A Brighter Tomorrow.

Healthier Moms and Babies is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering our community’s future by promoting the health and safety of today’s—and tomorrow’s—moms, babies and families.

Our Mission

To reduce infant mortality and improve the outcome of pregnancies in our community.

The Future of Firsts

For every 1,000 babies born in Allen County, 6 infants die before their first birthdays. Many factors contributing to our community’s high infant mortality rate are preventable. Healthier Moms and Babies conducted the Infant Mortality Study to understand how our community can better support our most vulnerable residents. The Infant Mortality Report explores the mental, physical, social and financial determinants that stop families from leading healthy, happy lives.

You can view the full report and learn how you can join our mission

Our History

Our History


  • Paige Wilkins

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Jen Fraizer

    Chief Programs Officer

  • Ashley King

    Chief Finance Officer/Chief Operating Officer

  • Jackie Martinez

    Healthy Start Programs Manager

  • Becky Mungovan

    Office Manager

  • Glenis Sundberg

    Maternal Mental Health Director

  • Stephanie Burton


  • Mary Luderman

    Nurse-Family Partnership Supervisor

  • Betsy Edmonds

    Nurse-Family Partnership Supervisor

  • Maria Charland

    Healthy Start Supervisor

  • A'Tiyanna Lattimore

    Intake and Referral Supervisor

  • Thalia Lopez

    Health and Wellness Coordinator

  • Madison Lyon Cummings

    Development and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Shaquayla Robertson

    Outreach and Diaper Distribution Coordinator

  • Donna Holland

    Data and Evaluation Manager

Board of Directors

Sarah Noack, Chair
Parkview Health

Meredith Palmison, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Allison Taladay, Secretary
First Brands Group

Judy Roy, Treasurer
Indiana Tech

Claudia Krock
Novae Corp

Caitlin Krouse
University of Saint Francis

Sherry Hartzler
Allen County Superior Court

Jenni Long
3Rivers Federal Credit Union

Ariana McGee
Navigate Maternity

Tawanna Scruggs-Cottrell
General Motors

Kara Stevenson
American Electric Power

Dr. Tamika Rozema
Riley Children’s Health

Erin Goldsberry
Parkview Health

Rebecca Clark
Indiana University Health

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Healthier Moms and Babies our mission is to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. Our mission is best accomplished through the fair and equitable treatment of all families so every individual irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or abilities has access to healthcare and social services. Our programs include strategies to educate, empower, advocate and prepare individuals during childbearing years and beyond.

We recognize infant mortality disproportionately affects members of our society who have long been marginalized including Black, Hispanic, and people of color, the financially unstable and underserved, immigrants and refugees regardless of documentation status.

Healthier Moms and Babies recognizes a diverse and inclusive workforce is where all agency affiliates, (including: staff, volunteers, donors, the board of directors, and clients), irrespective of race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, sex, national origin, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, disability or education are treated equally for their roles and contributions. We commit ourselves to a non-discriminatory policy ensuring all employees, board members, clients, donors and volunteers feel valued, included, empowered and respected, at all times.

We are influenced by each stakeholder’s outlook, insight and unique life experiences, which in turn will add value to Healthier Moms and Babies ability to implement innovative ideas for the fulfillment of our agency programs, plans, goals and overall mission. We are diligent in our commitment to ensuring a wide array of dynamic voices are heard, represented and fully appreciated.

Healthier Moms and Babies upholds the following core principles:

  • We acknowledge systemic privilege still exist in our society and we are committed to advancing equity throughout all aspects of our organization.

  • We strive to create an organizational culture that is inclusive and diverse, ensuring equal opportunities and advancement for all employees.

  • We recognize a diverse staff allows us to reach communities and families with greater impact and purpose.

  • We realize systemic change, balancing representation and potentiality, across all facets of our agency, is required and must be set in motion to enhance our proficiency in programming.

  • We will continue to serve our clients with compassion and empathy.

  • We will support efforts and work toward attainable solutions in ending institutional racism by supporting and advocating for changes of public policy and laws.

  • We accept our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means we must make an ongoing commitment to constant learning. We acknowledge we will face challenges in fulfilling our mission but we are determined to identify, learn and improve from them.