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December 15, 2021

High 5 Welcome to Cara and Thank You to Gwen

After 10 years of dedicated service as the High 5 for Mom & Baby Program Coordinator, Gwen Whittit will retire December 31. Through Gwen’s leadership and support from the Kansas Breastfeeding Workgroup, High 5 for Mom & Baby has flourished into a robust program for maternity care facilities to improve infant and maternal health outcomes by supporting mothers and families in reaching their breastfeeding goals. The program has achieved tremendous success in working with facilities across Kansas. The Health Fund is grateful for Gwen’s passion and commitment to the success of High 5 for Mom & Baby and is excited for Gwen to enjoy the next phase of her life.

The Health Fund is excited to announce that Cara Gerhardt will serve as the new High 5 for Mom & Baby Program Coordinator. Gerhardt is a registered nurse (RN) with more than ten years of experience, primarily in a hospital setting. She is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who is active in the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and the Wichita Area Breastfeeding Coalition, where she previously served as community outreach chair and is now serving as chair-elect.

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