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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 Bylaws 2017 with Policies

KBC Organizational Chart 2020

KBC Policies and Organizational Documents

Financial reports:

KBC 2019 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

2020 Board Members

Dr. Sarah Jolley
(Term: 2019-2022)
Community Engagement Institute, Wichita State University

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Stephanne Rupnicki
(Term: 2020-2023)

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

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Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Lisette Jacobson
(Term: 2018-2021)

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

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Susan Lukwago
(Term: 2019-2021)

Seward County Health Department

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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
Jennie Toland
(Term: 2020-2022)

Ford County Health Department

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Member at Large
Vacant until Feb. 2021 when newly elected Board members will take office.

Board of Directors – Conflict of Interest Disclosures

KBC Staff

Co- Executive Director – Brenda Bandy

Co- Executive DirectorTreva Smith

Project Manager for Breastfeeding Welcome Here – Julie Fields

Child Care Provider On-line Course Instructor – Vanessa Flood

Communications Coordinator – Amy Trollinger

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