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Konyika Nealy


As Vice President of Quality Assurance & Validation, Konyika Nealy directs the development of Pilgrim’s Quality Plan, leading the company’s Quality Assurance and Validation initiatives. In this role, she leads the team responsible for conducting product and release validation and customer audits, and she oversees the company’s overall industry compliance and certification processes. She also drives the evolution of Pilgrim’s training programs and deliverables to best educate customers, as well as Pilgrim employees, on industry and product innovations and capabilities.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Director of QA/RA for Cryo-Cell International, a tissue bank and stem cell product developer
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager for Sirion Therapeutics, an ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager for Romark Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company specializing in treating infectious diseases and cancers
  • Quality Manager, Sr. Regulatory Specialist for Bausch & Lomb, a pharmaceutical manufacturer


  • Master's in Public Health (MPH – Health Policy & Management) from the University South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Cell Science from the University of Florida
  • Certified in US Regulatory Affairs by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS)
  • Completed ISO Lead Auditor training




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