The heart of community health

About Us


Promote vaccination and provide access to immunization community-wide.


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


Connie HeflinConnie Heflin
Executive Director




StaciStaci Kaczmarek
Clinic Manager



Our Staff



Gail Doran

Gregory Perigo
Indiana Tech

Mona Reimers

Ortho Northeast (ONE)

Sarah GiaQuinta, M.D.

Parkview Health


Patti Brahe
Parkview Health

Sarah GiaQuinta, M.D.
Parkview Health

Mary Hess, BSN, RN
Fort Wayne Community Schools

Susan Johnson
Community Volunteer

Deborah Jones
Community Volunteer

Deborah McMahan, M.D.
Community Volunteer

Krista Peak
Riley Children’s Health – IU Health

Donald R. Shook, Jr., MBA
Allied Physicians Inc.

Corey Snider, MHA
Lutheran Health Network


Press Room

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

PHP Foundation’s vision for a healthier Indiana  (April 2021)

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

Super Shot & Matthew 25 Clinic Team Up to Better Serve Our Community (Matthew 25 – 10.11.19)

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 marks 25 years of service (WANE 15 – 08.25.18)

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

3 FWCS schools set Super Shot (The Journal Gazette – 07.25.18)

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