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Updated: 09-11-2008
Reviewed: 11-02-2007

Public Affairs Specialists

Field Public Affairs Specialists (PASs) are key links between the Agency and our constituents throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. They serve as FDA's community-based educators.

The PASs respond to consumer, health professional, academia, health educator, media, industry, and Federal, State, and local official requests related to FDA's authority, outreach activities, and the products that FDA regulates.

PASs promote FDA initiatives and outreach programs by:

  • planning, developing, and conducting presentations, workshops, and seminars
  • designing and staffing local exhibits and assisting with national exhibit programs
  • working with Federal, State and local governments and organizations
  • serving as local broadcast and print media spokespersons
  • conducting outreach programs for minority and under-served populations
  • facilitating and implementing special national and local educational programs

To find the Public Affairs Specialist nearest you, click on your geographic location on the map or list below. Please direct your inquiry to a Public Affairs Specialist nearest to your location. Do not e-mail requests for information to multiple Public Affairs Specialists as it will only delay receipt of a response.

Industry Inquiries can be directed to the Small Business Representative (SBR) in your area. The find the SBR nearest you, click on this link:

Northeast | Central | Southeast | Southwest | Pacific

Northeast Region

New England District Office

Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Susan Small (781) 596-7779

Mary B. Yebba (781) 596-7730

Food and Drug Administration
One Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
FAX (781) 596-7896

New York District Office

Serves New York City, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Westchester County and Rockland County.

Dilcia Granville (718) 662-5445

Food and Drug Administration
158-15 Liberty Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11433-1034
FAX (718) 662-5665

Serves all of New York (except NY City, Long Island) (Albany, Binghamton, Champlain, Newburgh, Rochester and Syracuse).

Diana Monaco

Food and Drug Administration
300 Pearl Street, Suite 100
Olympic Towers
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 541-0318
FAX (716) 551-3845

Central Region

New Jersey District Office

Serves all of New Jersey.

Joan G. Lytle

Food and Drug Administration
120 North Center Drive Building C
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
732-940-8946 ext.33
FAX 732-940-8936

Philadelphia District Office

Serves Delaware and Pennsylvania

Anitra D. Brown-Reed  (ext. 4202 or 4548)

Food and Drug Administration
2nd and Chestnut Streets
Room 900, U.S. Customhouse
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597-4390
FAX (215) 597-4660

Baltimore District Office

Serves Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Stephen King

Food and Drug Administration
6000 Metro Drive, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21215
FAX (410) 779-5707

Cincinnati District Office

Serves Kentucky and Ohio.

Brenda S. Zimmer

Food and Drug Administration
6751 Steger Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45237-3097
(513) 679-2700 Ext. 103
FAX (513) 679-2771

Brunswick Resident Post

Serves Kentucky and Ohio.

Food and Drug Administration
3820 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
(330) 273-1038
FAX (330) 225-7477

Indianapolis Resident Post

Serves all of Indiana.

Carol Gallagher
(317) 226-6500 x109

Food and Drug Administration
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 1300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 226-6500
FAX (317) 226-6506

Minneapolis District Office

Serves Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Susan Seefeld
(612) 758-7130

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Minneapolis District Office
250 Marquette Avenue - Suite 600
Minneapolis MN 55401
FAX (612) 334-4134

Milwaukee Resident Post

Serves all of Wisconsin.

Kathy Rozewicz (ext. 20)

Food and Drug Administration
2675 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53226-1305
(414) 771-7167
FAX (414) 771-7512

Southeast Region

San Juan District Office

Serves Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Nilda Villegas
(787) 474-9567

Ruth Marcano
(787) 474-9531

Food and Drug Administration
Puerta de Tierra Station
466 Fernandez Juncos Ave.
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901-3223

Atlanta District Office

Serves Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

JoAnn Pittman

Food and Drug Administration
60 Eighth Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 253-1272
FAX (404) 253-1202

Florida District Office

Serves Central and North Florida.

Faye Bronner (407) 475-4705

Charles Watson
(407) 475-4756

Food and Drug Administration
555 Winderley Place, Suite 200
Maitland, FL  32751
FAX (407) 475-4768

Miami Resident Post

Serves South Florida including Miami, Palm Beach and Fort Myers.

Food and Drug Administration
8600 N. W. 36th Street, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33166
(305) 513-4417
FAX: (305) 594-8946

New Orleans District Office

Serves Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Natalie A. Guidry, Acting Public Affairs Specialist

Food and Drug Administration
Suite 400
2424 Edenborn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 219-8818 ext. 110
FAX (504) 219-8813

Southwest Region

Southwest Imports District
Servers San Diego, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico, San Luis, Nogales, Tucson, NM, Texas Boarder, Denver (imports) Salt Lake City (Imports) Kansas City (Imports)

Sylvia Gaytan
(214) 253-5295

Food and Drug Administration
4040 North Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204
Fax: 214-253-5316

Dallas District Office

Serves Dallas, Fort Worth, north and west Texas, and all of Oklahoma.

Maria Velasco  (214) 253-5205

Food and Drug Administration
4040 North Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204-3145
FAX: (214) 253-5318

Houston Resident Post

Serves Houston Metro area and Eastern Texas (Beaumont, Galveston) and all of Arkansas.

Sheryl McConnell

Food and Drug Administration
1445 N. Loop West, Suite 420
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-7534
FAX (713) 802-7503

Kansas City District Office

Serves all of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.

Tywanna Paul

Food and Drug Administration
11630 W. 80th Street
Lenexa, KS 66214
(913) 752-2141
FAX (913) 752-2111

Denver District Office

Serves all of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Devin Koontz (303) 236-3020

Food and Drug Administration
P.O. Box 25087
Denver, CO 80225-0087
FAX (303) 236-3551

Pacific Region

San Francisco District Office

Serves Northern California including Fresno, Sacramento, San Jose and Stockton. Also serves Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific rim territories such as Guam. 

Janet McDonald (510) 337-6845

Mary Ellen Taylor (510) 337-6888

Food and Drug Administration
1431 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502-7070
FAX (510) 337-6708

Los Angeles District Office

Serves Southern Counties of California:  Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Riverside, San Bernardino.

Laurel Eu

Canoga Park Resident Post
22736 Vanowen St., Suite 205
West Hills, CA 91307
Telephone (818) 595-0016, ext. 315
FAX (818) 595-1140

Rosario Quintanilla Vior (949) 608-4407

Food and Drug Administration
Los Angeles District
19701 Fairchild
Irvine, CA 92612
FAX (949) 608-4456

Phoenix Resident Post

Serves all of Arizona.

Gilbert V. Meza (ext. 25)

Food and Drug Administration
51 West Third Street, Suite E-265
Tempe, AZ 85281-2831
(480) 829-7396
FAX (480) 829-7677

Seattle District Office

Serves Washington State, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Alan Bennett (ext. 22)

Portland Resident Post

Food and Drug Administration
9780 SW Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008-7163
(503) 671-9332 (Ext. 22)
FAX (503) 671-9445

Last edited on 05/12/2008