She grew up locally and attended college at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where she studied nursing.
She has been married to her husband Chad since May All three of their children were premature and NICU patients. Her youngest child and only son entered the school system at four years old after he was diagnosed with Autism. His diagnosis along with her passion for helping in the community kick started her work in philanthropy.
Sara Jane enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Austin and the local hill country. She has over 35 years of experience in both residential and light commercial construction and architectural design. In she opened her own consulting and construction management firm, Small House Productions.
Though she was able to provide milk for her son, there were other babies, that were receiving donor milk. I'm excited to be involved with such a crucial program and am looking forward to helping to increase awareness of the continuing need for breast milk donors, and to help broaden the base of financial supporters. Michael graduated from the UT School of Law and, for over twenty years, has focused his legal energies almost exclusively on healthcare law and policy.
He is married to the talented and effervescent Hope Morrison and has three wonderful daughters; Sarah, Amelia, and Natalie. Michael enjoys mowing the yard and watching TV. Fast forward sixteen years to my law school buddy, Marianne Baker-Bolduc, explaining the history and mission of the milk bank, and asking if I wanted to get involved. I was thrilled to be asked, and am honored to serve this life-saving organization. She was introduced to MMBA as a new mom in by her local breastfeeding support group.
As she learned about the benefits of lactation support and breastmilk for her own healthy daughter, she also became aware of such benefits for premature babies and mothers with lactation challenges and began donating her excess milk until her daughter was weaned.
She has continued her commitment to the mission of MMBA by serving its Finance Committee beginning in , and later, joining its board of directors. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, drinking tea, and eating spicy food. Julia volunteers to educate seniors and caregivers on technology. Julia has a renewed passion for the incredible value of donor human milk and lactation support since becoming a mother.
Julia enjoys travel, photography, beekeeping and collecting eggs from her backyard chickens. I want to see MMBA, breastfeeding, and milk banking continue to grow so that worldwide, we can meet the need of every child who is in need of breast milk. I want to see donated breast milk continue to be available, safe and affordable for all fragile infants in need.
Vaidyanathan is a Fellow of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine since Vaidyanathan and her husband have lived in Austin for the past 25 years and have 2 daughters. He has served in a variety of financial and operations roles in public and private technology companies.
He is active in the Austin-area social impact investing space in the healthcare and education technology sectors. He earned an M. Moms volunteer and donate human milk that nourishes tiny preemie babies in need. And MMBA ensures that this life-saving milk is safe and effective for these at-risk infants. Since Dr.
Jana works in physical therapy in the Austin area, and is married with two daughters: Kira and Keelin. I am proud of the work that my father started, and what the MMBA has done in reaching out to our local community and beyond, to the international community.
The education about the benefits of breastmilk, medical research, and constant need for financial donations, to support us in our mission to save the lives of medically fragile infants, is vital to our success and health of the human population, worldwide. In this role, she creates and implements clinical education for both new and experienced nurses as well as other healthcare providers. Additionally, as co-founder and co-chair of the Ascension Texas Council on Racial and Health Equity, Elizabeth envisions a world in which health disparities no longer exist.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her exceptional family. She is passionate about bringing awareness to the community about the benefits of mother's milk and has been serving as the Program Coordinator in state government for the Texas WIC program's Texas Ten Step Program.
There is so much more to learn about the benefits and uniqueness of this extraordinary fluid and it goes without saying that the most critical infants should be receiving this opportunity without question. I am eager to do what is needed to support the mission of Mother's Milk Bank at Austin, and look forward to the exciting work ahead.
David's Medical Center. Jennifer obtained her medical degree at the University of Louisville in , then completed a pediatrics residency and neonatology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She also earned an M.
She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys live music, hiking, and spending time with her family. I have seen the reduction in illnesses associated with prematurity through the use of donor milk. I am proud to be a part of an organization that fosters community amongst mothers and families. Arnold is passionate about educating families and future healthcare professionals, including medical students and residents, about the benefits of human milk.
As a mother of color, she has a special interest in addressing health disparities and inequalities in care during the perinatal period. She joined the MMBA board of directors in January , and enjoys exploring Austin with her husband and two children. The science and service provided by MMBA protects fragile neonates and ensures optimal nutrition for many in need.
In addition, if the milk bank continues to invest in the education of healthcare professions, it will make an impact on generations of babies to come. It is an honor to be a part of such a noble mission. A former donor mom, Amanda brings more than 15 years experience in marketing and event planning to the MMBA board. After graduating from UT Austin, she enjoyed a sales and marketing career with Dell, NetQoS and Solarwinds before staying home to be a full-time mom to her twin boys.
She is involved in her church and dedicated to service — especially for kids and families. Amanda loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and travel with her family. The volume of milk that would feed my boys for a few days could feed many sweet babies fighting for their lives for much longer. My breastfeeding days may be gone, but not my passion for saving the lives of babies with a critical need for donor milk.
He is driven to ensure the best care to infants, children, and their families. Peter is thankful for the constant support of his wife Sydney and three children, Antonia, Pedro, and Frances.
Her Bioengineering background was a good match, and she worked with the board on the ongoing challenge of increasing milk supply to meet growing demand.
From this project as well as a NICU tour, Carolyn learned about the challenges recipients face and the profound impact receiving human donor milk has on their ability to thrive. She enjoys exploring Austin with her husband, son, and dog.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. A registered nurse and certified nurse midwife CNM , Updegrove earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at William Paterson University, a master of public health degree at Rutgers University and a master of science degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
She also served on the graduate faculty of the Yale University School of Nursing. Kim has devoted her professional efforts to growing the milk bank since Updegrove is a past president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America HMBANA , and chairs the guidelines committee helping to ensure quality control of donor human milk and cultivates the development of nonprofit milk banks.
She has been invited to numerous states, Canadian provinces, China, Korea, Mexico, Poland, and Turkey to foster and mentor milk banks and to speak at regional, national, and international conferences on breastfeeding, milk banking, and women's health.
On days off Kim takes her grandson for hikes, plays tennis and talks to all who will listen about the life-saving powers of breast milk. Admin Office and Communications Associate elizabeth milkbank.
She attended Warren Wilson College, a tiny hippie college nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. A few years after graduation, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she worked in academic publishing.
Fleeing the harsh northern winters of Pennsylvania, she moved back to her hometown in When not at work, Elizabeth can be found reading, drinking too much coffee, defending the Oxford comma, or strolling around her neighborhood with her dog. Hyram Williams Facilities Manager hyram milkbank. He has lived LA, Nashville, and NYC and a few others over the years where he has worked in photography, music business and real estate.
He is the father of three boys and he and his wife enjoy family, residential real estate, design, art, education, great conversations, day trips, and music. At MMBA, Hyram is the facilities manager making sure that our new home on Dillard Circle is always running smoothly to ensure we continue to save babies' lives.
Outside of work, his interests include family, fishing, design and the mechanical world of building, engines, boats, cars and making things. Community Relations and Equity.
Sending love and understanding and patience. We love you baby girl!! He has been such a great friend and helper at St. The whole family have always been wonderful to us. If you need anything please let us know. She was so sweet and never a harsh word about anyone.
Enjoyed sitting and talking to her. Heaven has received an angel. Many blessings and prayers for her family. Chris and I are truly sorry to hear the loss of your mom. We hope fond memories of your mom bring you comfort during this difficult time. May our prayers help comfort you and your families. We are not able to attend the memorial but our payers and thoughts are with you and your families.
She was a lovely lady. Prayers for you and the family. It was a pleasure getting to know you. My condolences to Nancy and the rest of the family. Will miss seeing Frank at St. Michael functions. Such a nice and dedicated man. My love and prayers for Michelle and the family. Golfing will never quite be the same without him. Rest In Peace, my friend. Have some really good memories of those times that I'll cherish forever.
A really good guy, gone way too soon. Our condolences to Michelle, his brother Greg and and all his loved ones during this this very difficult time. May God comfort you all. Rest in peace Gary. Remembering great times with Gary. May God comfort you during this unexpected loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I used to see her occasionally at St.
She was always kind to me. Mary was a wonderful caring person who enriched the lives of hospital patients and the residents at Elmhurst. May she rest in peace. Thank you for accepting me and Bobby into your wonderful family! We will miss you dearly! May GOD grant you eternal life and welcome you into his Kingdom! Great chocolate cake.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. He was such a great guy. My thoughts are with you Cheryl and Tanna and your whole family. Love you forever. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Veteran, Franklin I. Tana and family I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Prayers and Angels for you and your family. Thinking of you all with so much love and prayer! Thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all. Hugs and prayers.. This tragedy has stolen such a wonderful and important person from your lives. Just reading the obituary and learning so many wonderful things about John that I did not know made my heart ache even more.
Your family has always been very special to me! I did not get a chance to teach BB, but Cheryl and Kayla were always two of my favorite students. I can not begin to be able to express my sympathy. I currently live in the DC area or I would be there tomorrow to express my sympathy in person. I will be with you in spirit and I will be holding your broken hearts in my prayers forever. Your mom was a kind and beautiful soul. I have fond memories of spending time with your mom and dad, especially WVU football games.
Your mom had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She was also an incredible cook and baker, especially loved her Christmas fudge. Thoughts and prayers to your family, may she Rest In Peace. He always had a smile and kind words to say to everybody. The world lost a special person.
He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace my friend Condolences to you and your family. This has hit me like a ton of bricks. I have known Bruno since I was 5 yrs old went to school all the way to high school. Then he fell in love with my Cousin Tanna Comer and has been in my family for the past 35 years! After they had 3 wonderful children and an average life of happiness!
They got joy of grandparents from Cheyl. There was so much life left to live. Please lay your healing hands on this family and wrap your arms around them and comfort them in this time of grief. Bruno was a great man. You will be missed my friend! God Rest your Soul.! It will be so weird not running into you. I think I will always be looking for you. Love you and your free now. Where do I start???? Childhood was a blast building treehouses skatepark jammin on the guitar.
Getting in trouble. Everything from my childhood involves you. My whole life involves you. I will miss you like crazy and never regret the stupid shit we did. I love you Lindsay loo. Keep dancin in the sky just like you did down here. Had a lot of good times with you and your family. It's always sad to see friends' parents pass away, but also is a reminder of simpler times, whether it was when we were growing up or when I umpired Jodi and Jessica's softball games later on.
I remember Mr. Think of how long you got to stay someone's little boy or little girl.. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of Mrs. One of the "Good Guys" who I got to know through playing softball and umpiring a couple summers together. Afterwards, I always enjoyed running into him. His death is proof LIFE is not only unexpectedly too short at times, but more and more often not fair , also.
Adored Pop to his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held for Les. Passed away peacefully on Friday, 27 Augustaged 90 years. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 18th Augustaged 54 years. Much loved Dad of Lilli. Cherished Son of Len and Elaine. Loving Uncle of Lena and Amy. If you have come from one of the LGAs, it is essential that a face mask is worn at all times.
The funeral service will be live streamed. If you wish to participate in the live stream, please email: admin jenlesley. Loved Aunty Vera and special friend of many who loved her. Late of Gayndah, formerly of Narangba. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 8th Augustaged 79 years.
Adored Husband of Dibby. Passed away peacefully on Friday, 23 Julyaged 85 years. Much loved Husband of Judy. Loving Pop of his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Uncle and special friend of many. Pat will be privately cremated. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 18 Julyaged 90 years. Dearly beloved Husband of Pam. Cherished Great-Grandad to their children. A Friend to many. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service for Alexander to be held at the Gayndah Lawn Cemetery on Friday 23 Julycommencing at 11am.
Covid restrictions will apply. The funeral service will be live streamed and anyone wishing to participate should email: admin jenlesley. Late of Gayndah. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 27 JuneAged 89 years. Much loved wife of Noel dec. Loving sister to Yvonne and Evelyn and Special Friend of many. The funeral service will be live streamed and anyone wishing to participate should email admin jenlesley.
Daughter of David and Agnes Dempsey. Sister to Mary and her late brothers, David and Alex. Rena emigrated to Australia inoriginally to Melbourne, then Bundaberg.
Loving Mother, sister-in-law to Hugh, loved and adored by her niece, Nancy and nephew, Joseph, and extended family. Rena was a real character, very generous and a great friend to many and loved by all who knew her. Rena sadly passed on 23rd June at the Gayndah Hospital. May her soul rest in peace. A private cremation is being held for Rena. Passed away peacefully on Monday, 21 Juneaged 92 years. Precious Aunt and Special Friend of Many. Passed away on Thursday, 17 Juneaged 93 years. Passed away suddenly with her loving family by her side on Sunday 13 Juneaged 92 years.
Passed away suddenly on Friday, 4th Juneaged 86 years. Much loved Husband of Dawn. Cherished Poppy of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Beloved Brother, Brother-in-law, adored Uncle and special friend to many. COVID rules apply. Social distancing and hand sanitizing is essential.
Late of Sandgate, formerly of Hervey Bay and Moura. Passed away on Saturday 29 Mayaged 98 years. Loving Wife of Eric Kreher. Much loved Mother of Genevieve and Leonard Connolly. Sister of Leslie Noel Gleich. Hand sanitising and social distancing is essential.
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Passed away peacefully on Sunday the 30th of May,aged 93 years. Loving Wife of Bill deceased. Beloved Aunt of her extended family. Covid 19 rules will apply. Late of Eidsvold, formerly of Brisbane. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 26th Mayaged 34 years. Loving Uncle, Nephew and Cousin of his family and special friend to many friends. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, 14th Mayaged 80 years. Beloved Grandma and Great-Grandma of her many grandchildren.
Adored Aunt and special friend to many. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, 10th Mayaged 70 years. Beloved Wife of Brett. Precious Aunt and Cousin to her extended family and special friend to many. A private cremation service will be held for Pam.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, 7th Mayaged 92 years. Loving Husband of Mavis nee Hunter. Treasured Grandad Dove of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jick will be laid to rest with a private funeral service. The service will be livestreamed and those wishing to participate in the livestream, should email Burnett Regional Funeral Services: admin jenlesley.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, 7th Mayaged 93 years. Loving Wife of Les. Cherished Gran of her many grandchildren and their families. Family and friends are warmly invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service for Violet to be held at the Malmoe Apostolic Church of Queensland on Saturday, 15th Maycommencing at 10 am.
Passed away peacefully on Friday 30 Aprilaged 98 years. Great Grandmother to their children. Great Great Grandmother to Ivy. Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, 27th Aprilaged 81 years. Dearly loved Husband of Mary. COVID rules apply, therefore, hand sanitizing and social distancing applies. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Thursday, 22nd Aprilaged 73 years.
Dearly loved Mother of Madonna, Dion and Adam. Passed away peacefully on Friday 16 Aprilaged 96 years. Great-grandmother to Isla, Thomas and Eloise.
At peace now. Gone to be with Dad, Raymond Cook. A private funeral service will be held next week. Late of Eidsvold, formerly of Deception Bay.
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 1st Aprilaged 85 years. Much loved Husband of Nancy. Loved Uncle of Kathryn, Christopher and Barbara. COVID restrictions will apply. Wearing of masks is recommended. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, 29th Marchaged 79 years.
Cherished Wife of John. Loving Sister-in-law of her family and much loved Aunt of her extended family. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 24th Marchaged 73 years. Much loved Husband of Lorraine. Loving Brother of Rob, Graham, Val. Much loved Uncle to many and best mate to everyone. The service will be live streamed and those wishing to participate in the live stream should email Burnett Regional Funeral Services on admin jenlesley.
Tragically taken on Wednesday, 10th Marchaged 40 years. Cherished Daughter of Ray and Gwenda. Precious Nanny of Marley, Chaise, Ryder. Best friend to many. COVID rules will apply. All guests must sign in using the QR Code available on the day.
The service will be livestreamed and those wishing to participate in the livestream should contact Burnett Regional Funeral Services: admin jenlesley.
Passed away suddenly on Sunday, 7th Marchaged 59 years. A wonderful Uncle to his nieces and nephews. A good mate to many. Wen Shipei, China By Shelly Kraicer Increasingly strict censorship limits the kind of films Chinese directors can make and still get approved for either domestic screenings or export.
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Sheltered inside with her lover in what seems to be a mutually understood ritual, a young woman photogenically mutates—evolves? The structural gimmick… TIFF The Inheritance Ephraim Asili, US By James Lattimer Published in Cinema Scope 84 Fall The role of past insights in still present-day struggles is at the heart of The Inheritance, a playful, erudite, and boundary-blurring examination of what performing Black theory, literature, music, and testimony in a contemporary Philadelphia commune might set in motion.
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