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Regulatory Affairs Leadership: Best Practices for Effective Management

November 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 – $25

Regulatory Affairs Leadership

Best Practices for Effective Management

 1.5 Hours Towards Your RAC Recertification

NOV 4 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Educational Opportunity

Location:  Webinar 

Program Manager: Luis Jimenez, VP of Business Development for Brandwood CKC, and 2020 OCRA President


  • Neelu Gibson, RAC, Worldwide Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Becton Dickinson
  • Raina E. Dauria, RAC, WW Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

Succeeding and growing as a Regulatory Affairs professional within your business requires a holistic approach, subject matter expertise as well as leadership acumen. In this webinar we will explore key strategies and principles to foster effective communication and leadership to transform you from a regulatory professional into a strategic business partner.

If you want to engage with your business partners at an organizational level, not just at a functional level, this program is for you.

  • Throughout the program we will cover:
    •  Effective Communication – Be a Better Business Partner
    • Communicating with other departments
  • How RA needs to communicate at different levels within the organization and how to manage communication styles
  • Core pillars to effective leadership
    • Team Management
    • Knowledge Management
    • Planning
    • Execution
  • Practical tools and concepts to manage your team
  • How to thrive in the current remote environment


  • OCRA Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $100, includes 1-year OCRA membership
  • Government and Student Members: $10, with student/government ID
  • Non-Member Government and Student Rate: $45, includes 1-year OCRA membership

Speaker Bios



Neelu Gibson, RAC 

Worldwide Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Becton Dickinson 




Neelu Gibson currently serves as the Worldwide Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, at MMS, BD.  She is proud to lead a dynamic team of global professionals in creating regulatory strategies and submissions, resulting in innovative medical devices being available to healthcare professionals and patients.  

Neelu is passionate about personal and professional development and continues to share her leadership experiences with entrepreneurs, students and industry groups.   

During her 20+ years with Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Neelu served on five management boards, holding leadership positions in Regulatory Affairs at seven J&J companies. She is the President and co-founder of SeaglassRQA, a boutique consulting house, and has co-authored two Amazon best-selling books. 


Neelu has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from North East Surrey College of Technology, in the United Kingdom.  She is a certified Regulatory Affairs Professional (RAC-US) and is an active member of RAPS and OCRA.  Neelu enjoys coaching/mentoring regulatory affairs professionals along their leadership journeys. 






Raina E. Dauria, RAC

WW Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions, Johnson & Johnson




Raina Dauria has been a leader in the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) family of companies since 2003. She currently holds the position of WW Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions business where she leads a global organization of regulatory professionals dedicated to supporting the delivery of innovative, forward thinking regulatory strategies for medical devices to ultimately benefit patients worldwide.

During her time at J&J, Raina has had a wide breadth of experiences spanning from pre-approval regulatory submissions for device, biological and combination products, and has had oversight of a vast array of functional areas including Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Field Scientific Affairs and Quality Assurance.

Raina’s passion has always been in sharing her leadership journey with others in order to grow up-and-coming talent. She has been a sponsor of leadership development programs for early, mid-level and experienced leaders, and has volunteered her time as a mentor within the biomedical and regulatory affairs fields inside and outside J&J. She is also active in developing university programs for regulatory affairs professionals, including pilots for undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Raina received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT and her Master of Science in Drug Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA. Raina has held her Regulatory Affairs Certification since 1998 and has volunteered as a member of the RAPS Board of Directors since 2015.

Raina lives in Southern California with her husband, Chad, and their two sons, Christopher and Matthew. She loves to spend her weekends watching her boys play ice hockey.



“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” -Jack Welch 


Photo Credit: 

Photo by Lucas Clara on Unsplash 




OCRA Registration Instructions:

It is important that you register with the name and email address where you want the webinar information sent and with the name you want to appear on the certificate of attendance.

Certificates of attendance will be emailed within a day of the event. OCRA’s non-profit Federal Tax ID# 33-0630455


Cancellation Deadline:

For a refund, please email your cancellation request to OCRA Program Chair (program@ocra-online.org) by NOV 2nd, 2020.

If you have any questions or require additional information, email OCRA Program Chair (program@ocra-online.org).


November 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$10 – $25
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