About Us

Mission: Encourage collaboration among breastfeeding advocates and agencies serving
childbearing women and their families within the community to provide a unified message in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding within Waukesha County.

Vision: Leading the way to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding as the culture in
Waukesha County.

A snapshot of Coalition members

Meet Our Leadership

Interim Chair- Mary Jo Hamman, MPH, RDN, CLS, Waukesha County Public Health Division

Vice Chair- Position Open

Secretary- Laura Armstrong, CHES, ProHealth Care

Treasurer- Jess Hughes, MPH 

Past Chair- Heather Heard, BSN, RN, CLC, Waukesha County Public Health Division


  • Advisory: The Advisory Committee provides experience and strategic planning assistance to the Executive Board and continues to drive the mission and vision of the Coalition.

  • Advocacy: Responsibilities of this committee include outreach to the community, develop legislative relationships, educating local businesses on breastfeeding initiatives and adapting a breastfeeding Friendly Business Toolkit- just to name a few!

  • Events: Among other responsibilities, this committee encourages medical providers to offer in-house lactation services, supports current lactation specialists in the County, plan the Big Latch On event as well as participate in other community tabling events.

  • Outreach: This committee runs the Facebook page and website, and also promotes the mission and vision of the Coalition within the community.

Committee Chairs

Advisory- Position Open

Advocacy- Laura Armstrong, CHES, ProHealth Care

Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses- Brianne Ortega, BSN, RN, CLC, Waukesha County Pubilc Health Division​​

Education- Carly Chicantek, BSN, RN, Waukesha County Public Health Division

Events- Position Open

Outreach- Position Open

Website designed by Jess Hughes, founding member of the Waukesha County Breastfeeding Coalition 

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