Jane Reese-Coulbourne, M.S. ChE., Executive Director
Jane Reese-Coulbourne, M.S. ChE., is the Executive Director of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (Foundation). Created by Congress, the Foundation supports the mission of the FDA by identifying, funding, and supporting public private partnerships and projects that will provide the highest caliber science and technology, to enhance the safety and effectiveness of FDA regulated products.
Ms. Reese-Coulbourne’s background includes experience in patient advocacy, industry and government. As an employee of the Procter & Gamble Company for more than 10 years, she worked in production operations, chemical engineering, government regulation, new technology and product/brand start-ups. Later working with other Fortune 500 companies, she consulted in strategic planning, reengineering/restructuring, new technology plans and start-ups, and total quality management in unionized manufacturing and utility operations.
Her diagnosis of breast cancer led to her interest in health research and patient advocacy, serving as Executive Vice President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and then as a consultant to the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NIH), as well as to leaders in not-for-profit advocacy organizations, foundations, and biotechnology /pharmaceutical companies.
Reese-Coulbourne holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Mary Washington and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.