Committees

Each pillar/committee would focus on their category, receiving input from coalition members and associate members. The coalition members would make decisions and present to board members.

Finances:

Chaired by Treasurer. Record keeping of coalition expenses and donation. Members involved in fundraising/grant writing.

Healthcare Providers:

Emphasize education of HC providers: committee needs to have at least 1 each of OB, Ped, FP, LC, NP, and perinatal nurse for representation. Develop Resource page.

Community/Outreach:

Emphasizes educational outreach to schools, patients/clients, presence at health fairs, & community events.

Advocacy:

Working with businesses/having a voice in local/state government (get out petitions, email members with issues), Business case for breastfeeding

Management:

Website, meeting minutes, newsletter, other means of organization of the coalition.

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Governance Structure

Board Members:

President, V. Pres., Secretary, Treasurer: Their responsibility is overall mgt of coalition, maintaining mission/vision, overseeing working committees, outreach to potential members, launching additional pillars, overseeing financial/fundraising endeavors, handle administrative issues.

Board initially (within first 6 mos.) pulled from Steering Committee with volunteer (?) appointment and at least a year obligation for each member (renewed yearly), followed by yearly elections. Need a Steering Committee chairperson right away to direct coalition.

Coalition Members:

Each coalition member would be a member of at least one pillar (each would need a committee chair person). Members would report to the Board the activities of each committee.

Associate Members:

Members who do not have the desire or time to be a working committee member, but desire to share ideas with a committee. May still engage in volunteer activities.