Officers & Board of Directors

AIRA Board

The AIRA Board of Directors is composed of officers, including a President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and eight directors for a total of 13 board members. This is an active, working board with members comprised primarily of immunization information system (IIS) managers working for public health agencies in regions and states around the country. No more than 20% of the total board is comprised of Individual Members, Non-Profit Members, and IIS Implementers (i.e., non-IIS members). Board members bring subject matter expertise to the association, as well as management experience.

*Non-IIS directors

Officers/Executive Committee

Dave McCormick

President

Dave McCormick is the Director of the Indiana Immunization Division at the Indiana State Department of Health. In this role, Dave leads a team of public health professionals committed to eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases by working with approximately 900 healthcare providers to deliver over $80,000,000 of publicly funded vaccine. In July 2015, Dave was elected to the Executive Board of the Association of Immunization Managers. Dave has worked in public health for the past 28 years. Prior to joining the Indiana Immunization Program in January 2012, Dave spent five years working on lead and healthy-homes issues at the state level, including lead poisoning prevention, radon, lead certification, enforcement, and remediation through grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In November 2009, Dave was appointed to CDC's Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Dave and his college sweetheart have been married for 27 years and have two sons.

Term as President: 2020-2021


Christy Gray

President-Elect

Christy Gray has worked with the Division of Immunization of the Virginia Department of Health since March 2009. She initially served as a Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) regional consultant, trainer, and subject matter expert on the epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. She then served for seven years as a senior manager for the growing VIIS program concentrating on data quality, data exchange, and strategic planning. She has been Director of the Division of Immunization since June 2017. Christy has a bachelor's degree in economics from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in public health from George Washington University (GWU). She also earned a graduate certificate in health information technology from GWU and holds certifications in health information technology (CHTS-CP) and health education (CHES). Before her tenure at the Virginia Department of Health, she worked for five years with an advocacy agency focusing on worker safety, foodborne illness, and zoonotic diseases handling key technical, regulatory, legislative, and business affairs, including spearheading fundraising efforts. Christy lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, son, and dog. She stays busy chasing her son, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.

Term as President-Elect: 2020-2021


Aaron Bieringer

Governance Committee Chair

Aaron has worked with the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection for more than 10 years and in that time has been a system analyst, interface integrator, and is now the Interoperability and Implementation Lead. He has been involved with AIRA in several ways over the years, most recently by participating in the Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee, being involved in the Measurement and Improvement Initiatives that the Measurement and Certification Advisory Workgroup have implemented, and as a member of the AIRA Board starting in 2017. Closer to home, he has guest lectured on public health informatics at the University of Minnesota and St. Catherine University and is a part of the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Interoperability Steering Committee, a group of technical and programmatic experts from across MDH whose goal is to improve public health through standardized, secure electronic data exchange with their partners.

Aaron is AIRA's Governance Committee Chair for the 2020-2021 term. The board recently established this position to ensure continuity between the AIRA Board and the AIRA Governance Committee, a subcommittee of the board responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality of the board.

Term as Governance Committee Chair: 2020-2021


Dannette Dronenburg

Secretary

Dannette Dronenburg is the IIS Provider Outreach & Training Supervisor at the Washington State Department of Health and has worked in immunizations and with the immunization information systems (IIS) for over seven years. Dannette has been with Washington’s IIS for over three years both as a trainer and as the supervisor for the Training and Outreach Team. She has trained many IIS stakeholders and users on various IIS topics, including vaccine ordering and management, data exchange and data quality, and many other program functions integrated into Washington’s IIS. Prior to that work, she worked for Spokane Regional Health District in Spokane, Washington as a public health educator for immunizations. She conducted Vaccines For Children (VFC) and Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange (AFIX) site visits; worked with schools and mobile outreach clinics; and trained IIS users. She's also involved in the AIRA Education Steering Committee and is committed to moving IIS forward as a trusted public health tool and reliable source of health information.

Term as Secretary: 2019-2021


Heather Roth

Treasurer

Heather Roth is the Immunization Branch Chief at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and has been in the immunization information system sphere for over 11 years. In this position, she provides leadership and strategic direction for Colorado's Immunization Branch, managing activities to detect and respond to immunization public health needs. Heather is the AIRA Board Treasurer and co-chair of the AIRA Assessment Steering Committee.

Term as Treasurer: 2020-2022

Directors

Jeffrey McIntyre 

Jeffrey McIntyre is the Immunization Information System (IIS) Director for the Mississippi State Department of Health. He has over 24 years of information technology experience and has worked in public health for 15 of those years. Jeffrey actively collaborates with stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of immunization documentation across the lifespan of all residents of the state. He has led several state projects to streamline the onboarding process for facilities, provide public facing vaccination access, and improve data quality of interfacing facilities. Jeffrey’s passion for the prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases is evident in his willingness to develop creative and resourceful tools for IIS users to improve functionality, maintain high immunization documentation standards, develop new and innovative ways to solve difficult issues, and provide registry access to those in the community working to keep our residents safe.

Term: 2020-2022


John Robison

John Robison is currently the Deputy Immunization Information System (IIS) Manager at PhilaVax, the City of Philadelphia's IIS. He joined the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in 2009 as a seasonal worker responding to the H1N1 pandemic. Since that time, he has held numerous positions within the registry, such as, HL7 data analyst, assistant interoperability coordinator, and interoperability coordinator. John has presented at several AIRA National Meetings and is currently a member of the Measurements and Certification Advisory Workgroup.

Term: 2020-2021 (John is filling a half-term vacancy)


Kathryn Cruz

Kathryn (Katie) Cruz is the Immunization Information System (IIS) Manager in New Mexico. In this role, she plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates programmatic and IIS operations. She has worked in immunizations for nearly two  years and in public health for over five years. Before joining the New Mexico Department of Health, Katie spent the majority of her career working with underserved populations and communities with health disparities. She strives to continue making an impact on the health improvement of New Mexicans.

Term: 2020-2022


Mary Woinarowicz

Mary Woinarowicz is currently the Immunization Information System Manager at the North Dakota Department of Health. Mary has been with the North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Program since 2011. Prior to working at the Department of Health, she worked for a private healthcare system as a certified clinical trainer for their electronic health record system. She received her master's degree in sociology with a focus in educational foundations and research from the University of North Dakota. Mary has been published in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and Public Health, has given presentations at national conferences including the AIRA National Meeting, the National Immunization Conference (NIC), and the Public Health Informatics Conference. In 2019, Mary was selected to participate in the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) U.S.-UK Data Analyst Exchange Program that traveled to the UK to work with data analysts from NHS Digital and attend the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. She is currently co-chair of AIRA's Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee and previously served on the AIRA Executive Committee as secretary and as board president.

Term: 2019-2021


Melissa Mickle-Hope

Melissa Mickle-Hope has worked with the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Bureau of Immunization for over 14 years. She is the Deputy Director of the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), NYC's immunization information system, and the Unit Chief for the Provider Quality Assurance Unit. In her current position, Melissa manages multiple projects within the CIR and leads NYC’s Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, which is fully integrated with the CIR. The CIR is a mature registry and has made strides in many areas, including immunization program integration and HL7 immunization reporting and querying. She began working with the NYC DOHMH as an outreach specialist for the CIR user interface and has worked as a vaccine data analyst and coordinator of vaccine information management prior to her current role as deputy director.   

Term: 2019-2021


Miriam Muscoplat

Miriam Muscoplat is manager of the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). Miriam’s role includes supervising MIIC operations staff and overall MIIC program coordination. She is also the MIIC policy lead and data steward. Miriam has been with the Immunization Program at the Minnesota Department of Health since 2010, and has worked with MIIC for the past 7 years. She has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, Miriam enjoys reading and hiking with her family.

Term: 2020-2022


Steve Murchie

Steve Murchie is the Chief Executive Officer of Envision Technology Partners. Steve acquired Envision with his wife Claire in 2011 and, prior to this, spent over 20 years in the computer software industry. Steve serves on the Joint Development and Implementation Advisory Workgroup and is co-chair of the Address Cleansing and Geocoding User Group.

Term: 2020-2022


Tiffany Dent

Tiffany Dent has worked at Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) for over eight years. She is the Vice President of the Public Sector where she oversees all product management, operations, support, and account management for STC’s immunization information system products and services. Prior to joining STC, Tiffany worked for the California Department of Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness Office where she managed the California Health Alert Network. She has a passion for public health and traveling. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Term: 2019-2021