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Patti Wukovits


Patti Wukovits is a Registered Nurse and Executive Director of the Kimberly Coffey Foundation. After losing her 17-year-old daughter Kimberly to Meningitis B in 2012, Patti formed the Foundation in her daughter’s name to improve awareness of meningococcal disease and the vaccines available to help prevent it. As a prominent advocate of meningitis prevention, she has shared her story with thousands of healthcare providers, policymakers, school administrators and students around the world and played a critical role in the passing of New York State’s meningococcal disease vaccination law in 2016. Patti currently serves on the policy and advocacy committee of the New York State Public Health Association. Her Foundation partnered with the Emily Stillman Foundation in 2017 to launch the Meningitis B Action Project, a nationwide disease awareness and advocacy initiative. Patti lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband John. In addition to Kimberly, she has three children, son Chris, stepson John, and stepdaughter Jaclyn. Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University.

Meningitis Stories and Advocacy with Patti and Alicia
March 28, 2023

Meningitis Stories and Advocacy with Patti and Alicia

Patti Wukovits and Alicia Stillman, two mothers who each lost their young, healthy daughters too soon to a now vaccine-preventable disease, Meningitis B (known as MenB). High school senior Kimberly (Patti’s daughter), 17, died one week before her gra...

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