Marsha Steed (Hardiman) has over 25 years of experience as a Microbiologist working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device fields.  Marsha has a Bachelors in Biology from Western New England University in Springfield, MA.  Marsha is a Senior Consultant for ValSource and in this role helps companies implement quality risk management into their quality management systems and validation programs.  Marsha specializes in helping companies develop risk based environmental monitoring programs and performing microbial risk assessments.

She also performs many training courses and webinars for aseptic processing, cleanroom classification and facility start-up.  Marsha is active in industry and currently serves on the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) and the Education Advisory Board (EAB); serves on the PDA Task Force on Microbial Investigations; serves on the PDA Microbiology Meeting Planning Committee and has been the chair of the PDA Annual Meeting.  Marsha is a former notified body ISO auditor.