After an extensive and rigorous search by the Immunize Colorado board of directors, we are proud to announce that Carla Bacon, DrPHc, MPH, MBA, will assume the role of Executive Director and will begin with the organization on November 8. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Bacon!
Since 2000, Ms. Bacon’s contributions to public health include a variety of leadership roles: Regional and County Public Health Director/Administrator in Klickitat County, Washington and Fremont County, Colorado; Founder and Executive Director of the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation; and Analyst III for Kaiser Permanente.
As a Regional and Public Health Director across three states during her career, Ms. Bacon directed community and family public health and early intervention services in Colorado, Oklahoma and Washington. This work included administering the budgets, supervising professional, technical, and administrative staff, and managing and evaluating public health programs. In all states, Ms. Bacon worked closely with the State Department(s) of health to develop programs, pursue grant funding, and provide reporting and audits of the private, county, state, and/or federally funded health initiatives.
As the founder, volunteer Executive Director, and Board Member of the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF), Ms. Bacon’s work in patient advocacy and nonprofit development began in 2000 and continues today. Through NUFF, she has enjoyed partnering with entities such as the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ), the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ms. Bacon received her Master in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, her Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and is currently a PhD Candidate in Public Health through the University of Illinios.