Tracey Forfa JD U.S. FDA

Tracey Forfa JD

Tracey Forfa JD U.S. FDA Center Director, CVM

Tracey Forfa, JD, was appointed the Director for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, effective February 26, 2023.

Ms. Forfa has been with CVM since 2002 and was appointed the Deputy Center Director in 2008. She previously served as Acting Director in 2016, and again in early 2023 prior to her permanent appointment. She was also the Acting Ombudsman for CVM from 2019-2022. Prior to joining CVM, Ms.Forfa helped to support FDA’s mission in other capacities. In 1996, she joined the Office of the Chief Mediator and Ombudsman, working on product jurisdiction and external dispute resolution. She joined the agency in 1993 as a member of the regulations and policy staff at the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) working on issues such as human tissue and blood banking.

Ms. Forfa earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and her law degree from the University of Baltimore in Maryland. She has also completed FDA’s Executive Education Program in Regulatory Policy through the University of Maryland. Ms. Forfa earned her Masters of Divinity in May 2023.