Helen Bixenman

Helen Bixenman has over 30 years of significant contribution within the biotech/healthcare arena. Through key strategic roles, Helen has acquired broad-based general management experience encompassing clinical operations for multi-site, multi-million dollar operations. Areas of professional expertise encompass compliance and regulatory affairs, quality assurance and quality control, clinical research, technical administration and operations and strategic planning and business development.

As Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs/Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, she is responsible for quality and regulatory performance, oversight of quality systems and sustaining a culture of quality.  

Before joining San Diego Blood Bank she held increasingly responsible positions with several clinical laboratories and healthcare systems including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Health, Sun Health, Genzyme Genetics/Genetrix and the Genetics Center of the Southwest Biomedical Research Institute.  Helen currently serves on the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Board of Governors and the Association of Genetic Technologists Council of Representatives and as a member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Government Affairs Committee.

Helen earned an MBA with an emphasis in healthcare management from University of Phoenix and a B.S. in Biology from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N.J. Helen’s professional credentials include: Certification in Healthcare Compliance (Compliance Certification Board) and Technologist in Cytogenetics, Diplomate in Laboratory Management and Qualification in Laboratory Compliance (American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification).

Position: 
Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Department: 
Quality Assurance & Compliance