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Next Step maintains and extensive network of independent associates experienced in product development and operations with demonstrated leadership skills as well as particular areas of expertise. In addition, Next Step has strategic partnerships with contract staffing companies in the medical device and diagnostic industry and can provide partial or complete project teams as required.

Some of our associates are listed below.

Maret Mawell PhD - Chief Collaborator

Maret's career spans academic, government, and private enterprise concluding with 20 years as a manager and project manager with a Fortune 100 healthcare company. His professional management experience includes roles in Operations and R&D including serving as the manager for a 1000 employee site. As a coach and consultant, Maret works with clients in the areas of project management, organizational change initiatives, business improvements, and leadership development. ..more

David Roeber - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Consultant

David consults in the areas of product environmental compliance (relating to hazardous materials and substances of concern) and product lifecycle sustainment (relating to component obsolescence). He specializes in helping manufacturers improve their business processes and develop strategies for environmental compliance and obsolescence management. He has detailed expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. ..more

Mona Whitley, D.E. - Project Management Consultant

Mona has over 20 years of experience gained through a diverse career that included roles in academia, private industry, and with government contractors. Her project management background consists of 11 years with a Fortune 100 global healthcare organization as a R&D Project Manager. Mona has also served in an executive leadership role for a Historically Black College and University as a Special Assistant to the President, Director for Grant Funding, and Department Chairperson. ..more

Ron Gerner - Regulated Sotware and Quality System Consultant

Over the past twenty five years, Ron Gerner has held positions in software engineering, information technology, quality engineering and quality management. Ron provides simple, risk based quality system solutions for FDA and ISO regulated companies.Ron is ASQ Certified as both a Software Quality Assurance Engineer (CSQE) and a Quality Auditor (CQA) and is a Member of the AAMI Medical Device Software Committee. ..more

Dr. Maret Maxwell PMP

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