ABC Meetings

ABC Rebuilding Meeting

Date:  October 21, 2017

Location:  Banner University Prenatal Classroom, 3rd floor.

Time:  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Please plan on joining us either in person or via phone as we prepare to elect a new board!

Nominations will start at this time for a new coalition board.

Those who cannot attend in person may participate by phone.  This information will be provided at a later time.



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2017 Update

ABC’s new Board members for 2017 are:  President: Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, Vice President: Angela Lober, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Secretary:  Brook Rodger, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Treasurer: Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC.  At large board member is Angie Bowen Bond, PhD, IBCLC.

We are entering into a rebuilding phase for this coalition.  We are seeking ideas on how to best support the community and move forward to help improve the breastfeeding landscape in Arizona.

Project(s): Grow our coalition.  Garner new members to take action.  Involve and bond with other coalitions.

Please offer your questions, comments, and suggestions:

By Email:  See “About” at the top of the Home page.

By Facebook:

By Membership: Click on the MEMBERSHIP tab; click on the “Join ABC” button, and submit your membership payment of $20.00. Note that the default is “recurring” but you can opt out of that in the process. Payment is via PayPal and your annual membership is for one year from your payment date. Additional donations are happily welcomed.

Thank you – and welcome to the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition.

Cara Riek

President, ABC, 2017

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2017 Goals

ABC's goal is always to work collaboratively to increase rates of

breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona's families.

Watch this space for a description of our specific Goals for this year as determined by our current Membership.


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Membership is open to individuals and organizations that share the vision of the Coalition. Members must sign a declaration of support for the Coalition's mission and objectives.

Your membership supports the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition website and helps connect local coalitions and others in the breastfeeding community through the annual meeting and teleconference, news from the United States Breastfeeding Coalition, and other outreach and advocacy. Most important, membership gives you a voice in determining the future direction and focus of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition.

  • Individual level- $20 per year

  • • This level is appropriate for mothers, community member, and anyone interested in ABC coalition
    • You will receive invitations to ABC meetings and public activities
    • PDF resources including breastfeeding and lactation support, workplace and travel information
    Student & First Year Professional level - $50 per year
    • This level is appropriate for any student or professional within the first year of practice
    • In addition to individual level benefits, you will also receive invitation to all professional
    networking activities and resources


  • Professional level- $75 per year

  • • This level is appropriate for all professionals working to promote and advocate for breastfeeding
    and lactation
    • In addition to all above listed benefits, you will receive either free or discounted access education
    offerings. Including webinars and conferences (CEU, CERP, CME included)


  • Founding Sponsorship level- $250 per year

  • • This level is for those wishing to promote their businesses via ABC media outlets
    • 3 years of advertising will be given to those joining at this level by December 2018


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