Board Of Director Application!
The Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) is seeking at least 3, no more than 7, nominees to serve on our Board of Directors (BOD) including the office of Treasurer.
As an all-volunteer organization our Board members are responsible for the governance of the organization as well as follow-through on coalition activities. CBC Board members are passionate about our mission and bring a variety of different life experiences and roles to our work. Our coalition would benefit from new Board members who identify as Black, Indigenous or Person of Color (BIPOC) as well as other identities not historically well represented in the breastfeeding field including LGBTQIA and gender non-conforming persons and men.
The CBC is seeking individuals to serve on the BOD for a two year term. Examples of BOD opportunities, you might step in as the Treasurer, lead or co-lead one of the six sector committees, help with the monthly membership meetings, advocate with State legislators, or serve as a rep to the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Board members are expected to attend at least 4 quarterly board meetings, as many membership meetings as possible, respond timely to requests between meetings, and serve on special committees such as Racial Equity and Board Nominating.
As outlined in 2011 Surgeon General’s Call to Action (SGCTA) for Breastfeeding the CBC’s aim is to advocate for access to comprehensive, current, and culturally appropriate lactation care and service for all women, children and families.
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