Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

2023 HSPAC Leadership

The HSPAC Leadership is comprised of the Chief Professional Officer (CPO), the HSPAC Chair and 20 Voting Members. HSPAC Voting Members represent a cross-section of the disciplines, interests, concerns and responsibilities of health service professionals in Agencies, Operating Divisions, and Programs that are staffed by U.S. Public Health Service personnel. The term of appointment for each HSPAC voting members is 3 years per term, 2 terms max. Voting Members are expected to participate in all HSPAC Leadership meetings and serve as a Chair or Co-chair of one of HSPAC Subcommittees or Ad-Hoc Workgroups during their term.

The HSPAC Leadership is also compromised of 10 Professional Advisory Groups (PAGs) Chairs. The PAG Chairs are selected by their respective PAGs and serve as the discipline-specific leaders for the HSPAC and the Commissioned Corps.

Additionally, the HSPAC has officers in other leadership roles who serve in an advisory capacity to the HSPAC Chief Professional Officer and/or the HSPAC Chair. These groups include Ad-Hoc Workgroups formed at the request of leadership, HSPAC Liaisons to outside organizations, and the Senior Officer Consortium who work directly with the CPO to encourage Senior Officer engagement.

Committee Name Email Agency
Chief Professional Officer CAPT Diedre Presley DHS
Chair CAPT Rebecca Bunnell CMS
Chair-elect CDR Erica Ruchard HHS
Executive Team Member LCDR Ben Humrighouse CDC
Executive Team Member LCDR Janele Phillip ICE
Executive Team Member LT Nathan Drew ICE


HSPAC Voting Members

Name Email VM Term Agency
CAPT Kari Irvin 3rd Year VM FDA
CAPT Darin Wiegers 1st Year VM FDA
CAPT Ulgen Fideli 1st Year VM OS/OASH
CDR Shannon Aldrich 3rd Year VM FDA
CDR Jennifer Clements 3rd Year VM FDA
CDR Erica Ruchard 3rd Year VM OS
CDR Chris Sheehan 3rd Year VM OS
CDR Kimberly Nguyen 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Jennifer Freiman 2nd Year VM USDA
CDR Chad Thompson 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Danielle DiDonna 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR David Schwab 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Sara Azimi-Bolourian sara.azimi-bolourian@hhs.govv 1st Year VM OS/ASPR
CDR Kimberley Ricketts 1st Year VM OS/ASPR
LCDR Aaron Grober 2nd Year VM CDC
LCDR Tracy Avila 3rd Year VM ACF
LCDR Eileen Bosso 3rd Year VM CDC
LCDR Mo Halwani 2nd Year VM FDA
LCDR Danielle Kelly 1st Year VM FDA
LCDR Jinean Riley 1st Year VM OS


Ad-Hoc Workgroups

Historian CDR Patricio Garcia DOD
Operation Corps Strong Vacant


HSPAC Liaisons

Committee Name Email Agency
COA CDR Neelam Ghiya CDC
JOAG LCDR Delice Echols DHS
PACE Vacant


Senior Officer Consortium (SOC) Leads

Name Email Agency
CAPT Sheila Merriweather FDA
CAPT Raquel Peat FDA

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