The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has appointed Kim Trautman, executive vice-president of health Sciences at global public health organisation NSF International, to its board of directors. RAPS is a global organisation of and for those involved with the regulation of health care and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products.

Trautman began her RAPS board term in January 2020. NSF International has a 75-year legacy of facilitating standards development and offering conformity assessment services for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimise adverse health effects and protect the environment. Trautman is a former associate director of international affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has served as chair of the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) regulatory council, and chairperson of the Global Harmonisation Taskforce (GHTF) Study Group 3 – Quality Systems.

"RAPS’ role in connecting the global regulatory community and empowering professionals to share knowledge, ideas and expertise is core to driving regulatory excellence," said Trautman. "I’m excited to join the board and support RAPS in the vital role it plays in advancing the health care regulatory profession."