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About the Immunization Section


 

Mission:

The mission of the Colorado Immunization Section is to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases through the development and implementation of programs designed to increase and maintain vaccine coverage and assuring access to immunization services.  

 

Main Business Hours:

8:00a.m - 5:00p.m. MT

 

Contact Us:

Main Number: 303-692-2700

Fax: 303-691-6118

Email: cdphe.dcdimmunization@state.co.us
 

Address:

Immunization Section
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246 

 
 

Lynn Trefren, RN, MSN (Immunization Section Chief)

303-692-6242

lynn.trefren@state.co.us

  • Directs and monitors Immunization Section activities, including budget management, policy, partnership and grant development, and public interface
 

Cristina Garcia (Administrative Assistant)

303-692-2797

cristinar.garcia@state.co.us 

  • Provides general administrative support for the Immunization Section

  • Manages documents and reports for the CIIS and Vaccine Operations programs

  • Provides back-up support for the CIIS Help Desk
 
 
Advisors

Rachel Herlihy, MD, MPH (Deputy Director, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division)

303-691-4079

rachel.herlihy@state.co.us

  • Provides senior level clinical and epidemiological expertise

  • Serves as principal investigator on grants and directs the work of Division Section Chiefs
 

Jennifer Yara-Zelenski, MPH, MCHES (CDC Public Health Advisor)

303-692-2661

jennifer.yara-zelenski@state.co.us

  • Assists in overall program planning, program implementation, policy, and budget development

  • Provides leadership for special projects
 

Please contact us for immunization data, particularly National Immunization Survey results.

 

Marianne Koshak, MS (Data Unit Manager)

303-692-2353

marianne.koshak@state.co.us

  • Manage CIP’s Data Unit including handling external data requests.

  • Performs mapping and geographic analysis

  • Manage Vaccines For Children (VFC) vaccine budget

 

Paul Gillenwater, MPH (Data Analyst)

303-692-2404

paul.gillenwater@state.co.us

  • Design and development of applications to support the Colorado Immunization Section (CIS)

  • Analyze Immunization data

  • Statistical, database, and .NET programming


Lori Stonehocker Quick, RN, MSN, CNS (Public Health Nurse Consultant – Southwest Region)

970-375-2579

lori.quick@state.co.us

  • Manage the Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange (AFIX) quality improvement program

  • Coordinator of Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) program and Vaccine Safety

  • Provides immunization related clinical and non clinical consultation, technical assistance and training

  • Conducts Vaccine for Children (VFC) enrollment, accountability, and education based site visits in the Southwest Region

 

Lane Wake, MS (Evaluation Coordinator)

303-692-2631

lane.wake@state.co.us

  • Evaluate projects

  • Analyze Immunization data, including (NIS) interpretation

 
Cathleen Beaver, MSPH (Billing Project Manager)

303-691-4952

cathleen.beaver@state.co.us 

  • Primary contact for Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) for the Reimbursement Immunization Opportunity (RIZO) Project 

  • Provides support to LPHAs to build and expand upon billing capacity for immunizations

  • Provides guidance to LPHAs about use of federally funded 317 vaccine

 

Please contact us for vaccine management topics, including the Vaccines for Children Program.

 

Cinda Caddy Ewing, RN (Public Health Nurse Consultant – Northwest and Northeast Regions)

1-866-896-1586

cinda.ewing@state.co.us

  • Manage Yellow Fever vaccine program including certification of Yellow Fever providers and general travel vaccine consultation

  • Provide back-up clinical CIIS (Colorado Immunization Information System) support

  • Provides immunization related clinical and non-clinical consultation, technical assistance, and training

  • Conducts Vaccine For Children (VFC) enrollment, accountability, and education-based site visits in the Northwest and Northeast Regions

 

Nicole Ortiz, BS (Vaccines For Children (VFC) Interim Vaccine Manager)

303-692-2334 

nicole.ortiz@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for VFC Program

  • Manages VFC vaccine budget and operations

  • Manages vaccine wastage/loss
  • Manages annual benchmarking re-enrollment process

 

Jason Hien, BA (Data Specialist)

303-691-4950

jason.hien@state.co.us

  • Manages transfer vaccine orders

  • Supports VFC providers in placing their vaccine orders

  • Acts as a liaison between Vaccine Management Team and the Data Unit

 

Debra Zambrano, RN, BSN, (Public Health Nurse Consultant – Southeast Region, Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert Counties)

303-692-2258, cell: 719-252-7029

debra.zambrano@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

  • Oversees Vaccine for Children (VFC) site visits and site visit staff

  • Provides immunization related clinical and non clinical consultation, technical assistance, and training

  • Conducts Vaccine for Children (VFC) enrollment, accountability, and education-based site visits in the Southeast Region

Erica Bloom, MA (Adult Immunization Specialist)

303-692-2789

erica.bloom@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC)

  • Coordinates adult immunization initiatives with Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs) and other immunizers

  • Promotes immunizations across the life span through paid, earned, and social media

 

Jaclyn Cheves, MPH, CHES (Health Educator)

303-692-6372

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates immunization training and educational materials

  • Develops material for, coordinates updates of, and monitors the Section's web pages

  • Manages immunization education, outreach, and communication activities

 
Jamie D'Amico, RN, MSN, CNS (Public Health Nurse Consultant- Central Mountain Region)

303-692-2957

jamie.damico@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for Colorado school immunization requirements

  • Interprets Colorado Board of Health rules as they pertain to schools

  • Provides immunization related clinical and non-clinical consultation, technical assistance, and training

  • Conducts Vaccines for Children (VFC) enrollment, accountability, and education based site visits in the Central Mountain Region

 
Teri Lindsey, BA (Immunization Section Contract Manager)

303-692-2732

teri.lindsey@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for Immunization grant and contract information

  • Develops requests for proposals, funding applications, and progress reports

  • Manages and monitors contracts/purchase orders

  • Provides contractual/programmatic technical assistance to contractors

 

Diana Herrero, MS - CIIS Program Manager

303-692-2695

diana.herrero@state.co.us

  • Develops CIIS strategic direction and policies
  • Responsible for CIIS day-to-day program operations, grant management and staff management
  • Approves requests for data sets from CIIS

 

Phyllis Bourassa, M.Ed - CIIS Training and Outreach Coordinator

303-692-2489

phyllis.bourassa@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for CIIS training and education
  • Develops, delivers and evaluates training for CIIS users
  • Assists with newletter content development 

 

Steve Jarvis - CIIS Data Import Specialist

303-692-2270

steve.jarvis@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for technical issues with existing interfaces to CIIS
  • Monitors and maintains systems for processing incoming data submitted electronically to CIIS
  • Assists with data requests made to CIIS 

 

Aleksey Kryuchkovskiy, MS - CIIS User Support Services

303-692-2437 or

Toll Free 1-888-611-9918

aleksey.kryuchkovskiy@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for CIIS account set-up and troubleshooting
  • Manages CIIS Help Desk - customer service and technical support
  • Manages CIIS File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server for secure electronic data uploads to the registry 

 

Heather Shull, MA - CIIS Interoperability Unit Supervisor

303-692-2289

heather.shull@state.co.us

  • Manages all health information exchange (HIE) and interface projects with CIIS 
  • Facilitates processes, procedures and polices to ensure the integrity and quality of incoming data 
  • Coordinates the ongoing evaluation and assessment of CIIS functionality 

 

Rosemary Spence, RN, MA - CIIS Public Health Nurse Consultant

303-692-2798

rosemary.spence@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for clinical questions regarding the CIIS Recommender forecasting algorithm
  • Provides immunization-related clinical and non-clinical consultation, technical assistance and training
  • Conducts Vaccines for Children (VFC) site visits 

 

Linda Stremming - CIIS Geo-Recall Coordinator

303-692-2445

linda.stremming@state.co.us 

  • Primary contact for practice-based and geographic-based recall, including training and technical assistance
  • Provides technical assistance on general registry functionality
  • Facilitates data quality analysis, manual de-duplication processing, opt-out requests and official immunization record requests

 

Vanessa Willis - CIIS Data Quality Coordinator

303-692-2622

vanessa.willis@state.co.us

  • Monitors and analyzes production data quality
  • Supports implementation of new and existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) interfaces for healthcare providers
  • Provides training and technical assistance

 

Lorin Scott-Okerblom, MPH – CIIS School Coordinator

303-691-4073

lorin.scott-okerblom@state.co.us

  • Primary contact for school, child care, and head start facilities
  • Provides technical assistance, outreach, and support for school users
  • Develops CIIS school trainings
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  • Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Manager: 303-692-2695

  • CIIS User Support Services: 303-692-2437, 1-888-611-9918 ( toll free)

  • Contract Monitoring, Adverse Reactions, Outreach: 303-692-2732

  • Data Collection and Analysis: 303-692-2631

  • Data Collection and Analysis, GIS Mapping: 303-692-2353

  • Fiscal: 303-692-2314

  • Immunization Printed Material Orders: 303-692-2795

  • Meeting Arrangements, Satellite Broadcasts: 303-692-2650

  • Health Nurse Consultant Assigned by Region

  • North Central, Denver and Jefferson County VFC Site Visits, Adolescent/Adult IZ Coordinator, Clinical Questions: 303-692-2798 

  • NW and NE Colorado VFC Site Visits, Clinical Questions: 866-896-1586 (toll free)  

  • Central Colorado VFC Site visits, Schools/Child Cares, Board of Health, Clinical Questions: 303-692-2957

  • SE Colorado VFC Site Visits, Clinical Questions: 303-692-2258, cell: 719-252-7029   

  • SW Colorado VFC Site Visits, Clinical Questions: 970-375-2579  

  • Travel Questions: 1-866-896-1586 (toll free)

  • Vaccine Orders: 303-691-4950

  • Vaccine Storage, Handling, and Usage Analysis: 303-692-2334

  • VFC Supplies Orders: 303-692-2650

  • VFC Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Questions: 866-530-1813 x22 (toll free), 719-252-7029