AFDO RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Taylor John



President and Principal

Greenleaf Health

John Taylor is the President and Principal of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for Greenleaf Health, following a distinguished career of more than 20 years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He held three high-profile positions at FDA: Counselor to the Commissioner; Acting Deputy Principal Commissioner; and Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy. As Counselor to the Commissioner, Taylor served as the principal advisor to Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on issues that impacted the agency’s programs, policy making, management, budget, and administration. In his role as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, Taylor provided leadership and direction to more than 4,000 employees in FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) and Office of International Programs (OIP). He began as an attorney within FDA’s Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) in 1991. In 2005, he left FDA to spend four years working in industry, first as Divisional Vice President for Federal Government Affairs at Abbott, then, in 2007, as Executive Vice President for Health at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

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