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P.O. Box 1527

New Port Richey, FL 34656

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As a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, we welcome any tax deductible donations to help our mission and achieve our goals for the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force.

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The mission of the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force is to promote, protect and support breastfeeding efforts in the Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

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TASK FORCE BOARD MEMBERS

2019

Jennie Rae Lanziero, CLC, IBCLC

President

Jennie Rae has served the community in breastfeeding support for the last 7 plus years and has been the Vice President of the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force for the last two years. currently the Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Coordinator for the Hernando County WIC program. She has worked with NICHQ and the Baby Friendly movement to support change in a local hospital, participates in the county Baby Shower Planning Committee and the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative as well.  Her passion for helping to support mothers comes from her own experiences with breastfeeding. Jennie Rae is a mother of three children.  Her passion for empowering mothers comes from her personal experiences breastfeeding.  She is driven by the desire to offer mothers hope and then watch them fulfill their goals of breastfeeding and/or offering breast milk to their infants. Her desire is to have a community of compassion and support for families making informed choices in regards to their health care and it starts with infancy. She will strive to empower not only the community but, providers and educators who are very much persuasive to new mothers. Her hope is to continue to make change for breastfeeding support in the community by providing continuity of care from one support resource to another. 

Felicia Deluca, CLC

Vice - President

Felicia is the Senior Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at the Florida Department of Health in Pasco Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and is a Certified Lactation Counselor, CLC, working towards her IBCLC. After experiencing breastfeeding struggles of her own and overcoming them, she became passionate about helping others with breastfeeding. She has been working for WIC for the past 3 years helping support, promote and protect breastfeeding.

Amy Fritsch, RN, IBCLC

Secretary

Amy is an RN, IBCLC full time at Oak Hill Hospital Maternity Suites and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Certified Lactation Counselor with the Florida Department of Health-Hernando county WIC. She is a co-facilitator for the WIC sponsored Mom to Mom group that meets weekly for breastfeeding support and education. Amy is also employed at Bayfront Hospital Spring Hill, participates as a member of the Baby Shower planning committee, the FL Healthy Babies Initiative, and various events in the community. After gaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy, and later becoming a licensed RN, Amy successfully breastfed 2 children who are now in college. Amy has been helping mothers across the country for the past 13 years, developed staff curriculum for 2 hospitals, and has over 200 hours in frenulum restriction education. Amy is a passionate advocate of safe, evidence based and patient centered maternity care, and looks forward to serving as the Secretary of the FLWCBT.

Jessica Przybysz-Clark, CLC

Treasurer & Citrus Fundraising Chair

Jessica has been an active member of the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Task Force along with the planning committee for last 2 year's Latch On event. She currently holds the title of breastfeeding peer counselor at the Hernando County WIC office and is actively breastfeeding her almost 2 year old daughter. This past July she obtained her CLC and is an active administrator for the Hernando’s Breast Friends social media page. She is passionate about educating and empowering others about the importance of breastfeeding along with continuing to promote a breastfeeding friendly environment within our community.

Leonne Danso-Odei, MPH, CLC

Digital Media Producer

Leonne is a human services counselor with the Healthy Start program at the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. She has been a big supporter of breastfeeding and recently became a certified lactation counselor (CLC) to better help her clients and also her community. Leonne has a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Her passion is to work with pregnant women, children and families, especially when it comes to breastfeeding support and awareness. 

Maret Wachira, IBCLC

PR & Advocacy

Maret is an IBCLC with the Citrus County Dept. of Health. She was a peer counselor for Pinellas County WIC. She lives in Hernando County and has been part of the Tampa Bay Breastfeeding Task Force for 3 years out Pinellas County Outreach. She has been able to help the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, FBC, with the Medicaid Breast Pump Consortium by traveling to Tallahassee to present information. Maret has also taught the FBC Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care as an Employee of DOH and as volunteer. She works to be involved with educating the community and my peers on the importance of legislation to protect and promote maternal and infant health. She helps the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative with advocacy and awareness. As a mother of 2 boys, the youngest still breastfeeding. Maret believes that getting help early and often can make the difference in breastfeeding and mental health.

Melissa Slaght, ARNP, CNM

Education & Research

Melissa Slaght is a a Certified Nurse-Midwife serving Hernando County since 2013. She works at Suncoast OB/GYN & All Women’s Midwifery where she sees women from puberty through menopause. Babies, bellies and breastfeeding are a huge part of that! She currently attends births at Oak Hill Hospital and previously at Bayfront Spring Hill. She has been practicing in Hernando County for just over four years.  She is a strong breastfeeding advocate and has always wanted to participate in her community as such.

Terri Thompson, CLC

Pasco Fundraising Chair

Terri was a labor and delivery nurse for over 25 years. Breastfeeding is a passion of hers and she currently works with Pasco NICU babies and educates moms on the benefits of breastfeeding and pumping while in the NICU for baby. She has participated in Grow and Glow through the WIC program and also became a Certified Lactation Counselor. Through her work as a Healthy Start care coordinator, she has had the opportunity to participate in outreaches and community meetings and as such knows a lot of community partners in Pasco County who are just as passionate about breastfeeding. She will be using her resources to be able to assist with fundraising for the Pasco county side of the Task Force.

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