Ms. Chettiar has a very strong background in Quality in the FDA regulated industries. Ms. Chettiar received her M.S. in Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices in Minnesota, USA, and M.A. SC in Chemical engineering from University of British Columbia in Canada and her B.S. and M.S in Applied Chemistry from the University of Madras, India. Ms. Chettiar is also very knowledgeable in Clinical Research auditing for medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
Meena is currently working as a Senior Associate at NAMSA and is the Founder and Principle Consultant of MNQ Consulting Services LLC. Meena has worked as Quality and Regulatory Manager at ProMed Pharma, Medical and combination device manufacturer, a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for Covidien with drug coated balloons and guide wires, for Baxter Bio Surgery, as a Senior Quality Manager at Teva Pharmaceuticals for over 10 years and as QC lab supervisor at Land O' Lakes. Meena has also worked for Agriculture and Health Canada in several technical capacities for about 10 years. Meena has performed mock QSIT Audits and has responded to several FDA 483s.
Meena has played a key role in quality system implementations in the food, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Meena has participated as the lead supplier/internal/GMP auditor in several compliance audits in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. Meena is the Chair elect for MNASQ (American Society for Quality) this year. Meena is ASQ certified CQA (Certified Quality Auditor), CBA (Certified Biomedical Auditor), CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate), and CMQ/OE (Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence).
Meena has served as an instructor for these ASQ certification classes since 2006. She is a certified instructor for ASQ learning institute for CBA and an adjunct instructor for Medical Technology Quality graduate program for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Meena is a coauthor of the CBA (Certified Biomedical Auditor) Primer for the Quality Council of Indiana and is very passionate about Installation and growth of Quality Systems in general.