Judy Smith, D.M.
Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs
St. Petersburg, Florida
As Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Judy Smith is responsible for directing the overall quality and regulatory programs as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other accrediting/regulatory agencies. Responsibilities include the implementation of quality policies, procedures, assessments and reviews of the quality practices related to safe and compliant collection and transfusion practices. Prior to the merger, Judy led the Quality Department for Florida Blood Services.
Before joining Florida Blood Services, Judy was quality assurance director at Manatee Community Blood Center and served a Manatee County HCA hospital in the Transfusion Service Department.
Active with the regional American Society of Quality (ASQ) organization, Judy has served as treasurer and is a current section chair. She has also served in leadership positions for the Florida Association of Blood Banks (FABB), including acting president for the 2007-2008 year.
Judy holds a bachelor's degree as a clinical laboratory scientist, an MBA and a doctorate in management and organizational leadership. She is certified as a specialist in blood banking (SBB), manager of quality/organizational excellence, quality auditor and a six sigma black belt (ASQ).