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Deanna Spiotta

Deanna is the Communications Director for Healthy Baby Network.


Posts by Deanna Spiotta

‘Bear With Me’ Cast Spotlight: Kiara Warren

Kiara Warren is the Assistant to the Director of Special Projects and Education Initiatives at the City of Rochester Mayor’s Office.  She is also a momma who has birthed two…

‘Bear With Me’ Cast Spotlight: Eleanor Coleman

Eleanor Coleman has been married to her wonderful husband, Dennis for 40 years. Their three children, Jeremy, Rachel, and Jessica are soulful and radiant. She and Dennis’ grandson, Emery, is…

‘Bear With Me’ Cast Spotlight: Jacqueline Lindsey

Jacqueline Lindsey is a Social Work Supervisor with the Baby Love Program, where she works with pregnant women to help them overcome barriers and stressors to achieve a healthy pregnancy…

‘Bear With Me’ Cast Spotlight: Lauren Deutsch, Esq.

Lauren Deutsch, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Worker Justice Center of New York, a non-profit law firm devoted to dignity in labor for every human, regardless of income, gender,…

Celebrating the Resilience of Mothers

Our theme for this year is Building Women’s Resilience, and we chose this theme for a lot of reasons. We know that our community deals with a lot of hard…

A Culture of Care

Hello! My name is Rachel and I started interning at Healthy Baby Network in September 2017. I started my internship for a class at the University of Rochester, where I’m…

4 Things I’ve Learned While Interning at Healthy Baby Network

Hi, my name is Zoe, and I am the 2017 summer intern at Healthy Baby Network. I was born and raised in Rochester, and I currently attend the University of…

What Is Self-Care?

Self-care is when an individual identifies their own needs and takes steps to meet them. The types of food a person eats, the time and attention they devote to maintaining their…

Stigma Surrounding Post-Partum Depression

Having a baby changes everything. There are so many expectations for new mothers to live up to. Media and pop culture show women having a baby as the best day of…