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LaChon Covington

350 N. Ervay Street #1906


Dallas, TX 75201
Home: 214-295-7755 Cell : 210-544-3881
E-mail: la111ace8@westpost.net

QUALIFICATIONS
- Experienced in internal auditing and training for
process improvement
- Liaison between company and regulatory agencies
- Proven ability to communicate effectively in
diverse
environments
- Excellent Analytical Skills to effectively
articulate
and solve complex issues
- Conduct Regulatory Affairs activities within the
company by aiding in review of FDA submission,
internal documents and regulatory activities, and
ensuring that departmental infrastructure supports
regulatory compliance
- Team player making a positive impact to accomplish
business goals
- Intermediate in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word,
Power Point
- Proficient at using PC Windows, Donor Management
Software, and SharePoint
WORK EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
Assistant Manager 2010 to Present
Talecris Plasma Resources
- Supervise a crew of 42 in daily operation, efforts
leading to reduced turnover and increased morale
- Influencing, motivating and inspiring staff to grow
within profession, utilizing career matrix tools
- Prepare department budgets and produce estimated
projects to maintain CPL (cost per liter) below
company target
- Develops and monitors financial budgets, as well as
QA, to assess performance and ensures established
targets are achieved
- Assists in the development and enforcement of
practices to meet all operational and regulatory laws

Lead Quality Supervisor 2008 to 2010


Talecris Plasma Resources
- Experienced in consulting and teaching effective
approaches to provide team player atmosphere
- Trained and Mentored fellow Quality Supervisors
- Drove down error rate to under 2% thus increasing
Key Performance Indicators
- Investigated non-conformance activities, ensured
proper root cause analysis was performed as well as
corrective and preventative actions

Quality Compliance Officer 2007 to 2008


Northern California Eye and Tissue Bank
- Developed and maintained quality system processes
- Author of various Standard Operating Procedures
- Validation Specialist on computer and laboratory
equipment
- Instrumental in removing warning letter issued by FDA
Quality Assurance Associate 2003 to 2007
American Red Cross
- Reviewed, assessed and monitored quality assurance
programs
- Assisted in preparation for hosting and closing out
internal and external inspections / audits
- Participated on material review board and problem
solving teams
- Performed all duties in compliance with standard
operating procedures, Safety, Quality, Identity,
Potency, Purity (SQUIPP), followed guidelines in
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupation
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as
other federal, state and local regulations.
Quality Assurance Specialist 2001 to 2003
Alpha Therapeutics
- Batch review, internal auditing, host for FDA, state
and local agencies
- Submitted FDA submissions, liaison for biomedical
technicians
- Validation specialist, Supply analysis, shipment
specialist
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and
Business Administration
California State University of Sacramento 2000
Associate Degree in Social Science and General Education
College of Alameda 1997
MILITARY
U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant 1989 to 2009
Medical Laboratory Technician, and
Preventive Medicine Non a"Commissioned Officer