Kochanowski to Lead CHPA’s Regulatory Affairs Effort

Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2009)—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is pleased to announce Barbara A. Kochanowski, Ph.D., as CHPA’s vice president, regulatory affairs.  In this new role, Kochanowski will team up with CHPA’s Heinz Schneider, Dr. Med., vice president, science & medical affairs, to ensure and expand the availability of consumer healthcare products to American families and to work with the association’s key stakeholders in this effort.

“Barbara’s wealth of experience and established relationships with professionals throughout our industry have gained her well-deserved respect and appreciation,” said CHPA President Linda Suydam.  “We are pleased to have someone with her deepened regulatory expertise join our effort to promote the safe and responsible use of consumer healthcare therapies as the dynamics of our industry evolve.”

Prior to joining CHPA, Kochanowski worked with the association for many years through her role as director, global personal health, oral care and feminine care product safety and regulatory affairs, at The Procter & Gamble Company, where she was responsible for global expansion of over-the-counter healthcare medicines and medical devices.  Most recently, she served as chair of the association’s Scientific Affairs Committee and a member of CHPA’s Board of Directors. Kochanowski holds her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.  She is a native of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Contact: Elizabeth Funderburk, 202.429.9260

CHPA is the 128-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements.