As the Chief Programmatic Officer, Emily Messerli, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, leads a dynamic team to implement the activities associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cooperative agreements. She directs federal grant activities and provides direction and oversight to AIM programmatic activities. With her team, she works to improve collaborations between state and local jurisdictions and federal partners to increase immunization rates and decrease vaccine-preventable disease. She also oversees the communications team responsible for the organization’s website, social media, and member communications.

Dr. Messerli is a certified family nurse practitioner and former Kentucky Immunization Branch program manager. Dr. Messerli received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her doctoral degree in nursing (DNP) from the University of Kentucky. She has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Public Health Association and on a workgroup for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

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