About Us

Who We Are

Project Immunize Virginia is a team of energetic and innovative health professionals, business and community members that believe every community in the Commonwealth can be free of vaccine-preventable disease by increasing immunizations across the lifespan. PIV achieves this by promoting partnerships and using effective strategies among its member organizations throughout the Commonwealth.


Promote timely immunizations across the lifespan.


Promote and provide public and professional immunization education.
Advocate for immunization policies that support nationally recommended immunization practice.
Develop resources and partnerships to grow and sustain PIV.


Project Immunize Virginia is supported by partnership between the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Immunizations, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. PIV also secures grants, sponsorship, and donations for projects from foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and other available sources.

2012 Leadership

Lisa Ripp
Clinical Coordinator
Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Simonsea Fowler
Vice Chairperson
Immunization Action Coordinator
Peninsula Health District

Janet Wright
Immediate Past Chairperson
School Age Health Specialist
Division of Child & Adolescent Health, VDH

Tresserlyn Jones
Advocacy Chairperson
Health Promotions Consultant
Anthem Healthkeepers Plus

Michelle Harmon
Advocacy Vice Chairperson
Pharmacy District Manager
Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy

Trinette Randolph
Professional Education Chairperson
Director of Clinical Programs
Virginia Community Healthcare Association

Shirley Bakka
Professional Education Vice Chairperson
Immunization Action Coordinator
Henrico Health Department

Katie Donnini
Public Education Chairperson
Vice President, Grass Roots Development
Alliance Group

Anne Harrison
Public Education Vice Chairperson
District Clinical Coordinator
Kroger Pharmacy