FDAAA Leadership

Board of Directors

The business and affairs of the Association is managed and controlled by the Board of Directors. Service on the Board of Directors is restricted to two consecutive three-year terms. See Policy on Term Limits for Members of the Board of Directors. Currently there are 12 members:

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chairman of the Board and consists of all the Association Officers. The Executive Committee has the power to consider all matters of supervision and control of the business, property and affairs of the Association. The Officers of the Association are elected by the Board of Directors for one year terms to carry out the day-to-day operation of the Associations. The current Executive Committee members are:

Executive Committee

Allen Sayler
Allen Sayler
President
Anne Marie Finley
Anne Marie Finley
Vice President
Robert E. Brackett
Robert E. Brackett
Vice Chair
Marie Urban
Marie Urban
Secretary
Brian Mayhew
Brian Mayhew
Treasurer
Jessica P. O’Connell
Jessica P. O’Connell
General Counsel
Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
past Chair (Ex-Officio)

Committees

Committees are established by the Board of Directors to provide advice on matters of interest to the Association. The functions of the committees are:

Associate Liaison Committee:

The Associate Liaison Committee shall be established as a subcommittee under the Member Services Committee supporting the efforts of this committee in the Associate Liaison population within the FDA. In addition to supporting the Member Services Committee, the Associate Liaison Committee will perform the following functions as stated in Section 4.02 (C) of the bylaws:

Associate Members shall have the right to select from among the Associate Members one or more liaisons to the board of directors of the Association, who shall have the right to attend meetings of the board of directors and to participate in such meetings on a non-voting basis and provide such other advice and assistance to the board of directors as it may from time to time request the board of directors shall establish a term of service for these members (term limits have been established by the Board as three-years)

Additional functions of this Committee are:

  • Promote awareness of FDAAA membership opportunities, educational and other special association events, and cooperative activities among FDA headquarters and field employees;

  • Identify specific program and operational assistance needs within FDA in order that FDAAA members with technical, scientific, institutional and other specialized knowledge and experience can be leveraged by the Agency;

  • Act as conduit through which information on matters of mutual interest is exchanged between the FDA and FDAAA;

  • Participate on FDAAA's Member Services Committee and Board of Directors to ensure the views and interests of all Associate Members are adequately represented and considered by governing officials on matters affecting the strategic direction and programs of the association. Also provide as-needed consultation to FDAAA's Executive Committee; and

  • Provides a Committee report to the Board of Directors at each Board meeting.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee through this Committee's members and approved by the Board.

Associate Liaison Committee Members

Communications Committee:

The Communications Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The Communications Committee roles include:

  • Manage and maintain an up-to-date, visually appealing interactive website, with appropriate hyperlinks to foster member interests and to serve as a recruitment tool;

  • Serve as the manager of the FDAAA webmaster and functions associated with the website;

  • Prepare other communications materials as needed to foster member interests and serve as a recruitment tool;

  • Distribute FDAAA "Updates" and other electronic communications to the membership and coordinate with other FDAAA Committees and individuals who would like to communicate with FDAAA members;

  • Prepare the FDAAA Annual Report;

  • Coordinate with the Member Services Committee, Membership Recruitment Committee, and others as appropriate, including the Associate Member Liaison, on the planning and execution of any promotional campaigns, as approved by the Board;

  • Support and manage any electronic networking efforts and content;

  • Identify, research and recommend to the Executive Committee the use of contracted services, as may be deemed necessary and appropriate, to support the communications functions of the organization;

  • Serve as the contract sponsor (for communications-related contracts approved by the Executive Committee), such as the FDAAA website, to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services, including the review and approval of time invoiced by contractor(s) for payment.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Communications Committee Members

Activities Committee

The Activities Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The Activities Committee is responsible for:

  • Planning and organizing educational events and other group activities;

  • Conducting agency outreach and international regulatory assistance programs (through the International subcommittee);

  • Coordinating with the Member Services Committee to maintain a system for rapidly identifying alumni expertise that FDA can recruit to enhance its response to public health emergencies and other health issues;

  • Soliciting nominations for the Wiley Award recipient and providing name and other information to Awards Committee;

  • Managing the scholarship function for the FDAAA;

  • Identifying, researching and recommending to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as maybe deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serving as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services; and

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contract and contracted services.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Activities Committee Members

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members and Directors. The Awards Committee is responsible for:

  • Managing the FDAAA awards program coordinating as necessary with other committees and with the FDA;

  • Facilitating the acquisition of the Wiley Lecture Award following Activities Committee selection and Board approval;

  • Review and submission of the FDA Distinguished Alumni Award following Board approval;

  • Ensuring that FDAAA awards are current and timely;

  • Periodically reviews award descriptions and submits recommendations for changes to existing awards or new awards to the Board for approval and implementation;

  • Identifying, researching and recommending to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as maybe deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serving as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services; and

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contract and contracted services.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Awards Committee Members

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members and Directors. The Finance Committee is responsible for:

  • Advising, mentoring, and assisting the Treasurer in the management of the Association’s fiscal affairs including revenue and expenditures;

  • Establishing member dues with input from Treasurer and Member Services Chair;

  • Identifying, reviewing and recommending of an external auditor, if needed;

  • Overseeing the maintenance of all regular bank accounts and investment accounts;

  • Vetting Treasurer candidates and making recommendations to the Board;

  • Assuring, in consultation with legal counsel, that the Association has D&O insurance, liability insurance, and automobile insurance;

  • Working with all other committees to establish budget plans and to ensure that committee budgets and contracted services, if any, are consistent with established budget guidelines and control parameters;

  • Identifying, research and recommend to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as maybe deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serving as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services; and

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contract and contracted services.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors

Finance Committee Members

International Network Committee

International Network Committee’s membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The FDAAAIN is responsible for:

  • Engaging in regulatory capacity building of developing and emerging regulatory agencies;

  • Collaborating with FDA's Office of International Programs to assist in training activities for international regulatory agencies;

  • Developing and conducting training materials and activities in regulatory science targeted for regulatory agencies; and

  • Receiving and disseminating international solicitations for FDAAA consultations, lectures, and training to FDAAA members interested in international activities and to the broader FDAAA membership.

Chair: To be recommended by the FDAAAIN Planning Group to the Activities Chairs for confirmation.

International Network Committee Members

Membership Recruitment Committee

The Member Recruitment Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The Member Recruitment Committee is responsible for:

  • Developing the content of all literature and other materials intended to promote the Association and its mission;

  • Coordinating with the Communications Committee on the planning and execution of promotional campaigns;

  • Promoting recruitment of current FDA employees and FDA alumni;

  • Identifying, research and recommend to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as maybe deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serving as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services; and

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contract and contracted services.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Member Recruitment Committee Members

Nominating Committee

The nominating Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The names submitted to the board of directors by the Nominating Committee shall be advisory and in no event shall limit the discretion or authority of the board of directors in respect of the nomination of individuals for election by members of the Association. In addition, recommended changes in the functions of the Nominating Committee, including the recommendation on Committee Chairs will be addended to the by-laws as a policy statement rather than revising the by-laws to include this point.

  • Provides its recommendation to the board of directors in writing for nominations for each office of the Association;

  • Provide its recommendations to the board of directors in writing for nominations for each chairperson for the committees of the Association;

  • Provide other services as the board of directors, may from time to time prescribe such power to this committee, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 8.03 of the by-laws;

  • Identify, research and recommend to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as may be deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serve as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services;

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contractand contracted services.

Nominating Committee Members

Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee is a Supporting Committee of the FDA Alumni Association. Its membership includes FDAAA members, Directors and Associate Members. The Member Services Committee is responsible for:

  • Managing the process of all initial and renewal member applications;

  • Maintaining a roster of membership status;

  • Maintaining the Association Membership Directory updating as necessary;

  • Providing advice to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors on the establishment of member dues and dues categories;

  • Submitting names of potential volunteers to appropriate Committee Chairs;

  • Insuring that current and new members receive their member benefits packages;

  • Answering member questions;

  • Identifying, research and recommend to the Executive Committee the use of a contracted service, as maybe deemed necessary and appropriate, to perform the business of the organization;

  • Serving as the contract sponsor (for committee related contracts approved by the Executive Committee) to provide oversight of the execution of the terms of the contract and to verify adequate deliverable of contracted services; and

  • The Committee Chairperson, or designee, will manage the conformance to, as well as the maintenance and execution of, the approved contract and contracted services.

Chair: To be recommended by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Member Services Committee Members