The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the California Immunization Coalition. They handle the financial responsibilities and create the strategic short-term and long-term goals of the organization. The role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • Develop and monitor the budget
  • Oversee all contracts and legal obligations of corporation
  • Provide oversight of strategic plan
  • Evaluate all program and corporate functions
  • Plan for annual planning meetings

Directors and Officers

President

Oliver Brooks, MD Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Watts Health Care Corporation

Dr. Brooks received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Morehouse College. He received his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital-Oakland. He practiced in the underserved communities of North Oakland and Richmond for four years before accepting a pediatric position at the Watts Health Care Corporation where he is presently Associate Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Chairman of the Quality Management Committee. He is Medical Director of the Jordan High School-Based Health Clinic. He is Chairman of the Immunize LA Families Coalition leading the group for 10 years. He is a member of the Board of the CA Immunization Coalition. He served on the Executive Committee of Centinela Hospital where he was Chairman of their Peer Review Committee. He serves on the Physician Quality committee for LA Care, for whom he is also a consultant. He is past-president of the Golden State (CA) Medical Association and past president of the Miller-Lawrence Medical and Dental Society, both components of the National Medical Association of which he is the National Secretary. He is Assistant Clinical Professor, Western University of Health Sciences. He is a member of many civic organizations.
Vice President

Wilbert (Bill) Mason, MD, MPH Head of Division of Infections Diseases Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Past President, AAP California Chapter 1

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Dr. Mason (M.D., University of California Irvine, 1970; M.P.H. [Epidemiology], University of California Los Angeles, 1995) is an attending physician in of the Division of Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. His research focus has been in Kawasaki disease and, more recently, the implementation of evidence based medicine through the use of clinical practice guidelines in the hospital setting. He has also been active in the study and promotion of medical safety in pediatrics and currently served as the Chief Medical Quality Officer at CHLA until 2011. He  participated in the Child Health Accountability Initiative of the Child Health Corporation of America since its inception in 1997 and was Co-Medical Director in 2001-2003. He is a Past-President of Chapter 2, District IX, of the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently serves as co-chair of the State Government Affairs Committee of District IX of the AAP and sits on the National Nominating Committee of the National AAP.
Treasurer/Secretary
Chair – Registry
Linda Scott Director, Orange County Immunization Coalition
Linda Scott has worked to promote and improve immunization services and vaccine coverage in Orange County and throughout California for well over a decade. As Coordinator of the Orange County Immunization Coalition (OCIC), Ms. Scott established an effective and inclusive organization that was particularly successful in collaboration and utilization of partnerships in its work to raise awareness of immunization issues throughout her community.In her role as Director of the OCIC, Linda was active in statewide immunization activities, and was an early and active member of the California Coalition for Childhood Immunization (C3I) serving as chair of the Communication Committee and then as Vice President and President. In this leadership role she was instrumental in the development of C3I as a statewide voice for the health and immunization of California’s children.In 2005, Ms. Scott was appointed Immunization Coordinator for Orange County, adding the responsibilities of managing the immunization program of one of the largest counties in the state to her coalition responsibilities, which were absorbed into the Coordinator’s position.
Chair Advocacy

Lydia Bourne Bourne & Associates

Lydia Bourne’s professional experiences are varied. Her primary professional experience has been in health care – as a Registered Nurse, health educator, program developer and administrator, giving her experience in disparate health care settings. Presently she is owner of her own government relations firm, Bourne & Associates. Her legislative experience since 1994 has included health care, K-12 and higher educational issues in addition to employer issues related to licensed heath care professionals. She has been successful in navigating health and educational issues through the legislative process and in influencing Governors Wilson, Davis and Schwarzenegger to sign legislation on key issues. In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Bourne has long been active as a volunteer and community activist, serving on the boards and advisory committees of numerous health related non-profit and professional organizations. She currently sits on the California Immunization Coalition (CIC) board; a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization protection for all Californians; she is also the Co-Chair of CIC’s Policy Committee. In addition, she is a long time board member and CFO of the California Kids HealthCare Foundation, a charitable program that provides low cost medical and dental insurance for children. Ms. Bourne has an undergraduate degree in Nursing, certification in Public Health Nursing and a Master’s in Human Services Administration.
Chair – Education 

Lisa Brill, MPH, MPP Program Manager, Flu Vaccination Program Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region

Lisa Brill is the Project Manager for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Influenza Vaccination Program. She coordinates the activities of a multitude of departments within the Kaiser Permanente integrated system, including the Appointment and Advice Call Center, Pharmacy, Member and Marketing Communications, Regional Health Education, Media Relations, Internal Communications, Infectious Disease, Infection Control, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, The Permanente Medical Group, Vaccine Study Center and Employee Health Services. She provides technical assistance and guidance to Flu Coordinators in all facilities in Northern California. One million members and employees were vaccinated during the 2007-08 flu season. Lisa has been with Kaiser Permanente for 9 years in a variety of positions, including Operations Manager and Project Manager for Regional Health Education, and Health Consultant for Patient Care Services and Adult Primary Care. Prior to Kaiser, she was the Senior Administrative Analyst for the Family Health Outcomes Project, University of California. There she coordinated the administration of a project to enhance the capacity of CA local maternal/child health staff and other state MCH staff to perform quantitative needs assessment for program planning and evaluation. Ms. Brill received her Masters degrees in Public Health and in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Director at Large

Meg Dorsey, RN, PHN
Immunization Coordinator, Placer County Health and Human Services

Meg Dorsey is the Immunization Coordinator for the Placer County Health and Human Services Agency and manages a variety of immunization activities including provider support, community outreach and education, and surveillance. Meg previously worked as a public sector manager for a pharmaceutical company, where she received several awards for her work in the vaccine division. Meg will also bring clinical knowledge to the board from her past front-line experience working as a nurse in community and academic hospitals.
As a long-time supporter of CIC and a variety of local Coalitions, Meg and her work are well known to many of CIC’s members. However, you may not know that she provides nursing services at a 100 bed homeless shelter in Placer County, teaches reproductive health in the Juvenile Detention Facility, and enjoys running the many trails in the Sierra Foothills with her rescue dogs.
Chair – Health Disparities Workgroup 
Julia Heinzerling, MPH Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Immunization Program
Julia Heinzerling is a member of the California Immunization Coalition’s Board of Directors and serves as chair of the Coalition’s Health Disparities and Governance Groups. She is the Senior Planning and Policy Officer for the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). In this role, Ms. Heinzerling coordinates strategic planning, public health policy development and analysis, and special projects. Ms. Heinzerling’s prior work, which includes work with the LAC DPH Immunization Program and a non-profit research institute, focused primarily on the areas of policy analysis, health promotion, social support, quality improvement, and grants management. Ms. Heinzerling received her Masters of Public Health degree, with a specialty in health policy and administration, from the University of California at Berkeley.
Co-Chair – Communication
Paul Leung, MPH Immunization Program Manager Communicable Disease Programs Contra Costa Health Services, Public Health Division

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Paul Leung is the Immunization Program Manager for the Public Health Division of Contra Costa Health Services. Mr. Leung works with nurses, schools, doctors, child care centers, health care facilities, and community members on immunization issues that can lead to safer, healthier communities. Whether working on reducing missed immunization opportunities or increasing community awareness of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, Mr. Leung enjoys engaging in both one-on-one conversations as well as programmatic policy changes that promote immunizations.
Among Mr. Leung’s interests and passions are: research, public health workforce development, and policies that improve individual and community health. Mr. Leung has experience working in government agencies, education, non-profits, and private industry. Before Mr. Leung’s position with the Immunization Program, he was a senior disease investigator with the Public Health Division and was responsible for acute communicable disease investigation and tuberculosis prevention and control. Mr. Leung has also worked at the University of California, San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health’s Immunization Branch on infectious disease research; at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and for Health Career Connection on public health workforce development; at Prevention Institute on healthy food and activity environments; and at Chiron Corporation (now Novartis) in therapeutics manufacturing.
Mr. Leung received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Public Health (Infectious Diseases) from the University of California, Berkeley.
Director at Large

James McCabe Dip.Pharm (SA) RPh Director – Patient Care Services, Safeway Inc. Corporate Pharmacy

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James McCabe, Dip Pharm (SA) Rph, responsible for credentialing, compliance and oversight of immunization and disease state management programs at Safeway with particular focus on excellence in patient centered care. Additionally, evaluation of new projects and innovation. He has been with Safeway for over 13 years. James has been an active member of the California Coalition for Childhood Immunization (C3I) and has also served on CIC’s Advisory Council. Born 1958 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up in Swaziland and South Africa. Completed schooling in South Africa and attended pharmacy school, graduating in 1982.
Director at Large

Amy Pine, MPH
Director, Immunization Section – Alameda County Public Health Department

Amy Pine is currently the Immunization Section Director at the Alameda County Public Health Department.  She has over twenty years of experience and multiple accomplishments in the world of immunizations. Previous immunization-related jobs were at the Carter Center’s Task Force for Child Survival and Development in Atlanta GA, Children Now, the Nevada Health Division, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.   She thinks vaccines are amazing for their disease prevention qualities and appreciates how multiple, complex systems beautifully come together when a person is fully vaccinated.  Amy went to UCLA for college and got her MPH from Emory University.  She was also a Peace Corps volunteer and served in Mali
Director at Large

Pia Pannaraj, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology – USC

Pia Pannaraj, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the USC Keck School of Medicine and an Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She also serves as the Director of the USC Pediatric Global Health Residency Track. She has written extensively and lectured nationally and internationally on vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, neonatal health and immunology. She has also received multiple awards for her leadership including an American Physicians Foundation Outstanding Mentorship Award, several young researcher awards, and a Garvey School District award for her contribution to school health and disease prevention.

Board Liaison

Suzi Bouveron, MPH

Suzi Bouveron has been a health educator with the California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch since 2000. She is housed in the San Diego County Health Department and represents CDPH and CIC in Southern California with coalitions and partner organizations. Prior to CDPH, she spent 10 years in Central and West Africa managing public health projects. She has a B.S. in Community Health Education from Cal State University Long Beach and an M.P.H. in Global Health from Boston University.

For more information about the Board of Directors, please contact the Director, Catherine Martin at cmartin@immunizeca.org or (916) 414-9015.

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