Speaker Bios

Ronald Balajadia


Ron Balajadia has a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ron has over 20 years of experience working in Immunizations in the Pacific region.  He started as the Immunization Program Manager on Guam and worked there for 10 years.  He then transitioned to being the Regional Pacific Immunization Consultant for the US Associated Pacific Islands working as a contractual employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing Immunization guidance and assistance to the islands of Palau, Guam, CNMI (Saipan), FSM (Federated States of Micronesia), Marshall Islands and American Samoa for 7 years based out of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Upon completion of that contractual work, he then started with the Hawaii Department of Health as the Immunization Branch Chief and is currently serving in that capacity and has been with the DOH for close to 5 years.

Ron is currently on the Executive Board for the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and has held a post as Treasurer/Secretary and Executive Committee member numerous times in the past providing a voice for immunizations for the Pacific region.  He also serves in various task force groups, work groups and committees dealing with immunizations in Hawaii and nationally.

Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH


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Jo Ellen S. Wolicki, BSN, RN   


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