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COA is led by a Board of Directors and Executive Director Jacqueline Rychnovsky.  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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2020-21 COA Board of Directors

Board Officer

Director

Chair

Rear Admiral Brandon Taylor (bio)

Chair-Elect

Commander Kelly Valente (bio)

Treasurer

Commander Kristy Purdy (bio)

Past Chair (ex-officio)

Captain Karen Munoz (bio)

 

 

Commissioned Corps Category

Director

Dental

Captain Renee Joskow (bio)

Dietitian

Commander Kristie Purdy, MS, RD/LD, CDE (bio)

Engineer

Commander Brad Cunningham 

Environmental Health

Captain Jill Shugart, MSPH, REHS, DAAS 

Health Services

Commander Alpa Patel-Larson              

Medical

Lieutenant Commander Melissa Reyes, MD, MPH, DTMH (bio)

Nurse

Commander Christine Merenda, MPH, RN (bio)

Pharmacist

Rear Admiral Brandon Taylor, PharmD, BCPS (bio)

Scientist

Lieutenant Commander Folasade Kembi

Therapist

Commander Kathryn Jacques, PT, DPT, OCS, CAHA (bio)             

Veterinarian

Commander Wanda Wilson-Egbe

Field Representative

Captain Julie Niven             

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

Captain (Ret.) Lisa Tonrey 

Ex-Officio (JOAG)

Laura Annetta

Ex-Officio (MOLC)

Commander Hamet Toure             

Ex-Officio (SOAGDAG)

Vacant