Betsy Jett has joined NYBC as its Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, after an extensive national search. She comes to NYBC from the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Office of Blood Research and Review, where she was the Deputy Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs.
Ms. Jett brings to NYBC a wealth of experience working with clinical laboratory technologists, information technology experts, and quality assurance and regulatory affairs personnel – most notably in several successive positions at the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Transfusion Medicine. She has authored journal articles, book chapters, and lectured on quality and disaster management topics.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, did graduate course work and the NIH Senior Leadership Program at the University of Maryland in College Park, and earned several quality certifications. She was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Yemen Arab Republic, and her lifetime of civic participation includes significant involvement in the start-up of multiple nonprofit organizations, and service on their boards as an officer. Ms. Jett will be responsible for all quality and regulatory activities – truly essential and vital elements of the life-saving work performed each and every day at New York Blood Center.