Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

HSPAC Career Development Subcommittee

Subcommittee Charge

  • To function in a resource and advisory capacity to assist in disseminating career development and training information to HSOs.
  • To identify issues of interest and facilitate the resolution of concerns as they relate to career development and training.
  • Support career development needs of HSOs through various communication mechanisms.

Subcommittee Team Functions

TEAM 1: Career Progression Resources Team (CPRT): The objective of this team is to serve in a resource capacity related to career progression by keeping abreast of new developments and policies relating to an officer’s progression in the Corps. CPRT develops and distributes content that may be helpful to an Officer’s career progression. The content may be in the format of written documents or webinars.  CPRT also provides mock interviews throughout the year for officers looking to sharpen their interviewing skills. CPRT officers with prior supervisory / interviewing experience provide constructive feedback to improve techniques, boost confidence, and reduce anxiety.

TEAM 2: Operations (OPs): The objective of this team is to serve in an operational capacity to provide information and guidance to all HSOs by the means of several conduits, including, but not limited to, submissions of website updates and document revisions, and also drafting PAC communications for our subcommittee including PAC Listserv announcements, letters, webinar announcements, and conference calls. We facilitate the annual combined Coaching on Demand/CV Review activity to pair Jr. Officers with Sr. Officers for guidance and mentoring and oversee the Max.gov HSPAC Federal Jobs page that provides immediate information for new career opportunities available to HSOs.

Team 3: Career Progression and Promotion Guidance (CP2G): The objective of this team is to provide a comprehensive HSPAC CP2G toolkit for our HSOs. The HSPAC CP2G Toolkit is made up of the various guidance and required documents necessary for promotion (including promotion specific webinars and support services). Additionally, the HSPAC CP2G Toolkit also includes various guidance documents to assist you HSOs with career progression. All CP2G Toolkit resources are updated at least annually with feedback from the previous’ year HSPAC Promotion Board members.

TEAM 4: Core Competencies: The objective of this team is to provide guidance on the Core Competencies Program, which is a skill-building, career development plan designed to help HSOs build and hone executive skills and knowledge to prepare to assume positions of higher levels of complexity, responsibility, and operational leadership, in a federal organization. The program offers a unique and targeted approach by taking the guesswork out of planning and provides a “how-to” guide captured in the toolkit that will allow officers to create, organize and implement a professional development plan designed to build professional skills.


Executive Team

Role Name Agency
Chair CDR Christopher Sheehan HHS
Co-Chair LCDR Mo Halwani FDA
Executive Officer LCDR Ryan Marie Smith CMS
Website Coordinator LCDR Zohaib Ishaq FDA

Subcommittee Teams

Committee Role Name Agency
Team 1: Career Progression Resources Team (CPRT) Lead CDR LaJeana Hawkins CDC
Co-Lead CDR Valerie Marshall HHS
Members CAPT Van Tran FDA
CAPT William Bolduc DOD
CDR Brian Burt IHS
CDR Deloris Caldwell ICE
CDR John Diehl FDA
CDR Cindy Eugene HRSA
CDR Denise Morrison ICE
CDR Bayo Author CDC
LCDR Toscha Stanely CDC
CDR Vickie Stowers ICE
LCDR Barry Oumou FDA
CDR Charlotte Kabore CDC
CDR Shannon Beyale IHS
LCDR Eileen Bosso CDC
Team 2: Operations (OPs) Lead CAPT Kimberly Calvery ICE
Co-Lead LCDR Marriah Lombardo OASH
Members CDR Gina Ligonde DHS
CAPT Monica Jessup CMS
CDR Zanethia Eubanks NOAA
CDR Jennifer Tate CMS
LCDR Allyson Alvarado BOP
LCDR Alexander Amankwah HHS
LCDR Kimberly Calvery ICE
LCDR Richard Johnson NIH
LCDR Marriah Lombardo DHS
LCDR Sandra Pelto IHS
LCDR Renee Smith BOP
LCDR Samuel Motto FDA
LCDR Kathy Fowler ICE
LCDR Jennifer Weeks ICE
LT Pafilvie Amisial ACF
LT Beth Zalno USCG
LT Zohaib Ishaq FDA
LT Veronica Hernandez CMS
Team 3: Career Progression and Promotion Lead CDR Deidre Washington-Jones HRSA
Co-Lead CDR Avena Russell FDA
CDR Donelle Johnson SAMHSA
CDR Avena Russell FDA
CDR Cindy Eugene HRSA
LCDR Benoit Mirindi HRSA
LCDR Njeri Jones HRSA
LCDR Kathy Fowler DHS
LCDR Jennifer Weekes ICE
Team 4: Core Competencies Team Lead LCDR Brandon Fain BOP
Co-Lead CDR Bryna Forson HRSA
CDR Joel Richardson ASPR

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