Board of DirectorsThe MMBNE has many dedicated professionals and parents working to create and sustain the milk bank.
Board of Directors
Arlene Bernstein, Esq.
Darlene Breed RN IBCLC
Richard Cohn Ph.D.
Professor Marcia Marker Feld, Ph.D.
Barry Kostin, Board Treasurer
Professor David Newburg, Ph.D.
Karen Sussman-Karten, RN, IBCLC, Board Chair
Ruth Vishniavsky, RDH, MS, IBCLC
Medical Advisory Board
Frank Bednarek MD, Chief of Neonatology, Director of Neonatal Fellowship, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of OB-GYN, UMass Medical School
Jane Crotteau RNC IBCLC, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Theonia Boyd MD, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Children's Hospital Boston
Emily Hashim RD, Children's Hospital Boston
Matt Hohenboken MD Ph.D, Chief Medical Officer, North America Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.
Susanna Huh MD MPH, Director, Growth and Nutrition Program, Children's Hospital Boston
Robert Insoft MD, Medical Director, NICU and Neonatology Respiratory Services; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Frederick Mandell MD, Pediatrician, Chestnut Hill MA
Peri Millman MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, New York Hospital Queens, NY
Richard Moriarty MD, Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Infectious Disease, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Vice Chair Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics,UMass Medical School
Mehran Nesari PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Steven Ringer MD Ph.D., Chief, Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor, Neonatology Harvard Medical School
Susan Worden RN IBCLC, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Naomi Bar-Yam PhD, Executive Director
Sharlynn Soto, Administrator
Raechel Hackney RN IBCLC, Donor Intake Coordinator
Jen Hohenboken RNC IBCLC, Donor Intake Coordinator
Kelly Fischl RD, Lab Technician
Marty Ragones, Bookkeeper
MMBNE's new booklet, "Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk as NICU Standard of Care" provides hospitals with a template for establishing a NICU donor milk program, as well as samples of protocols for staff, education flyers and informed consent for parents.
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Fall 2012 Newsletter Available
See the Spring 2011 Newsletter.
Breast milk from donors is proving helpful in the Brigham’s neonatal ICU
Boston Globe article about donor milk.
MMBNE Executive Director on WBUR
A recent Radio Boston show featuring Executive Director Naomi Bar-Yam.
Milk Banks & Wet Nursing
An article from the Hartford Advocate.
A recent Newsweek article on milk banking.
Mothers' Milk Bank of New England
PO Box 60-0091 Newtonville, MA 02460
Office phone: 617-527-6263