Meredith (Kersten) Preece
Meredith is committed to improving children’s health in Colorado and is passionate about engaging communities through the use of new media and technologies. Serving in communications roles for CCIC since 2010, she has enjoyed the opportunity to impact Colorado’s public health through the development and implementation of statewide communication campaigns, including the award-winning Immunize for Good campaign and one of the first-ever comprehensive vaccine information websites for Spanish-speaking parents, as well as through traditional and social media, community outreach, and special events.
Meredith received a BA in Mass Communications with a minor in the History of Art and Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a newly-certified Denver CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a member of the Colorado Healthcare Communicators, a former Champion for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign, and has served on the Tech4Good Denver Advisory Board. Meredith has also presented at local and national conferences.
Favorite Movie/Book: Charlotte’s Web (book) and About Time (movie)
Personal Hero: My grandmother, Grace. She was a friend to everyone who met her, a dedicated volunteer and, to me, she was the picture of resilience and compassion.
Hometown Fun Fact: My hometown, Janesville, WI, was home to a very rare white buffalo named Miracle. Born in 1994, Miracle was considered an ancient prophecy come true to many American Indians and drew visitors from all over the world. The legend goes that a woman came to Lakota children working in a field and told them that she would return in a few thousand years as a white buffalo, bringing peace and hope to all nations and people.
Favorite Thing to Do in Colorado: Adventure! My ideal day in Colorado consists of a scenic day hike followed by a cold craft beer…and perhaps a slumber under the stars.
Why Vaccinate: Besides the overwhelming scientific evidence that vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives, I am compelled to help protect the little ones in my life who are especially vulnerable.