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
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.