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Stakeholder Engagement Staff Also referred to as: FDA Stakeholder Engagement

About Us

The Stakeholder Engagement Staff resides within the Office of the Commissioner and falls under the Office of External Affairs. The Stakeholder Engagement Staff works closely with all FDA Centers and Offices across the entire Agency.

Our mission is to enhance stakeholder relations to ensure the public’s health is advanced and protected. We aim to build stronger relationships with health professional organizations, consumer groups, trade associations, patient advocacy organizations, think tanks/academia, and other stakeholders, in order to better inform our policy making process, identify policy hurdles or stakeholder misconceptions, and create strategic collaborations.


The FDA Stakeholder Engagement Staff serves as a liaison between stakeholder organizations and the general public to:

  • Ensure the Commissioner and FDA leadership work with external stakeholders to address stakeholder policy priorities and initiatives, as well as Agency policy priorities.
  • Plan and execute large engagements, public meetings and events with stakeholders on various topics of interest that align with Commissioner priorities.
  • Responsible for MedWatch, the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, and the dissemination of medical product safety alerts, recalls, statements and periodic safety labeling change summaries to external stakeholders.

Meet the Stakeholder Engagement Staff

Dayle Cristinzio, Director SES
Dayle Lewis Cristinzio
CAPT Beth Fritsch- Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor
Beth Fritsch
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
L. Chenjo
Program Analyst
Lakeecha (Keecha) Chenjo

Health Programs Coordinator
Iris Valentin-Bon
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service

Health Programs Coordinator
Aya Shuman

Contact Us

Stakeholder Engagement Staff
Office of External Affairs
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Ave WO32-5367
Silver Spring, MD 20993
United States

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