Catherine Siersma, BS, PMP

Associate Director, Project Management
Catherine Siersma
Practice Area:
Project and Proposal Office
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA

Master Certificate in Applied Project Management
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

BS, Zoology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Catherine Siersma, PMP, is an Associate Director, Project Management in the Project and Proposal Office at RTI-HS. Ms. Siersma has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 15 years of experience as a project manager. Her results-oriented, client-focused approach to project leadership includes strategic planning, financial management, process development, proposal development, and resource allocation. She has managed large, complex projects with multiple tasks and teams. Additional responsibilities include tracking budgets, setting up consultant contracts, invoicing both to clients and consultants or subcontractors, and coordinating and managing timelines. She has also managed projects for the Health Economics and Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment teams within RTI-HS. Ms. Siersma is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Prior to joining RTI-HS, Ms. Siersma was a Project Manager and Scientist at Pfizer, where she was responsible for maintaining project plans, templates, and departmental resource data, and acting as a liaison between scientists and project management. In her scientist role, she performed pharmacokinetic studies in animals and in vitro metabolism studies. Prior to Pfizer, her work focused primarily on pharmacokinetic and oral absorption studies, with an emphasis on animal use regulations, resulting in a strong knowledge of National Institutes of Health and US Department of Agriculture guidelines.