Larisa Pavlick serves as the leader on quality, technical and manufacturing issues and leads the Product Quality & Manufacturing Controls Committee. She joined CHPA in June 2022 as Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Affairs. She joins with over 25 years of combined industry experience where she specialized in product development, quality, regulatory, and successfully held various positions in operations including as a senior buyer. Her background includes 12 years in the dietary supplement industry and six years working for a trade association, plus nearly eight years at United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Previously, Pavlick held a position at United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as the Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance since November 2016. At UNPA Larisa supported membership in the areas of quality and regulatory compliance and served as the liaison between industry media partners, FDA, and various industry based quality initiatives. Pavlick developed the training and education program focused on simplifying U.S. regulations and providing members with potential solutions. Courses were designed to address common deficiencies found during regulatory inspections. She provided assistance in the interpretation and implementation of FDA and FTC rules within a manufacturing operation and for brand owners utilizing contract manufacturing.
At FDA, Pavlick worked as Consumer Safety Officer/Investigator in the Denver District Office and was recognized as a resource and subject matter expert for dietary supplements. At FDA she primarily conducted domestic and international inspections and investigations for dietary supplement firms and ingredient suppliers. Pavlick was also trained and qualified to conduct general food GMP inspections as well as specialized, technical food inspections including Juice HACCP, Seafood HACCP, Low Acid Canned Foods, and Acidified Foods. She also received additional FDA training for drug investigations including all five courses required for a pharmaceutical inspectorate (PI): Basic Drug School, Pre-Approval Inspections, Process Validations of Drug Manufacturing Operations, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturing, and Industrial Sterilization.
Pavlick graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver where she received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Outside of work, Pavlick and her husband are very active. Some of their favorite activities include time with the family, snowmobiles, riding motorcycles, gardening, and reading. She never misses an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors including kayaking, hiking, biking, and camping.