AOAC GFA Stakeholder Program Meeting Book (March 17, 2021)


Deborah McKenzie, Sr. Director Standards & Official Methods SM AOAC INTERNATIONAL

Deborah McKenzie is the Senior Director of Standards & Official Methods SM . Her responsibilities include overseeing implementation and execution of voluntary consensus standards processes and the Official MethodsSM and Performance Tested MethodsSM programs. She and her team coordinate and administer associated activities with standards

development and method approval programs. In support of her responsibilities, she is the lead staff liaison to the AOAC Official Methods Board and develops educational materials and orientations on processes for standards development and method approval programs. Previously, she was responsible for daily management of and business development for the AOAC Research Institute. Before joining AOAC, Deborah was a chemistry teacher and STEM educator and served as co-project director for state and federally funded grants for student and teacher development in STEM education with a focus on socioeconomically underserved communities. Deborah holds M.S. and B.A. degrees in Chemistry from SUNY Oswego and Syracuse University. She is also an ordained rabbi, with a certificate of rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. Deborah is member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP), Society for Standards Professionals (SES), National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), and AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

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