Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

2021 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 CDR Catherine Beer FDA
Chair-elect LCDR Elizabeth Goodger HRSA
Exec Secretary LCDR Mo Halwani FDA
Exec Recorder LCDR Chris Hooban ACF
Deputy Executive Secretary LCDR James Betz FDA
Deputy Executive Secretary LT John Jackson FDA
Deputy Excecutive Recorder LT Angela Hatzenbuhler FDA


HSPAC Voting Members

Name Email VM Term Agency
CDR Pieter Van Horn 3rd Year VM DHS
CDR Margaret Caulk 3rd Year VM FDA
CDR Karen Chaves 3rd Year VM AHRQ
CDR Martin Guardia 3rd Year VM FDA
LCDR Marquita Burnett 3rd Year VM FDA
LCDR Nicole Bell 3rd Year VM FDA
LCDR Elizabeth Goodger 3rd Year VM HRSA
LCDR Alex Frieman 2nd Year VM ACF
CDR Brook Kerns 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Rebecca Bunnell 2nd Year VM CMS
CDR Jonathan Kwan 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Monique Salter 2nd Year VM FDA
CDR Kari Irvin 1st Year VM FDA
LCDR Shannon Aldrich 1st Year VM FDA
LCDR Chris Sheehan 1st Year VM OS
LCDR Tracy Avila 1st Year VM HRSA
LCDR Jennifer Clements 1st Year VM FDA
LCDR Kate Morris 1st Year VM BOP
CDR Erica Ruchard 1st Year VM OS
LCDR Eileen Bosso 1st Year VM CDC


Ad-Hoc Workgroups

Historian CDR Patricio Garcia FDA
Operation Corps Strong

CDR Joy Mobley

LCDR Nicholas Buhr




HSPAC Liaisons

Committee Name Email Agency
PACE CDR Daniel Goldstein CDR Daniel Goldstein NIH


Senior Officer Consortium (SOC) Leads

Name Email Agency
CAPT Sheila Merriweather FDA
CAPT Raquel Peat FDA

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