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PDA Metro Chapter

Chapter's Region:

New Jersey (Northern) / New York

The PDA Metro Chapter serves the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Tri-State area as an extension of PDA International. The local chapter focuses its efforts towards organizing and providing local events targeted at scientists involved in the development, manufacture, quality control and regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals and related products.

The PDA Metro Chapter is comprised of PDA members from the NJ and metropolitan NY area and is managed by the operating team comprised of volunteers.

The PDA Metro Chapter organizes dinner meetings throughout the year. The focus of the meetings is to provide industry professionals involved in the development, manufacture, quality control and regulation of pharmaceuticals/ biopharmaceuticals and related products the ability to converse in an educational environment while enjoying presentations from the top industry professionals.

It offers an opportunity to network within the industry in an enjoyable and informative setting. The dinner meetings are usually held at various hotels in NJ and include a networking hour, dinner and a featured presentation from a time period between 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The PDA Metro Chapter aspires to be an integral link in education and is always looking for new volunteers whom may assist us in our efforts. Your support, comments and suggestions are the mechanism to our improved success.


The PDA Metro Chapter is grateful to our dedicated members and sponsors for their continued interest, participation and support. We truly appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, for without you, we could not provide these valuable educational and social networking to our members.

Interested in our Discounted Packages?

Please send the name(s) of the attendee(s) five (5) days prior to the event date. You can send the names of attendees and or address any registration questions to: pdametro@yahoo.com.

Please contact Betsy Anda-Harris for additional information.

2023 Platinum Sponsors
2023 Gold Sponsors
2023 Silver Sponsors
Member At Large
  • James Agalloco, Agalloco & Associates
  • Nate Manco, ECO Animal Health
  • Leticia Quinones, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Mary Ly Huynh, Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Immediate Past President
  • Tony Grilli, Focus Laboratories

Chapter Officers

  • Betsy Anda-Harris
    Betsy Anda-Harris

    Senior QC Supervisor (Microbiology)


    Johnson & Johnson


  • Shaista Hasan

    Associate Director, Global R&D Quality


    Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

  • Rekha Nayak


  • Nrupa Patel


    Teligent, Inc.

  • Lara Iovino

    Sr Manager Marketing, Production

    Nominations Chair

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Sandip Patel

    Social Media Chair

    Navinta, LLC.

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