Tammy Pilisuk was recognized by APHA colleagues in 2013 for “excellence in health communication initiatives.” She just passed her 13-year anniversary at the California Dept. of Public Health, Immunization Branch. She’s also a champion of health literacy and an active health policy volunteer with the National MS Society, fighting the good fight for health care rights. She stays connected to the School by being a preceptor for MPH grad student interns. She lives with her husband Mark in Richmond, Calif.