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About Us
Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition

Preventive services

ImmunizeAR is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving vaccination rates for all Arkansans through education, advocacy, and statewide partnerships.

The Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, which is supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, community organizations, corporations, and local and state government agencies. All monetary contributions, large and small, are valued and put to good use towards our programs and activities. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law under IRS regulations.

Watch this short video to learn a little about ImmunizeAR and how you can help. 

Our Mission

Join a Workgroup

ImmunizeAR is committed to improving the health of Arkansans through the volunteer efforts of workgroups for these priority areas: Childhood Immunizations, HPV Prevention, COVID-19/Flu Prevention, Adult Immunization, Vaccine Advocacy

Host a Workshop

Lead a workshop in your community to educate people about COVID vaccination, HPV vaccination, flu prevention and vaccination, and vaccine hesitancy. Download our workshop leader guides and easy-to-read workbooks for your participants.

Staff Meeting
AIAC Leadership

AIAC Leadership

Executive Committee

Chair

Stephen Tonguis, MBA, MHS, CPHQ

Healthcare Quality Improvement Specialist

Chair-Elect

Jeanie Smith, PharmD

Associate Professor and     

Director of Experiential Education

Harding University

Secretary

Margo Bushmiaer, MNSc, RN, NCSN

Retired Director of Health Services

School Nurse Consultant

Little Rock School District

Treasurer

John Vinson, PharmD

Chief Executive Officer

Arkansas Pharmacists Association

Medical Director

Laura Williams, MD

Pediatrician

PrimeCARE Medical Clinic

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Executive Director

Heather Mercer 

heather@immunizear.org 

Board Members

Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD

Chief Medical Officer 

Medical Director, Immunization Section and Outbreak Response

Arkansas Department of Health 

Gary Berner, MD
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Chief Medical Officer
Community Clinic NWA

Creshelle R. Nash MD, MPH, CHIE

Medical Director for Health Equity
and Public Programs
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

 

Shaneca Smith, BSN, RN, CNOR(E)

Outreach Specialist, RN

AFMC

Laura Wilson, MD

Pediatrician

Sherwood Family Medical Center/

Baptist Health

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