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FDA 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 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.  To find the SBR nearest you, select the Small Business Representative link in the Resources for You section of this page.

Northeast | Central | Southeast | Southwest | Pacific


Map showing the five ORA regions


NORTHEAST REGION

CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Mary B. Yebba, Public Affairs Specialist
(781) 596-7730
FAX (781) 596-7896
mary.yebba@fda.hhs.gov

Joseph Raulinaitis, Public Affairs Specialist
(508) 793-0422 x 12
FAX (508) 793-0456
joseph.raulinaitis@fda.hhs.gov
FDA - Worcester Resident Post
90 Madison Street, Room 402
Worcester, MA 01608

NY City, Long Island,

Westchester Co., Rockland Co.

Dilcia Granville, Ph.D., Public Affairs Specialist
(718) 662-5445
FAX (718) 662-5665
dilcia.granville@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – New York District Office
158-15 Liberty Ave
Jamaica, NY  11433-1034

The remainder of NY State

Diana Monaco, RDN, CDN - Public Affairs Specialist
(716) 846-6204
FAX (716) 551-3813
diana.monaco@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Buffalo Office
Theater Place
622 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14202


CENTRAL REGION

NJ

Joan G. Lytle, Public Affairs Specialist
(732) 940-8946 x 33
FAX (732) 940-8936
joan.lytle@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – New Jersey District Office
120 N. Center Drive, Building C
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

DE, PA

Anitra D. Brown-Reed, Public Affairs Specialist
(215) 717-3004
FAX (215) 597-4660
anitra.brownreed@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Philadelphia District Office
U.S. Customhouse, Rm. 900
2nd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DC, MD, VA, WV

VACANT
(410) 779-5424
FDA - Baltimore District Office
6000 Metro Dr., Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21215

IL

Lisa Misevicz, Public Affairs Specialist
(312) 596-4217
FAX (312) 596-4187
FDAInquiriesIL@fda.hhs.gov
FDA- Chicago District Office

IN

Carol Gallagher, Public Affairs Technician
(317) 226-6500 x 109
FAX (317) 226-6506
carolann.gallagher@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Indianapolis Resident Post
101 W. Ohio St, Suite 1300
Indianapolis, IN  46204

MI

Dawn Pyant, Public Affairs Specialist
(313) 393-8196
FAX (313) 393-8139
dawn.pyant@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Detroit District Office
300 River Place, Suite 5900
Detroit, MI  48207

MN, ND, SD, WI

Susan Seefeld, Public Relations Technician
(612) 758-7130
FAX (612) 334-4134
Susan.Seefeld@fda.hhs.gov


SOUTHEAST REGION

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Nilda Villegas, Public Affairs Specialist
(787) 729-8727
FAX (787) 729-8765
nilda.villegas@fda.hhs.gov
FDA - San Juan District Office
Puerta de Tierra Station
466 Fernandex Juncos Ave
San Juan, PR 00901-3223

GA, SC, NC

JoAnn Pittman, Public Affairs Specialist
(404) 253-1272
FAX (404) 253-1202
joann.pittman@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Atlanta District Office
60 Eighth Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

FL

C. Stewart Watson, Public Affairs Specialist
(407) 475-4756
FAX (407) 475-4768
charles.watson@fda.hhs.gov
FDA - Florida District Office
555 Winderly Place, Suite 200
Maitland, FL 32751

Cariny Nunez, Public Affairs Specialist
(305) 994-3118
FAX (305) 994-3126
cariny.nunez@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Miami Resident Post
8600 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33166

AL, LA, MS, TN

Natalie Guidry, Public Affairs Specialit
(615) 366-7807
FAX (615) 366-7848
natalie.guidry@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – New Orleans District Office
404 BNA Drive, Bldg 200; Suite 500
Nashville, TN  37217-2565


SOUTHWEST REGION

OK, TX-North and West, Dallas, Fort Worth

VACANT - (214) 253-5201
FDA – Dallas District Office
4040 N. Central Expy
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204-3128

Southwest Imports

Sylvia E. Gaytan, Public Affairs Specialist
Southwest Imports District
(214) 253-5295
FAX (214) 253-5316
sylvia.gaytan@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Dallas District Office
4040 N. Central Expy
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204-3128

AR, East Texas, Houston

VACANT - (214) 253-5201

IA, KS, MO, NE

Tywanna Paul, Public Affairs Specialist
(913) 752-2141 (Kansas City)
(314) 645-1147 (St. Louis) x 123
FAX (913) 752-2111
tywanna.paul@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Kansas City District Office
11630 W. 80th Street
Lenexa, KS 66214

CO, NM, UT, WY

[VACANT]
(303) 236-3017
FDA - Denver District Office
Denver Federal Center
Bldg. 20, Room B-1121
6th Avenue and Kipling
Denver, CO 80225-0087


PACIFIC REGION

Northern CA, NV, HI, Pacific Rim

Janet McDonald, Ph.D., Public Affairs Specialist
(510) 337-6845
FAX (510) 337-6708
janet.mcdonald@fda.hhs.gov

Mary Ellen Taylor, Public Affairs Specialist
(510) 337-6888
FAX (510) 337-6708
maryellen.taylor@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – San Francisco District Office
1431 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA  94502-7070

AZ and Southern CA

Rosario Quintanilla Vior, Public Affairs Specialist
(949) 608-4407
FAX (949) 608-4456
rosario.vior@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Los Angeles District Office
19701 Fairchild
Irvine, CA  92612-2445

Laurel Eu, Public Affairs Specialist
(818) 226-1856
FAX (818) 226-1865
laurel.eu@fda.hhs.gov
FDA – Woodland Hills Resident Post
21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA  91367

AK, ID, MT, OR, WA

VACANT - (425) 483-4950
FDA – Portland Resident Post
9780 SW Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97008-7163

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