Susan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq., is CEO of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration. The Foundation is the non-profit organization created by Congress to advance the mission of the FDA.
Prior Ms. Winckler served as President of Leavitt Partners Solutions, a national healthcare strategy firm founded by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Winckler also served as Chief Risk Management Officer for the entire Leavitt Partners family of businesses. Before becoming President, her role leading the DC office for Leavitt Partners included serving as Interim Executive Director of the Health Care Transformation Task Force.
Ms. Winckler was CEO of the Food & Drug Law Institute. She provided a neutral forum for these stakeholders to address domestic and global food and drug law issues. She also served on FDLI’s board. As Chief of Staff for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2007-2009), Ms. Winckler managed the Commissioner’s Office. She was unique among her predecessors in also simultaneously leading FDA’s Offices of Legislation, External Relations, Public Affairs, and Executive Secretariat. In 2007, she led FDA’s medical product negotiation with China’s then-State Food and Drug Administration, resulting in the Product Safety Memorandum of Agreement between the two nations. Her earlier career service included more than a decade at the American Pharmacists Association in a series of positions of increasing responsibility.
Ms. Winckler earned a BS from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and her JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. She is an APhA Fellow, an elected member and Chair of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Board of Trustees (2015-2020), a member of the Purgo Scientific, LLC board, and a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy National Advisory Council. She previously served on the boards of the Partnership for Safe Medicines and the American Society of Pharmacy Law, and on the executive leadership board for the Univ. of Iowa College of Pharmacy.