Our Work
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Our Initiatives


Patti and Alicia at National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Conference 2019.

Patti and Alicia at National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Conference 2019.

Meningitis B Action Project

The Meningitis B Action Project works to arm parents and young adults with the information to proactively talk to their healthcare provider about Meningitis B (MenB) and the vaccine available to help prevent it, and to encourage the medical community and high school, college and university administrators to talk to their patients and students about the MenB vaccine.

The Project was started by Patti Wukovits (Kimberly Coffey Foundation) and Alicia Stillman (Emily Stillman Foundation), who each lost their young, healthy daughters too soon to a now vaccine-preventable disease, MenB.

The project works with a network of 2,000+ advocates and supporters, called the B-team, to extend their efforts to communities across the country.


Patti Wukovits and Senator Kemp Hannon of Long Island, NY holding the MenB Awareness Month resolution on June 2018.

Patti Wukovits and Senator Kemp Hannon of Long Island, NY holding the MenB Awareness Month resolution on June 2018.

VACCINE Policy

The Kimberly Coffey Foundation actively works to educate lawmakers on meningococcal disease and to advocate for better meningococcal vaccine policy across the country. We were heavily involved with the passing of the meningococcal disease law in New York State in 2016, as well as current efforts to end select vaccine exemptions. In addition, through the work of the Foundation, June has been declared ‘Meningitis B Awareness’ month in New York state since 2015.


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THE Kimberly Coffey Foundation Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Kimberly Coffey Foundation Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded in honor of Kimberly’s beautiful spirit to a deserving senior at East Islip High School in NY pursuing a career in Nursing. Kim died from meningococcal disease one week before her 2012 high school graduation at East Islip High School and three months before starting her nursing education at Molloy College in NY.

Kim’s dream was to be a pediatric nurse, and through this scholarship it is our hope to keep her memory present at East Islip High School where she was loved by so many.


Presentation at East Islip High School in Long Island, NY.

Presentation at East Islip High School in Long Island, NY.

Speaking Engagements

Every year, we speak with high schools and colleges across the country to educate students about the importance of Meningitis B vaccination.

In the News


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New England College mandates meningitis B vaccine
New Hampshire Union Leader | October 01, 2018

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Getting vaccinated before college
Verizon FiOS1 Long Island | August 16, 2018

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I Want Parents to Know About the Additional Meningococcal Vaccine that could have Saved my Daughter
Shot of Prevention | August 25, 2016

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Mom Crusading for Better Meningitis Protection
NBC 4 New York | August 23, 2016

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Mission Accomplished
Massapequa Observer | November 18, 2015

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A Doughter’s Memory, A Mother’s Mission.
Masapequa Observer | November 26, 2014

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