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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
FDA New England District,
1 Montvale Ave., 4th floor,
Stoneham, MA 02180
 
Joseph Raulinaitis, Public Affairs Specialist
(508) 793-0422 x 12
FAX (508) 793-0456
joseph.raulinaitis@fda.hhs.gov
FDA - Worcester Resident Post
140 Shrewsbury St., Ste. 1
Boylston, MA 01608
 
New York 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 District Office
622 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14202
 
CENTRAL REGION
 
NJ
 
Joan G. Lytle, Public Affairs Specialist
(732) 390-3823
FAX (732) 940-8936
joan.lytle@fda.hhs.gov
FDA - North Brunswick Resident Post
629 Cranbury Road, 2nd Floor
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
 
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
 
Kamilah J. Blackston, Public Affairs Specialist
(410) 779-5136 or (240) 402-9917
FAX (410) 779-5707
kamilah.blackston@fda.hhs.gov
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
550 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1500
Chicago, IL 60661
 
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 500
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
FDA Minneapolis District Office
250 Marquette Ave., Ste. 600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
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
 
Kim Prenter, Public Affairs Specialist
kim.prenter@fda.hhs.gov
FDA Miami Resident Post
15100 NW 67th Ave., 4th floor
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
 
AL, LA, MS, TN

FDA – New Orleans District Office
 
Vacant - Please contact another Public Affairs Specialist
 
SOUTHWEST REGION
 
OK, TX-North and West, Dallas, Fort Worth
Vacant - (214) 253-5201
FDA – Dallas District Office
 
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 Parkway
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204-3128
 
AR, East Texas, Houston
Vacant - Please contact another Public Affairs Specialist
 
IA, KS, MO, NE
 
FDA – Kansas City District Office
Vacant - Please contact another Public Affairs Specialist
 
CO, NM, UT, WY
 
FDA - Denver District Office
Vacant - (303) 236-3017
 
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
 
Seattle District
Vacant - Please contact Janet or Mary Ellen in the San Francisco District

 

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