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; six voting Directors; and two non-voting Directors for a total of 13 Board members. This is an active, working Board, with members comprised primarily of IIS managers working for public health agencies in regions and states around the country. The two non-voting members of the Board represent the IIS vendor or business community. The Board members bring subject matter expertise to the association, as well as management experience.

Officers/Executive Committee

Aaron Bieringer

President

Aaron Bieringer is currently the Interoperability and Technical lead for the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) and has been with the registry for the last ten years. He also sits on several AIRA committees, such as the Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee, the Joint Development and Implementation Advisory Workgroup, and the DQA Management Workgroup.

Term as President: 2019-2020


Dave McCormick

President-Elect

Dave McCormick is the Director of the Indiana Immunization Division at the Indiana State Department of Health. In that role, Dave leads a team of public health professionals committed to eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases by working with approximately 900 health care 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 CDC, EPA, and HUD. In November 2009, Dave was appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’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-Elect: 2019-2020


Mandy Harris

Immediate Past President

Mandy Harris has played various roles in support of her statewide IIS, NV WebIZ, since 2006- currently, she manages the IIS, NV WebIZ, and serves as the IIS Integration Coordinator for the Nevada State Immunization Program. Mandy is currently the AIRA Board Immediate Past President, and has participated in numerous AIRA activities, including serving as a term as Secretary of the Board, development of five MIROW best practice guides, the development of the Phase 2 AFIX-IIS guidance, and several conference presentations. She currently serves as a MIROW Chair.

Term as Immediate Past President: 2019-2020


Dannette Dronenburg

Secretary

Dannette Dronenburg is the IIS Provider Outreach & Training Supervisor for the Washington State Department of Health and has worked in immunizations and with the IIS for over seven years. Dannette has been with Washington’s IIS for over 3 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 that are 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 VFC and AFIX site visits, worked with schools and mobile outreach clinics, and trained IIS users in Spokane. She is currently 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: 2019-2021


Heather Roth

Treasurer

Heather Roth, is the deputy immunization branch chief and IIS manager for Colorado. In this dual role, she plans, organizes, directs and evaluates programmatic and IIS operations. She has worked in immunizations for 11 years and specifically within the IIS field for 9 years. During that time, she has filled many IIS positions: training and outreach, interoperability and Meaningful Use project management, data quality monitoring and overall IIS program management (including fiscal, vendor and grant management). Heather serves as co-chair of Assessment Steering Committee (ASC) and has participated in several workgroups to develop ASC guides. 

Term as Treasurer: 2018-2020

Voting Directors

Christy Gray

Christy Gray has been working 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 degree in Economics from Virginia Tech and a Master degree in Public Health from George Washington University (GWU). She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Health Information Technology from GWU and hold 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: 2018-2020


Jeffrey McIntyre 

Jeffrey McIntyre serves as the to Immunization Information System Manager for the Mississippi State Department of Health. He has over 21 years of IT experience and has served in public health for 12 of those years. Jeffrey actively collaborates with stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of immunization documentation across the lifespan for all residents of the state. He has led several state projects to streamline the onboarding process for facilities and improve data analysis of interfacing facilities. He has served on AIRA’s SISC Technical Workgroup and Education Steering Committee. 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, and provide registry access to those in the community working to keep our residents safe.

Term: 2018-2020


Jude Alden

Jude Alden is the Immunization Unit Manager for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Previously, Jude served as the VFC Coordinator for WDH, and has also worked in emergency preparedness. Jude is mostly known for bringing a business perspective to public health and focusing on program sustainability, efficiency, staff management, and analytics. During Jude's service in the WDH, the Immunization Unit has successfully implemented a vaccine restitution policy, mandated reporting to the IIS for all vaccinating providers, has required two additional vaccines for school entry, and more.  Jude is very proud to serve as an AIRA Board Member and to be an advocate for the IIS. 

Term: 2019-2021


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 of Arts degree in Sociology with a focus in Educational Foundations and Research from the University of North Dakota. Mary is currently the co-chair of the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) 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, the IIS for New York City, 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


Nathalie Hartert 

Nathalie joined the Tennessee Department of Health in Oct. 2014 to manage the migration from a homegrown to an off-the-shelf IIS. Since the 2014 go-live, the Tennessee IIS team has grown and many processes have been defined and documented. Before joining the Department of Health, Nathalie served the State Of Tennessee for 7 years as a Project Director on a variety of projects primarily related to improving provider access to health information. Before that, she was a Senior Project Manager at the Hospital Corporation of America.

Term: 2018-2020

Non-Voting Directors

Steve Murchie

Steve Murchie is the CEO 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 JDI Advisory Workgroup and is a co-chair of the Address Cleansing and Geocoding User Group.

Term: 2018-2020


Tiffany Dent

Tiffany Dent has worked at Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) for over 8 years. She is the Vice President of the Public Sector where she oversees all Product Management, Operations, Support, and Account Management for STC’s IIS 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 2 kids.

Term: 2019-2021