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					                          LCDR Jennifer Jones
                             COA Liaison

LCDR Jennifer Jones is the BCOAG Commissioned Officers Association
(COA) liaison. She is currently a Nurse Epidemiologist assigned to the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, Enforcement and Detention Operations, ICE Health Service
Corps (IHSC). She has been with DHS since 2006 and is responsible for the
infection control program and tuberculosis case management.

LCDR Jones completed her Master’s degree in Public Health at Emory
University in 2009 and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Nursing
at Marymount University. LCDR Jennifer Jones began her nursing career in
1999 as a fellow in the Emergency Department of the Washington Hospital
Center in Washington, DC after completing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing
at Armstrong Atlantic State University. After mastering a broad range of
skills as an emergency room and trauma nurse, she accepted a position in the
Special Investigations Unit at BlueCross BlueShield of the National Capital
Area where she investigated and reviewed hospital and outpatient claims for
potential fraud and overutilization of services. In 2002, LCDR Jones
accepted a position as a Health Insurance Specialist with the Atlanta
Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
where she performed federal surveys of nursing homes and psychiatric
hospitals. She was elevated to the CMS Central Office Division of
Continuing Care Providers in Woodlawn, MD where she was responsible for
program management and surveyor training.

LCDR Jones has been an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service since
2005. She was the Chair of the Retention Subcommittee in 2010 and has
served as a member of both the Fundraising Committee and Community
Outreach Committee. She served as BCOAG’s Correspondence Secretary in
2010.

				
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