Zena is currently the President of ZGK Quality Consulting which provides quality & compliance consulting to pharmaceutical and medical device firms worldwide. This is an outgrowth of her career in Quality at major pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer, Abbott, Searle, and Hospira where she was a Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Quality.
Zena is a recognized thought leader in global pharmaceutical quality having participated on the International Conference on Harmonization Quality Guideline, ICH Q10, Pharmaceutical Quality Systems, as a USA industry representative from PhRMA. She served on the Board of the Parenteral Drug Association as well as chair of the PhRMA Technical Committee.
Zena received a BA degree in Biology from Queens College in Queens NY, and an MS in Marine Environmental Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Zena met her husband Professor Emeritus Lon Kaufman whilst they were both undergraduates at Queens College, bonding over their earthworm dissection. They have lived in the Bay Area, the Chicago area and now NYC Metro area. You can find Zena frequently running in Central Park or grabbing a slice of NYC pizza en route to a Broadway show.
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Zena is currently serving on the Board of the Hunter College Hillel on the nominating committee and on the Board of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom on the Executive Committee and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.