Clinical, business, public health, technology, community… our interdisciplinary team comes from a range of backgrounds and expertise. One thing we have in common: we’re passionate about helping communities thrive.

Alycia Melick
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

From bridging technology and client work, leading communications and design, managing logistics and human resources, and assisting with product development, Alycia loves the ever-changing nature of her work, and enjoys propelling projects forward with breadth and depth of knowledge.

Amber France, MS, MPH, IBCLC
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES

Amber has 11 years of experience in WIC and public health in Wisconsin. With Coffective, Amber provides state-level guidance on developing partnerships and convening community coordination. She also provides local-level support for strengthening relationships and facilitating meetings.

Janene Hebert, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL INITIATIVES

Janene has seven years of bedside NICU nursing and six years of leadership experience. She led the first Louisiana hospital through BFHI designation. At Coffective, Janene provides hospitals clinical implementation guidance. She also assists with project management in Louisiana, product development, and logistics.

Paula K. Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM
CHIEF OF CLINICAL STRATEGY

Paula is a primary care pediatrician who has focused on breastfeeding medicine and hospital quality improvement for the last 15 years. At Coffective, Paula contributes to product development, clinical oversight, and strategic development. She loves to co-create and adapt solutions for hospitals.

Ryan Comfort
FOUNDER & CHIEF EXPONENTIAL OFFICER

Ryan is a social entrepreneur with a background in business, finance, and tech. He started Coffective in 2011 with the goal of applying business principles and systems thinking to improve maternal and child health. By integrating theories and frameworks into Coffective, Ryan focuses on turning “thoughts into action.”

Sarah Salewski, BBA
MANAGER OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES

Sarah has five years of experience in public health in Wisconsin. As a health educator, she helped develop and implement a Community Health Assessment / Improvement Plan, with a focus on active communities and local food systems. With Coffective, Sarah supports local-level community coordination.

Tameka Jackson-Dyer, IBCLC, CHW
COMMUNITY PROJECT CONSULTANT

Tameka has been involved with community outreach and support in the metro Detroit area for over 20 years. She has worked with Baby-Friendly hospitals and has seven years of experience with WIC. At Coffective, Tameka assists with community projects, particularly with gathering and integrating community feedback.