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Claire Hannan, MPH

Executive Director

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.

 

Katelyn Wells, Ph.D.

Research and Development Director

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 been with AM since 2007. Katelyn Wells has 18 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 Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources with an interdisciplinary study in Adult Education and Health Promotion from Colorado State University.

 

Mary Waterman, MPH

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations is responsible for oversight of AIM's day-to-day operations. This position is responsible for implementing processes, approaches, and activities to meet AIM's goals and objectives and evaluate impact.

Mary previously served as Program Director at AIM from February 2015 and assumed the Director of Operations position in January 2019. Before joining AIM, Mary was the Director of Public Health at the Arthritis Foundation's national office, where she built relationships with government, health care, and community partners and oversaw two CDC cooperative agreements focused 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.

 

Jasmine Berry, MPH, CHES

Communications Director

AIM’s Communications Director works closely with the Executive Director to set the strategic direction for all of the association’s communication in support of AIM’s brand and member-related priorities. As Communications Director, Jasmine manages all communications, including the website, newsletters, presentations, social media, and production of educational materials.

Jasmine has 8+ years of experience in promoting health through strategic communications and community outreach. In past roles, she has supported communication projects for nonprofits as well as federal health agencies, including the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Jasmine received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Hampton University and a Master of Public Health in Health Education and Communication from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

 

Bradley L. Ward, MPH

Program Specialist

The Program Specialist is responsible for managing and facilitating AIM’s Cooperative Agreement with CDC. Bradley is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for immunization program improvement; organizing mentoring and leadership development activities; and supporting communication and information sharing among members and key AIM partners. He also assists in developing funding and strategic growth opportunities.

Bradley has served in the position of Program Specialist since October 2019. Before joining AIM, he served as Associate Director of Health Initiatives at American Kidney Fund where he helped lead local and national prevention efforts. Prior to that, he led business development efforts as Program Officer for the U.S.-based Division at University Research Company. Bradley received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas and his Master of Public Health in Health Planning and Administration from University of Tennessee.

 

Bertrand Kila

Office and Grants Manager

AIM’s Office and Grants Manager is responsible for managing the organization’s financial operations, including maintaining and tracking all grant-related contracts and agreements and managing membership invoicing and payment submission. The Office and Grants Manager also maintains the website and oversees the membership database.

Prior to stepping into this role in July 2019, Bertrand worked with AIM as an administrative assistant. Before moving to the U.S. in 2018, he worked with the CDC section of the US Embassy in Cameroon for several years as a driver, expediter, and dispatcher. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Buea.

 

Melody Doan

CDC Public Health Associate

Melody Doan is a 2019 CDC Public Health Associate assigned to AIM. As a Public Health Associate, Melody’s role at AIM includes supporting the culture of immunization programs and their needs, understanding the immunization environment and the challenges that programs encounter, facilitating information exchange that encourages communication between immunization managers, and supporting partnerships, as Melody serves as AIM’s representative on the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable.

Melody graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in General Biology and plans on pursuing her Master of Public Health degree in the near future. Her interests lie in health equity, sustainable healthcare development, and approaching health and healthcare from a compassionate and holistic approach that understands and respectfully serves marginalized communities.

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