FDAAA serves FDA alumni by providing communications, holding functions, listing opportunities, and much more. Serving those who have served also takes the form of helping those who still are serving, the current staff at FDA.

Summer Gatherings Outside DC

The FDAAA Board is hosting events for members across the country. If you would like to host an event, please contact FDAAA Board member Anne Marie Finley at amfinley15@comcast.net to get on the FDAAA schedule.

The following event is coming up:

Monday, August 10, 2015 - Cambridge, MD - at the downstairs bar, "Michener's Library" at the Chesapeake Hyatt Regency at 8:00 PM for anyone in the area or attending GMP by the Sea.

Andrew Bonanno Receives FDA Distinguished Alumni Award


FDAAA Board Member and Past Vice President Andrew Bonanno was recognized at the 55th Annual FDA Honor Awards Ceremony at FDA headquarters on June 25, 2015. He received the FDA Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding leadership in establishing the FDAAA/ORA Mentoring Program that enhances communication between ORA managers and alumni fostering management skills and program enhancements. He was presented the award by Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Stephen M. Ostroff, M.D..(left in photo). Edward A. Steele (right), FDAAA President, joined Andy on stage for the presentation.

Michael Taylor Receives FDAAA Wiley Award


Michael Taylor, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, received the FDAAA's Harvey Wiley Award on April 20. In accepting the annual award, Mike discussed the FDA's expanding role in food safety.

Here is a link to Mike' acceptance speech, delivered at the annual meeting of the Food and Drug Law Institute: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/ FSMA/ucm443731.htm

FDAAA Launches New Year at Annual Meeting

A new year for FDAAA was launched at the annual meeting April 20. Nancy Myers, FDAAA chair, summarized the past year's many accomplishments during 2014, which are listed in the Annual Report, and expressed optimism that 2015 would be even more productive and valuable for members.

Nancy said the biggest accomplishment in 2014 was the appointment of new chairs for the various FDAAA committees, which provides a strong core of talent to lead the association in 2015.

Vol of the year

Dan Michels, former Director of Compliance at CDER, accepts the Volunteer of the Year Award from FDAAA Chair Nancy. Myers.


FDAAA Elects New Board Members, Names Officers

The FDAAA held its first Board meeting on April 20 following the Annual Meeting.

The Board elected the following officers:

  • Edward Steele, President
  • Andrew Bonanno, Vice President
  • Michael Olson, Treasurer
  • C.K. Gund, Secretary
  • Jessica O'Connell, General Counsel

The following members were elected to the Board:

  • Andrew Bonanno
  • David Chesney
  • Florence Houn
  • Edward Steele
  • Marie Urban

FDA and FDAAA to Collaborate on Pilot Alumni Advisor Program

FDAAA and FDA are partnering on a pilot "FDA Alumni Advisor Program" that will match selected Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) participants with former senior FDA leaders in a mentoring relationship.

The pilot program is part of the FDA's Division of Human Resource Development's (DHRD) Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP).


Latest Announcements

New! FDAAA Annual Report 2014

Annual Report

See a summary of 2014 of the year
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Opportunity: RAPS Seeks Regulatory Experts

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is seeking senior/executive regulatory affairs experts to volunteer in updating the regulatory professional competency framework.

Interested FDAAA members should contact Cindy Karst at ckarst@raps.org (phone 301.770.2920). When contacting RAPS, applicants should indicate their area(s) of expertise and preference for one of the two work groups (the small group of assessors or larger group of validators).

Links to Recent FDAAA Events and Announcements

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