

Achievements

Wendy joined Alimentiv in 2018 as part of our business development team and has been instrumental in shaping and growing our Precision Medicine team and service offering. Within the rapidly advancing precision medicine landscape, Wendy has a thorough knowledge of translational technologies and has established key collaborations and partnerships to ensure the successful delivery of custom solutions based on client needs.

Ethos

Life is a journey of discovery…ask questions often, keep an open mind and always be learning.

View Profile
Jeff Walt

Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Background

Jeff joined Alimentiv as a Regulatory Affairs intern in 2011. Since then he has been instrumental in shaping and growing the Regulatory Affairs team at Alimentiv. Through experience, expertise and key collaborations and partnerships, Jeff is able to successfully navigate complex regulatory environments in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In 2017, the Regulatory Affairs group expanded and is now a multidisciplinary team that includes Clinical Safety services.

Achievements

Jeff completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph, followed by a post-graduate Regulatory Affairs certification program at Humber College in Toronto. Jeff has successfully built a growing team of in-house technical experts in Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety. He has been instrumental in supporting the geographical expansion of Alimentiv’s full service clinical research operations to over 30 countries and counting.

Ethos

A strong work ethic is the key to success.

View Profile