AIRA Staff

AIRA Teams   

About the Senior Management Team

Senior Management AIRA's Senior Management team provides leadership to the organization. The team is represented by AIRA's Executive Director, Senior Director of Organizational Development, Director of Business and Operations, Director of Education and Outreach, Senior Director of Health Informatics, and the Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Business & Operations
Health Informatics →
Immunization Integration Program & Special Programs
Standards & Analytics
Organizational Development →
Education & Outreach
Human Resources

Strategic Initiatives

Senior Management Team


Rebecca Coyle, MSEd | Executive Director

Rebecca Coyle is AIRA's Executive Director. She oversees the development and promotion of tools and best practices to support the implementation of immunization information systems as an essential tool in preventing and controlling vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Rebecca began her work in the immunization community in 2002 as the School and Childcare Immunization Coordinator for the Idaho Immunization Program. She worked in the Minnesota Department of Health as a Center for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Advisor before returning to Idaho as the Immunization Program Manager. Rebecca joined AIRA in 2010 as the Executive Director.


Alison Chi, MPH | Senior Director of Organizational Development

Alison Chi joined AIRA in November 2011 and became the Senior Director of Organizational Development in September 2022. Alison began her work with the immunization information system (IIS) community as a Provider Outreach Specialist for the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Alison’s work for the CIR spanned a variety of capacities including Director of Electronic Health Record-IIS Interoperability. She also worked as a Senior Administrator overseeing a data collection system used by Health Resources and Services Administration-funded community-based organizations to provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS.


Amanda Dayton, MA | Director of Business & Operations

Amanda Dayton joined AIRA in 2015 as the Business and Grants Manager and became the Director of Business and Operations in October 2020. Prior to this role, Amanda worked for the North Carolina Immunization Program for 10 years, first as the Public Information Officer, then as an Adolescent Immunization Program Consultant, and most recently as the North Carolina Immunization Registry Manager.


Carmela Gupta, MPH | Director of Education & Outreach

Carmela Gupta joined AIRA in September 2014 as a Senior Program Manager and became the Director of Education and Outreach in August 2022. Prior to this role, Carmela worked for the Idaho Immunization Program for five years, first as the School and Childcare Immunization Coordinator and later as the Immunization Outreach and Communication Manager. Carmela has experience with immunization policy, outreach and communication, conference planning, resource and curriculum development, graphic design, and immunization information system forecasting. 


Mary Beth Kurilo, MPH, MSW | Senior Director of Health Informatics

Mary Beth Kurilo joined AIRA in November 2014 as the Policy and Planning Director and became the Senior Director of Health Informatics in August 2020. Mary Beth oversees the following teams:

  • Immunization Integration Program & Special Programs
  • Standards & Analytics
Previously, she worked as the Director of the Oregon ALERT immunization information system (IIS) for eight years. She has been working in the IIS community for over a decade and has served as a past AIRA Board President and as a co-chair or lead for AIRA’s Education Steering Committee, Standards and Interoperability Steering Committee, and Executive Committee.


Maureen Neary | Director of Strategic Initiatives

Maureen Neary joined AIRA in May 2014 as a consultant and transitioned to Senior Project Manager in January 2016. In August 2020, Maureen became the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining AIRA, she spent 15 years as a Senior Manager of an entrepreneurial publishing company. She has experience creating infrastructure, overseeing operations, launching websites, managing production, developing content, optimizing client services, and running events.