editor of Health Education and Behavior, serves on three editorial boards, is a member of five honor societies, and has received numerous prestigious awards. In 2001 Dr. Bernhardt was the youngest member ever elected to the executive board of the American Public Health Association and he was subsequently elected by his peers to serve as board vice chairperson.
Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA, is co-director of Every Mother, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing breastfeeding training and technical assistance for WIC agencies and health professionals across the United States. She is the current president of the International Lactation Consultant Association, a fellow of International Lactation Consultant Association, and media/public relations chair for the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. An experienced trainer and speaker, she has provided more than 350 training events in the United States and overseas. She is the project director for several national breastfeeding promotion projects and project director for the national Business Case for Breastfeeding initiative through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Karan DiMartino, A.L.A., is the marketing and media manager for the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program. She is responsible for planning, organizing, trouble-shooting, tracking, and evaluating WIC statewide media and outreach campaigns; designing, printing and purchasing WIC educational and outreach materials and items; and managing the WIC social marketing campaign and statewide WIC website. She has run successful media campaigns collaborating with professional sports teams to promote the importance of good nutrition and physical activity for kids and their families and the WIC Program on-air, on-line, and on-site at various events throughout the state. The Massachusetts WIC program currently serves over 90 percent of all eligible families in the state, one of the higher percentages in the country, due to these innovative marketing plans. Ms. DiMartino was a presenter at the 2005 and 2010 National WIC Association sponsored WIC conferences discussing best practices on marketing. She has experience planning and managing WIC conferences, worked on the 2003 conference planning committee for the national WIC conference in New York City, and managed the Massachusetts statewide WIC conference for the past ten years.
Georgia Galanoudis joined Meredith Corporation in 2004 and serves as the executive director of the Parents Network and Hispanic Ventures Custom Solutions Group. Ms. Galanoudis is responsible for the overall strategy, development, and execution of customized marketing programs targeting young families. Her 14-plus years of expertise in developing customized marketing programs has helped clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Kim-