Pictured left is Angie Rebrook, breastfeeding counselor, WV WIC, Monongalia County Health Department; Lee Ann Romeo, RNC, childbirth educator, lactation counselor at UHC; and Jodi McQuillan, community coordinator for the HAPI project. Romeo received an award for her dedication and support of breastfeeding education in North Central West Virginia for World Breastfeeding Week 2016.
Pictured left is Angie Rebrook, breastfeeding counselor, WV WIC, Monongalia County Health Department; Lee Ann Romeo, RNC, childbirth educator, lactation counselor at UHC; and Jodi McQuillan, community coordinator for the HAPI project. Romeo received an award for her dedication and support of breastfeeding education in North Central West Virginia for World Breastfeeding Week 2016.

Lee Ann Romeo, RNC, childbirth educator, lactation counseloratUnited Hospital Center (UHC), has been honored for her tireless work concerning United Hospital Center’s breastfeeding education program during World Breastfeeding Week 2016. Helping Appalachian Parents and Infants (HAPI) awarded Romeo with a plaque on Thursday, August 4, at a ceremony in the VA Park.
HAPI is a project that was created six years ago by WV Healthy Start. “HAPI gives current and future mothers a support group to talk to and have by their side as they go through pregnancy and motherhood,” said
Jodi McQuillan, community coordinator for the HAPI project.“The group meets two times a month and discusses any questions or problems they may encounter.”
The award was given to Romeo to show appreciation for her hard work and commitment to helping mothers and infants in the community.“This award shows me that I am making a difference in the region, regarding the lives of mothers and their babies,” said Romeo. “Women should have the opportunity to receive help on the road to motherhood and I’m blessed to be able to give that to them.”