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

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Treasurer- Jess Hughes, MPH 

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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 Co-Chairs


Advisory Co-Chair- Mary Jo Hamman, MPH, RDN, CLS


Advocacy Co-Chair- Position Open


Events Co-Chair- Lisa Topp, DTR, CLC

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Outreach Co-Chair- Jess Hughes, MPH


Advisory Co-Chair- Position Open

Advocacy Co-Chair- Position Open

Events Co-Chair- Dayanna Jacob

Outreach Co-Chair- Michelle Boettcher