PBPN employee Stephanne Rupnicki has been elected to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) Board of Directors for 2022-2023.
The USBC is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998 as a multisectoral national breastfeeding committee comprised of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations to coordinate national breastfeeding initiatives. The USBC is now a powerful coalition of more than 100 organizations that work collaboratively to drive efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.
She also serves on the KBC (Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition) board of directors (current past chair) and is a Co-Founder and Leader of PBPNBC (Priaire Band Potawatomi Nation Breastfeeding Coalition) and a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Rupnicki said in a statement following the election, “I serve on the USBC Board of Directors to be a continued voice and advocate for Indigenous people on Turtle Island.
“The USBC helps advocate for those voices not seen and heard and USBC’s passions help drive for change and to improve policies for families.”