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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2017-18 COA Board of Directors

Board Officer Director
Chair Captain Dean Coppola, DDS, MPH (bio)
Chair-Elect Commander Heather Brake, MS, DVM, DACVPM (bio)
Treasurer Captain Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)
Past Chair (ex-officio) Captain Beth F. Fritsch, RPh, MBA (bio)
   
Commissioned Corps Category Director
Dental Captain Dean Coppola, DDS, MPH (bio)
Dietitian Lieutenant Commander Kristie Purdy, MS, RD/LD, CDE (bio)
Engineer Commander Nikhil Thakur, BS (bio)
Environmental Health Lieutenant 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 (bio)
Pharmacist Captain Beth F. Fritsch, RPh, MBA (bio)
Scientist Captain Diana Elson, DrPH, MA (bio)
Therapist Captain Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)
Veterinarian Commander Heather Brake, MS, DVM, DACVPM (bio)
Field Representative Commander Christa Hale, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM (bio)
Field Representative Commander Kelly Valente, PharmD (bio)
Field Representative Captain Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)
Retired Officer Rear Admiral, Ret., Richard J. Bertin, PhD (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) Commander Steve L. Morin, RN, BSN (bio)

 

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