Cassandra (Sandy) Kennedy serves as the Senior Vice President and Head of Quality Management for Clinical Operations at Quintiles. In this position, Kennedy is responsible for developing and implementing the processes and systems needed to achieve optimal quality performance, output and standards across global Clinical Operations. Prior to this role, Kennedy led the global Quality Assurance units at Quintiles.
Kennedy is a healthcare compliance and ethics professional who is Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC). She has 30 years of clinical research experience, including clinical supplies/GMP, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and operational quality management in both the pharmaceutical and CRO environments.
Kennedy is a founding member of the Quintiles Data Privacy Board, the Council on Data Protection, and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Quintiles Ethics Board, the Council on Research Ethics. Kennedy also represents Quintiles on the Association of Contract Research Organizations (ACRO) Ethics and Clinical Practices Committee and served as a member of the Drug Information Association (DIA) Content Advisory Committee.
Kennedy earned her BS from David Lipscomb University.