Manager, State & Federal Vaccine Policy
Jaimie Vickery, MPP joined VYF as Manager of State and Federal Vaccine Policy in May 2021 taking the lead on cultivating and maintaining relationships with U.S. Government officials, Members of Congress, and relevant Committee staff to create opportunities to develop and support sound public health policies that affect immunizations across the lifespan. Jaimie will coordinate with local and state public health and immunization partners to support vaccine policies and legislative efforts throughout the nation, including educational programs to support advocacy-building at the grassroots level.
Jaimie comes to the role with a wealth of experience in public health, advocacy, and maternal and child health. Most recently, she was a member of the senior leadership team at Cure SMA, a patient advocacy group for a rare neurological genetic disease. While there, she led both federal and state advocacy efforts to increase screening for the condition, improve access to care and to develop treatments.
She also led federal advocacy and government relations for the March of Dimes Foundation, where she developed and executed several successful advocacy campaigns, resulting in increased funding for health research, greater inclusion of women in clinical trials, and improved immunization efforts for pregnant women and infants. She also managed the Zika Coalition, a diverse group of over 100 organizations, which successfully advocated for public education efforts about the virus, mosquito eradication efforts, and epidemiological research to prevent the spread of the virus.
A native of Southern California, Jaimie holds a B.A. in political science from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University.