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Welcome to the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association

 

About ACOA

 

 

The Commissioned Officers Association (COA) is a voluntary professional organization of Commissioned Officers of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). The Atlanta Branch of the Commissioned Officers Association (ACOA) endeavors to advance the PHS Commissioned Corps by uniting and serving approximately 1,000 Atlanta-based Commissioned Officers and advocating for their interests through leadership and communication.  Led by the Executive Committee, the ACOA is working to:

 

  • Advance public health knowledge
  • Elevate the professional standards and efficiency of public health workers
  • Promote the interests of the USPHS and its officers
  • Strengthen the relationships between Atlanta-area USPHS Commissioned Officers and other public health workers
 

 

    2016 ACOA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    LCDR Anne Purfield, President

    CDR Deb Dee, Immediate Past President

    LCDR Tim Cunningham, Vice President

    LCDR Erika Odom, Secretary

    CDR Sylvera Demas, Treasurer

    LT Rachel Cook, Events Planning Co-Chair

    CDR Nicole Flowers, Events Planning Co-Chair

    LCDR James Dixon, Communications Co-Chair

    CDR Valarie Wilson, Communications Co-Chair

    CDR Maleeka Glover, Community Service Co-Chair

    LCDR Jennifer Smith, Community Service Co-Chair

    LCDR Tamera Henderson, Professional Development Co-Chair

    LCDR  Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell, Professional Development Co-Chair

     

     

     

     

    Name

    Rank

    Role

    Agency

    Email

    Work Phone

    Cell Phone

    Anne Purfield

    LCDR

    President

    CDC

    aip4@cdc.gov

    404 639 2359

    919 358 6979

    Deb Dee

    CDR

    Immediate Past President

    CDC

    ddee@cdc.gov

    770 488 5556

    770 337 3197

    Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell

    LCDR

    Professional Development

    ATSDR

    Jcx0@cdc.gov

    770-488-3684

    706-206-3175

    Erika Odum

    LCDR

    Secretary

    CDC

     

     

     

    James Dixon

    LCDR

    Communications

    BOP

    J4Dixon@bop.gov     lcdrdixon@yahoo.com

    850 526-6322

    478 213-9772

    Jennifer C. Smith

    LCDR

    Community Service

    CDC

    Jtj5@cdc.gov

    404 639 4133

    404 626 9244

    Maleeka Glover

    CDR

    Community Service

    CDC

    mhg6@cdc.gov

    404 519 2557

    770 361 3692

    Nicole Flowers

    CDR

    Events Planning

    CDC

     

     

     

    Rachael Cook

    LT

    Events Planning

    FDA

    Rachael.cook@fda.hhs.gov

    404-669-4528

    602-758-1366

    Sylvera Demas

    CDR

    Treasurer

    CDC

     

     

     

    Tamera Henderson

    LCDR

    Professional Development

    FDA

    Tamara.Henderson@fda.hhs.gov

    404.669.4549

    404.597.4573

    Tim Cunningham

    LCDR

    Vice President

    CDC

     

     

     

    Valarie Wilson

    CDR

    Communications

    BOP

    vxwilson@bop.gov

    404 635 5463

    404 786 4207


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    Mission

    The mission of the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association of the U. S. Public Health Service is to offer opportunities to Atlanta based officers to give back locally to the community, enjoy camaraderie and esprit de corps.

     

    Vision

    The Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association of the U. S. Public Health Service is the premier, award-winning local COA branch that supports the national COA and ACOA's active, inactive and retired officers.

    This page last reviewed September 11, 2015

    Please send website comments, newsletter ideas, and other ACOA feedback to ACOA Communication Co-Chairs CDR Valarie Wilson and LCDR James Dixon.

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