Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Engineer Professional Advisory Committee

2019 EPAC Members

Chief Engineer

Term

Name

Rank

Agency

EPAC Role

Location

2018-21

Dieser, Edward

RADM

CDC

Ex-Officio

Atlanta, GA

Voting Members

Term

Name

Rank

Agency

EPAC Role

Location

2020

Spindel, Samantha

CDR

FDA

EPAC Chair

Beltsville, MD

2018-2020

Buck, Derrick

LCDR

IHS

Events, Chair

Tempe, AZ

2018-2020

Simms, Joshua

CAPT

FDA

Information, Chair

Silver Spring, MD

2018-2020

Gumapas, LeoAngelo

CDR

NIH

Public Health Engineering Practice, Chair

Bethesda, MD

2018-2020

Harvey, David

CAPT

IHS

Strategic Planning for Engineering, Chair

Rockville, MD

2018-2020

Palo, Matthew

LCDR

FDA

Rules, Vice Chair

Jamaica, NY

2019-2021

Hanssen, Eric

CAPT

NIH

Career Development, Vice Chair

Hamilton, MT

2019-2021

Amadasu, Omobogie

LCDR

IHS

Career Development, Chair

Rockville, MD

2019-2021

Bush, Sean

CDR

IHS

Readiness, Vice Chair

Escondido, CA

2019-2021

Praveen, KC

LCDR

EPA

Recruitment and Retention, Chair

Washington, DC

2019-2021

Cox, Deborah

CDR

EPA

Rules, Chair

Atlanta, GA

2019-2021

Russell, Samuel

CDR

EPA

Strategic Planning for Engineering, Vice Chair

Washington, DC

2020-2022

Kathol, John

CDR

IHS

Awards, Chair

Tempe, AZ

2020-2022

Mergenthaler, Matthew

CDR

IHS

Awards, Vice Chair

Sacramento, CA

2020-2022

Gifford, Michael

LCDR

NPS

Events, Vice Chair

Washington, DC

2020-2022

Chun, Garrett

LCDR

NPS

Information, Vice Chair

El Portal, CA

2020-2022

Coburn, James

CDR

FDA

Public Health Engineering Practice, Vice Chair

Silver Spring, MD

2020-2022

Chua, Frank

CDR

IHS

Readiness, Chair

Sacramento, CA

2020-2022

Kelly, Fred

LCDR

NIH

Recruitment and Retention, Vice Chair

Bethesda, MD

Ex-Officio Members 

2020

Simpson, Michael

LCDR

FDA

Executive Secretary

Silver Spring, MD

2019-2020

Thakur, Nikhil

CDR

FDA

COA Liaison

Silver Spring, MD

2019-2020

Savalia, Varsha

CAPT

FDA

CCWIAB Liaison

San Antonio, TX

2019-2020

Sauer, Steve

CDR

IHS

SAME Liaison

Spokane, WA

2019-2020

Tack, Colin

LT

FDA

JOAG Liaison

New York, NY

Please see "Member's Guide" that describes the responsibilities of EPAC members.

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