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Our Partners

Our partners are essential to the work we do.  Together, we aim to implement breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and lactation support in health care practices and worksites, develop support groups and coalitions, and promote activities in community and public spaces.

If you are located in the locations listed below and would like to collaborate with us, Contact Us Here.

For information on the types of partnerships, designation/recognition processes, and/or existing partners,
Click on the following:

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Locations we serve

We proudly serve the Islip, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Babylon, Shinnecock, and Southampton areas. 

Our Prior Work under "Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities" Grant (2016-2023)

designated 16 Practices as breastfeeding-friendly

 recognized  29 Worksites as breastfeeding-friendly

 recognized 15 Child Care Centers as breastfeeding-friendly

Our Current Work under "Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation Friendly New York" Grant

designated 0 Practices as Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation friendly

 recognized  2 Worksites as lactation friendly

 recognized 1 Community Space as lactation friendly

Steering Committee Members

Committee Chair:

Committee Vice Chairs:

Community Partner Representatives:

Northwell Health Physician Partners at Glen Cove

South Shore University Hospital

Perinatal and Infant Community Health Collaborative

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Suffolk County Department of Health Women's Services

Parent and Community Representative

Northwell Health OB/GYN Service Line

Postpartum Resource Center of NY

Long Island Center for Independent Living

Allied Physicians Group

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities


La Leche League

Administrative Assistants:

Henry (Hank) Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP

Pamela Reichert-Anderson, MA, RD, CDN, CLC

Jennifer Giordano, MS, APRN, FNP, IBCLC

Edward Hill, MD; Mary Goussis, RN, CBC

Donna Moravick RN, NP, MBA & Anthony Aprile, RN

Wendi Andria, MS, RNC-OB, IBCLC

Ellen Higgins, LCSW

Marta Blanco; Zahrine Bajwa, CPH, MS, PhD

Grace Ioannidis

TracyAnn Camarda, RDN, CDN, CLC

Lizeth Villa

Sophia Russo

Adriann Combs, DNP, NNP-BC

Chanel Jones

Therése Aprile-Brzezinski, MA

Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC 

Kristen Kramer, BSN, RN, CLC

Karyn Kirschbaum, PhD, LMSW

Sharon Oliver-Murthy, MPA, MSc, RDN, CDN;

Lynne DiGuiseppe, RD, CDN, CLC;

Lauren Brand, MS, RD

Laura Babyatsky, MS, RDN, CDN, CLC

Regina Iaccarino, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), CLC

Jennifer Sokolow, IBCLC

Kristin Klemme

Janet Ricketts-Simon, CLC, PPD, CBD

Helena Lewis

Marlyse Cetoute, CBC

Angela Beatriz Cabrera, BS

Anusha Panjwani, BS

Sara Popofsky, BA

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