Michelle Ertischek, MPH

Director, Planning and Operations

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Sustaining the links between clients and our dedicated project teams


Michelle oversees a broad range of internal operations at Pinney Associates, with a focus on ensuring that our clients get the services they need when they need them. She employs resourcefulness, problem solving, and a drive to anticipate challenges in:

  • Client project management
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Alliances with partner companies


Michelle has supported the pharmaceutical and consumer health industries for more than 20 years. Since joining Pinney Associates in 2001, she has overseen multi-disciplinary teams that deliver strategic scientific and regulatory counsel to clients; conducted expert interviews; shepherded scientific and policy-environment issues and assessments; and co-authored publications on topics such as risk management and nonmedical use of drugs. Michelle has helped clients pursue regulatory goals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa.

In 2020, Michelle took charge of internal planning and operations for Pinney Associates. Today, she focuses on managing activities critical to our ability to provide our clients with outstanding services and deliverables from the team of experts that best suits their needs.


  • MPH, George Washington University
  • BA, English, Wellesley College

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