Diane Boesenberg

Diane L. Boesenberg

Senior Managing Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
District of Columbia

Diane Boesenberg has 25 years of experience in the competitive consumer goods marketplace as a microbiologist, a regulatory professional focused on EPA, CPSC and FDA products and as a strategic corporate partner to quickly launch products while not compromising on compliance. She has a depth and breadth of knowledge in the areas of EPA (FIFRA), CPSC and FDA (cosmetics, OTC drugs, medical devices). She routinely has been involved in full life cycle development of products from feasibility to launch, which includes consulting on product development and testing, claims support, labeling, advertising, eco-logo compliance and registration. In her 25 years in the industry, Diane has developed data meeting EPA and global microbiology regulations, registered dozens of end-use antimicrobial products (e.g., new registrations, notifications and amendments), received approval for new EPA antimicrobial protocols and been involved in writing and amending numerous policies and guidelines with the Federal and State EPA and trade associations. Diane’s specialty also includes developing technical and strategic products, project management and fostering cross functional relationships between companies, contract facilities, regulators and with trade associations. Diane uses her scientific background in microbiology, R&D knowledge and when combined with her expertise in regulatory affairs she successfully navigates the complexities of getting a product to market.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Biology, Montclair State University, 1996
  • B.S., Biology, Montclair State University, 1994
  • Recipient - Charles E. Allderdice, Jr. Annual Memorial Award from The Household and Commercial Products Association, 2019

    Recipient – HCPA Innovation Awards, Ingredients, 2019

    Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018

    Microbead-Free Waters Act, 2015

Publications

Presentations

Moderator, 12th Antimicrobial Workshop (EPA, CSPA, ISSA), 2018

Presentation, Ingredient Transparency (Disclosure) and Pesticides, Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO), 2018

Lead, EPA Training Program (HCPA), 2016 and 2017

Presentation, Regulation of Emerging Viral Pathogen Claims, ChemWatch, 2016

Presentation, DfE / Safer Choice, SFIREG Meeting, 2015

Presentation, DfE – A Registrants Perspective, POM / EQI Working Committee Meeting of SFIREG, 2014

Prior Experience

Director, Regulatory Innovation & Policy, RB, 2018 – 2020

Director, Regulatory & Government Affairs, RB, 2012 – 2018

Manager, Regulatory Affairs, RB 2008 – 2012

Manager, Microbiology & Virology Laboratory, Reckitt Benckiser, 2003 – 2008

Technical Microbiology Lead, Reckitt Benckiser, 1999 - 2003

Technical Microbiology Lead, Reckitt & Colman, 1995 - 1999

Professional Affiliations

Chair, Antimicrobial Division Board, The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA), 2018 - 2020

Vice Chair, Antimicrobial Division Board, The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA), 2015 - 2018

Member, Innovation Reform Group (IRG), 2015 - 2019

Chair, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Regulatory Committee, 2014 - 2018

Executive Committee Member, Americal Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), 2013 - 2019

Board Member, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC), Committee M, 2011 - 2013

Board Member, NJ Research and Development Council, 2007 - 2008

Chair, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Antimicrobial Efficacy Group (AEG), 2007 - 2014

Member, Efficacy Working Group (EWG), 2005 - 2019

Vice Chair, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), Antimicrobial Efficacy Group (AEG), 2004 - 2007

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Biology, Montclair State University, 1996
  • B.S., Biology, Montclair State University, 1994
  • Recipient - Charles E. Allderdice, Jr. Annual Memorial Award from The Household and Commercial Products Association, 2019

    Recipient – HCPA Innovation Awards, Ingredients, 2019

    Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018

    Microbead-Free Waters Act, 2015