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AIM Member Update: NM, Chicago, Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 31, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katelyn Wells
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AIM Welcomes Three New AIM Members
Marcia Levin joined the Chicago Department of Public Health in 2002 as the VFC Program Manager. She was promoted to Program Director in November of 2016 when Maribel Chavez Torres became the Deputy Commissioner.
She received her Masters of Public Health in 1987 from the University of Illinois and completed a fellowship in Public Health Leadership in 2000. Marcia has worked in the areas of disaster response (American Red Cross) and immunization. Beginning in 2011, she worked with a team of CDPH colleagues to get PHAB accreditation for Chicago in 2014. Chicago was the first “big City” to receive accreditation. She feels very passionately about the importance of immunization and the value of what Immunization Program people do across the country. Marcia is married with 2 step-children and 2 children of her own.

Erica Martinez-Lovato is the new program manager for New Mexico. Erica was promoted to this position after two years as the program’s IIS manager. Prior to that, Erica worked for Medicaid for 18 years, most recently as the manager of the Managed Care Program. Erica enjoys participating in a variety of charities to make a difference in the communities in New Mexico by offering grants, scholarships, financial assistance, and support to individuals/families in need. Her favorite event is the Christmas holiday basket giveaway. Each year, needy families are anonymously referred and the week before Christmas, a basket filled with all the fixings for a holiday dinner are delivered, including toys for children.

Amber Sterling is the new program manager for the Philadelphia Immunization Program. She initially started with the Immunization Program in 2009 as the H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Coordinator and since has held the titles of Provider Education Coordinator, VFC/AFIX Coordinator and most recently KIDS Plus IIS Coordinator. She took a short break from the Immunization Program to work as a Project Manager with National Quality Forum, but quickly realized this 20,000 foot view of healthcare, while important, was not as personally fulfilling as working at the local public health department level. Amber has Master’s in Public Health from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In her spare time, Amber enjoys working out, cooking and eating good food, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to taking on the challenges of the Program Manager role and hopes to meet many of you in February at the AIM Leadership Conference.

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