Region X MRC Regional Liaison
With over 14 years of public health experience, Moji Obiako is the MRC Regional Liaison for Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program under the Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs Division housed in the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). She offers assistance and support to the existing MRC units in the Pacific Northwest region. In addition, she aids individuals who are interested in starting an MRC unit in their local community. Moji is dedicated to working closely with individual units to support the mission of OEM and ASPR, coordinate goals with MRC Program, and advance the U.S. Surgeon General's public health priorities..
Prior to becoming a Regional Liaison, Moji enjoyed five glorious years working for the Hawaii State Department of Health in various roles: Acting Coordinator of the Hospital Preparedness Program, MRC State Coordinator, ESAR-VHP Coordinator, Senior Bioterrorism & Preparedness Planner, Health Educator, and founder of the Kauai MRC. Also, while in Hawaii, Moji established a Hawaii/Pacific Islands regional partnership with American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Saipan, and Palau to improve medical and public health surge capacity within the region.
Early in her career, Moji served as an AmeriCorps National Service Volunteer with the Chicago Health Corps and Team Lead for Team Charlotte-National AIDS Fund AmeriCorps Program where she gained invaluable experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs including, but not limited to, communicable and infectious disease, chronic disease, maternal and child health, mental wellness; and volunteer management.
Ms. Obiako received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a major in Psychology and minor in Biology. She completed her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Moji’s interests include spending time with family, reading novels, travel, and watching sports. Moji is also an active member of her church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Toastmasters International. Moji's outlook on life: “A day without laughter is a day wasted!” (Charlie Chaplin)
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