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

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

Beechwood Neighborhood Association - Mary Lupien and Joe DiFiore

Best Buddies Western New York - Lindsay Jewett

Boy Scouts of America - Jesse Knoth

Cameron Community Ministries - Jonathon Coyle

Causewave Community Partners - Aaron Lattanzio

Coordinated Care Services Inc. - Elizabeth Meeker

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Monroe County - Maggie McHugh and Sandi Bastedo 

Center for Community Health & Prevention - 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, John Picone and Darin Ramsey

DEKS Consulting - Dorthea King-Simpson

El Camino Neighborhood Residents - Evette Colon, Ramona Colon, and Jackie Graham

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

G2 - Ashley Cross and Oni Heard

Genesee Pediatrics - Sara Collins-McGowan, MD

Genesee Transportation Council - Bob Williams

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

Greater Rochester Health Foundation - Heidi Burke, Anita Black and Danette Campbell-Bell

Healthy Baby Network - Adeanna Tazell

Ibero-American Action League - Miguel Melendez Jr.

Ibero-American Development Corporation - Gildred Aponte and Dawn Bird 

Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition - Cathy Little and Mona Isler 

Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester - Karen Knauf and Kristine DiBitetto

Monroe County Department of Public Health - Anne Kern

Parent Advocates - Toyin Anderson, Nahmese Bacot, Cherriese Bufis, Candace Cabral, Heather Feinman, Jini Figueroa, Allen Jackson, Sasha Lewis, Precious Moses, Lydia Rivera-Warr, Lydia Rodriguez, Dorian Smith, and Doreen Young.

Playworks - Andrew Yansen and Daniel Speciale

ReConnect Rochester - Renee Stetzer

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 - Megan Smith

SRF & Associates - David Kruse

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities - Jennifer Ward

Strong Museum of Play - Cathy DeBellis and Debbie McCoy 

SUNY Geneseo - Sharon Peck

The Children's Agenda - Pete Nabozny

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

URMC Preventative Medicine Residency Program - Alicia Bell

YMCA - Lyndsey Weilert