The Milk Bank Board of Directors
The Milk Bank provides pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) by prescription or physicial order to hospitals and outpatients throughout the United States. Premature and ill infants in hospital neonatal intensive care unites (NICUs) are our highest priority.
Sena was board president for The Milk Bank in 2017. She is the Senior Marketing Strategist for DeveloperTown in Indianapolis. Sena has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development. Sena has served as a member of The Milk Bank’s board of directors since 2015 and she is a former milk donor. Sena lives in Pendleton, Ind. with her husband, son and daughter.
Myka is a senior manager of audit services with Ernst & Young, LLP in Louisville, Ky. She primarily serves non-profit and healthcare entities in Kentucky and southwest Ohio. Her experiences range from small non-profit organizations, such as foundations, to multi-hospital health systems. Myka has assisted her clients in a variety of complex accounting matters, such as acquisitions and bond offerings. She is experienced with non-profit financial reporting, as well as the audit and compliance requirements for entities receiving federal grants and awards. She is a graduate of Indiana University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She lives in Crestwood, Ky. with her husband and two sons.
Mary-Ann Schmutte, BS, RLC, IBCLC
Mary-Ann is employed as a consultant for Baby-Friendly, USA. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has been working with breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 40 years. Her experiences include being a Lactation Consultant for Community Hospital North, a La Leche League Leader and a prenatal breastfeeding instructor. She is a member of the Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition, the Medical Advisory Committee for The Milk Bank and a former board member of The Milk Bank for six years. She lives in Muncie with her husband.
This month's Spotlight is on new board member, Azza Ahmed, DNSc, RN, IBCLC, CPNP. Dr. Ahmed is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Ahmed's Post Master's PNP Certificate is from Purdue University, Her DNSc, MS and BS were granted by the University of Cairo, Egypt. Areas of Specialization for Dr. Ahmed include Health and Healthcare for Children and Families, Sociocultural Nursing and Pediatric Nursing.
Dr. Ahmed’s research is focused on developing and testing interventions that support and improve breastfeeding outcomes among vulnerable populations, specifically preterm infants and low-income mother/infant dyads. She is co-founder of LACTOR LLC and designed LACTOR, an interactive web-based breastfeeding monitoring system, and she has completed a randomized controlled trial funded by Indiana CTSI to test the effect of LACTOR on breastfeeding outcomes. Dr. Ahmed is also interested in improving breastfeeding education among health professionals. She actively mentors Masters, Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD national and international students. She teaches Pediatric Nursing for undergraduates and Sociocultural nursing at the graduate level. Her work is published in peer-reviewed journals and she presents in national and international forums.
Dr. Beaver is published author in Servant Leadership. She is an avid learner who is motivated, responsive, and energetic with over fourteen years of experience in the healthcare field. Dr. Beaver’s expertise has been focused in the area of regulatory affairs and compliance, with an emphasis on Meaningful Use and PQRS. She utilizes her passion and expertise in Organizational Leadership to cultivate collaborative environments mentoring and motivating team members and leveraging her strengths in strategic analysis, networking, research, and program development to maximize revenue and reduce costs. Her passion for fragile infants began in her teens when she volunteered in the infant unit at Riley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Beaver is a member of the Greenleaf Center of Servant Leadership and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Milk Bank.
Jessica Boicourt is a manager in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Audit and Assurance Services Group and a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit and Governmental Services Group. Jessica provides a wide variety of services to KSM clients including financial statement audits, single audits, reviews, compilations, and consulting projects related to internal controls. She has experience in multiple industries; however, her main area of focus is not-for-profit accounting and reporting.
Jocelyn Forehand has been the CEO of Southside OBGYN since 2012 where she manages the day-to-day operations, staff development, and strategic planning for the organization, and recruits physicians and talent to work at Southside OBGYN. She has a degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis and will be completing an MJ degree in Health Law from the IU McKinney School of Law in May. Her interests include healthcare revenue cycle, contracting, and regulatory compliance working in hospital-owned and private-practice settings with multiple specialties.
She is a member of the college of American Certified Medical Practice Executives (www.mgma.com) and is a certified coder with the American Association of Professional Coders (www.aapc.com). Jocelyn served as the past president of the Indiana chapter of the MGMA (www.imgma.net) and was recognized as the National Legislative Liaison of the Year by the MGMA in 2015. She continues to advocate for change at the state and federal level. She lives in the Broad Ripple area with her son, AJ, and Goldendoodle, Brutus.
Stacy is a partner at the law firm of Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP. She represents clients in various types of litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, long term care facilities, and affiliated entities in medical malpractice, general liability, and privacy litigation. She also advises hospitals, physician practice groups, and individual health care providers on a broad range of operational issues, including clinical services and patient care issues, medical staff relations, state licensing and credentialing issues, insurance coverage, and contracting. She lives in Fishers with her husband Chad and her two children, Carter and Avery.
I am a board certified pediatrician working as a pediatric/NICU hospitalist within the IU Health system. Since completing my pediatric residency at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in 2006, I have had a wide range of clinical experience as a NICU/Newborn hospitalist ranging from well newborn nurseries to Level 3 neonatal intensive care units. Within the IU Health system my responsibilities include attending deliveries, caring for newborns in Level 2 and well newborn nurseries, providing prenatal counseling, and resident teaching at various hospital locations.
I am the nurse manager for Maternity Services at Community Hospital North. I have 15 years experience in perinatal nursing, and I have spent the last 9 years in management. My passion for nursing practice has led me to pursue a graduate degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and I will complete my degree in May 2015. I enjoy bringing evidenced based practice to the bedside, and supporting the work and mission of The Milk Bank is an important and unique way to do that. I proud to serve as a new board member in 2014.
Kathy is a registered nurse with certification in High-Risk Neonatal Nursing and she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has over 40 years of experience with 29 years as a NICU nurse in five different states and now works as an IBCLC at Riley Hospital for Children. Her passions include working with special needs babies and their mothers to assist them with breastfeeding and assisting mothers with providing breastmilk for babies who are unable to breastfeed. Kathy is a member of the Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition, the International Lactation Consultant Association, the US Lactation Consultant Association, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and the Indiana Perinatal Network.
Stephanie Miller is the communications specialist for The Formula at Kiwanis International. Her primary function is ensuring the growth and success of Kiwanis International through clear and effective communication. Her professional passion is not only impactful communication but also fundraising, where she has over 10 years of experience in the field. Stephanie graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in communications, specializing in public relations. Stephanie lives in Noblesville with her husband Josh and daughter Ellason.
Emily Scott is a pediatrician working as a newborn hospitalist for Riley Hospital for Children. She is currently the medical director of the well newborn unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital and enjoys her job teaching medical students and residents about breastfeeding and well newborn care. Dr. Scott is currently the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the AAP’s Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator Steering Committee. She is active in promoting evidence based practices in breastfeeding, safe sleep and neonatal abstinence syndrome at a state level.