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The Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center originally was conceived and organized by women faculty and postdoctoral fellows at the Yale School of Medicine to provide on-site care for children of women in medicine. It was named in honor of Dr. Phyllis Bodel, a mother of three and the first director of Women in Medicine at Yale. The program began in 1979 with seven families.

Board of Directors 2023-2024

Board President: Sasha Hayes-Rusnov (Parent)

Vice President: Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz (Faculty)

Secretary: Emily Marsillio (Parent)

Treasurer: James Cormie (Parent)

Parent Members:

  • Marie Renauer
  • Katherine Clark
  • Christelle Luchsinger

Faculty Members:

  • Nancy Close
  • Mayur Desai
  • Snigdha Jain

Community Members:

  • Kyeen Andersson
  • Daryn David
  • Merle Waxman

YSM Affiliate Member:

  • Cindy Crusto