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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/human milk feeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families. The KBC welcomes and encourages participation from anyone who is interested in breastfeeding/human milk feeding advocacy in Kansas.

All 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/human milk feeding.

Vision: Breastfeeding/human milk feeding is normal and supported throughout Kansas.

KBC Strategic Framework (2022)

KBC Program & Activities Summary (2023)

KBC Bylaws (2021)

KBC Policies

KBC Organizational Chart (2023)

KBC 2022 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

2024 Board Members

Susan Lukwago
(Term: 2021-2025)
Seward County Health Department
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Chair Elect
Stephanne Rupnicki, CLC 
(Term: 2023-2026)
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
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Past Chair
Diana Lady
(Term: 2021-2024)
Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University
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Sarah Jolley
(Term: 2022-2024)
Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University
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Mandy Chapin, IBCLC
(Term 2023-2025)
University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus – Topeka
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Member at Large
Kristen Alhareedi
(Term: 2022-2024)
Sedgwick County Health Department
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Member at Large
Sharla Smith
(Term: 2023-2025)
University of Kansas Medical Center
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Member at Large
Logan Stenseng
(Term: 2022-2024)
Thrive Allen County
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