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 IIS managers working for public health agencies in regions and states around the country. No more than twenty percent (20%) of the total board is comprised of Individual Members, Non-Profit Members, and IIS Implementers (i.e. non-IIS members). The board members bring subject matter expertise to the association, as well as management experience.

* Non-IIS directors

Officers/Executive Committee

Dave McCormick


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: 2020-2021

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 as President-Elect: 2020-2021

Aaron Bieringer

Governance Committee Chair

Aaron has been working with 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 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 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


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 as Secretary: 2019-2021

Heather Roth


Heather Roth serves as the Immunization Branch Chief at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and has been in the IIS sphere for over eleven 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 also currently serves as Treasurer of the American Immunization Registry Association and Co-Chair of the Association’s Assessment Steering Committee.

Term as Treasurer: 2020-2022


Jeffrey McIntyre 

Jeffrey McIntyre serves as the Immunization Information System Director for the Mississippi State Department of Health. He has over 23 years of IT experience and has served in public health for 14 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 IIS Manager at PhilaVax, the Immunization Information System for the City of Philadelphia.  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 conferences 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 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 2 years and in public health for over 5 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 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

Miriam Muscoplat

Miriam Muscoplat (she/her/hers) 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 has worked with MIIC for the past seven years. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s of Public Health degree 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 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: 2020-2022

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