Our Leadership Team

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Erin Lawless Miller, JD
Chief Operating Officer

Erin Lawless Miller has experience in law, finance, and operations management. In her current role as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Lawless Miller functions as the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the operations of Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, and Strategic Planning. She was a member of the government and regulatory practices at Venable, LLP and the boutique FDA law firm of Buc & Beardsley, LLP, both in Washington, DC. As a contributing editor at the New York State Science and Technology Law Center, Lawless Miller wrote numerous articles on regulatory issues affecting patent, intellectual property, and technology transfer law for journal publication.

Lawless Miller has a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She holds certificates in contract negotiation and finance from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiations and the National Labor College. She earned a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Lawless Miller is a 2009 recipient of the Hermes Award for outstanding contribution in the area of communications law and policy.

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Joseph Kiszka has experience in business development and strategy in both the medical device and biotech markets. In previous roles, Kiszka has worked closely with medical device executives and physicians on market development, product development, as well as medical education and training. In his current role at Coté Orphan combined with his previous achievements in earlier roles at Coté Orphan, Kiszka develops and drives overall business development strategy and long-term sales initiatives for a team of Business Development Managers and Associates covering national and international markets.  He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary's University, his Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Science from George Washington University, and Six Sigma Lean and Green Belt from Villanova. Additionally, Joseph has recently started work to achieve a Ph.D. Prior to joining Coté Orphan Kiszka served 11 years in the U.S. Navy.

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Hardeep Samra, PhD
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs


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