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HMBANA Extends Gratitude to Outgoing Members and Welcomes New Additions 

Fort Worth, TX — The Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA) extends its gratitude to its outgoing board members and warmly welcomes new additions into the fold, recognizing the enduring impact of the organization's devoted community. 

Throughout the years, HMBANA has remained at the forefront of advancing human milk banking, championing infant health, and supporting families in need. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the outgoing members, Janina Daniels, Mona Liza Hamlin, Rebeca Heinrich, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, and Becky Mannel. Their unwavering dedication has played a pivotal role in the success of HMBANA. 

The expertise, passion, and tireless efforts of our former board members have made significant contributions to our mission of providing safe donor milk to fragile infants across North America. Their commitment to enhancing the well-being of vulnerable infants has left an indelible mark on countless lives. 

While we bid adieu to these esteemed colleagues, HMBANA is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to new members Lenna Gregory, Frances Jones, Freedom Kolb, Jonathan Seigel, Shelley Thibeau, and Natalia Summerville. These individuals bring fresh perspectives, diverse experiences, and a shared commitment to HMBANA's mission. Their inclusion enriches our collective capacity to address the evolving needs of the infants and families we are privileged to serve. 

Executive Director, Lindsay Groff said, “As we navigate the future together, HMBANA remains steadfast in upholding its core values of compassion, collaboration, and excellence in the provision of donor milk. We anticipate continued prosperity, driven by the passion and expertise of our active membership.” 

For more information, please visit HMBANA's website or contact Lindsay Groff at  


The Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA) is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all infants have access to safe donor human milk. Established in 1985, HMBANA has been a trailblazer in advancing the field of human milk banking, advocating for the health and well-being of vulnerable infants. For more information, visit HMBANA's website.