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Officer Spotlight

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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LCDR Jeremy Hyrczyk

January 2024 Officer Spotlight
Deployed to Indian Health Service Belcourt Service Unit in Belcourt, North Dakota in 2022, LCDR Hyrczyk provided clinical/surgical services and updated surgical/clinic suite instrumentation availability to improve access to care, which increased operating room efficiency by 50%.
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CDR Elizabeth Davlantes

December 2023 Officer Spotlight
During CDR Davlantes deployments with the CDC, she has helped reduce the burden of malaria and polio in Africa, managed hurricane recovery efforts in the Caribbean, and reduced COVID-19 transmission among unaccompanied migrants.
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