Champion Leaders

David Fredenburg

Dr. David Fredenburg is a general pediatrician who trained prior to the incorporation of over half of the current vaccines included in the recommended ACIP schedule. After obtaining a master’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst writing computer simulations of epidemics in small African communities, he completed medical school at Medical College of Virginia...

Elizabeth Atalay

Elizabeth Atalay is a digital producer, Social Good/World Voice Editor at worldmomsblog.com, a United Nations Foundation Social Good Fellow and Shot@Life Champion advocating for global vaccines. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and Masters of Media Studies in Documentary Filmmaking & Anthropology...

Felisa Hilbert

Felisa Hilbert was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico. During her missions in the remote villages of Mexico, Felisa participated in many vaccine campaigns in rural areas where she saw firsthand the pain and sorrow that children suffer from due to a lack of vaccinations and medical care. It was there where her love for global health increased...

Ilina Ewen

Ilina writes “Dirt & Noise” and is a seasoned marketer with over 20 years of marketing, brand strategy, communications, and writing experience. Her professional background includes creating brand awareness and promotional campaigns for companies such as American Express, Kimberly-Clark, No Nonsense, and
NC State University’s College of Management...

Matthew Pope

Matthew Pope became a Shot@Life Champion in 2014 and a Champion Leader for the state of Indiana in 2015.  Aside from his work with the campaign, Matthew was named Indiana’s Immunization Advocate of the Year in 2014 and currently sits on the program planning committee for the 2016 National Conference on Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships...

Melody Butler

Melody Anne Butler is a mother of four and a Registered Nurse who works on Long Island, New York, as an Infection Preventionist with previous pediatric nursing experience at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center since 2007.

In 2011, she founded Nurses Who Vaccinate, a not-for-profit organization that provides nurses, health care professionals and vaccine advocates with current evidence-based information on immunizations, current recommendations, and benefits of immunizing...

Nancy Jones

As a 40 year member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), Nancy has worked with a variety of international agencies/organizations, supporting programs and projects helping people in developing countries. She has traveled to the Dominican Republic to work on a program empowering women to establish cottage industries...

Nealy Wooldrige

Nealy Wooldrige recently graduated from the University of Iowa with her BS in Health and Human Physiology. She currently plans to attend medical school in the Fall of 2017. Nealy has been a Shot@Life Champion for a little longer than a year, but has been involved in promoting global vaccine access for the past four years...

Nicole Morgan

Nicole is a transplanted Brit cross South African, technically a lily white African American with an accent. She is a semi-retired marketing expert with a heart for social advocacy while offering unlimited advice in infertility, adoption, travel, parenting, and wine. Nicole has created a ‘sisterhood’ across the globe supporting women through separation and divorce with a strong focus on self-care and sisters doing it for themselves...

Pam Margolis

Pam has degrees in Education and Library Science and has spent her life helping to make others’ lives
better whether through government policy, education, or literacy. She is a mother of two grown children and was at one time a single mother. Pam knows the struggles of keeping children healthy in a nation as wealthy as America, and can’t even imagine the challenges faced by mothers not as fortunate...

Paula Kiger

Paula Kiger believes her Twitter bio says it best: Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. She has been a Shot at Life Champion since 2013 and a Shot at Life Champion Leader since 2014. Her experience with the Florida Healthy Kids program convinced her of the power of prevention domestically, and she feels strongly that all children worldwide should be afforded the same peace of mind and opportunities to thrive that children here in the US have...

Shannon Rosa

Shannon Des Roches Rosa is a writer, community manager, and parent of three. She is deeply committed to raising awareness about vaccines, autism, and the fact that there is no connection between the two. She is the senior editor at Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and a parenting columnist at BlogHer...

Uchechi Emelogu

Committed, passionate and hardworking are just a few of the many ways to describe Uchechi Emelogu. As an economist, Emelogu believes that providing good health is the most cost-effective way to save lives, improve health and ensure long-term prosperity. She has a passion for empowering women, youth and children in Africa as reflected in her service history...

Yolanda Gordon

Yolanda has been a fierce advocate in the disability and education community. She has served on countless committees both on the state and national level to include the President and Past President of the Board of Directors for The Arc of South Carolina, Champion Leader for the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign, and a fierce education advocate through Parenting Magazine, the U...