Maris Garner


Senior Consultant

Memphis, TN


As a Senior Consultant, Maris brings significant experience to MRC Global, including a background in medical device audit and compliance, as well as clinical experience as an ICU nurse and clinical educator. Her broad skillset serves her well as a regulatory, audit, and compliance expert with hands-on clinical experience and insight that allows her to better understand product development from concept through real-world application.

Prior to joining MRC Global, Maris held several roles in medicine/healthcare including Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of a major hospital, Clinical Educator for C.R. Bard, and Compliance Audit Manager at Medtronic Spinal and Biologics.

At Medtronic, she primarily focused on human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) regulated under 21 CFR 1271 and 21 CFR 820. Maris was responsible for developing and maintaining a quality system, internal and external audits, tissue licensing and registrations, state annual reporting, training programs, and interfacing with FDA and state agencies, as well as conducting due diligence and integration activities for acquisitions. She gained experience managing HCT/P distribution activities from recovery to customer both directly and as an intermediary.

Maris earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. She is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) through The American Association of Tissue Banks, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor (CQA) through the American Society for Quality.

  • 12 years of experience in Quality Systems Development/Management
  • Compliance Audit Manager for Medtronic Spinal and Biologics
  • Intensive Care Registered Nurse
  • Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CQA)
  • ISO 13485 Lead Auditor Certification