Children are our future. The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coalition believes that every child deserves a healthy start - it's the best gift a community can give to its children. The Nevada Statewide Maternal and Child Health Coalition works with community partners to advocate for preconception health, developmental screening, breastfeeding, physical activity, and more for mothers and children.
To better serve the entire state of Nevada, the MCH Coalition offers membership, resources and support in Northern and Southern Nevada. Together, both coalitions serve to nurture and enhance the knowledge and capacity of the healthcare community to better meet the needs of families.
The NV Statewide MCH Coalition subgrant is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
The steering committee provides leadership in partnership with public and private organizations to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child population in Nevada including children with special healthcare needs.
Holly Lyman, MPH (Dignity Health)
Michelle Gorelow, MAEd (Positively Kids)
Chris Pacini (Family Resource Center)
Margarita DeSantos, RN, BSN (SNHD)
Antonina Capurro, DMD, MPH (UNLV/ School of Dental Medicine)
Fred Schultz (Positively Kids)
Katie Letcher (United Health Group)
Erika Ryst (Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities)
Laura Oslund, (PACE Coalition)
Aimee Nussbaum, MD (March of Dimes)
Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD (Southwest Medical Associates)
Vickie Ives, PhD (Division of Public & Behavior Health)
Gabrielle & Jerome Foster (Jalen's Gift)
Katie Nease (Health Plan of NV Medicaid)
Rebecca Gonzales, Chair
Kelcie Atkin, Co-Chair
Jose Gomez, Secretary
Natasha Nyquist, Treasurer
Margarita DeSantos, Chair
Jennifer Detomasso, Secretary
Tasha Choi, Treasurer