Director of Human Resources & Administration
Victoria Smith Karpinski
Ms. Karpinski joined IriSys in 2014 and is responsible for managing people and activities that are at the hub of the organization.
During 2003-2013, Ms. Karpinski and her husband relocated to an island in the western Caribbean, and established successful businesses in land development, restaurant, internet café, as well as a vacation rental business.
Ms. Karpinski joined AVANIR Pharmaceuticals in 1998 as Director of Human Resources, was appointed Executive Director of Administrative Affairs in 2000, and became Vice President of Administration in 2001. During this time, she successfully facilitated the build-out of the Company’s former San Diego corporate offices and tripled the number of employees. She previously served as Vice President, Administration at Inspired Arts Digital Media Group. Ms. Karpinski also served for six years at Tanabe Research Laboratories, first as Manager of Research and Development Administration and Human Resources, and later as Director of Administrative Affairs. Among other achievements, Ms. Karpinski was project manager for Tanabe’s new $15 million biomedical laboratory and office facility, and developed the Scientific Management Program for directing scientists to become better managers, which subsequently was adopted industry-wide by the Biomedical Industry Council, San Diego. For the previous seven years, she held similar administrative management positions at Immunetech Pharmaceuticals and Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation.
Ms. Karpinski received a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from San Diego State University.