Our program will be provided by Heidi Parker, MA. As Immunize Nevada's executive director, Heidi leads and engages a diverse and passionate coalition of staff, volunteers, partners, and funders across Nevada’s rural, urban, and frontier communities.

Bringing over two decades of experience in nonprofit program management, fundraising, and marketing; she has dedicated her career to being able to affect her community in a positive way, whether working with Head Start families, victims of violence, college students or Nevadans needing immunizations.

Under her leadership, Immunize Nevada is deeply involved in community outreach, collaborative projects, and fundraising efforts aimed at helping close the vaccination gap Nevada faces. Heidi lost her best friend to Hepatitis when she was in elementary school and her great-grandfather died in the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. These personal and family losses drive her motivation to ensure no one suffers from a vaccine-preventable disease, and vaccines continue to have an influential voice.

Heidi has earned numerous awards for her commitment to community involvement, including the Reno Gazette Journal’s Twenty under 40, Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Hero, PRSA Sierra Nevada Mark Twain Community Service, Vegas Inc. Healthcare Headliner, and the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion; and has presented at a variety of regional and national conferences, including the CDC National Immunization Conference. Heidi is a 2nd generation DePaul Blue Demon and received her Master of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is also a graduate of Duke University’s Executive Nonprofit Leadership program.

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