Project Management Certificate Faculty

Project Management Certificate Faculty

Michael Faia

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Michael Faia currently serves as the Facilities, Engineering, & PMO Lead at AstraZeneca’s PA site. He is responsible for leading the Site Facilities, Maintenance, Engineering, and Validation teams along with the Project Management Office.

Previously, Michael has held leadership roles in Operational Excellence and Project Management. Having joined AstraZeneca (AZ) in June 2009, he is the longest tenured PA Site Leadership Team (SLT) member, has experienced the peak of the site’s production during the H1N1 pandemic, and is recognized for his extensive knowledge of the PA site’s workings and history. Prior to joining AZ, Michael worked for Johnson & Johnson in roles ranging from engineering and production management to new product commercialization.

Michael earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, a Master’s degree in Quality from Temple University, and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Michael is a Pennsylvania licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Project Manager (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSS BB), and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner.


Michael Osborne, PMP

Michael OsbourneMike Osborne is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and experienced supply chain and operations leader.  With experience in leading global project teams, implementing project management programs, and managing high value project portfolios, Mike’s knowledge and skill in the areas of Pharmaceutical cGMPs, Six Sigma, Lean and Kaizen Implementation, PMO and Portfolio Management, and Change Management are highly valued.

Mike currently leads the Project Management Office (PMO) at AstraZeneca-Biologics in Philadelphia, PA, where he manages MedImmune’s Site Project Management Governance Process and the Portfolio Management Office for Pennsylvania’s facilities.  He is instrumental in facilitating the development of the strategic planning process and leads the site’s Portfolio Steering Committee.

Mike also serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Project Management at Penn State’s Abington campus where he teaches a 14-week PM course to US Military veterans enrolled in the Workforce Opportunity Services program (WOS).  Through Penn State, he also serves as a Corporate Training Consultant, developing and delivering Project Management training for Fortune 500 corporate clients.

Prior to his work with AstraZeneca, Mike worked as a Project Manager with Johnson & Johnson leading and deploying global project teams with cross-country representation ensuring timely execution of project milestones.  Mike has also worked as a Senior Team Leader and Process Engineer with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, leading technology work centers; and he supported the Research and Development manufacturing operations while with GlaxoSmithKline.

Mike is also the Director of Operations for the Kicking Cancer Foundation, a Philadelphia–based charitable organization established to raise money for cancer research.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Engineering, Operations Management from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Villanova University.