Jo Anne Valentino is Chief Operating Officer of Minaris Regenerative Medicine, LLC (United States). She is an accomplished senior leader with over 20 years’ experience.
After joining the company in January 2019, Jo Anne served as Global Head of Quality for the Regenerative Medicine Business Sector of Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. and Vice President of Minaris (United States). She was appointed COO of Minaris’ United States operations in October 2021. In this role, she is responsible for oversight of all US development and manufacturing operations.
For more than seven years, Jo Anne worked at Novartis in quality positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Director, Quality Head, External Supply Operations, Americas region. In that role, she ensured robust quality oversight for a large portfolio of external suppliers and supported strategic initiatives in the region, product launches and transfers, business integrations, and global compliance improvement initiatives. Prior to Novartis, Jo Anne was in leadership positions at Merck and Schering-Plough in operations and quality, as well as product and process development at Reckitt Benckiser.
Jo Anne holds a MS in management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.