Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

2020 HSPAC Readiness Subcommittee

The HSPAC Readiness subcommittee serves as the primary resource for all things related to Basic Readiness of Health Services Officers (HSOs). The goal of the subcommittee is to proactively ensure that officers have the necessary resources and knowledge base to maintain a basic-level of readiness.

Subcommittee Charge

  • Serves as primary source of information on HSO specialties and deployment roles within the USPHS Readiness and Deployment Branch (RDB)
  • Represent HSOs, with input from discipline representatives, regarding RDB policies
  • Disseminate timeline Readiness information/updates through the HSO News You Can Use
  • Assist and encourage HSOs to meet all requirements to successfully achieve a basic-level of readiness
  • Maintain and update HSPAC Readiness Webpage
  • Initiate other projects as assigned by the HSPAC Chief Professional Officer (CPO) and/or PAC Chair


Committee Name Agency
Chair LCDR Nicole Bell FDA
Co-Chair CDR Jonathan Kwan FDA
Executive Secretary CDR Darin Wiegers FDA
   Education/ Lecture Series Team 
      Lead CDR Gabriela Ramirez-Leon HHS
      Co-Lead LCDR Sheila Houghton-Antonucci DOD
   Readiness Newsletter Team
      Lead LCDR Julie Clement DOD
      Co-Lead LT Stephanie Hodges BOP
   Readiness Website Team
      Lead CDR David Schwab FDA
      Basic Readiness Pages CDR Kimberley Ricketts HHS
   Policy and Procedures Team
      Lead LT Kimberly Bissohong FDA
      Co-Lead LT Jerome Anderson DOD
   Advanced Readiness Team
      Lead CDR Kimberly Nguyen CDC
      Co-Lead CDR Elizabeth DeGrange HHS
   Basic Readiness Team
      Lead CDR Chad Thompson FDA
      Co-Lead CDR John Diehl FDA

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