About FDA

Stakeholder Engagement Staff


The Stakeholder Engagement Staff resides within the Office of the Commissioner and falls under the Office of External Affairs.

Stakeholder Engagement Staff supports the FDA mission by:

  • Building partnerships with Health Professional Organizations, Consumer Groups, Trade Associations, Patient Advocacy Organizations, Think Tanks and other external stakeholders.

  • Encouraging and supporting active engagement from external stakeholders related to policy that impacts medical products, tobacco, food safety and nutrition to promote health and healthy living. 

Stakeholder Engagement Staff work closely with all FDA Centers, various Offices and other FDA stakeholder engagement staffs. 


FDA Stakeholder Engagement Staff has the responsibility in “helping the public get accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods to maintain and improve their health” by:

  • Ensuring the Commissioner, and their staff, are up to date on external stakeholder priorities and organizational interests related to FDA’s mission, policies and priorities.

  • Proactively engaging with external stakeholders on their key concerns related to current and pending policy.

  • Providing internal coordination on FDA activities related to external stakeholders on high-priority topics such as imminent public health needs and other issues related to FDA’s priorities.

  • Providing leadership and coordination of activities between FDA and other Federal agencies and to ensure effective communication regarding issues related to FDA policy.

  • Serving as a focal point to coordinate public and private collaborations and partnerships to discuss regulatory topics of interest.

The Stakeholder Engagement Staff also serve as subject matter experts for MedWatch: The FDA safety information and adverse event reporting program by:

  • Providing internal coordination and implementation on policies, programs, and initiatives related to MedWatch including the MedWatch webpages, MedWatch Safety Alert Email-list and the MedWatch Twitter account.

  • Preparing, reviewing, updating, and disseminating medical product safety alerts, recalls, statements and periodic safety labeling change summaries to external stakeholders.

Meet the Stakeholder Engagement Staff

Team Members

Dayle Cristinzio- Director Stakeholder Engagement 

Dayle Lewis Cristinzio

Email: Dayle Cristinzio

Beth Fritsch-Senior Advisor

Beth Fritsch

Senior Advisor
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Email: Beth Fritsch

Steve Morin - Senior Public Health Specialist

Steve Morin

Health Programs Coordinator
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Email: Steve Morin

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Javier Chavez

Health Programs Coordinator
Email: Javier Chavez

Keecha Chenjo - Program Specialist

Lakeecha (Keecha) Chenjo

Program Analyst
Email: Keecha Chenjo

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Ken Nolan

Senior Program Specialist
Email: Ken Nolan


Contact FDA

Office of Health and Constituent Affairs

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Bldg. 32, Room 5367

Silver Spring, MD 20993

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