Officers & Board of Directors

AIRA Board

The AIRA Board of Directors is composed of officers, including a President, President-Elect, Governance Committee Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, and seven directors for a total of 11 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

Heather Roth


Term as President: 2023-2024

Heather Roth joined the AIRA board in 2018. Heather is the immunization branch chief in the Disease Control and Public Health Response Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In this position, she develops strategic direction and policies for the state’s immunization program and is responsible for program operations, grant management, data management, and staff management. She has worked in immunizations for 16 years and specifically within the IIS field for 14 years. During that time, she has filled many IIS positions: training and outreach, interoperability and meaningful use project management, data quality monitoring, and IIS program management (including fiscal, vendor, and grant management).

Served as President-Elect: 2022-2023

Melissa Mickle-Hope


Term as President-Elect: 2023-2024

Melissa Mickle-Hope has worked with the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) for over 18 years. She is the director of the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), the immunization information system (IIS) for New York City. The CIR is a mature IIS that started in 1996. Melissa has been on the AIRA board for three years and is currently serving on the Executive Committee as president-elect.

Served as Seretary: 2021-2023

Miriam Muscoplat

Governance Committee Chair

Term as Governance Chair: 2023-2025

Miriam Muscoplat is the manager of the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection. 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 with MIIC since 2014. She has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, Miriam enjoys cross-stitching snarky sayings, listening to true-crime podcasts, and hiking with her family (husband Jon, and kids Iris (age 11) and Henry (age 5)).

David Crowell


Term as Secretary: 2023-2025

David Crowell is a member of the AIRA board of directors. With two years serving on the board, he is looking forward to taking on the role of secretary for the 2023–2025 term, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the organization’s mission. David currently holds the position of HL7 interface manager for the Nevada State Immunization Program, a role he has held for over eight years. In this capacity, he oversees the registry help desk and serves as a trainer for the Nevada WebIZ program. David is a dedicated family man. The favorite thing for him and his wife, children, and dog to do is enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe together. Along with his family, David enjoys skiing, camping, and exploring the outdoors of his home state, Nevada.

Steve Murchie


Term as Treasurer: 2022-2024

Steve Murchie first joined the AIRA board in 2018. He is currently the CEO of Envision Technology Partners which he acquired with his wife, Claire, in 2011. Prior to this, Steve spent over 20 years in the computer software industry. He has served on both the Governance and Finance Committees for the AIRA board and is currently serving as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.


John Robison

IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2023-2025

John Robison first joined the AIRA board in 2020. He is currently the IIS manager of PhilaVax, the immunization information system for Philadelphia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in health informatics. He Joined the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in 2009 as part of the H1N1 pandemic response. Since then, he has served in several roles within PhilaVax, rising to his current position in 2021. He is a member of the Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgroup (MACAW) and helps lead the Envision IIS consortium.

Nancy Sharova

IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2022-2024

Nancy Sharova is the immunization information system (IIS), CT WiZ, manager at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. In this role, she plans, manages, coordinates, and evaluates programmatic IIS operations. She has a B.S. in family services and counseling and an MPH from the University of Connecticut – Go Huskies! She previously worked in social services and social work. Nancy has been an AIRA board member since October 2022. Being process-oriented, she enjoys that there is always something new to learn in public health work and highly recommends getting involved with AIRA through the repository, workgroups, submitting articles for SnapShots, and participating in the AIRA National Meeting. A 20-year immunization program veteran, she has enjoyed collaborating with partners to modernize IIS and amend state law to make CT WiZ a lifespan IIS. When not working, you will find Nancy spending time with her family or writing her parents’ life story.

Marie Hartel

IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2022-2024

Marie Hartel is the program director for the Tennessee Department of Health Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Immunization Program, overseeing the IIS, data management, and administrative operations of the program. She joined the immunization community in May 2020, previously serving as the IIS manager and IIS deputy manager. Marie has a master’s degree in public health and more than a decade of experience supporting the design, implementation, and management of statewide data systems. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

Jeff Chorath

IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2023-2025

Jeff Chorath joined the AIRA board in 2023. He is the Immunization Information System Section manager for the Washington Department of Health. Jeff previously served in the military as an intelligence officer, functioned as a program consultant for Starbucks Coffee Company, and worked as a procurement supervisor for Kindred Healthcare. He received a B.S. in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in healthcare administration and management from Rosalind Franklin University, and an MBA from the University of Washington. Originally from Chicago, Jeff resides in the Seattle area with his dog and cat. In his free time, he enjoys racing motorcycles, hiking, and traveling.

David Mattiko

IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2023-2025

David Mattiko joined the AIRA board in 2023. David is the immunization registry manager in the Division of Immunizations in the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In this position, he manages a staff of registry, statistical, and clerical personnel to collect, process, analyze, and disseminate immunization data. David is currently leading the Pennsylvania transition to PIERS, which will utilize Envision’s Technology Partners WebIZ™ platform, set to go live in January 2024. David has worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Health for 24 years with the past four years as the manager of PA-SIIS. Prior to working in immunizations, he worked in the Vital Events Registry for 20 years, where he was also the registry manager.  

Mike Berry

Non-IIS Director

Current Board Term: 2023-2025

Mike Berry joined the AIRA board in 2023. Mike is senior project manager at HLN Consulting and has been working with IIS since 2002. He has staffed and managed IIS and other public health information systems projects for HLN in numerous jurisdictions. In addition to IIS, his work is focused on connecting Public Health to health information exchanges (HIEs), standards-based messaging and interoperability architecture, privacy and security, and person-matching technologies for integrated systems. Mike currently leads HLN’s public health systems projects for the Rhode Island Department of Health and is a developer and relationship manager for HLN projects at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Mike led HLN’s team on the Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS) project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, culminating in the release of Decision Support for Data Segmentation (DS2).