• Paul Swidersky

    Founder & President

    Paul Swidersky is the founder and president of Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI), which provides quality assurance and quality control services as well as comprehensive, customized software, services and solutions that support all aspects of knowledge and content management.

    In his role as president, Swidersky continues to hold overall management responsibilities of the company. He has more than 35 years of experience in the scientific research area.

    Swidersky established QAI in 1986. Prior to founding QAI, Swidersky began the first decade of his career at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, where he participated in clinical research. His past and current quality assurance (QA) covers all aspects of QA work under the FDA, EPA, OECD and other international Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations, plus FDA/ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

    Swidersky has presented papers at national scientific meetings, established and implemented GLP compliance programs both nationally and internationally, conducted many research laboratory quality training seminars, and acted as a liaison between client and government regulatory agencies. His quality assurance experience has included all study types (mammalian toxicology, ecotoxicology, biotechnology, analytical/bio-analytical chemistry, etc.) for regulatory submission. Swidersky’s GCP experience involves protocol reviews, research site audits, database audits, report audits, etc.

    Swidersky holds a bachelor’s degree from Shenandoah College, an AA degree in Respiratory Physiology in Community College of Baltimore, and an AA degree in electrical and Electronic Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

  • Lynn Swidersky

    Vice President, Finance & Human Resources

    Lynn Swidersky is the vice president, finance and human resources, at Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI).

    In this dual role, Swidersky is responsible for all matters pertaining to the financial management of QAI. Swidersky also oversees the company’s HR services, compensation and benefits, training and organizational development, staffing and employee relations.

    Swidersky has been with QAI since 1986, when she and her husband, Paul Swidersky, established the company to provide quality assurance and regulatory services to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Today, QAI has expanded to provide comprehensive, customized software, services and solutions that support all aspects of knowledge and content management

    Prior to QAI, Swidersky served as administrator of pediatrics at Sinai Hospital, a comprehensive community and teaching hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Swidersky holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland.

  • Scott Swidersky

    Executive Director

    Scott Swidersky serves in the role of executive director at Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI). As a member of the executive leadership team, Swidersky is involved in the overall management and direction of the organization.

    With more than a decade of experience in the document management field, Swidersky holds a deep understanding of integrated solutions. Swidersky joined QAI in 1997 to launch the company’s Information Systems Division. The group provides comprehensive, customized software, services and solutions that support all aspects of knowledge and content management.

    Under Swidersky’s leadership, the division quickly matured into a full-service systems integrator and value-added reseller (VAR). Swidersky also established the division as a proven, reliable partner to organizations requiring innovative document management and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. Today, the division actively partners with, and receives awards and recognition from, the most widely regarded names in the enterprise document management field, including Kodak Alaris, Kofax, Fujitsu, and many more.

    In 2008, Swidersky played a key role in forming a subsidiary of QAI called DocPoint Solutions. The firm provides a full range of consultative services, support and software for ECM, with a specific focus on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration, advance the availability of knowledge and increase information exchange across the enterprise. Like its parent company QAI, DocPoint is a certified GSA Federal Supply Service (FSS) contract holder.

    Swidersky holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University and is an active member of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).

  • Chris Swidersky

    Director, Technical Services

    Chris Swidersky is the director of technical services for Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI).

    In this role, Swidersky provides personnel management and serves as the lead systems integrator on projects for QAI’s broad client base, which includes federal, state and local government agencies; financial, accounting and law firms; and medical research facilities. Swidersky has worked with many local and national clients, including NIH, the FDA, the American Psychological Association, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maryland State Department of Education, the Howard County Government, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

    Swidersky joined QAI in 1997. He has a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and an Associate of Science from Frederick Community College.

  • Michael Pitts

    Director, Federal Programs & Contracts

    Michael Pitts is the director of Federal Programs and Contracts at Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI).

    In this role, Pitts is responsible for developing new business for QAI within the federal sector, where the company serves agencies that include the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Social Security Administration.

    Pitts joined QAI in 2002 and has more than 25 years of experience in networking, programming and systems integration. Before joining QAI, Pitts spent 12 years with Universal Hi-Tech Development in Rockville, Maryland. There, he held various executive positions, including senior vice president of the company’s New Business Group, where he was responsible for the overall technical direction and growth of the company.

    Earlier, Pitts held managerial positions at RJO Enterprises, EER Systems and Ford Aerospace, where he served as a networking and technology consultant to area businesses and government organizations.

    Pitts holds a Master of Science in engineering management from The Johns Hopkins University and two bachelors’ degrees from the University of Maryland.