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

Aria Strategies, LLC - Aria Camaione-Lind

Association for the Community Parent Center, Inc. - Nahmese Bacot

Baden Street Settlement of Rochester - Jennifer Quick

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C - Nicole Cleary and Hannah Quigley

Beechwood Neighborhood Association - Mary Lupien

Best Buddies Western New York - Lindsay Jewett

Cameron Community Ministries - Jonathon Coyle

Causewave Community Partners - Aaron Lattanzio

Coordinated Care Services Inc. - Elizabeth Meeker

Center for Community Health & Prevention - Theresa Green and Rachel Allen

CF Leads - Caroline Merenda

Children's Institute - Marjorie Allen

City of Rochester - Sara Scott, Tremain Harris, Erik Frisch, John Picone and Darin Ramsey

Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY - Maggie McHugh

FLRT Block Club - Evette Colon and Jackie Graham

Foodlink, Inc - Mitch Gruber, Margaret Liljedahl, Meg Demment

Genesee Pediatrics - Sara Collins-McGowan, MD

Genesee Transportation Council

Greater Rochester After School Alliance - Carla Stough-Huffman

Greater Rochester Health Foundation - Heidi Burke and Anita Black

Healthy Baby Network - Valerie Garrison

Horizons at Warner - Lynn Gatto

Ibero-American Action League - Miguel Melendez Jr.

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester - Karen Knauf

Monroe County Department of Public Health - Anne Kern

Playworks - Cam Lewis and Daniel Speciale

Preservation Management, Inc. - Precious Moses

ReConnect Rochester - Renee Stetzer

Rochester Accessible Adventures - Anita O’Brien

Rochester City School District - Eva Thomas and Jini Figueroa

Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition - Alka Phatak

South East Area Coalition - Jesse Knoth

Society For the Protection and Care of Children - Megan Smith

SRF & Associates - David Kruse

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities - Jennifer Ward

Strong Museum of Play - Cathy DeBellis

SUNY Brockport - Joel Agate

SUNY Geneseo - Sharon Peck

Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association - Dawn Noto

The Children's Agenda - Rachel Bonsignore and Pete Nabozny

United Way of Greater Rochester - Yversha Roman

University of Rochester Medical Center - Cameron Schauf, Steven Cook, MD, Sanford Mayer, MD

YMCA - Lyndsey Weilert