OUR TEAM

ANNE MEREWOOD, PHD, MPH

Director, CHEER and
Executive Director and Founder, CHEERing

LAURA BURNHAM, MPH

Associate Director, CHEER

FARZANA HAKIMI

Associate Director, CHEERing

TRENDLE SAMUEL, MPH, BSN, RN, CLC

Senior Research Project Manager, CHEER

BECKY KNAPP, MPH, RN, IBCLC

Senior Research Project Manager, CHEER

MARIAH BANKS, MPH

Project Management Specialist, CHEER
Fellow, CHEERing

KATHRYN POLLACK-HINDS, MPH

Research Assistant II, CHEER

LAETITIA PIERRE-LOUIS

Research Assistant II, CHEER

FEREIDON RAHIMI

Director, CHEERing Football Club
General Manager, CHEERing

WILLOW APPLEBY, LLB

Team Manager, CHEERing

GIANNA HAMANN

Research Assistant, CHEER

CONSULTANTS

ANNA SCHMITT

Consultant, CHAMPS National

ANTOINETTE KLEINER, RN, MSN, FNP, IBCLC

Consultant, CHAMPS National

ARISSA PALMER

Consultant, CHAMPS National

CAMIE GOLDHAMMER, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (SISSETON-WAHPETON)

Indigenous Communities Consultant, CHAMPS

CATHY CAROTHERS, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA

Mississippi Liaison and Trainer, CHAMPS

CHARLIE FISCHER, MPH

Consultant, CHAMPS National

ELIZABETH SARLEY

Consultant, CHAMPS National

JEN NICKELSON, PHD, RD, MCHES

Consultant, CHAMPS National

JENNIFER USTIANOV, MS, BSN, RN

Consultant, CHAMPS National

KIMARIE BUGG, DNP, MPH, IBCLC, CLC

Community Engagement Director, CHAMPS

KIMBERLY MOORE-SALAS

Consultant, CHAMPS National

KIRSTEN KRANE

Consultant, CHAMPS National

LORI FELDMAN-WINTER, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM

Breastfeeding Medical Consultant, CHEER

LORIMAR ORTIZ ORTIZ, MD, IBCLC

Consultant, CHAMPS National

MEG PARKER, MD, MPH

Consultant, CHAMPS National

MICHELLE OWENS, MD

Consultant, CHAMPS National

NATHAN NICKEL, PHD, MPH

Data Consultant, CHEER

TAWANDA LOGAN-HURT, BSW, CLC

Mississippi Delta Community and
Hospital Consultant, CHAMPS

PAPY KUYOWA NDOTONI

Executive Assistant, Interpreter and
Cultural Mediator, CHEERing

PIERRETTE IMPOSE IYAKA

Grow Clinic Peer Counselor and
Interpreter, CHEERing

RANA SABREEN, BSC

Pharmaceutical Expert Consultant, CHEERing

SAMANA YOUSEFI

Afghanistan Program Leader, CHEERing

SOMAYE YOUSEFI, MD

Afghanistan Program Leader, CHEERing

BASIRA AZIMI

Afghanistan Program Coordinator, CHEERing

TAREQ GHAFARI

Afghanistan Office Manager, CHEERing

CHIKA NWAKA, MSC, BSC

Team Lead, CHEERing

COLLABORATORS

INSPIRE HEALTH

REACHING OUR SISTERS EVERYWHERE (ROSE), INC.

EVERY MOTHER, INC.

EMERGENCY NUTRITION NETWORK (ENN)

U.S. BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE (USBC)

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

BOSTON UNIVERSITY CENTER ON FORCED DISPLACEMENT

YARROW

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

UNIVERSITY OF GUAM

BREASTFEEDLA

FUNDERS

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

THE BOWER FOUNDATION

CHOOSE LOVE

BARCA FOUNDATION

THE LINDA NORGROVE FOUNDATION

PARTNERSHIPS
Inspire Health

PEER COUNSELORS

VOLUNTEERS

Center For Health Equity, Education, And Research

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