Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

2020 HSPAC Community Wellness Subcommittee

Subcommittee Charge

  • Provide recommendations across the spectrum of wellness to maximize Health Service Officer’s mental and physical health needs and goals;
  • Collaborate with affiliate groups such as the Office of the Surgeon General, DCCPR, HSPAC, USPHS Wellness Team, Commissioned Officers Association, PACE, community partners and service organizations, and other affiliate public health service groups;
  • Identify barriers to and solutions for achieving optimal wellness goals outline in the NPS; Provide national and local outreach to HS officers through communication and resource coordination, and promotion of wellness events;
  • Empower and guide officers within our communities, leading by example, towards achieving their individual health and wellness goals; and
  • Develop strategies and implement tools to monitor and collect outcomes data.

Executive Team

Role Name Agency
Chair CDR Brook Kerns CDC
Co-chair CAPT Malaysia Harrell DOD
Executive Secretary LT Candice Karber SAMSHA
Co-Executive Secretary LT Jennifer Weekes DoD
Senior Advisor CAPT David Lau ICE
Senior Advisor CAPT Mathew Weinburke COTA

Subcommittee Teams

Committee Role Name Agency
Communications Chair LT Jennifer Weekes DoD
COA Symposium Planning Lead LCDR Jessica Lee FDA
Co-Lead CDR Kinzie Lee CDC
Health Mind Initiative Lead CDR Sonjia Howard BOP
Co-Lead LT Shercoda Smaw USDA
Measurement and Evaluation Co-Lead LT Tanya Selling ICE
Co-Lead LT Christopher Hooban HHS
Outreach and Marketing Lead CDR Danielle DiDonna FDA
Co-Lead CDR Cecile Town DHSOHA
Region 1 POC LCDR Pamela Ogonowski FDA
Region 2 POC LT Tara Carmody FDA
Region 3 POC LCDR Shaun Chapman HRSA
Region 3 POC LT Jessica McAllister NOAA
Region 4 POC LCDR Kristen Labar CDC
Region 4 POC LCDR Fabian Chaparro FDA
Region 5 POC LCDR Liza Soza DoD
Region 6 POC Vacant  
Region 7 POC LCDR Ryan Toliver BOP
Region 8 POC CDR Jessica Schultz DoD
Region 9 POC Vacant  
Region 10 POC LCDR Terry Carnes ICE
Physical, Mental, and Emotional Wellness Lead CDR Denise Morrison ICE
Co-Lead CDR Ali Danner CDC
PACE Liaison Lead LT Mouhamed Halwani FDA
Policy Lead LCDR Neil Mafnas FDA
Red Ribbon Week Lead CDR Victoria Davis BOP
Lead LCDR Nicole Vaughn HRSA
Suicide Prevention: Walk out of Darkness Lead CDR Holly Berilla HRSA
Lead LCDR Pam Ogonowski FDA
Tobacco Free Living: The Great American Smokeout (GASO) Lead LCDR Cristina Graves HHS
Lead LCDR Mary Sheets HHS

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