The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) is comprised of individuals from a wide variety of organizations, agencies, and private businesses all working collaboratively to promote and protect breastfeeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families. The KBC welcomes and encourages participation from anyone who is interested in breastfeeding advocacy in Kansas.
All persons interested in breastfeeding advocacy in Kansas are welcome to attend our bimonthly KBC meetings.
Mission: To improve the health and well-being of Kansans by working collaboratively to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.
Vision: Breastfeeding is normal and supported throughout Kansas.
KBC Leadership opportunities:
even years: Chair-Elect, Treasurer, 2 Members at Large
odd years: Chair-Elect, Secretary, 1 Member at Large
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Executive Director – Brenda Bandy
Project Manager for Breastfeeding Welcome Here, Local Resources Directory – Julie Fields
Child Care Provider On-line Course Instructor – Vanessa Flood
Communications Coordinator – Amy Trollinger
2018 Board Members
Brenda L. Moffit (2017-2019, 3 year succession/rotation)
Memorial Health Systems, Abilene, KS
Lisette Jacobson (2018-2020, 3 year succession/rotation)
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Immediate Past Chair
Jolynn Dowling (term 2016-2018, 3 year succession/rotation)
Wichita State University School of Nursing
Michelle Stephens (term 2017-2018)
Quality of Life Coalition; Stephens Chiropractic
Earlisha Killen(term 2018-2019)
Riley County Health Department WIC
Members at Large
Jesse Guajardo (2 year term, 2018-2019)
Citizens Medical Center, Colby, KS
Dr. Kathy Leeper (2 year term, 2018-2019)
Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist
Treva Smith (2 year term, 2017-2018)
Swope Health Services
Board of Directors – Conflict of Interest Disclosures