Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Bernadette Johnson-Williams is currently a Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Office of Translational Sciences within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration. Prior to her current role, she developed the FDA STEM initiative as a Senior Advisor and served as a Lead Regulatory Health Education Specialist and the Medical Countermeasures Initiative Professional Development Coordinator in the Office of the Commissioner, Office of the Chief Scientist.  Bernadette also developed scientific training and education programs at FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) from 2005-2011.  Prior to going to the FDA, Bernadette was the NASA Goddard Educator Resource Center Manager, where she led and managed eleven regional educator resource centers within the Northeastern Region of the United States, ran the Lunar Sample Loaner National Treasure Program and conducted instructional workshops related to STEM for formal and informal educators.  Her commitment to education includes a liaison appointment to the Board of Advisors at the Universities at Shady Grove (part of the University System of Maryland) and previous experience as a science educator.  Prior to working in education, she served as a Senior Laboratory Technician II in occupational health at the then Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.  Bernadette is passionate about improving national and global public health and education.

Ms. Johnson-Williams earned a Master of Education specializing in Administration from Goucher College and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Drexel University.