Leadership Team

Octapharma Plasma is dedicated to inspiring leadership in everyone. That commitment is reflected in the leaders of our company who are responsible for our strategic and financial health, operations, training, and development, supplies, technology and quality.

Judy Smith

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Judy Smith has spent more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical and plasma industries. Since she joined Octapharma Plasma in 2008, Judy and her team have championed company growth, and now oversee more than 3,000 employees in 80+ plasma collection centers across the U.S. This growth supports Octapharma Plasma’s corporate mission of improving the health and lives of donors and patients worldwide.


Barry Pomeroy

Vice President, Finance

Barry Pomeroy joined Octapharma Plasma Inc. in 2009. Barry ensures the development and performance of Octapharma Plasma’s corporate financial management strategy, including fiscal policies and procedures that contribute to the organization’s overall financial health. He has full oversight of Octapharma Plasma’s economic mission and supervises all legal matters to ensure compliance.


Bill Griner

Senior Director, Operations

Bill Griner joined Octapharma Plasma in 2008, and has more than 23 years of plasma industry experience. Bill oversees U.S. plasma collection operations and implements operational efficiencies including process and technical innovations, quality and cost management strategies, and training/capabilities improvements. Bill also heads the Donor Center Automation group and the Marketing and Donor Relations department.


Alice Stewart

Senior Director, Operations

Alice Stewart joined Octapharma Plasma Inc. in 2009. Alice holds 20 years of experience in operations and supply chain. She supervises U.S. plasma collections operations, corporate strategy and direction of purchasing, customer and supplier operations, warehousing and logistics, and facilities management.


Carole Michelson

Senior Director, Operations

Carole Michelson has worked in the plasma industry for more than 30 years. She brought her extensive experience to Octapharma Plasma in 2008. Carole oversees the company’s new center development processes from site selections all the way to fully operational facilities. She also manages high-complexity projects including implementation of new or augmented procedures for all U.S. centers.


Kathy Taylor

Senior Director of Human Resources, Training and Development

Kathy Taylor joined Octapharma Plasma Inc. in 2013 with more than 25 years of global human resources experience. In support of Octapharma Plasma’s significant growth, Kathy identifies and implements talent management and development, succession planning, continuous improvement processes, talent sourcing, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.


Ray Reyes

Senior Director of Technology Solutions

Ray Reyes joined Octapharma Plasma Inc. in 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology/IT infrastructure. Ray heads Octapharma’s global IT infrastructure and overall business technology strategy, ensuring a fully integrated approach to company-wide systems. Ray provides a discerning approach to technologies; identifying need, prioritization, cost, and operational effectiveness.


Monica Byrd

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Monica Byrd joined Octapharma Plasma Inc. in 2010 with more than 20 years of experience in quality management and laboratory operations in blood and plasma industries. Monica directs Octapharma Plasma’s development, continuous improvement, and quality control processes. She ensures the company meets applicable customer, state, federal and international regulatory requirements.


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