Industry Experience

MDC Associates takes tremendous pride in attracting and retaining people with tremendous industry experience. Their capabilities are at the core of MDC Associates’ success.  The senior staff of MDC Associates has a collective 60 years experience in the medical device and clinical diagnostic markets, and we utilize our knowledge to help our clients, and execute their projects, every day.

MDC Management

Regulatory Affairs

Fran is a highly regarded IVD regulatory expert and founded MDC Associates LLC more than 30 years ago to provide her expertise to the broader IVD industry.  Under her direction and leadership, the company has grown and extended service offerings to include quality systems development, managing clinical trials and developing and supporting IVD customer training. Prior to MDC, Fran worked in a variety of quality, regulatory, and customer services roles for Gibco Laboratories, as well as in the clinical microbiology laboratory at New England Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center).

Vice President,

Quality Systems

Joanne has spent the last 17 years helping to expand MDC Associates’ business to include both quality systems development and customer training support services.  Joanne is an expert in medical device/IVD quality systems and applies that knowledge to support MDCs QA clients every day.  In addition, Joanne has over time taken on the role of day-to-day operations at MDC and manages all administrative and project related activities for the company.  Joanne holds an MBA from Carnegie Melon University as well as a degree from Rice University.

President & CEO

Joen has more than 16 years of marketing, sales, business development and management experience in the IVD industry.  Prior to MDC he was Head of Global Marketing for Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. and was responsible for strategy, product management and marketing communications.  Joen has worked to define, develop and launch more than 16 FDA cleared, CE-marked IVD products in the United States and Europe.  Prior to joining the IVD industry Joen was a Healthcare Investment Banker with Lehman Brothers in London.  Joen has degrees in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Economics from Wesleyan University.