MWA Team

Marion Weinreb

With over 35 years of quality systems experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, Marion has worked at major companies like Altana, Inc., Forest Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Syntex and Roche Bioscience. She focuses on GMP and/or QSR auditing in both non-sterile and sterile drug and device systems, Pre-Approval Inspection preparation, mock audits, quality systems development and continuous improvement, cGMP training, GMP document development, and problem resolution for compliance issues. She has worked for small and large companies and has a successful track record for dealing with complex compliance issues in Development and Commercial settings. Marion holds a BA in Biology and an MS in Pharmaceutical Marketing.


Lisa Helmonds
Vice President

Lisa’s focus is on developing and maintaining relationships with MWA’s consulting clients, implementing training programs, and ensuring that MWA’s consulting team continues to offer the highest quality services in the industry. Lisa has over 30 years of industrial training in the areas of Manufacturing and Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. She has extensive GXP knowledge, has worked with several startups and large companies, and understands the challenges facing the industry.  She holds a BS in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Bill Daniels
Chief Executive Officer

Bill specializes in corporate management and finance, fundraising, and investment management. With his experience in business strategy, marketing, and corporate development, Bill will assist in strengthening MWA’s tradition of delivering the highest quality consulting services to our industry. He has been a member of the management team of a number of private life-sciences companies. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Bill has taught finance at the college and graduate level. He is an avid runner, swimmer and instrument-rated commercial pilot.


Raj Chawla
Sr. Operations Manager

Raj is the primary contact for clients and vendors on all operations and administrative questions and inquires. Raj has extensive experience in account and vendor management and is also responsible for financial management including invoicing, billing and payments. Previously, Raj worked in business operation roles at medical device companies and entrepreneurial ventures creating, executing and managing operations, implementation of support tools and coordinating activities between vendors and clients.


Paula Pilecki
Senior Project Manager

Paula is the primary contact for clients and associates to oversee auditing projects and ensure compliance with scheduled timelines and deliverables for MWA audits. Additionally, Paula is responsible for screening and qualifying new associates and for providing communication updates on relevant GXP issues to both clients and associates. Prior to joining the MWA team, Paula was an executive in the non-profit sector, specializing in organizational management and behavioral sciences.