Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteer Medical and Public Health Professionals

Marna Hoard, M.P.A., M.P.H.
Lieutenant, U.S. Public Health Service
Program Officer, Medical Reserve Corps Program
Office of the U.S. Surgeon General

April 26, 2006

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Related Websites:
Medical Reserve Corps Website
Getting Started: A Guide for Local Leaders
2006 MRC National Leadership and Training Conference
ComNET Broadcast 8/24/05 (with 12 minute MRC segment)

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Lieutenant Marna Hoard serves as Program Officer for Outreach of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program. She is responsible for overseeing the coordination of MRC outreach activities, which includes developing activities to increase awareness about the program, encouraging establishment of new MRC units, assisting with the provision of talking points and briefing materials for OSG, HHS, and USG officials, and participating in partnership and coordination activities with Federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations.

LT Hoard came to this position from the West Virginia University Center for Medical Preparedness, where she served as a Project Officer researching rural emergency medicine topics, with a particular emphasis on community collaboration. Prior to this, she served as a Program Coordinator for the Rural Senior Support Network at the West Virginia University Center on Aging, where her primary role was to coordinate the activities of the 5-program project, including her own, the Rural Caregiver Project.

Before her tenure at West Virginia University, LT Hoard worked as a Field Supervisor for the 2000 Census and completed an internship with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

LT Hoard joined the Public Health Service in 2004. She holds masters degrees in public health and public administration from West Virginia University.