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Arlene Joyner, MS, PMP, CSSGB

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Director, Office of Industrial Base Management and Supply Chain
HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response

Arlene Joyner
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Ms. Arlene Joyner is the Director of the Industrial Base Management and Supply​​ Chain for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, she is responsible for leading HHS efforts on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, ​Personal Protective Equipment, Testing and Diagnostics, and Supply Chain Optimization. 

Ms. Joyner’s previous roles within ASPR include Deputy Director for the Pharmaceutical Countermeasures Infrastructure Division and Branch Chief for the Pharmaceutical Countermeasure Infrastructure (PCI) Department within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) where she started her federal service 11 years ago in 2011. Prior to joining ASPR, Ms. Joyner worked for six years at Merck and Company in Quality Auditing and Vaccine Manufacturing Operations, and 16 years at Baxter Vaccines Division as a Manufacturing Manager, Materials Management and Supply Chain Manager, and Manufacturing Operations Director. Ms. Joyner holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.