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Joanie Walker




Executive summary


Joanie is a principal at Grant Thornton within the Life Science industry with over 20 years of experience enabling clients in driving transformational business change that affect people, processes and technology adoption. In-depth knowledge of Advisory Services Operations, Sales and Account Management. Skilled at building, motivating, and leading diverse global teams while driving value and exceeding business objectives. Joanie is known for successfully selling and driving large-scale global programs for various corporate functions including IT, HR, Legal, Procurement, Compliance and Operations. Most recently the area of focus has been in R&D, clinical operations, advising on the harmonization of CTMS operation processes, governance and program management. 


Key Strengths: Operational Execution, Business Change Enablement, Governance, Business Development and seasoned relationship builder. Change Execution Management certified.  ITIL Certified. Astute strategy and execution skills.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Change Management Certification Agent One
  • ITIL Foundation Certified V3
  • Courses in Six Sigma: Lean Thinking, Process Improvements (DMAIC)


Community involvement

  • Former board member of Hunterdon County Mother of Multiples
  • Member/Volunteer for NJ Dress for Success
  • Volunteer for Hunterdon County Jr. Red Devils Cheer/Football



  • BA English, Douglass College, Rutgers University
  • MBA, Marketing, Rutgers University

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