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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 online 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 Strategic Framework

KBC Program & Activities Summary (2022)

KBC Bylaws (2021)

KBC Policies

KBC Organizational Chart (2022)

Financial reports:

KBC 2020 990 Tax return (public)

KBC Leadership opportunities:
even years:  Chair-Elect, Treasurer, 2 Members at Large

odd years: Chair-Elect, Secretary, 1 Member at Large


2021 Board Members


Stephanne Rupnicki
(Term: 2021-2022)

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

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Susan Lukwago
(Term: 2021-2022)

Seward County Health Department

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Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Sarah Jolley
(Term: 2021-2022)
Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University

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Mandy Chapin
(Term 2021-2023)

University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus – Topeka

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Earlisha Killen
(2nd Term: 2020-2022)

Riley County Health Department WIC

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Member at Large
Suzanne Bentley
(Term: 2020-2022)

University of Kansas Medical Center

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Member at Large
Diana Lady
(Term: 2021-2023)

Kansas Farmworker Health Program

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Member at Large (open)

(Term: 2020-2022)

Board of Directors – Conflict of Interest Disclosures

KBC Staff

Co- Executive Directors – Brenda Bandy and Jennie Toland

Breastfeeding Course InstructorsVanessa Flood and Stephanie Kaufman

Clinical Training Program Coordinator – Sapphire Garcia-Lies

Communications Coordinator – Amy Trollinger

Project Manager for Breastfeeding Welcome Here – Julie Fields

Child Care Provider Online Course Instructor – Vanessa Flood

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