Colonel Alisa R. Wilma
Director, Army Public Health Center
Colonel Alisa R. Wilma serves as the Director of the Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In this capacity, she is responsible for management and oversight of the activities of more than 800 scientists, physicians, engineers, industrial hygienists, veterinarians and other public health professionals who have a primary mission of enhancing Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging health threats; developing and communicating public health solutions; and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army’s Public Health Enterprise.
Colonel Wilma, the daughter of Hayward Rotarians Robin Wilma and her late father, Past President John Wilma,  is a native of Hayward, California. She is a proud alumna Moreau Catholic High School and of the University of California Davis. Each of her degrees – a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science; a Master’s of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree; and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine –were all earned at her alma mater.
Colonel Wilma’s previous assignments include two appointments as the Director of Public Health and Safety, Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, Virginia; Deputy Commanding Officer, Regional Health Command Central; Commander of the 463rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support) at Fort Benning, Georgia; Command Veterinarian for U.S. Army Africa, Vicenza, Italy; Command Veterinarian for the Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Deputy Director for the DOD Veterinary Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Instructor, Captain’s Career Course, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commander of the 21st Medical Detachment (VS) (SM), Camp Darby, Italy, and Branch Chief, Fort Dix Veterinary Service Branch, McGuire Air Force Base.  
During her military career, she has deployed to many nations including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liberia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Colonel Wilma’s military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Senior Service College and the Command and General Officer’s Course. She also completed Long Term Health Education Training with a focus on food science and emphasis on food virology at the University of California Davis.
Her awards include the Defense Superior Service Award; Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters); Expert Field Medical Badge; Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 oak leaf cluster); Kosovo Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
COL Wilma is a board certified Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, she currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, and was awarded the “A” designator for outstanding professional activity in her field. 
COL Wilma comes from a dual military family. Her spouse, Paul Butler, also serves in the Army, and they have been married for nearly 10 years. Their family includes their Bassett Hound, Lucy, and her cat, G.