Barbara Thomas Smith

Consultant Advisor

Barbara Thomas Smith has held regulatory, quality, manufacturing, and R&D positions with major commercial and startup pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She possesses extensive experience as a seasoned leader in establishing effective global quality systems, from product development environments through commercial sales. Throughout her career, Barbara built successful multi-site corporate compliance programs to meet U.S. and international health agency regulations for support of internal and outsourced preclinical, clinical, quality, drug safety, manufacturing, validation and product supply chain/distribution activities.


Barbara brings over 35 years of industry experience to Pearl Pathways’ clients as a Consultant Advisor. She is skilled as a lead in health agency inspections/audits and agency communications. Barbara has contributed to many US, European, Canadian, and Australian drug and device regulatory agency submissions and led successful ISO site-wide certification efforts. Barbara is an experienced corporate leader, motivated team member, and goal-driven project manager. Barbara holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.