Executive Committee


The Executive Committee ensures that the various committees’ activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization. The committee approves demonstrations, approves committee co-chair appointments and can charter new committees.

Membership consists of the elected FDP Administrative Co-Chair, the elected FDP Faculty Co-Chair, a senior federal official identified by the Federal Agency Members, a representative from the National Academies Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (non-voting), a senior federal science official (appointed by the Office of Science and Technology Policy), the FDP Executive Director (non-voting), and the Co-Chairs of each of the Operational and Programmatic Committees. The OSTP appointed senior federal official serves to provide a strong link to the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Science and other relevant federal research entities with the FDP. The Co-Chairs can appoint additional members, with approval of the Executive Committee.

Current Activities & Initiatives

  • Strategic Oversight for Phase 7
  • Reimagining FDP Meetings
  • Evaluation of FDP’S Phase 7 Strategic Goals

Recent Accomplishments

  • Maria Koszalka has been named as the new Executive Director of the FDP
  • Increased Membership in Phase 7
  • First in-person meeting since 2020 in May 2023

Executive Committee Chairs

Michele Masucci, University of Maryland System
Alex Albinak, Johns Hopkins University
Maria Koszalka, Federal Demonstration Partnership

Executive Committee Members

 Subcommittees and Working Groups

The Program Subcommittee creates the agenda for the three FDP meetings, interfaces with the speakers, and provides materials & guidelines for attendees & presenters.

Chair Person

  • Barbara Gardner, Tufts University

Committee Resources & Tools

FDP Meeting Session Slides & Meeting Summaries

All meeting presentations and summaries can be located at the Meetings & Listening Sessions webpage.

Contact Information

Please contact the Executive Committee at mkoszalka@thefdp.org with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.