Executive Committee

ACIC Executive Committee

Cindy Callaghan, Chair

callahanCindy Callaghan, CRNP grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received her BSN in 1987 and her MSN and CRNP in Pediatric Oncology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Ms. Callaghan was previously employed by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she practiced medical/surgical and oncology nursing. She also worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Neuro-Oncology Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. At the Allegheny Intermediate Unit-3 in Homestead, Cindy now holds the position of Service Coordinator for Physical Health for the DART and Head Start Programs assisting with the provision of health accommodations for preschoolers. Prior to her position as Chair, Cindy held the position of ACIC secretary for four years.

Lisa Cerra, Secretary

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Lisa Cerra, R.N., B.S.N. grew up in the Pittsburgh area, where she still resides with her family.  Ms. Cerra graduated from LaRoche College School of Nursing, and has worked as a pediatric nurse since 1991.  She was previously employed at St. Francis Medical Center, Allegheny General Hospital, and The Bradley Center.  She currently holds the position of Director of Clinical Operations at Pediatric Alliance, an independently owned pediatric practice with 12 offices in the Pittsburgh area.

Veronica Lewis, Coalition Nurse Advisor

Veronica Lewis, RN, BSN, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Carlow University. She has been a registered nurse dedicated to the field of public health for many years. As an Allegheny County Health Department employee, she has worked in the Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infectious Diseases programs examining, educating, counseling, and immunizing clients. Currently, she is the Quality Assurance Immunization Consultant for Allegheny County. She travels to private and public provider sites enrolled in the PA Vaccine for Children (PA VFC) program, assessing and evaluating provider compliance and accountability. Educating providers and their staff about proper vaccine ordering, administration, storage, and handling is one of her main objectives. Her duties include quality assurance reviews, recruitment, training, and promoting the PA Statewide Immunization Information System (PA-SIIS).

Irene M. Hodge, Member at Large

IreneIrene M. Hodge, BS, MA worked in the Infectious Diseases Program at the Allegheny County Health Department. As a Public Health Educator from 1999-2015, her responsibilities included promotion and advisement on the prevention of vaccine preventable diseases and immunizations. She contributed to the leadership of both regional and local immunization coalitions. Prior to coming to Infectious Diseases she served 12 years in the STD and HIV/AIDS programs where she conducted training for health care, human services, and teaching professionals. Ms. Hodge lives with her husband and daughter and is now retired.

Alex Sunderman, Member at Large

Sundermann_Alexander_MidAlex Sundermann, MPH is an infection preventionist at UPMC Presbyterian hospital.  Alex has a BS in Microbiology from the University of Rochester and graduated in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health with an MPH in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.  His duties at UPMC involve hospital surveillance, epidemiology, and prevention of infections.  Alex is a board member of the Three Rivers Association of Professionals in Infection Control and serves as a volunteer EMT at a local Pittsburgh service where he grew up.

Terri Lee Roberts, Member at Large

Roberts_Teri_5x7_6394Terri Lee Roberts, BSN, RN, CIC serves the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority as an Infection Prevention Analyst in the western region of Pennsylvania. Terri Lee co-authored many abstracts for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and co-authored papers for Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Clinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Terri Lee resides in Irwin, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.