Advisory Council

Alan Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP

Alan Rosenblatt, MD, is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenblatt has managed to combine both clinical care and teaching across a wide variety of medical settings.  He has been on the faculty of four different medical schools in the Washington, DC – Baltimore area, teaching medical students, residents and physicians.  He has used his skills in other parts of the world, including Israel (he is fluent in Hebrew) and Ethiopia.  While in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Rosenblatt was listed among the region’s outstanding pediatricians in Washingtonian Magazine.  Dr. Rosenblatt has held professional leadership positions at the local, state and national levels on hospital committees, in pediatric societies and with the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has also served on professional advisory boards to governmental committees and nonprofit organizations and has volunteered his services in the community and at summer camps. Dr. Rosenblatt lives with his wife and 2 daughters, just outside of Chicago.  He has a faculty appointment at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, teaches pediatric residents at Children’s Memorial Hospital, and works with families via his private practice.

Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC

Amy is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a former president of the International Lactation Consultant Association, and a former chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Emory University School of Nursing and the author of numerous publications including BREASTFEEDING, A Parent's Guide, BREASTFEEDING, Keep It Simple, BREASTFEEDING, Your Guide to a Healthy, Happy Baby, Evidence-based Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding During the First Fourteen Days, and Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding. She lectures extensively on a wide variety of maternal and child health topics.

Dr. Francine Pearce received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University with a degree in Physical Therapy. She studied as a Physical Therapist for 4 years before applying to medical school.

Upon graduation from medical school at the University of Illinois, Dr. Pearce completed her Pediatric residency at Hope Childrens Hospital  in 2001. Currently she serves as Chairman of Pediatrics at Central Dupage Hospital. In addition, Dr. Pearce is a hospitalist for Children's Memorial Hospital and in private practice with Wellgroup. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York and is the mother of three daughters, Sydney (12), Raven (8), and Milan (7).

Kim is a nurse, educator, writer, and speaker with over 22 years of experience in wellness, high-risk perinatal, obstetrics, pediatrics, and cardiology service lines. Kim built her brand while working over 20 years in clinical and education service lines at the Midwest's largest maternity center. She has particular expertise in the development, growth, and marketing of community-based wellness and education programs for new/expectant families. She is actively engaged with local and national organizations to build bridges between wellness resources and the community end user.  Kim currently teaches childbirth, baby care, and CPR classes for various organizations including: Edward Hospital, Mother Me Inc., Safety Squad, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is an executive board member for Health Connect One and also serves as advisory council to AWHONN's health 4 mom and baby division and the Women's Health Foundation. Kim is a medical writer for Helium.com, the Chicago Pregnancy Examiner  Examiner.com, and free-lance author for AWHONN's healthy mom and baby publication. She has presented at national healthcare conferences, including ICEA, NICHQ, and Kidz in Motion. Kim currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago and has two children, Joey and AJ.

Jennifer Kemp, MS, CCLS, DT, CPST

Jennifer Kemp is a developmental therapist, certified child passenger safety technician, and certified Child Life Specialist. She currently provides family safety education for Safety Squad in Chicago. Jenny also coordinates the Infant Specialist and Infant Mental Health Certificate Programs at Erikson Institute in Chicago. She has served as teaching faculty for several academic institutions, including Concordia University and Erikson lnsitute. She lives just outside of Chicago.

Jasmine Jafferali, MPH, ACE-CPT, Certified Total Control Instructor

Jasmine Jafferali is a wellness and certified fitness professional with particular expertise in organic living & Women's Health including preconception counseling to postpartum care, and helping women achieve overall wellness. She is a proven leader with ten years of wellness management experience in a fasted-paced environment. including a Fortune 500 corporate wellness company and health club management in a world class facility. Jasmine is a certified physical trainer, certified total control trainer, and creator and coordinator of the online certificate in Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness. She is a published on-line author, currently serving as the National Pregnancy Examiner and Chicago Family Health Examiner for Examiner.com. Jasmine has presented lectures at national conferences for corporate wellness & the health and fitness industry. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two children, Luke and Lilly.

Michelle Frankovich Gramza

Michelle Frankovich Gramza founded Together With Baby, LLC with a sole purpose:  to provide parents with a better, easier way to learn about newborn and postpartum care. After the birth of her first son, she was given a paper manual and found it very difficult to learn about breastfeeding and other important topics. After talking with many other parents and healthcare professionals, it became clear that families and hospitals would benefit from  an instructional DVD, which led to the birth of Together With Baby, LLC in 2004. Michelle has served on boards and advisory councils which promote the health and well being of women and children.

Dr. Francine Pearce, MD, FAAP

Kim Wilschek, BSN, RN, CCE, CLE