Sergio Chavez is currently the Compliance Branch Director for the HAF West 5 Division in the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations. The HAFW5 Division oversees the food industry in California, Nevada, Hawaii, and other US islands in the Pacific. As the Director of Compliance Branch, he oversees a group of compliance officers and a recall coordinator that monitor food safety and compliance to the Federal Food a Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and relevant federal regulations.
Prior to ORA’s program alignment, he was a compliance officer in the San Francisco District Office handling domestic and import compliance for foods, human drugs, and medical devices. He has been with FDA since June 2002.
Before joining FDA, Mr. Chavez worked in the medical industry conducting research in the drug delivery and resuscitation fields. Mr. Chavez performed his undergraduate studies at Sonoma State in physiology and chemistry and post graduate studies in the field of infectious diseases