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Healthi Kids knows we cannot do this work alone. We partner with many organizations, neighborhood leaders, residents and families in our region to advance whole child health. In order to advance our agenda, we work collaboratively across multiple sectors. Our grassroots community coalition is comprised of over 60 kids’ advocates including community residents, youth, nonprofit organizations, healthcare, municipal government, transportation and education. We meet biannually to share knowledge and collaborate to leverage and align community resources. Throughout the year, our coalition members team up in a series of workgroups, task forces and in our respective organizations to advance the policies, systems and environmental change solutions highlighted in our advocacy agenda.

Our coalition members: 

14621 NE Block Club - Emma Morrison

Action for a Better Community - Meg Humphrey

Aria Strategies, LLC - Aria Camaione-Lind

Baden Street Settlement of Rochester Inc.  - Jennifer Quick

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C - Nicole Cleary

Beechwood Neighborhood Association - Mary Lupien

Best Buddies WNY - Lindsay Jewett

Boy Scouts of America - Jesse Knoth

Causewave Community Partners - Aaron Lattanzio

Center for Community Health & Prevention - Daniel Green, and Theresa Green

Child Care Council - Rose Shufelt, and Jeff Pier

Children's Health Home of Upstate NY - Nicole Bryl

Children's Institute - Marjorie Allen, Dawn Breitung, Elizabeth Devaney, and Mary Louise Musler

City of Rochester - Sara Scott, Tremain Harris, and Darin Ramsey

City Roots Land Trust - Joe DiFiore

Coordinated Care Services Inc. - Deb Salamone

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Wayne County - Sandi Bastedo, and Adam Ray Bullock

DEKS Consulting - Dorthea King-Simpson

Empire Justice Center - Yversha Roman

FLRT Block Club - Evette Colon, and Jackie Graham

Foodlink, Inc - Mitch Gruber, and Camille Verbofsky

Genesee Transportation Council - Lori Maher, and Bob Williams

Greater Rochester After School and Summer Alliance - Carla Stough-Huffman

Greater Rochester Health Foundation - Anita Black and Danette Campbell-Bell

Healthy Baby Network - Adeanna Tazell

Ibero-American Action League - Gildred Aponte, and Miguel Melendez Jr.

Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition - Mona Isler, and Cathy Little

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester - Kristine DiBitetto

ISLA Housing & Development Corp - Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons

Monroe County Department of Public Health - Anne Kern

Monroe County Library System - Tonia Burton

Original Strategies - Kelly Miterko

Parent Advocates - Toyin Anderson, Nahmese Bacot, Cherriese Bufis, Candace Cabral, Ramona Colon, Heather Feinman, Jini Figueroa, Allan Jackson, Sasha Lewis, Debbie McCoy, Precious Moses, Sharon Peck, Lydia Rivera-Warr, Vailma Ramos, Dorian Smith, and Doreen Young

Passero Associates - David Kruse

Playworks- New York/New Jersey - Andrew Yansen, and Daniel Speciale

ROC the Future - Willie Robinson, and Kilolo Moyo-White

ReConnect Rochester - Mary Staropoli

Rochester Accessible Adventures - Anita O’Brien

Rochester City School District - Eva Thomas

Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition - Alka Phatak

Society For the Protection and Care of Children - Melissa Parrish

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities - Suzannah Ladarola, and Adriana Verwey

Strong National Museum of Play - Tyana Velazquez-Smith

The Children's Agenda - Pete Nabozny, and Brittany Read

University of Rochester Medical Center - Sarah Collins-McGowan, MD, Stephen Cook, MD, Sanford Mayer, MD, and Cameron Schauf 

URMC, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester - Kristine DiBitetto

URMC Preventative Medicine Residency Program - Alicia Bell

WXXI - Cara Rager