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

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Vice Chair- Position Open

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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

Committees

  • 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

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

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Advocacy Co-Chair- Position Open

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Events Co-Chair- Lisa Topp, DTR, CLC

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Outreach Co-Chair- Jess Hughes, MPH

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Advisory Co-Chair- Position Open

Advocacy Co-Chair- Position Open

Events Co-Chair- Dayanna Jacob

Outreach Co-Chair- Michelle Boettcher