Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee


The Awards subcommittee reviews, processes, and identifies awards for U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurses and federal civilian nurses in varied work settings which include clinical, agency and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters positions.

The sub-committee’s responsibility includes reviewing and processing the following awards annually: the Nurse Responder of the Year award; the Minnegerode Awards for Nursing Excellence (MANE); the Commissioned Officers Association (COA) awards; and the Publication awards, among others.


  • Facilitate and support efforts that ensure nurses are recognized for their outstanding contributions and noteworthy accomplishments.
  • Facilitate and congratulate DHHS wide nurses who have demonstrated exemplary and consistent service.
  • Recognize the value of public acknowledgment of award presentations.

Awards Subcommittee Co-Chairs:

CAPT Tessa Brown - 

CDR Cathy Cai -

NPAC Awards Sub-committee Organizational Chart


Note: schedule subject to change

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