Growth and Leadership

The Board is pleased to announce that Anna Higginbottom has been named Deputy Executive Director, and will be serving a five-month Internship in Milk Bank Leadership, concurrent with a project to create a curriculum in Milk Bank Leadership under the guidance of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. This project, funded by a grant from the John Bower Foundation, aims to help standardize training for directors of non-profit milk banks, and will include business, management, and leadership aspects, as well as scientific and practical aspects of managing the pasteurization process. Anna has a background in both healthcare and medical social work, and began as a pasteurization technician in February 2016. She quickly realized that milk banking is her calling. She was already cross-trained in screening donor moms and many other aspects of the job, and is looking forward to her new responsibilities. Her email address is director@msmilkbank.org.

We are also pleased to announce that Francis De la Rosa has been named Laboratory Supervisor. She has a background in applied chemistry, and started with us in March 2016. Her additional responsibilities will include training new pasteurization techs and lab equipment maintenance. Her email address is francis@msmilkbank.org. Orders should still be sent to orders@msmilkbank.org.