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Executive Director - Claire Hannan

The Executive Director assumes overall responsibility for the administration and management of AIM. The Executive Director’s duties include representing AIM at conferences and meetings, participating on committees and/or work groups as an AIM representative, advocating for AIM in Congress, facilitating communication among AIM members, communicating with CDC, and preparation of position/policy papers, reports, letters and presentations. 

Claire Hannan has served in her position since 2004. Claire has 18 years of experience in children’s health and immunization. After working on Capitol Hill for 5 years, Claire spent 3 years lobbying for children’s health issues. In 1997, she became the Director of Immunization Policy for the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), where she worked with state health officials, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other partners to improve and enhance immunization policies and practices. She joined the Association of Immunization Managers as its first Executive Director in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY and a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Click here to contact Claire Hannan.

Research and Development Director - Katelyn Wells

The Research and Development Director develops and implements association research and evaluation activities; maintains overall knowledge of AIM’s top priorities and vision and strategically works to increase AIM’s financial stability. Responsibilities include: identify and apply for research/education grants, oversee and conduct research and other grant activities; supervise research staff, interns and/or contractors; provide oversight to AIM surveys, needs assessments, and quarterly/annual evaluations; oversee and implement the AIM Corporate Alliance Program; oversee the AIM website and conduct other member prioritized activities. 

Katelyn Wells has served in her position since 2007. Katelyn Wells has 12 years of experience in immunizations. After working as a wellness specialist coordinating community vaccination clinics in Colorado, Katelyn spent 4 years working for the Wyoming Immunization Program as the Vaccines for Children Coordinator and then the Program Manager. During her tenure as the Wyoming Immunization Program Manager, she served on the AIM Executive Committee and was chair of the AIM Research Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and a PhD in Education and Human Resources with a interdisciplinary study in Adult Education and Health Promotion from Colorado State University.  Click here to contact Katelyn Wells.


Policy Analyst - Anu Bhatt

The Program Analyst assists with data collection, follow-up and analysis and populating and maintaining information database. Other duties include providing staff support to AIM policy committees and projects, drafting fact sheets and issue briefs, conducting research and compiling relevant information into reports, and writing progress reports and briefing materials for AIM members and staff.

Anu Bhatt has served in her position as Policy Analyst at AIM since June 2012. Prior to coming to AIM, Anu worked at National Brokerage Associates. Anu also has interned at several nonprofit organizations, including the Sunlight Foundation, the Alliance for Justice and Healthcare for America NOW. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal, Economic Analysis from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. While at GWU, Anu focused her studies and Culminating Experience in food and nutrition policy. Click here to contact Anu Bhatt.

 

Membership Services Director - Beth Rowe-West 

The Membership Services Director is responsible for enhancing member services though strengthening the mentor program, sharing best and promising practices among AIM members and facilitating professional development of immunization program managers. She is responsible for engaging alumni support in an advisory capacity and collaborating with CDC project officers and subject matter experts.

Beth Rowe-West has served in her position since January 2014. She has more than 30 years experience in public health, beginning her career as a staff nurse administering immunizations in a local health department and later as the county's communicable disease coordinator. She then accepted a position with the North Carolina Division of Public Health as Hepatitis B Coordinator, then as Field Services Manager overseeing off site operations in the Immunization Branch. In 1998, she began serving as the Immunization Branch Head for North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services in the capacity of the state's immunization program manager until her retirement December, 2013. As an AIM member, Ms. Rowe-West served as Chair of the Membership Committee for 7 years, 5 terms on the Executive Committee and Chair of AIM one term. Click here to contact Beth Rowe-West. 

 

Program Director - Mary Waterman 

The Program Director is responsible for managing grants and facilitating AIM’s cooperative agreement with CDC. Other duties involve coordinating and managing activities with fellow AIM staff that stem from the cooperative agreement, this includes Community of Practice and program manager information-sharing activities.

Mary Waterman has served in her position as Program Director at AIM since February 2015. Before joining AIM, Mary was the Director of Public Health at the Arthritis Foundation national office, where she built relationships with government, health care, and community partners and oversaw two CDC cooperative agreements focusing on improving lives for people with arthritis. Mary received a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Click here to contact Mary Waterman.

 

Project Assistant - Prechus Galloway 

Prechus Galloway has served as Project/Administrative Assistant since December 2015. She is responsible for organizing meetings, preparing documents and handling AIM office administrative tasks. In addition, Prechus assists AIM staff on a variety of projects.

Prior to joining AIM, Prechus was an office manager at Mount Vernon Village in Atlanta, GA. She also served as Foreclosure Department Administrative Manager at McCurdy & Candler, a law firm. Prechus is pursuing a Masters in Accounting at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Click here to contact Prechus Galloway.

 

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