Special Hoosier Vaccine Update


community focus series

Host Panel

Dr. Neecey Hudson, Chair & Science Director at Hood Medicine, Jonathan White, Policy Chair at Hood Medicine, and Doug Slaughter, Public Health Director at Hood Medicine, CDC Foundation Epidemiologist 

Guest Panel

Dr. Virginia A. Caine – Director & Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN; Inez Evans – IndyGo President & CEO; Dr. Eric A. Yancy – Indianapolis Pediatrician & Community Health Advocate

This Community Focus Series was put together by Indianapolis firm Herd Strategies as part of their commitment to “herd the help” to those who need it most during this pandemic crisis (https://www.herdstrategies.com/herdth…). IndyGo Public Transportation Corp & the Marion County Health Department (MCHD) join us to announce the new vaccination center in Indianapolis, IN at the IndyGo East Campus, with direct access via IndyGo Public Transit. MCHD Director Dr. Virginia Caine, IndyGo CEO Inez Evans, and Pediatrician Dr. Eric Yancy chat with us about how to access this new site and the importance of vaccination for our communities. Vaccine Site Info: IndyGo East Campus 9503 E. 33rd St. Indianapolis, IN (just off Post Road) Bus route #87 Info line: (317) 635-3344 Website: https://www.indygo.net/vaccine-site/

Special Guests: Dr. Virginia A. Caine – Director & Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Caine is one of the top doctors for Infectious Diseases in the United States. She is the Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Public Health Department. She is an Indiana University Bicentennial professor, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division. She served as the President for American Public Health Association and received the BioCrossroads “August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award” in 2017. In 2020, the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) named her as one of 40 Influential People of the past 40 years for their 40 Years of Progress in Indianapolis celebration. She is Chair of the National Medical Association Infectious Diseases Section, Co-Chair of the NMA HIV/AIDS Section, and member of the National Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force. She is a member of the Indiana COVID Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Workgroup and board member of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Editorial Board. http://marionhealth.org/about/ https://chancellor.iupui.edu/campus-l…

Inez Evans – IndyGo President & CEO Inez Evans is the President & CEO of IndyGo.

She began her transit career as a Customer Service Call Center Representative in the early 90s and most recently served as a Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) where she was responsible for leading 1,600 employees, maintaining nearly 700 vehicles, and ensuring exceptional customer service for the VTA’s 43 million customers. She has diligently focused on operational efficiencies and building programs that support public transit employee growth and development. She has led several successful transportation initiatives across the country, including installation of bus rapid transit service (BRT) and master planning for 100% fleet electrification. Evans has an MBA in Management from Western International University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. https://www.linkedin.com/in/inez-evan…

Dr. Eric A. Yancy – Indianapolis Pediatrician & Community Health Advocate

Dr. Yancy is a dedicated pediatrician who has been practicing in inner-city of Indianapolis, IN for over 30 years. Dr. Yancy began his practice as a resident in the newborn intensive care unit of Indiana University Medical Center/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, the first African-American resident at that hospital. He was named chief resident of Pediatrics in 1979. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and a fierce advocate for the health and wellness of his community. https://sports.yahoo.com/remarkable-s…