Board Member Spotlight: Gina Hill
The Board of Directors at Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas consists of community professionals and volunteers who share a common passion for serving fragile babies in need. One of the board’s newest members is Gina Jarman Hill, PhD, RD, LD.
Gina’s relationship with MMBNT began when she started teaching at Texas Christian University, where she is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. While looking for local lactation resources for a course she was teaching, Gina found MMBNT and contacted Executive Director Amy Vickers, who began providing a guest lecture for that course.
As time passed, the connection between Gina and MMBNT grew. Gina worked on research studies with the milk bank, and after the birth of her first daughter, she became a milk donor. “I had extra and thankfully knew where to go with it,” she said.
Joining the Board of Directors was a natural fit for Gina. She initially planned to become a lactation consultant, and even after her plans changed she still found herself in a related career path. As a professor, Gina teaches students who are studying dietetics and child development, many of whom will work in healthcare upon graduation. She shares the benefits of human milk with all her students.
“I admire the work that MMBNT does,” she said. “It’s an amazing organization and I was honored to be a part of the board.”
As a member of the board, Gina enjoys learning more about MMBNT and being more involved with its mission, and she envisions a bright future for the organization.
“I hope that MMBNT continues to be a leader in best practices for milk banking and continues to serve so, so many infants,” she said. “It is an incredible organization and I’m honored to be a part of it.”