Arlene Joyner MS PMP CSSGB

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cent for Industrial Base Management and Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/IBMSC

Ms. Arlene Joyner is the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director, Industrial Base Management and Supply Chain for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, she is responsible for leading HHS efforts on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Personal Protective Equipment, Testing and Diagnostics, the Defense Production Act authorities for HHS, and Supply Chain Optimization for the public health industrial base. Arlene was previously a branch chief at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within HHS/ASPR, and the deputy director of the Pharmaceutical Countermeasure Infrastructure Division that leads several mission critical program activities focusing on public private partnerships. Within BARDA, she was the program manager for Fill Finish Manufacturing (FFMN) and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) Networks that oversaw essential BARDA Core Service programs. Arlene was the continuous manufacturing program lead and is the technical monitor for all contractor staff that specialize in small molecules, large molecules and vaccines, technology transfers, manufacturing and product development, analytical methods, IP issues, and supply chain and logistics. Just prior to leaving BARDA for IBMSC, she led efforts to ensure Fill Finish manufacturing capacity availability for the vaccines and therapeutics supported by the USG as part of the Operation Warp Speed Federal COVID19 Response. Before joining BARDA, she spent six years at Merck & Co. conducting quality auditing and supervising vaccine manufacturing operations. She also worked at Baxter in the vaccines division for 16 years where her responsibilities included upstream manufacturing/fermentation, downstream/purification manufacturing, column chromatography, buffer preparation, supply chain and program management operations. Ms. Joyner received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and her MS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.