Behind the Scenes: MMBNT's Board of Directors

Behind the Scenes: MMBNT's Board of Directors

Thursday, 11/29/2018

A strong organizational structure is vitally important for nonprofits like Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas. The heart of this framework lies with a dynamic board of directors who have a passion for the organization’s mission and are willing to volunteer their time to lead and govern for a specified term.

The milk bank was established as a 501(c)3 in 2004 and has relied on its board for oversight ever since. This essential group of community volunteers has evolved over time, with many members returning for repeat terms of service.

Today’s board consists of 17 members who come from various backgrounds and professions to advocate for the safe provision of donor human milk for fragile infants. They meet bimonthly to review financial statements, vote on important decisions, support fundraising efforts and assist with long-term strategic planning.

This group has been particularly involved over the past two years during the More Room for More Miracles capital campaign and will be on board during the organization’s imminent relocation to a much larger facility in southwest Fort Worth. Their encouragement and contributions have proven invaluable and are immensely appreciated.

Ashley Robbins Gonzales, President | Realtor, Williams Trew Real Estate

Rosie Balbo, Vice President & Treasurer | Senior Vice President, Simmons Bank

Susan Sward-Comunelli, MD, Secretary & Founder | Neonatologist

Pat Alridge, BSN, RNC-OB, MHA | Nursing Executive Director, JPS Health Network

Alondra Criss, MPH, RD, LD | Clinical Nutrition Manager, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

Dara Dallas, MD | Neonatologist

Bill Hallgren | Account Director, TM Advertising

Kelly Hanes | Senior Public Information Officer, Tarrant County Public Health

Gina Hill, PhD, RD, LD | Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Services, Texas Christian University

Emily Latiolais, NNP | Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrix Medical Group

Brian Meadors, PharmD, BCPS | Clinical Pharmacist, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Laura Mitchell | Accounting Associate, Kevin S. Benesh, CPA APC

Melissa O’Neill, RN-NIC, BSN | Business Owner, Newborn Nightingales

Erin Hamilton Spence, MD | Neonatologist

Sarah Wetzler, MS, RD, LD, CNSC | Dietician, JPS Health Network

Shanequa Williams, PharmD, MPH | Manager, Epic Pharmacy Applications

Sally Zukoski, RN, IBCLC | Andrews Women’s Hospital, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Six women standing side by side
L to R: Rosie Balbo, Gina Hill, Susan Sward-Comunelli, Sarah Wetzler, Alondra Criss, Ashley Robbins Gonzales