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Our Board of Directors

COA is led by a Board of Directors and Executive Director Jacqueline Rychnovsky, PhD, CAE.  The Board of Directors has elected, voting members, and one ex-officio, non-voting member (Executive Director).  Directors represent their Public Health Service professional category, officers in the field, or retired officers.

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Executive Committee
Chair Commander Kristie Purdy (Bio)
Chair-Elect Lieutenant Commander James Gooch (Bio)
Treasurer Commander Kathryn Jacques (Bio)
Past Chair Commander Kelly Valente (Bio)
Executive Director (
ex officio) Jacqueline Rychnovsky (Bio)

Commissioned Corps Category
Dental Captain Renee Joskow (Bio)
Dietitian Commander Kristie Purdy (Bio)
Engineer Commander Kurt Kesteloot (Bio)
Environmental Health Lieutenant Commander James Gooch (Bio)
Health Services CDR Neelam Ghiya (Bio)
Medical Lieutenant Commander Melissa Reyes (Bio)
Nurse Captain Christine Merenda (Bio)
Pharmacist Lieutenant Christopher G. Mendoza-Truong (Bio)
Scientist Lieutenant Commander Julia Zucco (Bio)
Therapist Commander Kathryn Jacques (Bio)
Veterinarian Commander Wanda Wilson-Egbe (Bio)
Field Representative Lieutenant Commander Traci Murray (Bio)
Field Representative Commander Kelly Valente (Bio)
Field Representative Captain Luis Rodriguez (Bio) Ready Reserve Officer Lieutenant JG Evan Williams (Bio) Retired Officer Captain (Ret.) Margaret Riggs (Bio) Retired Officer Captain (Ret.) Lisa Tonrey (Bio) Retired Officer Captain (Ret.) Alan Echt (Bio)

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