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Officer Spotlight

LT Catherine Bobea

June 2024 Officer Spotlight
“When I think back to why I originally wanted to become a pharmacist and subsequently a Public Health Service officer, the commonality is that I wanted to help people be well.”
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CDR Catherine Rockwell

May 2024 Officer Spotlight
“The health of people is reliant on a healthy environment and a healthy animal population with whom we share the environment with. This includes not only physical health, but also mental well-being, as seen in the physical, emotional, and mental health benefits of the human-animal bond.”
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LTJG Valerie Nicasio

April 2024 Spotlight
“For those who want to accept the challenge of embarking on this rewarding experience, the Ready Reserve Corps will summon your strength from within. You will grow as a person in all aspects of your life.”
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LT Tessa Fletcher

March 2024 Officer Spotlight
“Being a Public Health Service officer entails using my skills and experiences to prevent diseases, promote healthy lifestyles, and ensure everyone has access to quality health care. It also means working to address social determinants of health, such as poverty, discrimination, and lack of access to safe housing and healthy food.”
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CDR Eduardo Cua

February 2024 Officer Spotlight
CDR Cua deployed as a recovery liaison to the Incident Management Team shortly after the Maui wildfires began in August 2023. He supported the staffing of the ASPR disaster behavioral health mission. He liaised with the Commissioned Corps Headquarters Readiness and Deployment Branch who deployed behavioral health providers - clinical psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurse practitioners - to provide behavioral health services to survivors seeking refuge at community health centers, shelters, and schools. The dedication and unwavering commitment from all the deployed Public Health Service officers was invaluable in supporting the recovery efforts.
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