Nonye Onyewuenyi - Treasurer
Nonye Onyewuenyi - Treasurer
Dr. Nonye Onyewuenyi is Associate Director, US Pipeline & Launch Management, Project Management with expertise in Project Management in Drug Product Development and submissions in Sandoz, Inc. a Novartis Division. She joined Sandoz in December 2016 and holds a Chemical Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt professional certification inclusive of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

Before joining Sandoz, Dr. Onyewuenyi worked in Analytical Drug Product Development and Nanotechnology, leading the Method Development Activities at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO. And prior to Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, she worked as the Analytical Project Lead in the OROS Drug Delivery Technology Group of ALZA Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company, in Silicon Valley, California. She managed a team in support of pre-formulation and formulation activities on specialized Controlled-Release products. Prior to ALZA, she worked for 4.2 years as a Development Scientist / Project Leader at the Radiopharmaceuticals Division of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Sydney, Australia, in various R&D projects and Manufacturing Improvements programs. Dr. Onyewuenyi also worked at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer for 2.5 years as a Quality control Chemist. She worked as a Research Chemist in Peptide Research at the Australian Water Technologies, West Ryde, NSW, Australia. She is a member of the AAPS team to the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP’s) Prescription/Nonprescription Stakeholder Forums. The team proffers ideas and discussions that will enable an exchange of information and perspectives, with the ultimate goal of improving USP standards and information. The Prescription/Nonprescription Stakeholder Forum provides an opportunity to discuss compendial issues related to prescription and non-prescription drugs and pharmaceutical excipients.

Dr. Onyewuenyi is an adjunct graduate professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy. She was an Associate to the Committee on Women Chemists (Women Chemists Committee, WCC) of the American Chemical Society, a joint committee of the Council and Board of Directors (2013-2015). Both the Council and the Board of Directors call upon committees to study and make recommendations on matters of continuing importance to the American Chemical Society. Dr. Onyewuenyi is the Secretary of Nigerian Association of Pharmacists & Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, Inc. (NAPPSA) and a member of the Board of Trustees. She was the Chair of the Publication & Website Committee, and was in charge of the functioning of the NAPPSA Newsletter (2011-2012), during which time she oversaw the publication of the 2nd NAPPSA Newsletter in August 2012, Volume 1.

Dr. Onyewuenyi initiated the formation of, and became the Chair of the Women in Science Business Resource Group (WIS BRG) (2009 – 2015) in Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical organization. She was a Co-Director of Women in Science, Healthcare Businesswomen Association, St. Louis Chapter. Dr. Onyewuenyi was a Tutor for the undergraduate Chemistry, Engineering & Life Sciences Students for 6 years at both the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney. She is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) since 2002, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) since 1991, and a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). She received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry (1997) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers / publications and some patents.