Marlene Bobka

Title:
President, FOI Services, Inc.

Marlene Bobka serves as the President at FOI Services, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for functions that facilitate access to FDA records acquired using the Freedom of Information Act, and producing teleconferences that interpret FDA regulations, actions and expectations.

Ms. Bobka is a widely published author and speaks frequently on topics that give insight into finding and using fugitive drug, device and biologic regulatory information. She has addressed audiences worldwide for organizations including the Drug Information Association, the Regulatory Affairs Professional Association, the Special Libraries Association, the American Chemical Society, the Association of Food and Drug Officials and many others.

Before joining FOI, Ms. Bobka taught online searching strategy; conducted extensive medical, chemical, and government literature research; and designed and documented databases at Bibliographic Retrieval Services and the National Cancer Institute. She holds a B.S. in biology and chemistry and an M.L.S. with a concentration in biomedical information structure. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Bobka was awarded an AAAS research grant, and as a graduate student, she was inducted into the information science honor society, Beta Phi Mu.

Bobka has held elected office in multiple professional societies, has been named a “Thought Leader” by Pharmaceutical Executive, and was included in a listing of 100 Influential Device Executives in the publication, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry.  She has served as a guest lecturer, adjunct faculty member and Advisory Board member for graduate programs in Library and Information Sciences and FDA Regulatory Affairs.