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Breakfast Meeting Thursday, March 3, 2011 7:30am-9:30am
Business Plan for a Breastfeeding Friendly Philadelphia -
In Compliance with the New Law
SHRM and Maternity Care Coalition invite you to learn more about a new law that has ramifications for workplaces and human resource professionals. To boost breastfeeding support, Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, includes a provision that employers shall provide reasonable, unpaid break time and a private, non-bathroom place for an employee to express breastmilk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. Employers with less than 50 employees are not subject to the requirement if it would cause undue hardship related to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer's business.
Supporting Breastfeeding Moms Makes Good Business Sense! Mothers need minimal support to continue breastfeeding when theyreturn to work. Businesses that offer supportive work environmentsfor breastfeeding employees have discovered that the return in cost savings and productivity is worth the investment.
Join Other Businesses in Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Philadelphia! We’ll help you get started in creating a business plan that complies with the new law and create a breastfeeding-friendly environment in your workplace. It’s a minimal investment for a healthy return! Breastfeeding employees + supportive employers = healthier moms, babies, families, workplaces and communities. It’s a win-win situation!
Giridhar Mallya, MD, MHSP has been the Director of Policy and Planning for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health since October 2008. In this position, Dr. Mallya helps to define public health priorities for the City, coordinates the Department's research and data analysis activities, and works with key leadership—including the Board of Health and the Air Pollution Control Board—to set policies and develop regulations. He is also the Primary Investigator for Philadelphia's CDC-funded Communities Putting Prevention to Work Tobacco Policy & Control and Nutrition & Physical Activity initiatives.
Dr. Mallya graduated from Brown University Medical School in Providence, RI, and completed a residency in Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Following residency, Dr. Mallya was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Masters Degree in Health Policy Research.
Joanne Ebert, MBA, MS, RN is currently the Director of Health, Safety and Performance, US Shared Services for GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia. In her leadership role she manages the Occupational Clinical Services and US operations including the Occupational Health Clinics in Delaware Valley, Research Triage Park, North Carolina as well as Pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Zebulon, North Carolina. She also manages the Disability and Worker Compensation Program including the adjudication of the Family Medical Leave programs. She works closely with the Benefits Department and the Safety Department to deliver Health Screenings and Health/Safety Fairs for employees. She is an active member of GSK Health Benefit Strategic team. Joanne has been with GSK for 11 years and has broad experience with leadership roles at Aetna US HealthCare, Catholic Healthcare Initiatives and other health care institutions.
Gina Ciagne, CLC is the Senior Director of Breastfeeding Relations for Lansinoh Laboratories in Alexandria, Virginia. She is a trained breastfeeding peer counselor and has worked with many breastfeeding mothers. She has extensive experience writing and speaking on breastfeeding and related topics. In her role, she acts as primary spokesperson in the US and key liaison to the breastfeeding and related communities. In addition, she oversees the representation of a positive organization image to the general public, breastfeeding support communities, and advocacy groups, and plans and directs outreach and programs, and overall company presence, in professional communities and organizations which support or recommend our products and services.
Prior to joining Lansinoh Laboratories in March 2005, she was a Public Affairs Specialist for the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services where she co-managed the HHS/Advertising Council National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. While at OWH, she also facilitated and formed partnerships with breastfeeding and medical organizations, the public and the media. She wrote strategies and outreach plans for informing and educating the public on breastfeeding and other key women's health issues and programs. She handled various public affairs tasks with particular emphasis on breastfeeding-related issues and specifically on the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign.
Before joining OWH in 2002, Ciagne worked for over 7 years at the World Bank in Washington, DC in the External Affairs Department and Europe and Central Asia Region. She is a mother of two breastfed children.
Katja Pigur, M.Ed, CLC is the program coordinator for the Breastfeeding-Friendly Philadelphia campaign run by Maternity Care Coalition. She is a trained breastfeeding counselor and has extensive work experience with pregnant women and new mothers. She helps employers developing their workplace lactation programs, and is responsible for the overall campaign planning, coordination and implementation. In her prior position at Maternity Care Coalition she was the program coordinator of the Perinatal Emotional Support Program (PESP). She was responsible for program development and management, and provided home-based interventions for clients who were identified as at-risk for (or experiencing) depression.
Katja has nine years of experience in the social work field, starting with her work coordinating support services for single working mothers in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Her professional interest in maternal and infant health further developed while working as a social work coordinator and therapist at Congreso De Latinos Unidos in Philadelphia, where she provided in-home therapy to pregnant and parenting teens.
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: $20 Members / $25 Non-Members / $10 Students
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