During Pavlick’s time at UNPA, she worked closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an advocate and liaison for industry stakeholders.
Prior to UNPA, Pavlick spent eight years working as an FDA Consumer Safety Officer in Denver, where she conducted Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspections, investigations, and sample collections for food and dietary supplement firms within the Denver District and internationally.
Pavlick brings over two decades of experience implementing and writing science-based policies, practices, and procedures in the dietary supplements industry. In her new role, Pavlick will serve as the association’s leader on quality, technical, and manufacturing issues across all product categories CHPA represents: OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices.
“Larisa’s extensive industry, trade association, and FDA experience in quality and GMP compliance will enable her to effectively lead CHPA programs,” said Barbara Kochanowski, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs.
“My life’s mission has always been to help others, and I see this as an amazing opportunity to share and to continue to learn. I look forward to providing support to the CHPA membership,” said Pavlick.
CHPA also announced the appointment of Kirby Miller as its new Director of Federal Government Affairs, as the association beefs up its advocacy on Capitol Hill.
Miller comes to CHPA from Capitol Hill, where she most recently worked as a Healthcare Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. She has worked in both Chambers of Congress and brings nearly eight years of federal government experience to CHPA. Prior to Wicker, Miller previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Trent Kelly of Mississippi and in numerous legislative roles for former Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa.
Miller has also served as a Nutritionist for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi.
“Kirby’s background and expertise will be instrumental to CHPA’s continued advocacy on Capitol Hill,” said Marc Schloss, CHPA’s VP of Federal Government Affairs, “and we’re delighted that she will add to our efforts on behalf of CHPA members.”