Misc News **1/7/21 notice re: Nat’l COA Communications**

Email 1/7/21 – Reminder to use personal instead of work email for National (and Local) COA Communications (Permission granted by CAPT(Ret) Rychnovsky to post)

From: Jacqueline Rychnovsky <Jrychnovsky@coausphs.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:42 PM
To: Jacqueline Rychnovsky <Jrychnovsky@coausphs.org>
Subject: Request from COA to CDC COA members

Dear COA member,

If you’re receiving this email it’s because you have a CDC.gov email address listed in your COA profile. I’m afraid you might be missing some important emails from COA that are sent from our association management system called “Your Management,” or YM for short. We use YM to send important member emails such as the monthly Frontline newsletter, educational events, and other COA correspondence.

I’m writing to ask if you might consider switching your membership profile address to a personal email address since we are getting more and more bounce-backs from YM emails going to CDC.gov addresses.

If it’s easier, reply to me with your personal email address and I’ll gladly change it for you.

Thank you!

Jacqueline Rychnovsky, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAANP Captain, USN (Retired) Executive Director Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS https://coausphs.org|   EMAIL jrychnovsky@coausphs.org



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Summary of Recent Commissioned Corps Policy Updates


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