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Who is 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 plus 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
 

 

2018-2019 ACOA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Not pictured in the video: CDR Shawna Colman (Community Service Co-Chair), CDR Dawn Braswell(Membership Co-Chair), CDR Sapna Morris and LT Jessica Tomov (Events Planning Co-Chair) & LT Aaron Grober (Treasurer)

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 

ACOA PRESIDENT

Katrina Sloan

ACOA VICE PRESIDENT

Jona Johnson

              

What we're About!

 

                                                                                                        

                           

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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 May 20, 2019

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