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: 

Parent Advocates - Toyin Anderson, Nahmese Bacot, Cherriese Bufis, Candace Cabral, Nyiaesha Colón, Ramona Colón, Heather Feinman, Jini Figueroa, Monique Franklin-McDuffie, Shanice Grant, Jezare Hood, Allan Jackson, Sasha Lewis, Jamie Lee Maldonado, Debbie McCoy, Precious Moses, Sharon Peck, Lydia Rivera-Warr, Vailma Ramos, Bilel Smith, Dorian Smith, Ashali Speaks, Tatiana Welch, Doreen Young

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

Causewave Community Partners - Aaron Lattanzio

Center for Community Health & Prevention - Theresa Green and Sarah Verna

Child Care Council - Rose Shufelt, Jeff Pier, Bethany Williams

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, Yassir Smith, 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, Florence Clemmons, Mike Henry

Genesee Transportation Council - Lori Maher, and Bob Williams

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

Greater Rochester Health Foundation - Anita Black, Maurice Hawkins, and Danette Campbell-Bell

Greeley St. Block Club - Denise Vogel

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 - Erin Agnello

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

Passero Associates - David Kruse

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

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

ReConnect Rochester - Mary Staropoli and Cody Donahue

Rochester Accessible Adventures - Anita O’Brien

Rochester City School District - Eva Thomas

Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition - Alka Phatak

Sensational Inclusion - Dr. Tyana Velazquez-Smith

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 - Cathy deBellis

SUNY Brockport - Melissa Rodriguez-Meehan

The Children's Agenda - Pete Nabozny and Sushmitha Madaboosi

University of Rochester Medical Center - Dennis Kuo, MD, 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