Board Committees


Standing Board Committees

Executive Committee

Sophie Peterson, Email, Board Chair

Board Treasurer & Board SecretaryMonthlySupport of the Board
Finance CommitteeAndrea Vaughan, Email, Board TreasurerED, Email
Accountant, Board Chair as needed
Bimonthly or Quarterly, per the Board TreasurerOversight of the financial status of NMBTF Draft & recommend budget to Board Present financials regularly to Board
Medical Advisory CommitteeKatrina Mitchell, Email, assigned by Abe LichtmacherBoard Medical Liaison Abe Lichtmacher, EmailAs neededAligned with communication process

Board-level Committees

(not Standing Committee)

Founders CouncilClaire Bettler, EmailCarol L’Esperance, 
Sharon Giles-Pullen, 
Meet once a year to share plans for feedbackKeep knowledgeable supporters & former board members engaged with a venue to share their input
Advocacy CommitteeLissa Knudsen, EmailAs neededBimonthly or Quarterly, per the Board TreasurerSupport the advocacy efforts and draft advocacy agenda for NMBTF. Includes former Breastfeeding & Lactation Legal and Breastfeeding Behind Bars.
Policies & Bylaws CommitteeKymba Halliday Clear, EmailClaire Bettler, Email
Pip Howard,
Andrea Vaughn, Email
ED, Email
Once annuallyAnnually review and recommend updates to the Bylaws and Policies & Procedures Manual

Staff-managed Activity with Board Support

Conference Planning Deputy Director Monica Esparza, EmailTo be determined annually, including Board membersMonthly year-round except AprilPlan and execute annual conference
Communications & Resource DevelopmentED Jennifer Mastripolito, EmailAs neededAd Hoc RemotelyProvide input and support for NMBTF’s communication plans
Board RecruitmentBoard Chair,
ED, Email
Board Members as neededEncourage members to run for the Board