Johanna Hunt Karas

Senior Supply Chain Consultant

Ms. Karas has over twenty-eight years of experience in providing clinical supplies for investigational studies worldwide. Experience includes packaging and labeling, understanding of label requirements for multiple countries, import/export requirements, development of IVR specifications and monitoring systems for duration of clinical studies.

She has coordinated packaging/labeling, monitor repass dates, forecast and review/write packaging section of clinical protocols. Diligently worked with international counterparts to establish international shipping, depots, customs and processes.

A leader for developing and implementing of IRT for all phases of clinical trials including clinical trial designs that affect patient supply. She provides a variety of study experience including open label, blinded and double dummy studies, as well as complex drug packaging such as titration studies. Also, functioned as unblinded pharmacist for large Phase III studies by monitoring randomization of patients and ensuring drug availability.

Ms. Karas is a licensed pharmacist with a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has served in a clinical supply role at PRA, Gilead Sciences and as an independent consultant.


Core Competencies

  • Supply Chain Forecasting
  • Clinical Supply Protocols
  • Cold Chain and Sub-zero
  • Open Label Supply Chain
  • Blinded & Double Blinded
  • Unblinded Pharmacist
  • Packaging & Labeling
  • International Customs
  • IVRS
  • Global Distribution Chain
  • Vendor Management