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Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) honors 2014 RAPS Fellows

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) today honored its 2014 class of RAPS Fellows during the opening session of 2014 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence, the largest annual gathering of the healthcare product regulatory profession, which is taking place through 1 October at the Austin Convention Center.

The RAPS Fellows program recognizes senior regulatory professionals for their continued significant contributions and leadership in the advancement of the profession and the professional.

“The regulatory profession is critically important to the advancement of global health, and it is more important than ever to tap into the expertise of seasoned regulatory leaders,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, FASAE, CAE. “RAPS Fellows help set significant examples of the pursuit of regulatory excellence for others to follow.”

The 2014 RAPS Fellows are:

  • Don E. Boyer, RAC, former director, business transformation, Health Canada (retired)

  • Jos Kraus, senior consultant, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

  • Manfred Ruthsatz, RPh, DABT, RAC, head of global regulatory advocacy, Nestlé Health Science

  • Ronald J. Schoengold, RAC, principal, E Gold Solutions

Fellows receive a dignified status and hold the FRAPS designation. They also serve as important resources for strategic dialogue, implementation of special initiatives and international development. Fellows represent all segments of the RAPS community, including industry, government, academia, research and clinical organizations. This is the seventh year of the RAPS Fellows program.

More information about 2014 RAPS and a complete listing of all conference sessions and events are available at The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #2014RAPS.

Members of the working media who wish to cover all or part of 2014 RAPS should contact Zachary Brousseau, senior manager, communications for RAPS at or +1 301 770 2920, ext. 245. On-site registration also will be available for media with valid press credentials or a letter from an assigning editor on company letterhead.

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