Janet Lambert

Janet Lambert

Chief Executive Officer

jlambert@alliancerm.org

Janet Lynch Lambert joined ARM in 2017 as the organization’s first CEO. With more than 25 years in public and private sector management, Janet is an experienced government relations and business professional with an extensive record of accomplishment. Janet most recently served as the Acting Head of Engagement for the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health and as head of the Outreach Office in the Office of the NIH Director. Prior to joining NIH, she was Vice President of Government Relations and head of the Washington office of Life Technologies, aiding the company in its growth from $300 million in annual sales to more than $3 billion.

Prior to Life Technologies, Janet held leadership positions in government relations, marketing and business development at large and small life science organizations, including GE and InforMax. Her experience also includes legislative and staff leadership positions in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Janet received her MBA in International Business from Georgetown University and her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two daughters.


Michael Werner, J.D.

Michael Werner, J.D.

Co-Founder & Senior Policy Counsel

mwerner@alliancerm.org

Michael Werner has almost three decades of healthcare law, lobbying, regulatory, reimbursement and policy development experience in Washington. He is the co-founder & senior policy counsel of ARM as well as a Partner at Holland & Knight LLP. In these roles, Michael focuses on issues affecting biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, medical research and research institutions, physicians and patients. His specific areas of knowledge include legislation and implementing FDA regulations regarding drug/biologic review, approval and distribution; reimbursement strategy and issues; FDA and NIH oversight of clinical trials including registries and reporting of trial results; approval and marketing of orphan drugs; stem cell research and regulation of cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine products; human subject protection issues such as IRB review and informed consent, as well as conflicts of interest and other bioethics issues arising from research and uses of new technologies.

Before joining Holland & Knight and founding ARM, Michael was president of The Werner Group, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that provided lobbying, regulatory, and bioethics consulting services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, physicians, health plans, investors, and patient advocacy groups. Prior to founding The Werner Group, he was chief of policy for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), representing over 1000 biotechnology companies in the U.S. and other countries.

Before BIO, he spent six years as counsel for legislation and policy for the American College of Physicians. Mr. Werner was senior healthcare advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, a congressional investigator for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and senior advisor to Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer.


Paige Bischoff

Paige Bischoff

Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs

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Paige Bischoff joined ARM in 2020 as the Alliance’s first Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. She brings more than 20 years’ experience driving global advocacy, policy and public affairs campaigns across the US, EU & APAC, focusing on policymakers, regulators, advocacy groups, influencers, payers, media and think tanks. Paige has extensive experience building and leading teams at the regional, national and international levels, contributing to stock price growth by delivering on go-to-market business goals and enhancing corporate reputations for regulated companies, ranging from fast-growth Silicon Valley medical device to global Fortune Top 10.

She began her career as an award-winning broadcast journalist and healthcare reporter committed to advocating for increased patient access to innovative new therapies. Paige relishes her role as a trusted crisis counselor which began when she ran the national C-Suite Communications Training Practice for a global blue-chip PR agency in New York, partnering with pharmaceutical and biotech company executives to effectively promote and protect their brands and policy positions.

Paige received a certificate from the Advanced Management Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in 20th-century European History from UC Davis.


Bryan Proctor

Bryan Proctor

Vice President, Finance and Operations

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Bryan joins ARM from the Fleet Reserve Association. He has more than 15 years of experience as an accounting and operations professional. Based out of the Washington D.C. office, Bryan will provide integral support for the ARM team.

Bryan lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children. A graduate of Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus, Bryan spent 10 years in New York City working for organizations such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal McCann (part of the McCann Worldgroup), and Coach USA, as well as founding Hero television network. In 2010, Bryan began consulting for various organizations in the Washington, DC metro area, including the Capital Area Food Bank, Catholic Charities, and American Nurses Association. Prior to joining ARM, Bryan served as the CFO/COO of National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities. A native of the DC area, Bryan enjoys being a part of an organization that is striving to make a difference.


Michael Lehmicke

Michael Lehmicke

Senior Director, Science and Industry Affairs

mlehmicke@alliancerm.org

Michael joined ARM in 2018 as its first Director of Science and Industry Affairs. Michael has over 20 years of R&D experience in biomaterials, medical devices and regenerative medicine. He has led product development teams for class II devices, human cell and tissue-based products, and drug/device combination products. He is a creator and an inventor with multiple U.S. patents to his name.

Michael has a MSc in /Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on tissue engineering, from Drexel University. Michaels areas of expertise include cell-based tissue engineering, bioceramics, biodegradable polymers, project management, strategic pipeline development, and business development.

He is passionate about regenerative medicine and believes that it represents our best hope for meeting many unmet clinical needs, thereby changing patient’s lives for the better.


Laura Stringham

Laura Stringham

Senior Director, Marketing and Events

lstringham@alliancerm.org

Laura comes to the Alliance with extensive experience in marketing and event coordination for multi-stakeholder organizations. Prior to ARM, she was the marketing & event manager at Janssen Labs, a healthcare incubator housed within Janssen Research & Development, the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson. There, Laura implemented all marketing and press strategies surrounding the newly opened innovation center, as well as managed multiple event programs aimed at increasing awareness of the facility and its residing start-up companies. Previously, Laura spent more than three years managing programs and events for CONNECT, a San Diego not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship.

Laura received a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Meeting and Event Management from San Diego State University.


Robert Falb

Robert Falb

Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy

rfalb@alliancerm.org

Robert Falb brings a deep understanding of government affairs and the pharmaceutical industry to ARM, which he joined in the spring of 2018 as its first Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy. Before coming to ARM, he worked for over a decade at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he helped to establish and grow the company’s government affairs department. In his last role at Teva, he was the department’s primary contact with the branded commercial units and product launch teams. He was responsible for recommending legislative and regulatory strategies to advance their respective priorities and assessing current and future risks that would impact their business. Robert has also served as a Legislative Director for a Member of Congress and lobbied for a national pharmaceutical related trade association and as well as a medical society.

Robert graduated from Brown University with a B.A. degree in Political Science. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and twins—a boy and a girl.


Stephen Majors

Stephen Majors

Director, Public Affairs

smajors@alliancerm.org

Stephen Majors joined ARM in 2020 as Director of Public Affairs to support the organization’s integrated policy, advocacy, and communications efforts globally. He brings nearly 15 years of diverse professional experiences to this role, having worked in life sciences consulting and business development, political risk analysis, and journalism across state, national, and international geographies. As a result, Stephen has a keen understanding of the life sciences industry and the political and policy environment in which it operates, from the US to Europe to China.

In his early career, Stephen covered politics and policy in Florida and Ohio as a journalist for the Associated Press. He later worked as an editor and client services professional for Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm. Most recently, Stephen led thought leadership and business development for the healthcare practice at DuckerFrontier, where he advised pharmaceutical and biotech clients on market intelligence, regulatory, and market access initiatives.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, son, and rambunctious beagle-lab mix.


Paolo Morgese

Paolo Morgese

Director, EU Market Access & Member Relations

pmorgese@alliancerm.org

Paolo is a healthcare investment and market access professional with more than 15 years of experience in both assessing and supporting access to innovative healthcare technologies. Between 2012 and 2017 he worked at Deerfield Management, a healthcare investment company, where he was Director of EU Research and Market Access. Prior to that, he worked at Merck Serono for five years, Kyphon, which became Medtronic, and also spent several years with the Italian HTA Agency Agenas. Paolo’s interests and expertise are centered around healthcare technology value assessment and maximization, with a particular interest in the early stages of product development. He is an engaged stakeholder in EU and international policy debates around access to cell and gene therapies, health technology assessment convergence, early dialogue activities and value-based pricing/contracting. He is the past chair of the European Biotech Industry Association HTA task force and biotech industry representative at the EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 Stakeholder Forum. In addition to his role at ARM, Paolo is also the Managing Director of Forethought Access, an early-stage market access consultancy based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Paolo holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy) and an MSc in Financial and Business Economics from the University of Essex (UK). He is an Italian national and currently resides in the French Alps with his wife and two children.


Alyce Osborne

Alyce Osborne

Director, Membership & Business Development

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Alyce has more than a decade of experience in research and advocacy in the public health field. She has acted as a project manager in wide-scale chronic disease studies at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she co-authored a paper for Public Health Nutrition. She has also led evaluations of nonprofit acute care systems and how they impact low income individuals and families in the Bronx. Prior to joining ARM, Alyce worked as an analyst on a CDC opioid abuse, misuse, and prevention grant at the D.C. Department of Health, with a focus on strategic planning and developing a public-facing data dashboard for the city. Additionally, she has led a private consulting firm, developing training programs and outreach campaigns for many small businesses. Alyce received her Masters in Public Health from New York University.


Jancee Curl

Jancee Curl

Senior Manager, Events

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Jancee joined ARM in 2021 as the Senior Manager of Events, bringing with her extensive project management and customer service experience. Her knowledge of event management spans across multiple industries from education to healthcare. Prior to joining ARM, Jancee worked for EBD Group, a global life science event company as their Partnering Project Manager. There she managed the marketing and implementation of their formal networking platform at large-scale biopharma events and worked closely with senior executives to help them achieve their collaboration and investment goals. She began her career in the event planning industry over ten years ago while interning with McFarlane Promotions, where she assisted with a variety of events from fundraisers to art festivals.

Jancee doubled majored at California State University, Long Beach where she received her B.A. in Communication Studies and Religious Studies. She currently resides in San Diego, CA with her husband.


Shakita Bazemore

Shakita Bazemore

Manager, Operations

sbazemore@alliancerm.org

Shakita joined ARM in 2021. She has over 10 years of experience working for various government, non-profit, and private companies in the Metropolitan DC area. Immediately prior to joining ARM, Shakita worked for a private healthcare practice in Northern Virginia where she was responsible for several HR activities and for facilitating regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and operational efficiency within the corporation. She conducted financial analyses for the company for use in both planning and insurance contract negotiations. She also managed the group’s participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System track of the Quality Payment Program, administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for which the maximum positive payment adjustment was earned in each year of participation.

Shakita earned her BSc in Mathematics and her MSA in Health Advocacy from Trinity Washington University. She currently resides in Washington, DC.


Kaitlyn Dupont

Kaitlyn Dupont

Manager, Communications

kdupont@alliancerm.org

Kaitlyn joined the ARM communications team in 2018, with experience in regulatory and legislative research, data visualization and professional writing. Prior to working at ARM, she interned with the Office of Communications at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she performed a needs assessment to identify gaps in outreach related to the federally-facilitated marketplace. Her final report combined quantitative and qualitative analysis to produce recommendations to increase the quality and efficiency of future CMS outreach. As a graduate student, Kaitlyn also participated in internships and assistantships focusing on legislative and regulatory research and advocacy on topics including Medicaid reimbursement, women’s health, supplemental nutrition programs, and unemployment insurance.

Kaitlyn received her M.P.P. in Health Policy from the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Political Science from Furman University in her home state of South Carolina. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with her husband, their dog, and two cats.


Jeanette Lazusky

Jeanette Lazusky

Manager, Events

jlazusky@alliancerm.org

Jeanette joined the ARM events team in 2019 in order to support the continued growth of ARM’s core events, as well as ARM workshops, industry events, and stakeholder meetings.

Prior to joining ARM, Jeanette worked with the Washington, DC nonprofit Atlas Performing Arts Center. As their Manager of Special Events, she planned and executed a wide variety of events, including board member events, conferences, and fundraising galas of 450+ attendees. She discovered her passion for event planning while attending Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. In addition to her experience with ARM and with the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Jeanette has worked with SRS Events and Pop the Cork Designs, as well as interning with the Pittsburgh Ballet, where she assisted with their annual gala and donor events.

Jeanette is originally from Lancaster, PA. She earned her B.A. in Marketing and Public Relations from Duquesne University and minored in Nursing.


Josephine Lembong

Josephine Lembong

Manager, Science & Industry Affairs

jlembong@alliancerm.org

Josephine joined ARM in 2021 as its Manager of Science and Industry Affairs. She has over 10 years of R&D experience in the tissue engineering & regenerative medicine field. Prior to ARM, she was the Manager of Process Development at RoosterBio, where she led their scalable hMSC manufacturing programs, oversaw the technical direction in cGMP tech transfer, as well as managed their custom Process Design & Acceleration services. There, she also helped shape the company’s product strategy, established and managed product development programs, resulting in the launch of their cGMP closed-system bioprocess media product line.
Josephine received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Her areas of expertise include process development & scaleup, product strategy & development, tissue engineering, biophysics, single-use technology, and closed-system engineering.

Aishat Magbade

Aishat Magbade

Coordinator, Membership & Public Affairs

amagbade@alliancerm.org

Aishat Magbade joined ARM in 2020 to support membership and public policy. She brings a background in public health policy, advocacy and association management. She previously worked at the American Society of Clinical Oncology collaborating with 46 state/regional oncology societies to determine emerging issues affecting the practice of oncology and patient care in order to form the organization’s policy priorities. She also worked with the societies on a number of association management issues, such as membership recruitment and retention. Prior to ASCO, Aishat worked at the American Society for Microbiology on a number of federal grants on biosecurity, laboratory capacity, and microbial resistance within countries in Africa, Asia, and the MENA region.

Aishat received a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Maryland. She lives in Prince George’s County, MD.


Thomas Szabo

Thomas Szabo

Executive Administrator

tszabo@alliancerm.org

Thomas Szabo joined ARM in 2021 as the Executive Administrator. He has over 6 years of operational experience in the federal government and non-profit sector. Prior to ARM, he was the Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Management Office, where he delivered superior customer and operational support to the President of the United States and 1,500 members of the Executive Office of the President. He was also responsible for all operational, financial, and logistical support for the White House Complex while partnering with the United States Secret Service, National Park Service, General Services Administration, White House Military Office, and the Executive Residence.

Prior to the White House, Thomas served as the Operations Manager at a non-profit organization in Arlington, VA focused on advocating for removing barriers to youth employment such as occupational licenses and regulations harmful to the sharing economy through grassroot efforts.

Thomas is originally from Sicklerville, NJ and currently resides in McLean, VA with his wife and charming shih tzu named Charlie.