Board of Directors

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) and the Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC).

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2016-17 COA Board of Directors

Board Officer Director
Chair Captain Beth F. Fritsch, R.Ph., M.B.A. (bio)
Chair-Elect Captain Dean Coppola, D.D.S., M.P.H. (bio)
Treasurer Commander Heather Bair-Brake, M.S., D.V.M., DACVPM (bio)
Past Chair (ex-officio) Captain Craig S. Wilkins, M.P.H. (bio)
   
Commissioned Corps Category Director
Dental Captain Dean Coppola, D.D.S., M.P.H. (bio)
Dietitian Captain Blakeley Fitzpatrick, M.P.H., R.D., CSSD (bio)
Engineer Captain James M. Simpson, M.S., QSM, CQE, CQA
Environmental Health Lieutenant Commander Danielle Mills, M.P.H., REHS (bio)
Health Services Captain Craig S. Wilkins, M.P.H. (bio)
Medical Captain Brian Lewis, M.D. (bio)
Nurse Commander Allison Adams, RN, BSN, MHA (bio)
Pharmacist Captain Beth F. Fritsch, R.Ph., M.B.A. (bio)
Scientist Captain Diana Elson, DrPH, MA (bio)
Therapist Commander Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)
Veterinarian Commander Heather Bair-Brake, M.S., D.V.M., DACVPM (bio)
Field Representative Commander Christa Hale, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM (bio)
Field Representative Captain Michelle Colledge, M.P.H., Ph.D. (bio)
Field Representative Commander Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)
Retired Officer Rear Admiral, Ret., Richard J. Bertin, Ph.D. (bio)
Retired Officer Rear Admiral, Ret., Richard A. Rubendall, P.E. (bio)
Retired Officer Rear Admiral, Ret., Robert C. Williams, P.E., DEE (bio)
Ex-Officio (JOAG) Lieutenant Commander Kristie Purdy, M.S., RD/LD, CDE (bio)
Ex-Officio (MOLC) Captain Kofi B. Ansah, R.Ph., Pharm.D., M.B.A. (bio)

 

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