Manager of Implementation and Delivery
Mary Jones is the Manager of Implementation and Delivery at Global Safety Management. As the Manager of Implementation and Delivery, Jones merges the resources of the Authoring, Development and Sales teams to meet customer needs. Jones owns the implementation process of TotalSDS from beginning to end and plays a key role as the main contact point for most TotalSDS users. In addition, Jones manages the work flow and deliverables for much of the professional services work at GSM. Jones leverages her microbiology and biosafety background to provide customers the technical information they need and act as a liaison to those who need more explanation.
Jones has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a microbiologist and biosafety professional. While working in the contract research industry, she worked on a variety of microbiology and molecular biology projects for commercial, non-profit and defense customers. Jones designed experiments and worked closely with project principal investigators and technical staff to ensure all project objectives were met successfully.
During this time Jones also cross-trained as a biosafety professional and developed, implemented, and managed a process to track CDC/USDA Select Agent pathogens utilizing a database tracking system across various locations.
She also advised researchers and administrative staff on biosafety matters in accordance with applicable regulations and accepted industry standards, obtained and maintained all relevant regulatory permits and oversaw all dangerous good shipments, specializing in Division 6.2 hazardous materials. She also was involved in of a variety of successful regulatory audits from organizations including CDC, USDA and DOT.
In addition, Jones has experience working for a small biotech startup. With only four employees – and being the only full time employee – she managed the day to day operations of the lab and worked independently to perform experiments to develop commercial assays to detect methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogens and C. difficile toxins. She also was the designated SDS keeper and fully understands the pain of keeping track of paper SDSs in binders. Through this work Jones also served as an Industry Expert as part of a National Institute of Health program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills to biotech startups. Jones also did a stint in an academic lab at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth developing methods related to the molecular cloning of MRSA.
Outside of GSM, Jones is a board member for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, an organization that advocates for and meets the needs of children in foster care. Jones has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Southern College and a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Central Florida.