Members of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) serve a pivotal role by providing peer review, consultation, advice, and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who serves as the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program's responsibilities. Current Voting Members NVAC consists of 17 voting members, including the Chair, who are appointed to serve as public members. Two of these members are designated to serve as official representatives of the vaccine manufacturing industry. The voting members are selected from individuals who are engaged in vaccine research or the manufacture of vaccines, or who are physicians, members of parent organizations concerned with immunizations, representatives of state or local health agencies or public health organizations. Voting members are Special Government Employees and are subject to conflict of interest laws and regulations. NVAC Chair: Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD TERM: 9/7/21 to 9/6/24 NVAC's Chair, Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., is professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR. He is also associate program director of the UAMS internal medicine-pediatrics combined residency and Chief of Adult Medicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Read more about our current NVAC Chair. Melody Anne Butler, RN, BSN TERM: 9/7/21 to 9/6/24 Jeffrey Duchin, MD TERM: 2/10/22 to 2/9/26 Kristen Ehresmann, RN, MPH TERM: 6/8/2020 to 6/7/2024 Daniel F. Hoft, MD, PhD TERM: 6/8/20 to 6/7/2024 Molly Howell, MPH TERM: 2/12/2020 to 2/11/2024 Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, BA TERM: 2/10/22 to 2/9/26 Stephen Rinderknecht, DO TERM: 2/10/22 to 2/9/26 Robert Schechter, MD, MSc TERM: 2/12/2020 to 2/11/2024 Winona Stoltzfus, MD TERM: 2/10/22 to 2/9/26 Geeta Swamy, MD TERM: 9/7/21 to 9/6/24 Robert Swanson, MPH TERM: 6/8/2020 to 6/7/2024 Liaison Representatives NVAC also has representatives from non-federal entities, including state and local health agencies or public health organizations that are engaged in and/or have interest in vaccine research, the manufacture of vaccines, and immunizations. The liaison representatives are non-voting members of the advisory council. They are not government employees and are therefore not subject to federal ethics regulations. Roxanna Diba, MD, MSAdvisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) Christopher Regal, MSAmerica's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Rebecca Coyle, MSEdAmerican Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) Jean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode, PharmDAmerican Pharmacists Association (APhA) Claire Hannan, MPHAssociation of Immunization Managers (AIM) Meredith Allen, DrPH, MSAssociation of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO) John Douglas, MDNational Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Heather Deehan, RN, BScN, MHScPublic Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Hana El Sahly, MDVaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) Ex-Officio Members Individuals representing federal organizations on NVAC serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members and play a liaison representative role on the committee. Federal ex-officio members are regular Government Employees and are therefore subject to ethics regulations issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, including annual confidential financial disclosure and ethics training. Justin A Mills, MD, MPH, FAAPAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Robert Johnson, PhDBiomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Sam Posner, PhDCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Jeffrey A. Kelman, MMSc, MDCenters for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Tonya Rans, MD, FACAAIDepartment of Defense (DoD) Jay Slater, MDFood and Drug Administration (FDA) Mary Rubin, MDHealth Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Uzo Chukwuma, MPHIndian Health Service (IHS) Barbara L. Mulach, PhDNational Institutes of Health (NIH) Geetha Srinivas, DVM, PhDU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Troy Knighton, LPC, EdS, MEdU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Designated Federal Officer NVAC Designated Federal Official: Ann Aikin, MA Ann Aikin is with the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS.