Lifetime Achievement Awards

AIRA recognizes outstanding contributions and partnerships. As a membership-driven organization, AIRA depends on dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic partners to achieve its goals.


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Elaine Lowery, for her dedication to the Modeling of Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW) Steering Committee and her exceptional work on many AIRA projects
  • Warren Williams, for his role as a leader for the immunization information system (IIS) community and his support of the MIROW Steering Committee


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Belinda Baker, for her service on the AIRA Board as a director and treasurer as well as her unhesitating willingness to assist new IIS managers and others from the IIS community in her humble and patient way


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Amy Metroka, for her service as AIRA Board President and her decades of dedication and leadership in the IIS community
  • Rob Savage, for his leadership in standards development and decades of technical advancement, advocacy, and support for the IIS community


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Gary Urquhart, for his strong leadership at CDC's IIS Support Branch and his unwavering advocacy for IIS advancement


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Sherry Riddick, Washington State IIS Operations Manager, AIRA Board Past-President


Service Excellence Award

  • Elaine Lowery, IIS Consultant and former manager of the Colorado IIS, for her leadership roles on the MIROW Steering Committee and AIRA Board
  • Electronic Data Systems (EDS), an AIRA Sponsor Member for the past four years, for demonstrating a strong commitment to the vision and goals of AIRA and to their ongoing work in the IIS community

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Amy Metroka, Director of the New York City Citywide Immunization Registry, for her many years of service to AIRA and to the IIS community

Partnership Award

  • Public Health Data Standards Consortium


Service Excellence Award

  • David Lyalin, CDC consultant from Northrup Grumman, for his work on the first three MIROW chapters
  • Indian Health Service (IHS), for recognition that state IIS are critical tools for increasing and sustaining vaccination coverage, and for publishing a guide to establish immunization data interfaces between state IIS and the IHS Resource and Patient Management System

Partnership Award

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Outgoing President Award

  • Therese Hoyle, former IIS manager of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, IIS public health consultant, and active AIRA Board member for many years


Partnership Award

  • Association of Immunization Managers

Special Recognition Award

  • Texas Children's Hospital Immunization Project and the Houston-Harris County Immunization Registry staff for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the children and families displaced to Houston by Hurricane Katrina
  • Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide for its excellence of service in the face of extraordinary circumstances during Hurricane Katrina


Partnership Award

  • HLN Consulting, LLC

Immunization Registry Conference Award

  • "Grow" Award - Michigan Childhood Immunization Registry
  • "Connect" Award - New Jersey IIS
  • "Protect" Award - Michigan Childhood Immunization Registry