Jessica N. Berrellez is ODT Executive Officer and Director of the Office of Organizational Excellence. Ms. Berrellez serves as the right-hand to the CIO, collaborates with Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members to determine ODT priorities, leads strategic communications and organizational development, helps oversee ODT’s day-to-day functioning, and directs special projects and high-priority change initiatives. She has held multiple leadership roles at FDA and was a Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Commissioner and Director for Program Evaluation and Process Improvement. Ms. Berrellez is the recipient of agency, federal, and industry awards, and has received national recognition for her volunteer work. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard University. Ms. Berrellez earned her M.A. and M.S. from the University of Arizona and B.A. from Indiana University.