About FDA

About the Ombuds

Virginia Behr joined FDA/CDER in 1999 as a Regulatory Project Manager in the Division of Antiviral Products. She then served as Chief of Project Management Staff in that Division for several years before becoming the Center Ombudsman in 2007. As a collateral duty, she mediates cases for the Conflict Prevention and Resolution program in FDA’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management. She is also a mediator for the federal Shared Neutrals program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University.

The CDER Ombudsman is a member of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen (COFO) and has served on the COFO Executive Committee since 2011.