Barbara Cassens is the Director for the Office of Partnerships (OP). In her role as the Director of OP, she is responsible for the oversight, strategic planning, collaboration and integration with our federal, state, and local, partners, for manufactured human and animal food safety standards.
Barbara began her career with the FDA in 1990 as a field investigator and the Pacific Region Cooperative Programs Director. Eventually, she became San Francisco’s District Director. Prior to joining the FDA, she worked in the private sector for Nestle, Dole Packaged Foods, and John Labatt, LLC.
Ms. Cassens holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Iowa State University. She is active in the Western Association of Food and Drug Officials, the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the Institute of Food Technologists and the International Association for Food Protection.