Natalie O'Donnell

Head of Safety & Risk Management

Natalie O’Donnell, BSN, RN, is the Senior Vice President responsible for UBC’s Safety & Risk Management services. She is a highly experienced and dedicated Registered Nurse (RN) with a passion for patient safety and public health. As the Head of Safety and Risk Management at UBC, Natalie plays a critical role in ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products. This includes pharmacovigilance, REMS, RMPs, and Safety & Epidemiology consulting.

Mrs. O’Donnell’s background includes more than 20 years of healthcare and clinical research experience and she has worked in risk management for the last 12 years. Her career began as a registered nurse in the hospital setting where she was responsible for medical surgical patients, pediatric patients, and was a certified oncology nurse. Mrs. O’Donnell also spent 2 years as an acute dialysis nurse, providing renal care to the critically ill.  She began in clinical research as a drug safety associate focusing on medical and legal review of medical charts. Then she spent several years in strategic research & marketing where she researched and evaluated the drug development pipeline for major pharmaceutical and biotech companies for a large contract research organization, assisted in the writing and coordination of government proposals, and was responsible for global information requests.

Prior to joining UBC, Natalie held key positions in pharmaceutical services, where she honed her expertise in adverse event reporting, risk assessment, and REMS. Her contributions have been instrumental in shaping industry best practices.

In her current role at UBC, Natalie leads a team of talented professionals and oversees the design and implementation of robust pharmacovigilance and risk management strategies. She ensures quality and performance expectations are being met, including responsibility for detailed timeline development and maintenance, budget management, regulatory requirements, and study start-up and operations

With a passion for patient-centric healthcare, Natalie continues to drive excellence and ensure that patient safety remains at the heart of UBC’s mission.

Mrs. O’Donnell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Misericordia University in northeastern Pennsylvania followed by her Program Management Certificate from Villanova University, also in Pennsylvania.