Marcia D. Howard Ph.D., CAE

Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

As CHPA Vice President of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D., CAE, provides support to the Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC), is the staff liaison for the Consumer Medical Device (CMD) Committee, and works to further policy objectives with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for drugs and medical devices. Howard assumed the role of scientific liaison for the CHPA Pediatric Cough Cold Task Group in 2009 and continues to lead this key initiative. She also assists with over-the-counter medicine issues and plays a critical role in coordinating the association’s annual Regulatory, Scientific & Quality Conference (RSQ). Howard coordinates many of CHPA’s internal and external meetings with members, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Howard joined CHPA in 2004 from the Department of Physiological Sciences at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to Oklahoma State, she worked at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; State Farm Insurance Company; and the Frederick Cancer Research Facility at Program Resources, Incorporated.

Howard has degrees in biochemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. She is a member of the Drug Information Association (DIA), Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), Society of Toxicology (SOT), and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In 2016, she was named as an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar (class of 2016-2018) and received her designation as a certified association executive (CAE) in January 2018. Howard currently serves on the ASAE CAE Professional Conduct Committee (2019-2020). She is also a member of the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Chapter of the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, and serves on the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Planning and Education Committee.

B.S., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy
Certified Association Executive (CAE)