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

 

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