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Angela founded Sparq Compliance, a Medical Device RAQA consultancy, in 2021 after serving the Medical Device space for more than 20 years in various RAQA capacities. Her expertise includes defining and executing quality and regulatory strategies to support the device product life-cycle, from conception to commercialization with a specialty in start-ups. Prior to pursuing her entrepreneurial aspirations, she served as an RAQA leader for several organizations – most recently, as the Director of Regulatory, Quality, and Government Affairs for Align Technology’s North and South America divisions.

She has long had a passion for supporting women in the MedTech field. Serving as a mentor to dozens of young women,and as a member of various committees including “Women@Align” North America Chapter,  where she worked with a team to create professional development initiatives to attract, develop, and retain talented women. Angela also lived abroad in Auckland, New Zealand where she led the Regulatory team for multinational medical device manufacturer, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she directly supported efforts to develop Regulatory and Quality talent for the Australasia MedTech space through coordinated programs with the University of Auckland where she served as a speaker and guest lecturer.


More About Angela:

At the age of 18, my life was changed when I joined a medical device start-up company (Volcano Therapeutics) in an administrative role. It was in this organization that I would find my professional talents and my passion for serving others. This came as a direct result of the kindness shown to me by a warm female executive who decided to have lunch with me – a very junior and insecure young woman. Through a single conversation, in an otherwise empty breakroom, I was given the kind of encouragement that would influence my professional and personalgrowth in ways I could have never imagined. I left the organization 6 years later as a Quality Engineer on a career path that would give me incredible opportunities for years to come. The profound interaction I had as that young woman, sparked a deeply rooted commitment to do the same for other women whom I would cross paths with throughout my career. To date, I have had the great honor to mentor dozens of young women who have gone on to confidently navigate this space, and have found that I am most fulfilled when I am contributing to a greater cause. The opportunity to support the MedTechWomen vision is one that I could not let pass me by.

Outside of work, I am a wife and mother of two amazing children. I also love to climb big mountains, organize for fun, and ingest audiobooks and iced coffee with equal zeal.

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