Free Meningitis Educational Webinar-August 2nd

Posted 7 months ago in Educational Opportunity

Foundation for a Healthy ND invites you to our free lunch and learn webinar on August 2nd at 12 pm CT, “You’ve heard of meningitis. But do you know how to protect yourself against it?”.

What could be more powerful than two mothers coming together to share their stories of loss and help us understand how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from meningitis B? Please join us as Patti Wukovits, a Registered Nurse and Executive Director of the Kimberly Coffey Foundation, and Alicia Stillman, the Director of the Emily Stillman Foundation, provide their experiences and education through their most recent initiative, the Meningitis B Action Project.

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Patti Wukovits, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, is a Registered Nurse and Executive Director of the Kimberly Coffey Foundation. After losing her 17-year-old daughter Kimberly to Meningitis B in 2012, Patti formed the Foundation in her daughter’s name to improve awareness of meningococcal disease and the vaccines available to help prevent it. As a prominent advocate of meningitis prevention, she has shared her story with thousands of healthcare providers, policymakers, school administrators and students around the world and played a critical role in the passing of New York State’s meningococcal disease vaccination law in 2016. Patti currently serves on the policy and advocacy committee of the New York State Public Health Association. Her Foundation partnered with the Emily Stillman Foundation in 2017 to launch the Meningitis B Action Project, a nationwide disease awareness and advocacy initiative. Patti lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband John. In addition to Kimberly, she has three children, son Chris, stepson John, and stepdaughter Jaclyn.  Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University.

Alicia Stillman, MBA, MPH is the Director of the Emily Stillman Foundation. Named after her daughter Emily, who was taken at 19 by Meningitis B in 2013, the Foundation works to eradicate meningitis through education and action-focused initiatives. For the last 8 years, Alicia has been a leading advocate for meningitis vaccination in the United States, lecturing at academic, healthcare and government institutions across the country. Her most recent initiative, the Meningitis B Action Project, currently provides educational materials and other learning platforms thousands of US-based universities and doctor’s offices. In addition to running her Foundation, Alicia is the Chief Executive Officer for a multi-state law firm based in Michigan. She holds a Bachelor’s degree (BS) from Arizona State University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wayne State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University.

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