Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Asian Pacific American Officer Committee

Community Engagement Workgroup

Mission Statement 

  • Increase public awareness of the Commissioned Corps.
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
  • Facilitate the development of consistent, high-quality, evidence-based presentations for effective community outreach and collaboration.

  Goals for 2023 

  • Launch Healthy Mind Initiative presentation to the AAPI communities
  • Strengthen APAOC CEWG regional leads' organization structure and provide support to regional leads across the nation to conduct community engagement events with a focus on the AAPI community.  
  • Engage with other PHS organizations such as Commissioned Officers Association (COA) and its local chapters, Charter Minority Advisory Groups (CMAGs) to discuss and explore opportunities for collaboration with APAOC.
  • Provide mentorship and create leadership opportunities for Voting Member Alternates and CEWG members.
  • Keep SOP up to date


If you are interested in community engagement activities in AAPI communities in the following regions/states, please contact the regional leads:


LCDR Tramara Dam

LT Kerui Xu


CDR Jerry Zee

CDR Lisa Lee

LCDR Ronell Copeland


CDR Quynh Anh Tran

LT Christopher Tran


CDR Amos Chen

LCDR Melody Sun


CDR Marcus Yambot

LCDR Benigno Devera

If you are interested in community engagement activities in other regions/states, please contact the workgroup chair and co-chair or their alternates:

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