A nationally recognized expert in public health law and legislation will lead The Immunization Partnership as its President and CEO.
Allison Winnike has most recently been the research director and research professor at the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. She received two prestigious national awards for her work, including the National Center for State Courts' 2016 Distinguished Service Award and the 2016 Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association Law Section.
Winnike is no stranger to The Immunization Partnership’s work; she has volunteered for TIP for several years, helping to draft and edit TIP’s vaccine advocacy legislation. During the 85th legislative session, Winnike also testified on TIP’s behalf before the Texas House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee.
Winnike has been honored within the state as well, selected as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2016 where she joined the longest-running women’s leadership development program in the nation. She also is a member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers that recognizes lawyers who enhance their professional abilities and service to the public.
“I am honored to serve as the new president and CEO of the Immunization Partnership,” Winnike said. “I look forward to working with the board, my new colleagues, our volunteers and supporters to realize our vision of a community protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.”
Before joining the University of Houston Law Center, Winnike worked on health policy in the U.S. Senate Office of the Majority Leader for Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., and on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Public Health.
She received her Bachelors of Arts in political science and health policy studies from Rice University and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.