Principal, Regulatory Compliance
With more than 30 years of experience as an expert in compliance issues – including more than 20 years in leadership positions in the government – Cynthia adds to Greenleaf Health’s prestige as Principal, Regulatory Compliance.
Cynthia was formerly Director of the Office of Compliance for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), where she led regulatory enforcement efforts to ensure companies comply with federal standards for quality and safety. Cynthia’s commitment to quality continues in her work advising Greenleaf clients on GCP and GMP issues across the product lifecycle.
In addition to serving at the FDA, Cynthia spent more than two decades at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she specialized in compliance and enforcement issues. As Deputy Inspector General and Acting Inspector General, she led a nationwide staff in investigating allegations of corruption and misconduct and conducting independent audits of department programs. Through her other roles at DOJ, Cynthia acquired an extensive background in criminal and civil enforcement work, serving as Counselor to the Inspector General, Deputy Chief of the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section in the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Trial Attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Civil Division.
Previously, Cynthia clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a television reporter in New Mexico and Texas.
Cynthia earned a B.A., with distinction, from the University of New Mexico and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.
Cynthia serves as a board member for both the Food and Drug Law Institute and the FDANews Editorial Advisory Board.