Overview of the Cincinnati Branch of the COA

The Cincinnati Branch of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service (Cincinnati COA) is the professional membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of PHS Commissioned Corps officers. Cincinnati COA is not a government entity and does not speak for any department or agency of the federal government. We foster camaraderie and esprit de corps among our members through community service projects and social events. We advocate for the interests of retired and active duty commissioned officers. We provide support for our active duty members’ career development and readiness through informal mentoring and information sharing. We are one of two COA branches in the state of Ohio (there is also a Great Lakes Branch). Our members include active-duty U.S. Public Health Service officers stationed throughout the state of Ohio, including those assigned to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, Wright Patterson Medical Center, and the Bureau of Prisons; as well as in Kentucky at the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Our members also include retired officers who reside throughout the state and retired and active-duty officers with a connection to Cincinnati COA.

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Contact us at CincinnatiCOAUSPHS@gmail.com

Executive Board for 2019-2020 Operational Year

Past President: LCDR Catherine Beaucham

President: LCDR  Matthew Dahm

President Elect: LCDR Kevin Dunn

Treasurer: LCDR Laura Reynolds

Secretary: LCDR Hannah Dupont

Retired Officer: CAPT (Ret.) Geoff Calvert

Bylaws

Cincinnati Branch Bylaws September 2013

Mission

The mission of the Cincinnati Branch of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service is to improve and protect the public health of the United States by advocating for the Commissioned Corps and its officers.

Vision

The Cincinnati Branch of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service is the vibrant, proactive, member-based local Branch of the National Association that supports and advocates for the PHS Commissioned Corps and its active and retired officers.