About IMWI

About IMWI

Uniting for a Healthier, Safer, More Protected Wisconsin

Our Mission

creating a healthier and more equitable Wisconsin through our commitment to supporting and amplifying the work of vaccination organizations. We strive to address health inequities by providing grant opportunities to organizations that serve those who are most in need and hosting remote and in-person educational events that help inform and educate communities throughout the state.

Our Vision

to secure additional support to ensure the sustainability and longevity of Immunize Wisconsin, to maximize our impact and improve vaccination rates for children, adults, and families in our communities.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Work So Far

Supporting Vaccination Organizations Throughout Wisconsin

The Immunize Wisconsin Coalition was founded in 2022 through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Stewarded by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, this initiative was developed to amplify the existing work being done by vaccination organizations and coalitions throughout our state.

Our mission is to foster a statewide communication and networking forum that connects organizations and individuals with shared interests in vaccination and public health. We believe that through collaboration and a focus on evidence-based practices, we can make a significant impact on the health and well-being of Wisconsin’s residents.

As a coalition, we seek to support the work of vaccination advocates and providers in our most vulnerable communities, to encourage individuals and families in our state to adhere to the most up-to-date vaccination schedule as released by the CDC and supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

In Our First Year We…

In Our First Year We…

Our Works
Immunize Wisconsin Bubble Background

Meet Our Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Raj Naik

Raj Naik, MD, FAAP
Gundersen Health System

Dr. Rajiv M. Naik is a pediatrics specialist in Onalaska, Wisconsin and is affiliated with Gundersen Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for more than 25 years.

Greg Stadter

Greg Stadter, MPH
Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership Members

Greg Stadter joined the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership in 2017 and serves as the program director for the Emergency Department Care Coordination Initiative (EDCC), the Specialty Access for the Uninsured Program (SAUP) and the Housing is Health Initiative.  He provides strategic development and leadership to the IMPACT Connect collaborative and the Immunize Milwaukee network.

Meet Our Team

Ericha Stewart

Ericha Stewart, MPH, MSP
Immunize Wisconsin Coalition Director

Ericha Alexandria Stewart is a seasoned epidemiologist with a wealth of experience in data analytics, project management, and stakeholder facilitation, and a passion for immunization coalition building. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, combining her educational background with a strong commitment to public health and a heart of service.

Katherine Quinn, Ph.D
Grant Application Specialist

Katherine Quinn, PhD is a public health scientist who studies how social and structural factors contribute to racial disparities in health. She has over a decade of experience in public health grant writing and management, public health research and program evaluation, and building community partnerships to address challenging health and social issues. A Milwaukee native, Katherine is passionate about supporting community initiatives that improve the health of Wisconsin residents and advance health equity. Katherine has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and a PhD in public and community health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to this work, Katherine enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her four young daughters.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Aziz Abdullah

Aziz Abdullah

Penny Funk, RN
Marshfield Health System

Leah Fuss, RN, BSN
Oneida Nation

Margaret Hennessy, MD, FAAP
Ascension Health System

Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter, MD, FAAFP
Family Practice

Kia Kjensrud, AB
Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeremy Levin, MHA
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Sarah Pagenkopf

Sarah Pagenkopf, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

Stephanie Schauer, PhD
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Dan Schultz, MDiv
Wisconsin Council of Churches

Ericka Sinclair

Ericka Sinclair, MS, MPH
Health Connections Milwaukee

Priorities and Positions

Priorities & Positions

Immunize Wisconsin does not participate in vaccination advocacy or work to influence Federal or State policy. As a coalition, our purpose is to support the work being done by the legacy organizations already active in our communities. We trust in the work they are doing, respect the work they have done, and hope to aid in securing more positive outcomes for their missions.

We aim to be a trustworthy source for vaccination information and seek to foster a positive and respectful dialogue about the efficacy of vaccines so that every individual and family may make the most informed decisions possible about their health and wellbeing.

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