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
Chair- Heather Heard, BSN, RN, CLC, Waukesha County Public Health Division
Vice Chair- Sarah Mess CNM, IBCLC, Froedtert Health Moorland Reserve Clinic
Secretary- Laura Armstrong, CHES, ProHealth Care
Past Chair- Mary Jo Hamman, MPH, RDN, CD, Waukesha County Public Health Division
Jess Hughes, MPH Candidate at Thomas Jefferson University
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 & Membership: Responsibilities of this committee include outreach to the community, develop legislative relationships, and membership development- just to name a few!
Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses: Responsibilities of this committee include, but are not limited to, educating local businesses on breastfeeding initiatives and adapting a breastfeeding Friendly Business Toolkit.
Education: Among other responsibilities, this committee encourages medical providers to offer in-house lactation services and supports current lactation specialists in the County.
Events: One of the main responsibilities of this committee is to plan the Big Latch On Event as well as participate in other committee tabling events.
Marketing & Outreach: This committee runs the Facebook page and website, and also promotes the mission and vision of the Coalition within the community.