• Overview of initiative
  • First year accomplishments
  • A look ahead

Sharon Lindan Mayl, J.D.
Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Food Policy and Response

SHARON LINDAN MAYL, J.D. has been with FDA for more than 25 years and currently serves as Senior Advisor for Policy in the Office of Food Policy and Response. In this position, she oversees and manages significant policy initiatives in the foods area.  Among other issues, Ms. Mayl is the implementation lead for FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, which seeks to develop a new approach to food safety that leverages technology and other modern tools to create a safer and more digital, traceable food system.  Previously, she co-led the team that developed and implemented the import provisions of FSMA, including those related to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, Voluntary Qualified Import Program, and Accredited Third-Party Certification Program.  Ms. Mayl also serves as a vice-chair of FDA’s Cannabis Products Council.  She is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School.