Where Are They Now?
This page will serve as a library of photos of FDAAA members and their personal and professional updates since leaving the agency. All information submitted for this "Where Are They Now?" section of the website are voluntarily submitted by FDAAA members (See instructions on how to submit your photos and personal updates).
We are requesting that members submit two photographs, one taken during their career with FDA and a current one, hopefully doing something fun. The old picture will be posted both in the FDAAA e-newletter, FDAAA Update and on this page. Members can then click on the photo to go to a current photo and a brief description on what the member has done since leaving FDA and what they are up to now. It's a great way to keep up with your old FDA friends and colleagues.
Try it - See if you can identify the FDAAA members below and then find out what he or she is doing now. If you haven't been in contact with that person for some time, take this as an opportunity to reconnect (use the FDAAA Directory for current contact information).
Currently Featured FDAAA Member
Do you know who is who?
While cleaning my office, I came across the following two photos.
For context, they are from a 1988 joint meeting of ORA’s, (that is the field organization), DIBs and DSBs / RCDs. For those of you who do not recognize the acronyms: DIB = Director, Investigations Branch, DSB = Director, Science Branch, RCD = Research Center Director.
This posting is a bit different from the usual “Where Are They Now”, as it is more of a “Who’s Who?”, or a twist on “Where’s Waldo?”
I tried to lighten the photos to make it easier to ID folks.
Your task, particularly for those of you who were at FDA back then, is to identify as many of the participants as possible.
I have the keys for both photos and will publish them in a month or so, unless the suspense gets too great.
Please let FDAAA know if you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
Warning: I have other, “vintage” photos!
Former Baltimore Lab Director
Former Director Division of Field Science
Former Senior Advisor for Science
Below are previously submitted photos of other FDAAA members during their FDA careers and see if you can identify them as well. It is a fun way to learn, "Where Are They Now".
Hint: from her position at the podium at a workshop, this FDAAA member was trying to explain something about estrogen to her audience and a group at the speakers' table.
Hint: Who is the woman in back on the right?
Consumer Inquiries (Office of the Commissioner), circa 1977-78 (others in the photo starting at left front - the late Ruth Shenker, Julia Rosenberg, and Phyllis Weller). This was an area originally set up to respond to hundreds of consumer letters FDA received after banning saccharin.
Hint: Received the FDA's Award of Merit, the agency's highest award, in 1974 for his legal and administrative work on the OTC Review.
Hint: This picture of our subject was taken in Thailand in 1993 with Don Stresser (Bos DO).
Hint: He was Deputy Director of the Division of Federal-State Relations at ORA Headquarters in 1995.
Hint: He was the Compliance Branch Director in the Seattle District Office in 1990.