Hamden Hall is pleased to welcome Hamden Hall parent Joseph Sapiente to the Board of Trustees. Joe is the Global Vice President of Quality Operations for Covidien, an international healthcare products leader in Massachusetts. His role takes him all over the world.
Joe is an experienced leader with 31 years in the medical device industry. His background includes leading and managing in a multi-national, multi-leveled and multi-function organization. His career in medical devices covers a range of areas, including the professional development of other industry leaders, directing their personal leadership growth. Joe also works with the development and implementation of quality systems to support compliance with Quality System Requirements as defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration for domestic and international locations, including Japan, China, Brazil, India, and Russia.
At Covidien, Joe oversees the auditing for compliance, failure investigation, CAPA, gap analysis, design control, hazard analysis, and risk management. His responsibilities include preclinical and clinical testing, and confirming design intent. He works with regulatory affairs including submissions and approvals, permits in the United States, Canada, and the countries of the European Union. Joe also has device submission experience, and he works with clinical affairs, professional medical education, and supplier quality management
A native of Connecticut, Joe holds a degree in mechanical engineering technology and a bachelor of science in business management. He and wife, Kathy, have three children. Their sons, Joe and Spencer, are Class of 2013 and 2017, respectively; while daughter Ashley is in the Hamden Hall Class of 2022.
“Witnessing our children’s growth at Hamden Hall has been so rewarding,” Joe said. “Kathy and I believe that while we may be born with certain things—talents, behaviors and skills—the faculty and the entire community offers an enriched environment, enabling all students to flourish. Every child is given an opportunity to achieve a level of success academically and personally.”?