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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.  - Jen Quick

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

Beechwood Neighborhood Association - Mary Lupien

Boy Scouts of America - Jesse Knoth

Cameron Community Ministries - Jonathon Coyle, and Lindsay Jewett

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 Institute - Marjorie Allen, Elizabeth Devaney and Dawn Breitung

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 - Monroe County - Maggie McHugh and Sandi Bastedo 

DEKS Consulting - Dorthea King-Simpson

Empire Justice Center - Yversha Roman

FLRT Block Club - Evette Colon, and Jackie Graham

Foodlink, Inc - Mitch Gruber, and Meg Demment

G2 - Oni Heard

Genesee Pediatrics - Sara Collins-McGowan, MD

Genesee Transportation Council - Lori Maher, and Bob Williams

Greater Accessible Adventures - Anita O'Brien

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 - Miguel Melendez Jr.

Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition - 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, Cherriese Bufis, Heather Feinman, Allen Jackson, Sasha Lewis, Precious Moses, Sharon Peck, Lydia Rivera-Warr, Dorian Smith, and Doreen Young, and Vailma Ramos

Playworks - Andrew Yansen and Daniel Speciale

ROC the Future - Willie Robinson

ReConnect Rochester - Renee Stetzer

Rochester Accessible Adventures - Anita O’Brien

Rochester City School District - Eva Thomas, Jini Figueroa, Nahmese Bacot

Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition - Alka Phatak

Society For the Protection and Care of Children - Melissa Parrish

SRF & Associates - David Kruse

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities - Jennifer Ward

Strong Museum of Play - Tyana Velazquez-Smith

The Children's Agenda - Pete Nabozny, Brittany Read

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

URMC Preventative Medicine Residency Program - Alicia Bell

WXXI - Cara Rager