Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE) is pleased to welcome Deborah Youngblood as its new Executive Director.
Deborah joins MMBNE from the City of Newton, MA, where she served as the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. In this role, Deborah developed city-wide community health programming and policies and created partnerships with local hospitals, nonprofits, and other institutions to protect, promote and sustain the health and well-being of all Newton residents. Prior to this role, she served as the Vice President of Research and Innovation at the Crittenton Women’s Union where she supported the development of an innovative social service model and conducted advocacy and public policy work.
In her new role as Executive Director, Deborah will partner with the Board of Directors to help set strategy for growth for MMBNE. Further she will engage in teaching hospital partners and state and local breastfeeding coalitions while representing MMBNE at educational sessions and local and national conferences to help increase awareness of and knowledge around milk donation.
About Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast
Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE) is a community nonprofit and one of 31 nonprofit milk banks accredited by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) to provide pasteurized donor human milk to babies in fragile health throughout the Northeastern United States.
Core to MMBNE’s mission is advocacy and education in the larger landscape of breastfeeding support, in which donor milk plays a critical role, including equitable distribution of donor milk to all babies in need. Whether participating in cutting-edge research at teaching hospitals, working with state and local breastfeeding coalitions, advocating for Medicaid and insurance coverage for donor milk, or presenting educational sessions at local and national conferences, MMBNE staff and board members are committed to ensuring that milk donation becomes as widely known to the public as blood donation.
For more information, please visit https://milkbankne.org/