Marisa Ward is the mother of one son, whom she breastfed for about two years, and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She currently lives in Missouri. She was interviewed by Denae Heartfield, Coalition Relations Coordinator for the USBC.
Jasmin Coreno is the mother of a three-year-old daughter, whom she breastfed for two years. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She was interviewed by Brenda Reyes, a Project Manager for HealthConnect One.
Rachael Lorenzo is a mother of two and a member of Laguna Pueblo and Mescalero Apache tribes who currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was interviewed by the USBC’s Deputy Director, Amelia Psmythe.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
Through generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), the USBC has had the opportunity to investigate and integrate the principles and practices of Collective Impact. The changes you’ve seen on the outside—from our new Strategic Framework to our new website—reflect a deep transformation
Bottom line: the work of the Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board will expand the availability of breastfeeding assistance to the moms in our state that need it. Ask anyone in the lactation field and they will tell you that we need more people on the front lines supporting families.