Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Executive Officer, Medical Reserve Corps Program
Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs Division
Office of Emergency Management
CAPT Patrick M. Denis serves as Executive Officer for the Medical Reserve Corps Program under the Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs Division within the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). CAPT Denis’ principal duty is to provide oversight of support of MRC units nationwide while supporting the mission of OEM and ASPR. Other responsibilities include strategic planning, information sharing and dissemination, intra-agency and inter-agency coordination, communications, policy development, training, grants management, contract oversight, technical assistance, and response coordination. CAPT Denis provides leadership, guidance, and support during national contingency operations – if needed/requested- in coordination with ASPR, OSG, VA/VHA, and any other Federal organizations.
CAPT Denis previously served as the Deputy Director of Training, Medical Readiness in the Office of the U. S. Surgeon General, Office of Force Readiness and Deployment (OFRD) in Rockville, Maryland. He managed and supported several different aspects of Readiness and Response training for all ~6,600 officers in the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
Prior to his OFRD assignment, he was assigned to Indian Health Service - Santa Fe Indian Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico as the Director of Perioperative Nursing Services and Birthing Center. He directed and coordinated nursing care in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, Central Supply, Antepartum, Birthing unit, Postpartum, and Nursery by ensuring inter-departmental activities were delivering safe, comfortable, and therapeutic patient care.
CAPT Denis has over 19 years of experience as a nurse and 10 years as a perioperative nurse. He graduated from Nova University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, then subsequently obtained his second bachelor’s degree in 1993 from Florida International University in nursing and in 2002 he graduated with an executive MBA from National University in La Jolla, California.
Additionally, CAPT Denis has more than 11 years of service in the United States Navy as a Nurse Corps Officer. He has extensive experience in training, executive leadership, perioperative care, emergency care, outpatient surgical clinic care, as well as operational experience in numerous deployment settings.
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