About Us

Healthy Baby Network:
A Healthy Start Since 1996.

Since Healthy Baby Network began in 1996, our hearts and souls have been dedicated to the care of our most vulnerable community members. We believe that a baby born healthy will become a healthier, more successful adult. That’s why we do whatever we can to uplift our community, babies and mothers at every level, from direct intervention to educating community leaders and medical providers.

As health planners, we know what is happening in our community, and work daily to let accurate data drive sustainable change. And since every mother and every infant are different, we create unique plans for each person that comes to us for help.

We do all of this by:

  • providing individualized case management for vulnerable mothers during prenatal care.
  • walking the streets and providing access directly to those in need.
  • putting together a taskforce of mothers, community partners, and 35 different agencies to mobilize our community around perinatal health.
  • working directly with mothers and families to provide access to care, job training, and housing security.

Ending poverty and illness starts in the womb. Isn’t it time that we all stepped up to help? – Volunteer or donate.

Our Mission:

Healthy Baby Network strives to give every baby the opportunity to be born healthy by supporting vulnerable mothers and families.

Our Vision:

Every mother in our community is supported in having a healthy pregnancy and every baby is born into a nurturing home.

Healthy Baby Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

2019 Annual Report

Federal Form 990

Financial Statements

Meet Our Staff

We have a plan

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Sherita Bullock

Executive Director

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Adeanna Tazell

Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative Program Manager

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Deanna L. Spiotta

Communications Director

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Dominic Coppola

Medicaid Redesign Team – Health Information Technology Program Manager

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JaMone Alexander

Fatherhood Coordinator

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Paula Nisbeth

Doula Coordinator

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Ngozi Udo

Health Educator

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Vanessa Santiago

Bilingual Outreach Worker

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Devon Medlock

Outreach Worker

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Aubrey Sheffield

Fatherhood Community Health Worker

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Twylla Dillion

PCORI Project Lead

Alise Gintner

President

Rochester Regional Health System

Melissa Pennise

Vice President

Common Ground Health

Lisa Smith

Treasurer

Eagles Wings Consulting

Karen Elam

Secretary

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Maya Crane

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Javier Espinosa, Ph.D.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Tracy Gibson

Rochester Regional Health System

Tracie Glazer

Hillel Community Day School

Amy Hsi

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York

Jessica Lewis

The Children’s Agenda

Yissette Rivas

Finger Lakes Community Health

Amanda Ronzo

Nutrition Care of Rochester

Rachel Snyder

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York

Erick Stephens

Common Ground Health

Tracy Webber, DNP, CNM, MPA

University of Rochester Midwifery Group

What We Do

A plan for your baby.

For Parents

The reassurance and resources you need to get started.

For Providers

The best care for your patients.

Resources

All you need to know in one place.

Did You Know...

We make house calls! High risk pregnancies need extra care and support. In 2019, we served 329 pregnant and parenting women in our home visitation program; bringing care and resources to where our moms need it most.

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women served through our home visitation program