Elections for Board of Directors

Elections are now open for new members of the COA Board of Directors. Vote online. Below are links to nomination information for each candidate.

We need to fill the following seats:

COA Directors serve a three-year term, with the option of being re-elected to a second three-year term.  The Retired Officer members of the COA Board of Directors also serve as appointed Trustees of the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation (COF) for the Advancement of Public Health.


Vote online. The deadline is March 14, 2019.

Nominees for Field Representative: LCDR Jill Gelviro (info), LCDR Patrick Harper (info), LCDR Folasade Kembi (info), CDR Richard Luce (info), CAPT Karen Munoz (info), CDR Jamie Mutter (info), CAPT Julie Niven (info), LCDR Kazuhiro Okumura (info), CDR Sharon Rhynes (info), CDR Tyler Sharp (info), CDR Jonathan Smith (info), CAPT Sherri Yoder (info)

Nominees for Pharmacist: LCDR Christina Andrade (info), CAPT Violette Ganoe (info), LCDR Jill Gelviro (info), CAPT Cedric Guyton (info), LCDR Patrick Harper (info), CDR Gabriella Janke (info), CDR Dipti Kalra (info), CDR Vandna Kishore (info), LCDR Dakota McMurray (info), CDR Paul Michaud (info), CDR Diane Nhu (info), CDR Chi-Chi Olele (info), CAPT Mimi Phan (info), RADM Brandon Taylor (info), LCDR Silvia Wanis (info), CDR Amy Whisler (info)

Nominees for Veterinarian: CDR Renee Shibukawa-Kent (info), CDR Wanda Wilson-Egbe (info)

Nominees for Retired Officer: CAPT Jerome Alford (info), CAPT Gilbert Sanders (info)