Workshop Facilitator Bios


Mark Wiencek

Mark Wiencek, PhD is the Principal Microbiologist with Contec, Inc. He received a B.S. in Marine Biology from UNC-Wilmington, a M.S. in Microbiology from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland.  During 25+ years of industrial experience in microbiology and microbial ecology, Mark has focused on control of objectionable microbes in multiple applications including water treatment, medical devices, and environmental surfaces in the built environment.  Research interests include development of cleaning tools and chemistries for control of microbial and hazardous drug contamination in cleanrooms, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities.

Michael Myers

Michael Myers brings a wealth of expertise and a longstanding dedication to Contec, Inc., having joined the company in 1998. Throughout his tenure, he has held various key positions, including product development, sales management, and technical support. For over a decade, Michael has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success of Sterile Compounding Pharmacies, focusing on their specific needs and challenges.

As the Clinical Support Manager for Contec’s Healthcare division, Michael plays a pivotal role in developing educational resources and conducting in-service training for pharmacy technicians. His mission is to equip them with the best practices for maintaining clean and disinfected environments in 503A compliant compounding pharmacies, ensuring compliance with the stringent guidelines outlined in USP Chapters <797> and <800>.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Michael was honored with the prestigious John Martin Outstanding New Member Award by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Appalachian State University, which further strengthens his ability to effectively communicate and provide valuable support to pharmacy professionals.

With his extensive experience, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence, Michael continues to drive innovation and foster the success of Sterile Compounding Pharmacies under the Contec Healthcare division.

Melanie Dorey

Melanie Dorey is a registered pharmacy technician and has worked in the compounding industry for over 16 years. She graduated from a 2-year Pharmacy Technician program in 2006 and at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) where she acquired a passion for sterile and nonsterile compounding. While attending the Sterile Compounding Boot Camp in Denver, Colorado in 2007, Melanie met several key industry experts who ignited her passion for sterile and nonsterile compounding. In 2014, she joined the team at CriticalPoint and Kastango Consulting Group where she continued to hone her skills while developing eLearning, standard operating procedures, as well as in person and virtual lectures. She also traveled to client locations to perform competency assessment and customized training. Melanie has served on a variety of committees with NAPRA and the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Melanie is the owner of Critical Compounding Resources which offers services to compounding operations across North America.

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