Get Involved

There are many ways for active duty and retired Public Health Service officers to engage with COA and our nationwide network of officers.

Join a Local Branch
COA offers dozens of Local Branches throughout the United States.  Some are even overseas.  Search here for a Local Branch in your state and contact COA staff about joining.

Run for Office
Directors serve two-year terms on the COA Board of Directors.  Self-nominations are allowed.  Please consider running for an open seat on the Board.

Volunteer for a Committee
The strategic goals of COA are achieved through working committees comprised of active duty and retired PHS officers.  Below is a list of the committees and the officers who chair them.

Committee

Chair

Executive Committee

CAPT Beth Fritsch  -  beth.fritsch.coa@gmail.com

Annual Meeting and Education

CAPT Diana Elson  -  diana.elson@verizon.net

Awards

CAPT Brian Lewis  -  drbrianlewis@gmail.com

Communications and Public Relations

CAPT James Simpson  -  james.simpson@fda.hhs.gov

Finance

CDR Heather Bair-Brake  -  hhb9@cdc.gov

Legislation and Benefits

CAPT Michelle Colledge  -  michelle_colledge@yahoo.com

Local Branch

CDR Karen Munoz  -  karenxfiles@aol.com

Membership

CAPT Blakeley Fitzpatrick  -  blakeleycoa@gmail.com

Nominations

CAPT Dean Coppola  -  dr.dean.coppola.hhs@gmail.com

Resolutions and Constitution

CDR Christa Hale  -  kpucma@gmail.com

Retiree and Alumni

RADM Richard Rubendall  -  rsrubendall@msn.com

 

 

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