The heart of community health

About Us

Mission

Promote vaccination and provide access to immunization community-wide.

VISION

Community immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases.

History of Super Shot

Super Shot was founded by the compassion of two determined community leaders who cared deeply about the health of local children.  Dr. Jane Irmscher, Health Commissioner of the Allen County Health Department, and Sister Mary Conrad Kirchhoff, a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ, brought key community leaders together to address our community’s low immunization rate.  The alliance that made Super Shot possible was Parkview Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Board of Health, the Junior League of Fort Wayne, Three Rivers Health Services, the Fort Wayne Healthy Cities program, South Fort Wayne Kiwanis, and Matthew 25 Health Care Clinic. Their legacy of compassion and care for children continues thanks to the generous support of our community.

 

Super Shot timeline

Staff

Connie HeflinConnie Heflin
Executive Director
connie.heflin@supershot.org

 

 

 

StaciStaci Kaczmarek
Clinic Manager
staci.kaczmarek@supershot.org

 

 

 

 

Board

CHAIR
Gail Doran
Physicians Health Plan of Northeast Indiana (PHP)

VICE CHAIR
Gregory Perigo
Indiana Tech

TREASURER
Donald R. Shook, Jr. MBA

Allied Physicians Inc.

SECRETARY
Sarah GiaQuinta, M.D.

Parkview Health

 

DIRECTORS
Douglas Beebe
Benchmark Human Services

Patti Brahe
Parkview Health

Mary Hess, BSN, RN
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Susan Johnson
Community Volunteer

Deborah Jones
Community Volunteer

Krista Peak
Northeast Indiana Talent Attraction (NEITA)

Mona Reimers
Ortho Northeast (ONE)

Don Schenkel
Wayne Pipe & Supply

Meredith Stout
Lutheran Health Network

 

 

Press Room

 

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry leads by example with flu and COVID-19 shots | Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Fort Wayne Community Schools Offer Vaccination Opportunities to Students | journalgazette.net

Super Shot plans back-to-school immunization events | wpta21.com

Super Shot poised to help in recovery from pandemic and its fallout | Columnists | journalgazette.net

Super Shot scheduling appointments for youngster COVID vaccination | wpta21.com

Vaccines get boost on southeast side | Local | The Journal Gazette | newscyclecloud.com

Press Release – Super Shot Permanent Home March 23, 2022 (PDF)

Press Release – Parkview partners with Super Shot for children’s COVID vaccine 11-3-21 (PDF)

IU Health invests $100K into Super Shot efforts in Fort Wayne | WANE 15 (04.20.21)

A shot worth taking: Flu vaccine benefits outweigh minimal risks (The Journal Gazette – 10.29.19)

Super Shot marks 25 years of service (The Journal Gazette – 08.22.18)

Super Shot marks 25 years of service (Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership – 08.22.18)

Super Shot Celebrates 25 Years of Service (WBOI – 08.16.18)

A shot worth taking – Anti-vaccination arguments easily overcome (The Journal Gazette – 08.13.18)

A shot at health – Super Shot, at 25, has more work to do (The Journal Gazette – 07.19.18)

 

Employment Opportunities

Thanks to our community partners

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
PHP Foundation
The James Foundation
The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
English Bonter Mitchell Foundation