CCIC Welcomes Two New Board Members

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Nov 20 2015

Aurora, Colo. — The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC), the statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving childhood immunization rates, announced today that two new members have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors.

Joining the CCIC Board of Directors are Shari Bohn, RPh, and Gretchen McGinnis, MSPH. Their terms will last through November 2018. The board members were elected at the organization’s annual membership meeting Nov. 19.

“CCIC is pleased to welcome our two newest board members, both of whom bring years of experience and expertise in public health, as well as strong community relationships, to the Board of Directors,” said CCIC Executive Director Stephanie Wasserman.

Shari Bohn, RPh, pharmacy clinical services coordinator – mountain market, Walgreens Co., holds a shared faculty position with Walgreens, where she assesses and educates patients on disease state management, instructs students and coordinates the Walgreens immunization campaign. Bohn received a Bachelor of Science Pharmacy from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. Previously, she worked as a clinical care coordinator with King Soopers. In that role, Bohn implemented the first mass pharmacist-administered immunizations in Colorado starting in 2002. By 2003, the program had administered 65,000 influenza vaccines and 13,000 pneumococcal vaccines. Bohn has also served as the retail management representative, president-elect, and president for the Colorado Pharmacists Society Board of Directors and as a member of the Colorado Pharmacy Coalition. In 2002, she was awarded the Pharmacists Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year and in 2005 she received the Roche Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. She currently serves on the Bayaud Enterprises Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association Chair of the Expo Screenings Committee

Gretchen McGinnis, MSPH, senior vice president of public policy and performance improvement, Colorado Access, providesoversight of all strategic planning activities for Colorado Access. Gretchen joined Colorado Access in March 2000. McGinnis received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Vassar College and earned a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has over 12 years of healthcare experience, with a focus on healthcare systems and public policy. Prior to joining Colorado Access, she served as a policy associate for the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The full slate of board members for 2016 is listed below.
Jennifer Landrum, President
Edwin Asturias, MD, Vice-President
Kraig Burleson, Treasurer
Martin Pirnat, MD, Secretary
Shari Bohn, RPh
Robert Brayden, MD, Past President
Amanda Dempsey, MD, MPH
Bill Jaeger, MPH
N. Elaine Lowery, JD, MSPH
Daniel Lyons, PhD
Gretchen McGinnis, MSPH
Kathleen Patrick, RN, MA, NCSN
Jamie Reesman
Lori Anne Reinwald
Joni Reynolds, RNC, MSN

Media contact:
Meredith Kersten, communications director
Office: 720.777.1798 Mobile: 608.295.3475
meredith.kersten@childrenscolorado.org

About the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition:
The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) is a statewide, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to strategically mobilize diverse partners and families to advance children’s health through immunizations. CCIC does not accept funding from vaccine manufacturers or distributors. To learn more, visit www.childrensimmunization.org and connect with CCIC on Facebook and Twitter.
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