University of North Dakota: Psychology, B.A.

American Society for Quality: Devices, biologics, drugs, CMDA

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society: US Devices, biologics, drugs, RAC


Michelle Lewis is a Regulatory Affairs Consultant at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. At Proxima, she will work on various medical device and drug product consulting projects and submissions across all stages of development. Prior to joining the Proxima team, Michelle served as the Director of Accreditation at the premier standard setting body, non-profit, scientific, and educational organization, where she managed the accreditation program. She has also served in additional quality, regulatory affairs, and clinical research roles in which she contributed to multiple regulatory submissions and clinical affairs projects across a wide range of indications.   

Michelle has written content and managed complex quality and regulatory systems for multiple companies through her more than 20 years in industry. 

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Periodic, Inc., Fernandina Beach, Florida
Principal Consultant

American Association of Tissue Banks, McLean, Virginia
Director of Accreditation

AlloSource, Centennial, Colorado
Senior QA Auditor - Analyst

Spectranetics Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Internal Auditor

Synthes, USA, Monument, Colorado
Regulatory Compliance Auditor

Baxter International Inc., Ames, Iowa
Center Manager

Baxter International Inc., Ames, Iowa
Quality Management Representative

Contributions to Science:

Ms. Lewis has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:

  1. HCT/Ps for transplantation
  2. HCT/Ps for non-transplant
  3. Medical Device- bone putty
  4. Medical Device - orthopedic implants
  5. Medical Device- Vascular interventions
Additional Information:

AATB, American Association of Tissue Banks  

  • Shipping and Packaging Validation Workgroup Member
  • Auditor Course Development Author
  • Standards Committee Member
  • Accreditation Committee Member
OriginallY From:
Great Falls, MT
Fun Fact:
My favorite movie is The Fifth Element (chicken good!) 😊.
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