John Taylor, J.D.

John Taylor joined our board of directors in April 2015. He is a Principal at Greenleaf Health LLC., and has over 24 years of experience working on Food and Drug related issues at the at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in private industry. He is a member of Greenleaf’s Compliance & Regulatory Affairs group. Prior to joining Greenleaf in 2014, he served in three positions at FDA: Counselor to the Commissioner; Acting Deputy Principal Commissioner; and Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy.

John began his career at FDA as an attorney within FDA’s Office of the Chief Counsel in 1991. In 1997, John was promoted to Senior Advisor for Regulatory Operations and Policy within FDA’s Office of the Commissioner; he was later named Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Office of Compliance. In 2000, John became the Director of the Office of Enforcement in FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA). Two years later, John was promoted to Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. In that role he was responsible for managing ORA.

In 2005, John left FDA and spent four years working in the private sector, 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. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Food and Drug Law Institute from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, John returned to FDA.

John received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the College of William and Mary.