AIRA Staff

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About the Business & Operations Team

Senior Management AIRA’s Business & Operations Team delivers administrative, financial, and operational support for the organization by managing contracts and cooperative agreements, maintaining budgets and associated reporting, conducting program evaluations, and administering human resources services. The team supports AIRA staff by ensuring the many moving parts of the organization are working in a streamlined, efficient, and cooperative manner. 
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Business & Operations Team


Amanda Dayton, Director of Business & Operations

Amanda Dayton joined AIRA as the Business & Grants Manager in December 2015 and is now Director of Business & Operations. 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.

Hailey Malepeai, Business Operations Manager

Hailey Malepeai joined AIRA in October 2019 as the Business Operations Manager. Prior to this role, Hailey was the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that concentrated on breast cancer research and survivorship. Hailey’s background includes operations management, board development, event coordination, and strategic planning, as well as fundraising and grant writing.

Jolyn Preston, Executive Assistant

Jolyn Preston joined AIRA as an executive assistant in 2018. Prior to that, she spent 15 years in business and administrative operations in the fashion and personal care industry. In addition, she has consulted for small businesses on website development, marketing automation, and event planning.

Megan Buffington, Event Coordinator (Consultant)

Megan Buffington joined AIRA as an event coordinator consultant in August 2020. She has spent over 12 years in the meetings and events industry, serving clients in the corporate, pharmaceutical, association, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to logistics planning and execution, Megan’s background includes operations management, strategic planning, business development, and public relations.