MDPH Contact Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Training Faculty

Laurie Courtney, MSN, RN
Immunization Nurse Manager and Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator, Immunization Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Laurie Courtney MSN, RN is the Immunization Nurse Manager & Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator in the Immunization Division at MDPH. In this role she is responsible for nursing activities related to communicable disease control, infectious disease response, and vaccine-preventable disease; she is the Massachusetts coordinator for the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program; and she serves as a resource for providers and the public around immunization information. Laurie has a wide range of healthcare experience in a variety of complex settings including acute care, intensive care, home care, public health, transitional care, and private industry.


Anne Fitzgerald DNP, MPH, RN
COVID-19 Vaccination Nurse Educator, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Anne Fitzgerald DNP, MPH, RN is a COVID-19 nurse educator within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health.  In this role, she provides training and ongoing support for COVID-19 vaccine providers to ensure safe and efficient administration of COVID-19 vaccines in Massachusetts. 

She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, maternal-child health, school health, public health, and occupational health.

She holds both a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a Public Health concentration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  She is currently completing a Post-Master’s certificate in Nursing Education at Framingham State University.  She is a certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist (COHN-S).  She is currently the Chair of the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) in Natick, Massachusetts.


Glynnis LaRosa, MPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, CPHQ
Sr. Public Health Nursing Advisor, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Glynnis LaRosa, MPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, CPHQ is the Sr. Public Health Nursing Advisor within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health.  She provides public health and nursing leadership, education, technical assistance and guidance to nursing students, nursing organizations, and health care professional groups.  In her role Glynnis has responded to public health and infectious disease emergencies such as H1N1, Ebola, and currently during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Glynnis’s professional work experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, public health, emergency preparedness and response, quality improvement, and public health accreditation.

Glynnis holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Framingham State University.  She attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Curry College.  She is a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality (CPHQ).  Glynnis is board certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse (PHNA- BC).


Susan M. Lett, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Immunization Program, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Dr. Lett began her professional career in nursing before becoming a physician. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and received her master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.  She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and is an honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She has been with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for 30 years, where she is currently the Medical Director of the Immunization Division.

Dr. Lett is active in a number of professional societies, national advisory groups, and coalitions.  She is a former member of both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.  She participates in the several ACIP working groups and development of immunization policy at both the state and national levels.


Christy Norton, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC
COVID-19 Health Educator, Immunization Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Christy Norton is a COVID-19 health educator in the Immunization Division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  In this role, her work focuses on COVID-19 vaccine education for healthcare providers and initiatives to improve vaccine confidence and increase vaccine equity. 

Christy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, her Masters of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University, and her PhD in Nursing that focused on culturally diverse and vulnerable populations from the University of Texas at Arlington. She began her career working in rural Haiti and the vaccine preventable deaths she witnessed there fuel her commitment to health equity and universal vaccine access. Christy has contributed to nursing research textbooks and provided health education in hospital, community and university settings.


Katie Reilly, MPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, CIC
Nurse Advisor, Healthcare Associated Infection Team, Division of Epidemiology
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Katie Reilly is a Nurse Advisor with the Healthcare Associated Infection Team in the Division of Epidemiology at MDPH. Katie has had a diverse public health and nursing career, previously working for MDPH as the Immunization Nurse Manager, an Infectious Disease Response Nurse, and then as a TB Surveillance Nurse.

Katie has also worked as a pediatric cardiology nurse at Children’s Hospital Boston, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, and an epidemiologist at Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Katie is certified in Infection Control and is also a board certified advanced public health nurse.


Shumethia Seal, MPH
Former Vaccine Manager, Vaccine Management Unit, Immunization Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Shumethia Seal is the former Vaccine Manager who oversaw the operations of the Vaccine Management Unit with the VFC Coordinator. Prior to working with the MDPH Immunization Division, Shumethia was the VFC/AFIX coordinator for the Philadelphia Immunization Program. She has worked with immunizations in some capacity for 7 years, primarily working with the VFC program and vaccine storage and handling. Shumethia received her MPH from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.


Laura Suzuki, RN, MPH, CPH
COVID-19 Vaccination Nurse Educator, Immunization Division
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Laura Suzuki, RN, MPH, CPH, is a COVID-19 Vaccination Nurse Educator in the Immunization Division of the Massachusetts Department of Health.  Laura supports training and technical assistance efforts for healthcare and vaccination providers throughout the state of Massachusetts in support of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out.  Laura has over 20 years of public health nursing experience at the local, state, federal, and international levels.  Her areas of expertise include communicable disease, immunizations, maternal-child health, and public health program management.  Laura holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Public Health Department and is an elected officer of the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association.


MDPH Immunization Division Contact Information

Immunization Division Main Number

For questions about immunization recommendations, disease reporting, etc.
Phone: 617-983-6800 (24/7 MDPH Epidemiology line)
Fax: 617-983-6840
Website: https://www.mass.gov/topics/immunization 

MIIS Help Desk

Phone: 617-983-4335
Fax: 857-323-8321
Email questions to: miishelpdesk@state.ma.us
Website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-immunization-information-system-miis

MDPH Vaccine Unit

Phone: 617-983-6828
Email questions to:  dph-vaccine-management@mass.gov
Website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/vaccine-management

COVID email box: COVID-19-Vaccine-Plan-MA@mass.gov

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