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COA is led by a Board of Directors and Executive Director James T. Currie.  The Board of Directors has elected, voting members and some non-voting members.  Directors represent their Public Health Service professional category, retired officers, or interest groups like the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG), the Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC), and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Advisory Group (SOAGDAG).

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2018-19 COA Board of Directors

Board Officer

Director

Chair

Commander Heather Brake, MS, DVM,DACVPM (bio)

Chair-Elect

Captain Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)

Treasurer

Captain Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)

Past Chair (ex-officio)

Captain (Ret.) Dean Coppola, DDS, MPH (bio)

 

 

Commissioned Corps Category

Director

Dental

Commander Valarie Wilson (bio)

Dietitian

Lieutenant Commander Kristie Purdy, MS, RD/LD, CDE (bio)

Engineer

Commander Nikhil Thakur, BS (bio)

Environmental Health

Commander Danielle Mills, MPH, REHS (bio)

Health Services

Captain David Lau, DPM, MBA, MPH (bio)

Medical

Captain Paul Jung, MD, MPH, MBA (bio)

Nurse

Commander Christine Merenda, MPH, RN (bio)

Pharmacist

Captain Beth F. Fritsch, RPh, MBA (bio)

Scientist

Captain Martin Sanders

Therapist

Captain Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)

Veterinarian

Commander Heather Brake, MS, DVM,DACVPM (bio)

Field Representative

Captain Dana Thomas, MD, MPH (bio)

Field Representative

Commander Kelly Valente, PharmD (bio)

Field Representative

Captain Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)

Retired Officer

Captain (Ret.) Dean Coppola, DDS, MPH (bio)

Retired Officer

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Richard A. Rubendall, PE (bio)

Retired Officer

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Richard F. Barror, PhD, MPH (bio)

Ex-Officio (JOAG)

Lieutenant Commander Lindsay Hatch (bio)

Ex-Officio (MOLC)

Captain Kofi B. Ansah, RPh, PharmD, MBA (bio)

Ex-Officio (SOAGDAG)

Captain Steve L. Morin, RN, BSN (bio)