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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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2019-20 COA Board of Directors

Board Officer

Director

Chair

Captain Karen Munoz, RN, BSN, MS (bio)

Chair-Elect

Captain Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)

Treasurer

Commander Christine Merenda, MPH, RN (bio)

Past Chair (ex-officio)

Commander Heather Brake, MS, DVM,DACVPM (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

Captain Jill Shugart, MSPH, REHS, DAAS

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

Rear Admiral Brandon Taylor, PharmD, BCPS (bio)

Scientist

Captain Martin Sanders, PhD, RBP, CBSP (bio)

Therapist

Captain Jessica Feda, PT, DPT, OCS, CWS (bio)

Veterinarian

Commander Wanda Wilson-Egbe

Field Representative

Rear Admiral Dana Thomas, MD, MPH (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

Captain (Ret.) Jerome Alford, DMD (bio)

Retired Officer

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Richard F. Barror, PhD, MPH (bio)

Ex-Officio (JOAG)

Lieutenant Commander Tori Welker, PharmD, MHA, BCPS (bio)

Ex-Officio (MOLC)

Captain Kofi B. Ansah, RPh, PharmD, MBA (bio)

Ex-Officio (SOAGDAG)

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