The New York Milk Bank In The News


The New York Milk Bank Announces Rachel Granger as its new executive director

[Valhalla, NY] — [January 8, 2024] — The Board of Directors of The New York Milk Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Granger as the organization's new executive director, effective January 2, 2024. This appointment follows the dedicated service of Linda Harelick, the outgoing executive director. 

Linda Harelick’s contributions have played a pivotal role in advancing the mission of The New York Milk Bank. The Board extends its heartfelt appreciation to Linda for her committed service and leadership during her tenure as executive director and wishes her much success in her next chapter.  

Rachel Granger is a non-profit leader who has devoted her career to the public health and emergency response and recovery sectors. Rachel directed long-term recovery programs including those following the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.  Rachel has also overseen medical aid deliveries and health programming, including maternal and child health initiatives, with partners in 30+ countries. Rachel has a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on International Development from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is excited to bring her years of experience in program and partnership development to her new role as the executive director of The New York Milk Bank.

“I am looking forward to building on the strengths of The New York Milk Bank and working with the organization’s amazing team, Board of Directors and partners to support more babies and their families,” said Granger. 

“Rachel Granger's appointment as the new executive director marks an exciting chapter for The New York Milk Bank. With her proven leadership and passion for our mission, we are excited about her abilities to advance NYMB and promote the expansion of donor milk. She will inspire our team while continuing to provide operational excellence and strategic planning,” remarked Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, chair of The New York Milk Bank board. 

About the New York Milk Bank:  The New York Milk Bank is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the health and well-being of infants and families through the provision of pasteurized donor human milk. NYMB’s mission is to improve the health and survival of infants in need by providing them with safely pasteurized donor human milk when their own mother's milk is not available. We are dedicated to promoting and supporting breastfeeding and the use of human milk, recognizing its irreplaceable role in infant nutrition and development.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Rachel Granger

Executive Director

[email protected]

212-956-6455 Ext 101